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Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate words.
The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(1).  1) question 2)premise 3)science 4) relation

A.    question B.    premise
C.    science D.    relation
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(2).  1) hurriedly 2)biasedly 3) automatically 4) deliberately

A.    hurriedly B.    biasedly
C.    automatically D.    deliberately
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(3).  1) confront 2) tackle 3) rejuvenate 4) indicate

A.    confront B.    tackle
C.    rejuvenate D.    indicate
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(4).  1) emphasised 2) handled 3) delivered 4) meditated

A.    emphasised B.    handled
C.    delivered D.    meditated
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(5).  1) degree 2) aspect 3) amount 4) delicacy

A.    degree B.    aspect
C.    amount D.    delicacy
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6 .

The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(6).  1) categorised 2) labelled 3) conceived 4) based

A.    categorised B.    labelled
C.    conceived D.    based
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(7).  1) obsession 2) confusion 3) suspense 4) clarity

A.    obsession B.    confusion
C.    suspense D.    clarity
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8 .

The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(8).  1) volatile 2) penetrating 3) probing 4) arguing

A.    volatile B.    penetrating
C.    probing D.    arguing
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The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(9).  1) reflect 2) lapse 3) reside 4) adhere

A.    reflect B.    lapse
C.    reside D.    adhere
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10 .

The gentle art of conversation, we were taught as children, is based on the (1) that people who are talking to one another should be talking about the same subject at any given time in the conversation. And while the subject may naturally change during the life-cycle of the conversation, anyone who (2) wishes to change it must (3) this clearly. Even the conversational advantage of surprise must be judged and (4) with a certain (5), not sprung abruptly upon your interlocutors.
A conversation, therefore, is classically (6) of as a steady progression of expressed thought that moves from unresolved disagreement to qualified agreement, diffusion to (7). Given the notoriously jumpy and (8) nature of the human mind, of course, the ideal is more easily upheld than practised in many conversations, which (9) into one-handed displays of wit, well-rehearsed monologues attended by ceremonial responses, or into the familiar (10) of people talking at crosspurposes.

(10).  1) phenomenon 2) environ 3) connection 4) assembling

A.    phenomenon B.    environ
C.    connection D.    assembling
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