XAT 2014 Question 2


Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option that follows:

Question 2

Not just the absence of ____________ , but also the presence of ____________ and honesty is required to bind up the nation’s wound.


From the given context, we can infer that the first blank is filled with a negative word. Religion in second blank is not in line with the given context. Therefore, options B, C and D are eliminated. 
retribution - punishment
recrimination - countercharge
In the given context, recrimination is the appropriate word. Therefore, the answer is option E.

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