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His argument does not hold water.

  • to have effect
  • to influence
  • to check the flow of water
  • sound logical fact
  • Correct Option: D  [ sound logical fact ]

    Remark:

A good teacher should have the gift of the gab.

  • a good personality
  • a talent for acting
  • a talent for speaking
  • an interest in discipline
  • Correct Option: C  [ a talent for speaking ]

    Remark:

I cannot deal with a queer fish like him.

  • having too much critical habit
  • dishonest person
  • very mean person
  • eccentric and peculiar person
  • Correct Option: D  [ eccentric and peculiar person ]

    Remark: a queer fish: a person whose behaviour is strange or unusual.

Eloquent lamentations regarding the fate of flora and fauna are certain to be rendered a cry in the wilderness.

  • a cry in vain
  • an unpleasant situation
  • a cry with laughter
  • a laughter having no end
  • Correct Option: A  [ a cry in vain ]

    Remark:

The new economic policy is likely to run into rough weather.

  • make things difficult
  • confuse matters
  • encounter difficulties
  • create problems
  • Correct Option: C  [ encounter difficulties ]

    Remark:

He is in deep water and needs your help.

  • great difficulties
  • under the water
  • a sea
  • pain
  • Correct Option: A  [ great difficulties ]

    Remark: "deep water" meaning: in a difficult or awkward situation.

For the first week, the apprentice felt like fish out of water.

  • frustrated
  • homeless
  • disappointed
  • uncomfortable
  • Correct Option: D  [ uncomfortable ]

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Some people now wonder whether we just pay the lip service or genuinely subscribe to democracy.

  • pay oral tribute
  • attach no value
  • remain indifferent
  • show only outward respect
  • Correct Option: D  [ show only outward respect ]

    Remark:

Her fame spread far and wide because she was a talented singer.

  • Her fame grew
  • Her fame lessened
  • Her fame ended
  • Her fame began
  • Correct Option: A  [ Her fame grew ]

    Remark:

He does not like to be friendly with Sarita, he always gives her a cold shoulder.

  • Pushes her with his shoulder whenever they meet
  • Creates all sorts of troubles for her
  • Insults her in the presence of others
  • Tries to be unfriendly by taking no notice of her
  • Correct Option: D  [ Tries to be unfriendly by taking no notice of her ]

    Remark: