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.

“I am blown away by Einstein’s __________, by the power of his reasoning which _________ this theory and which has never been faulted,” French astrophysicist Guy Perrin said.

  1. predilections, ceded
  2. predictions, produced
  3. propensity, yielded
  4. forecasts, relinquished


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    1. TG.Prabhat

      Hi Mayank, option 3 fit perfectly for the second blank. Unfortunately, not for the first.

  1. Priyanka rathi

    As blank 2 may fit yielded or produced but predictions is more suitable for blank 1.

  2. TG.Prabhat

    15 out of 16 answers correct. Excellent!
    The answer is 2.
    Predilection: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
    Cede: give up (power or territory).
    Propensity: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
    Yield: produce or provide; give way to arguments, demands, or pressure.
    Relinquish: voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.

    Hopefully, I’ll see more people yield to today’s googly (read as: question of the day 🙂 ).

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