Directions for the following four questions: In each question, there are five sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words that are italicized and highlighted. From the italicized and highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.

Question 58

We were not successful in defusing(A)/diffusing(B) the Guru’s ideas.
The students baited(A)/bated(B) the instructor with irrelevant questions.
The hoard(A)/horde(B) rushed into the campus.
The prisoner’s interment(A)/internment(B) came to an end with his early release.
The hockey team could not deal with his unsociable(A)/unsocial(B) tendencies.


'Diffuse' means 'spread over a wide area'. So, 'diffusing' is the correct word in sentence 1.

'To bait' is 'to deliberately annoy'. So, 'baited' is the correct word in sentence 2.

'Horde' means 'a large group of people'. So, 'horde' should be used in sentence 3.

The words to be used in sentences 4 and 5 are 'internment', which means 'act of confining' and 'unsociable'.

Option a) is the correct answer.

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