Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Match up Exercise June 13, 2012


Read the sentences carefully and then through contextual analysis match the usage of the highlighted word with its meaning.


Usage of highlighted word

Meaning
A
Yet over the past week, senior UPA government ministers have lunged at Team Anna and at Anna Hazare himself with all the finesse of a street bully engaged in a bruising fight to the finish.
1
unemotional
B
 He surpassed the record set by another genius with a totally contrasting style — the phlegmatic and stolidly calm Bj√∂rn Borg. 
2
throw or propel with great force
C
It was difficult to decide who among Ministers Salman Khurshid, Vayalar Ravi and V. Narayanasami deserved top prize for incivility as they hurled accusations at their civil society opponents. 

3
made a sudden thrust
D


Mr. Ravi, who holds the Cabinet portfolio of Overseas Indian Affairs, stooped further in calling the Anna movement anti-national and insinuating that Mr. Hazare has “foreign backing”.

4
Extreme, irrational distrust of others
E
This pattern of official paranoia over popular protests is surely ironic considering the government has itself been accused of selling out to foreign interests.
5
lowered or debase oneself.
F
Mr. Ravi, who holds the Cabinet portfolio of Overseas Indian Affairs, stooped further in calling the Anna movement anti-national and insinuating that Mr. Hazare has “foreign backing”.
6
 a person of independent or unorthodox views
G
The movement that caught the nation's imagination barely a year ago looks woebegone today thanks to factional fights and a loss of direction. 
7
Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive
H
Crowds have thinned at Anna's protest sites, and the veteran has not helped himself by teaming up with the maverick Baba Ramdev. 
8
 worn and broken down by hard use
I
But in the end, it was Rafael Nadal who underlined his brooding and belligerent mastery over clay by winning his seventh French Open.
9
Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
J
But in the end, it was Rafael Nadal who underlined his brooding and belligerent mastery over clay by winning his seventh French Open.
10
exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

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