Verbal - Fill in the blanks, complete the sentence

Verbal - Fill in the blanks, complete the sentence
Question:-
Option (A)
lofty
Option (B)
vituperative
Option (C)
unstinting
Option (D)
retiring
Correct Option:
B
Question Solution:
"And" in the sentence indicates that the missing adjective is similar in meaning to "opprobrious" which is very negative. Now, vituperative-the only negative word - means "abusive". Hence, the answer is (b)
Question:-
Option (A)
speaking
Option (B)
addressing
Option (C)
discussing
Option (D)
expressing
Correct Option:
A
Question Solution:
It has to "speaking to"
"addressing to" is wrong, "addressing" would have been correct if there was no "to"
"discussing to" is also wrong, "discussing" would have been correct if it was followed by "with" instead of "to"
Question:-
Option (A)
prolix
Option (B)
pedestrain
Option (C)
succinct
Option (D)
vapid
Correct Option:
A
Question Solution:
The sentence has no linking words (such as because, although, etc.). Hence, the phrase following the semicolon is in apposition to the missing word - it defines or further clarifies the missing word. Now, writing filled with circumlocutions is aptly described as prolix.
Question:-
Option (A)
object
Option (B)
abdicate
Option (C)
abstain
Option (D)
compromise
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
Since the house has the votes to pass the bill or motion, the President would be wise to compromise and make the best of the situation.
Question:-
Option (A)
appeased
Option (B)
destroyed
Option (C)
placated
Option (D)
elevated
Correct Option:
B
Question Solution:
If sombody is crestfallen (despairing) and has begun to question herself, then her self-confidence would be destroyed. Hence the answer is (b).
Question:-
Option (A)
rash
Option (B)
ambivalent
Option (C)
scornful
Option (D)
reticent
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
"Although" sets up a contrast between what has occurred - success on some issues-and what can be expected to occur-success for the whole talks. Hence, the parties are reluctant to express optimism. The comman word "reluctant" is not offered as an answer-choice, but a synonym - reticent - is. The answer is (d).