In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank approximately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
With the U.S. military tied down on two fronts and the rest of the world growing (186) to American power, the challenges for Rice are as (187) as they have been for any Secretary of State in the past three decades. After six years of tussling with others on Bush’s national-security team, Rice has seen off her rivals and (188) as the principal spokesperson for Bush’s foreign (189). Her reward has been to (190) responsibility for selling a failed policy in Iraq and (191) a legacy for Bush at a time when (192) in the world are in the mood to help her. ‘’Bush is severely (193) and he was very little (194) or support at home or abroad.’’ says Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations. ‘’That is (195) true for his Secretary of State. So they are (196) flailing around.’’
That’s grim assessment, since the (197) to international order are (198) today than at any ‘other’ time since the end of the cold war. The most immediate source of (199) emanates from Iraq, where the country’s civil war risks (200) a region-wide conflict.

Question 187



The sentence means that the challenges faced by Rice are troublesome. Hence A,obvious meaning clear, B trivial meaning controversial,C superfluous meaning unnecessary,E rewarding meaning benefiting can be eliminated, Daunting means which is too difficult and intimidating .Hence, fits perfectly into the context. Hence, D

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