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DIRECTIONS (Q.1-8): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
The Government seems to be in right earnest to ensure more ____(1)____ in governance. The Prime Minister’s announcement that his Government is ____(2)____ drafting legislation to establish the citizen’s right to information is indeed welcome . Though the talk on the right to information is not new, we may ____(3)____ the bill to be brought early this time. The previous Government had set up a high-level committee to prepare a draft bill. But nothing has been heard about the matter since, ____(4)____ the committee did quite some work. The issue, however, has come to such a pass that a solution cannot be ____(5)____ further. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, a foreign judge once said, while ____(6)____ the unwarranted secrecy in an administrative system. When those in authority know that people have the right to ask questions and the government is under the ____(7)____ to provide them with answers, ____(8)____ of authority, or of public finances, for personal or party ends is less likely to happen.
1. (a) strictness (b) rudeness (c) leniency (d) economy (e) transparency
2. (a) personally (b) busy (c) not (d) reluctantly (e) absolutely
3. (a) expect (b) wait (c) try (d) frustrate (e) appeal
4. (a) even (b) as (c) because (d) until (e) though
5. (a) found (b) expected (c) delayed (d) looked (e) longed
6. (a) nurturing (b) criticising (c) demanding (d) appreciating (e) upholding
7. (a) pretention (b) affect (c) substance (d) obligation (e) property
8. (a) misuse (b) governance (c) dishonour (d) curbing (e) breach
- Roger Federer