Word Challenge Exercise -1

Only one word will fit the gaps. Find that word.

  1. The soldiers had returned to their training base after a period of two years. The place was covered with ———— grass. Instead of cutting them, they left the ponies brought with them to feed off the lush green cover of grass. In just two days, the herd of 30 ponies made the place look shaved and cleaned.
  2. The Speaker made many attempts to mollify the irate member who was holding up the proceedings through his unruly behavior. Later, the Speaker expelled him for his show of —————- indiscipline.
  3. At the behest of Amit Shah, many Trinamool veterans have broken     —————– with Mamata and joined the BJP.
  4. In Indian system of parliamentary democracy, the Home Minister ————– all the other members of the cabinet.
  5. In the U.N Refugee Camp, the tents are ranked in rows very eatly.
  6. The doctors administering the vaccines were asked to ————— the efficacy of the two different brands.
  7. After the Covid 19 pandemic and the long lockdoen, thousands of young men have swelled the ———————–of the unemployed.
  8. In armed forces, the ————— of a person determines the respect he gets from his juniors.
  9. One of the strongest points in favour of Modi is that he has risen through the —————, and parachuted from top.
  10. One good thing about BJP is that when the party faces a tough situation, the feuding members close ———— and behave unitedly.

Answers:

  1. The soldiers had returned to their training base after a period of two years. The place was covered with rank grass. Instead of cutting them, they left the ponies brought with them to feed off the lush green cover of grass. In just two days, the herd of 30 ponies made the place look shaved and cleaned. (Here ‘rank’ grass means thick overgrown grass.)
  2. The Speaker made many attempts to mollify the irate member who was holding up the proceedings through his unruly behavior. Later, the Speaker expelled him for his show of rank indiscipline. (Here ‘rank’ indiscipline means very deplorable indiscipline .)
  3. At the behest of Amit Shah, many Trinamool veterans have broken rank with Mamata and joined the BJP. (Here ‘broken rank with’ means rebelled and left.)
  4. In Indian system of parliamentary democracy, the Home Minister ranks all the other members of the cabinet. (Here ‘ranks’ means being considered more senior and respected.)
  5. In the U.N Refugee Camp, the tents are ranked in rows very neatly. (Here ‘ranked’ means arranged.)
  6. The doctors administering the vaccines were asked to rank the efficacy of the two different brands. (Here ‘rank’ means to asses.)
  7. After the Covid 19 pandemic and the long lockdown, thousands of young men have swelled the rank of the unemployed. (Here ‘rank’ means numbers or mass.)
  8. In armed forces, the rank of a person determines the respect he gets from his juniors. (Here ‘rank’ means hierarchy or position.)
  9. One of the strongest points in favour of Modi is that he has risen through the ranks, and not parachuted from top. (Here ‘rank’ means cadre.)
  10. One good thing about BJP is that when the party faces a tough situation, the feuding members close ranks and behave unitedly. (Here ‘closer ank’ means to forget past differences and unite.)
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