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Directions (Q. 1- 2): Each question below has four sets of words in which one pair is synonym pair or antonym pair, identify the pair which is thus related and mark your answer.
1. 1) Upbraid –– revile
2) Mortification –– sagacity
3) Aesthetic –– Sonorous
4) Stupor –– vague
2. 1) Indolent –– Machiavellian
2) Paradigm –– fervent
3) Obfuscator –– passionate
4) Niggardly –– generous
Directions (Q. 3-12): 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/ phrases are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word/ phrase in each case and mark your answer.
Demography is the statistical study of populations, ______ (3) of human beings. As a very general science, it can ______ (4) any kind of dynamic living population, i.e., one that changes over time or space. Demography ______ (5) the study of the size, structure, and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal ______ (6) in them in response to time, birth, migration, ageing, and death. Based on the demographic research of the earth, earth’s population up to the year 2050 and 2100 can be estimated by the demographers. Demographic analysis can cover whole societies, or groups defined by criteria such ______(7) education, nationality, religion and ethnicity. Educational institutions usually treat demography as a field of sociology, though there are a number of independent demography ______(8). Formal demography limits its ______(9) of study to the measurement of population processes, while the broader field of social demography or population studies also analyzes the relationships ______(10) economic, social, cultural and biological processes influencing a population. Direct data ______(11) from vital statistics registries that track all births and deaths as well as certain changes in legal status such as marriage, divorce and migration. In developed countries with good registration systems (such as the United States and much of Europe), registry statistics are the ______ (12) method for estimating the number of births and deaths.
3. 1) including 2) include
3) includes 4) inclusive
4. 1) solve 2) analyze 3) react
4) resolve 5) enact
5. 1) circumvent 2) dodge
3) encompasses 4) evades
6. 1) ramification 2) corollary
3) upshot 4) changes
7. 1) when 2) where 3) soon
4) which 5) as
8. 1) departments 2) session
3) meetings 4) gathering
9. 1) position 2) object
3) entity 4) article
10. 1) among 2) along
3) between 4) with
11. 1) reach 2) states
3) meets 4) comes
12. 1) suitable 2) agrreable
3) registered 4) recorded