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Direction (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 word in each case.
In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(1).  1) belonging 2) retro version 3)pining 4) nostalgia

A.  belonging
B.  retro version
C.  pining
D.  nostalgia
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In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(2).  1) clutches 2) pincers 3) nets 4) dragons

A.  clutches
B.  pincers
C.  nets
D.  dragons
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In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(3).  1) finish 2)ruin 3)complete 4)spend

A.  finish
B.  ruin
C.  complete
D.  spend
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4 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(4).  1) button 2) switch 3)key 4) brush

A.  button
B.  switch
C.  key
D.  brush
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5 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(5).  1) heart 2) liver 3)skin 4)bones

A.  heart
B.  liver
C.  skin
D.  bones
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6 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(6).  1) kindling 2)blazing 3) bright 4) smouldering

A.  kindling
B.  blazing
C.  bright
D.  smouldering
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7 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(7).  1) musing 2) ruing 3)gloating 3) repenting

A.  musing
B.  ruing
C.  gloating
D.  repenting
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8 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(8).  1) akin 2) astounded 3) afresh 4) alive

A.  akin
B.  astounded
C.  afresh
D.  alive
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9 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(9).  1) invade 2) petrify 3)cajole 3)trail

A.  invade
B.  petrify
C.  cajole
D.  trail
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10 .

In old age, (1). for the salad years of one's life becomes an aching dream, and the imagination caught in the (2) of the past struggles to make sense of it. For the truth is. the poetry of those sun-lit days will never quite (3) itself. At the touch of a (4), orof a passing breeze of memory, or of the swish of a silken sleeve, it begins to sing in old, dry (5); not. of course. as a (6) flame. but as a little tongue of desire. No wonder, old men (7) over their miseries come suddenly (8) when youth and beauty happen to (9) their senses, and set them dreamingo (10).

(10).  1) afresh 2) past 3) forth 4) away

A.  afresh
B.  past
C.  forth
D.  away
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