The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.

There was very little that Djokovic did wrong on Sunday, except for a patch in the final set where he put himself in                 situations, only to rediscover his brilliance to emerge                 time and again.

  1. tricky, unscathed
  2. defining, insouciant
  3. balmy, blase
  4. precarious, weighted


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  1. Option A.Though option 4 is very close is the sense that precarious means putting onself in a dangerous situation ,which suits in the first blank but weighted seems to be imperfect for the second blank.Hence I chose first option.

  2. TG.Prabhat

    The answer is 1. None of the words for the second blank in the rest of the options fit well.

    Unscathed: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.

    Defining: decisive; critically important

    Insouciant: showing a casual lack of concern

    Balmy: characterized by pleasantly warm weather.

    Blasé: unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before.

    Precarious: not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse; dependent on chance; uncertain.

    Weighted: hold (something) down by placing a heavy object on top of it; attribute importance or value to.

    1. Hi Sir, what should one do if one is struggling in FIB? Lack of vocabulary makes it difficult to eliminate choices. Please suggest a way out.

      1. TG.Prabhat

        A deficiency in one’s vocabulary will prove to be a hindrance in solving FIB questions, Richa. There is hardly any context available to derive the meaning of the word. There isn’t a way to bypass this issue, one has to overcome it. Building your vocabulary will come in use for the entire Verbal section, and further stages of the selection process- the interview and WAT rounds.
        So, make sure that you’ve been through all the Vocab class’ notes and you use flashcards regularly to improve your vocabulary. Check the meaning of any word that you do not understand while you’re reading (after every 5 pages or so, to avoid a break in flow).

    1. TG.Prabhat

      Perfect, Ritik 🙂
      Take a look at the answer’s explanation in my comment above.

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