Sentence Completion
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While war has never been absent from the ____ of man, there have been periods in History which appear remarkably ____.


archives - ambivalent 


posterity - serene


mind - desultory


annals - pacific


life - belligerent

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Option(D) is correct

‘While’ here indicates that something opposite follows. So, while war has never been entirely absent, there have been some periods that appear remarkably peaceful. Hence, ‘serene’ or ‘pacific’ might suit the second blank. But serene is coupled with ‘posterity’, which means ‘future generations’ and so does not fit.

(archives = documents or stored records; ambivalent = vague; serene = peaceful; desultory = intermittent; annals = records or chronicles; pacific = peaceful; belligerent = aggressive)

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