Directions: In each of the questions given below, three sentences are given with a single blank. Select the correct option that fits in with all the three statements logically and grammatically.
1
I. Cab aggregator Uber proposed measures to ________ concerns expressed by the State government over its fare policy, including "self-regulation" of dynamic pricing to minimise impact on riders.

II. The politician is scheduled to visit the city on July 3 for two days and ________ various public gatherings while in the city.

III. India’s purchases of commercial aircraft and gas from the US would help bridge the trade deficit between the two countries even as they agreed to hold official talks soon to ________ trade and economic irritants between them.
» Explain it
D
Tackle and sort do not fit in statement II while talk does not fit in either I or III.

Address fits in all the statements. It refers to:

I. A formal speech delivered to an audience and

II. To deal with an issue or problem

Hence, option D fits well in all the blanks.
2
I. The State Real Estate Authority has mapped nearly 4,500 projects registered with it under the GIS, enabling citizens find ________ details of homes of their choice on its website.

II. The Secretary was given detailed instructions, one of which was to ________ the proceedings of every meeting that was to take place the following day.

III. European Union leaders took hardly a ________ to unite over a warning to Britain’s prime minister that she risked a disorderly British exit from the bloc unless she broke the months of political deadlock and made “realistic” proposals.
» Explain it
B
Small does not fit in II and III.

Record does not fit in I and III.

Time does not fit in any of the statements.

Only Minute fits in. It refers to:

I. Extremely small
II. Record/take notes
III. Time

Hence, option B is correct.
3
I. When news began circulating of an imminent acquisition deal between the two companies during Cannes Lions, both ________, noting that rumors abound at the event.

II. People from the US administration have visited India and demanded that it should send a “signal” by privatising the State Bank of India but the Indian government ________, fearing a backlash of people’s anger.

III. I saw a stunning selection of delicacies and was tempted to try them but they were all made of meat, so I ________.
» Explain it
B
Demure refers to someone who is reserved, modest, and shy.

Demurrage
refers to a charge payable to the owner of a chartered ship on failure to load or discharge the ship within the time agreed. Clearly, this fits in nowhere in any of the statements.

Demur means to raise objections or show reluctance. The word fits in all the statements but is incorrect in terms of the tense. The correct form would be demurred.

Hence, option B is correct.
4
I. Even to the most ________ optimist, the G7 summit in Quebec earlier this month was proof that the geopolitical West is breaking up and losing its global significance

II. Malaysia’s former Prime Minister has become an ________ user of Facebook in recent weeks, using the social network to defend himself from allegations of corruption linked to the MDB fund.

III.  An ________ romantic, the author talks of the city in the same terms you would use to describe an intimate relationship.
» Explain it
B
Invidious refers to an action likely to arouse or incur resentment or anger in others.
Inverted means upside down/inside out and is absurd here.

Invertebrate is used to refer to animals lacking a backbone.

Inveterate means having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change. Clearly, this is the only word that fits in all the statements.

Hence, option B is correct.
5
I. Severe loss of blood in any minor injury is an __________ that the patient is suffering from some kind of blood disease.

II. This may be a courtesy visit but it is an __________ that the relation between the brothers is improving.

III. The situation is Syria is fast worsening since there is no __________that either the government or the opposition is ready to cede ground.
» Explain it
D
Dedication does not fit in any of the sentences.

Sign does not fit in either I or II.

Interpretation is not correct for any of the statements.

Indication fits in all the statements:

I. Symptom of any disease
II. The marking of a new beginning or chapter in any relationship
III. Signal for something
 
Hence, Option D fits well in all the blanks.