Adversaries always tend to exaggerate one’s weakness.
A country is left impoverished by war it fights.
(A) reduced to poverty
He paraded his medal and prizes proudly.
The voluble spokesman kept on speaking to the chagrin of the listeners.
He is actuated by selfish motives.
He was terrified by ghostly apparitions in sleep.
He begrudged his friend getting the award.
(B) reluctantly accepted
I won’t brook interference in my work.
He cited the rules in his defence.
This locality is dotted with contiguous houses.
(A) closely situated
One earnestly desires to join family get-together in festivals.
He was exzalted to venerable position by the people.
The boy got punishment for his impudent behaviour.
Checking corruption in the country is paramount.
(B) most important
Only a few lucky ones could survive in the disaster.
(B) remain alive
He is endowed with remarkable acumen in business matters.
Politicians have un satiated appetite for power.
He is used to beguile lazy afternoon with reading good books.
(A) pass pleasantly
(B) while away
(D) waste away
He quickly browsed the shelf for something to read.
(A) looked cursorily
They clamoured their demands in the meeting.