Word Challenge Exercise – 2

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word out of the three given.…

  1. While considering an appeal, the higher courts generally strike down jail terms, if they sense even the slightest ————- (arbitrariness, whimsicality, callousness)
  2. The woman was a renowned artist known for her work in modern art. One day, her toddler son sneaked in to her studio and ———– the half-complete canvas with the paints he could lay his hands on. The friends of the artist prodded her to take the painting to the auction the next day, where it got the first prize for novelty and creativity. (fudge, smudge, smear)
  3. President Biden finds the Afghan pull-out plan a really difficult one, because he has to deal with the Taliban known for their unpredictability and ——————-. (craftiness, skullduggery, boorishness)
  4. The ————- Myanmar has with both Russia and China makes it easy to defy western sanctions against its recent military coup. (revolution, etente, understanding)
  5. Any undue restriction on freedom of expression goes to —————- the democratic ethos of a country. (eviscerate, empty, rupture)

Answers:

  1. While considering an appeal, the higher courts generally strike down jail terms, if they sense even the slightest arbitrariness.
  2. The woman was a renowned artist known for her work in modern art. One day, her toddler son sneaked in to her studio and smudged the half-complete canvas with the paints he could lay his hands on. The friends of the artist prodded her to take the painting to the auction the next day, where it got the first prize for novelty and creativity.
  3. President Biden finds the Afghan pull-out plan a really difficult one, because he has to deal with the Taliban known for their unpredictability and skullduggery.
  4. The etente Myanmar has with both Russia and China makes it easy to defy western sanctions against its recent military coup.
  5. Any undue restriction on freedom of expression goes to eviscerate the democratic ethos of a country.
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