Directions (1 to 10) : In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the option given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

In today’s world a stable power supply is   (1)   a basic necessity, almost a fundamental right. India’s   (2)   power shortage is a   (3)   block to its progress in becoming an economic superpower. Toshiba wants to play a   (4)   role in raising India’s power generation capacity   (5)   conventional fixed speed and   (6)   storage hydro power plant. As contributions of renewable energy with   (7)   like solar and wind power are likely to rise,   (8)   excellent option is to   (9)   Adjustable Speed Pumped Storage schemes which can absorb and balance   (10)   in output and frequency. Let us turn India from a power-deficient to a power-surplus country.
 
Important for :
1
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B
Out of the given options ‘considered’ is the most appropriate choice.

Ex. In today’s era a cell phone is considered and has become a basic necessity.
2
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D
‘Acute’ is an appropriate choice here. We can use 'acute' to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.

Ex. The labour shortage is becoming acute.
3
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E
A stumbling block is a problem which stops you from achieving something.

Ex. France’s plan for enlisting Russia into a “grand coalition” along side the U.S. to combat Islamic State faces a critical stumbling block.

‘Stumbling’ is hence the most appropriate choice here.
4
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C
Out of the given options we can straight away eliminate options D & E because they both are referring to negativity while the context is positive.

We can eliminate the option A as well because if it had been used, article ‘an’ should have been used before it instead of ‘a’.

Now, out of the remaining options ‘decisive’ is a better choice.

If a fact, action or event is decisive, it makes it clear that there will be a particular result.

Ex. The minister stated, “Aap will play a decisive role in 2017 poll.”
5
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B
The perfect choice is ‘through’ here because the verb ‘raise’ is generally followed by it.

Ex. Sun Pharma is set to raise Rs. 12000 cr through debentures.

Ex. Mesco plans to raise capacity through take overs.