You may wonder how the expert on fossils remain is able to trace descent through teeth, which seem ________ pegs upon which to hang whole ancestries.
Solution:Option(B) is correct
Specious = false and misleading
Novel = marvellous in a new way.
Seeing the pictures of our old home made me feel ________ and nostalgic.
Solution:Option(C) is correct
Wistful means sad about something past.
(fastidious = choosy and difficult to please.
Indignant = Angry, Conciliatory = making compromise or befriending.)
Book publishing has long been _______ profession, partly because, for younger editors, the best way to win a raise or a promotion was to move on to another publishing house.
The key phrase here is 'move on'. If editors have to travel from firm to firm to succeed in their field, then publishing can be classified as itinerant profession, a profession marked by traveling.
Part of the confusion in our societies _______ from our pursuit of efficiency and economic growth, in the __________ that these are the necessary ingredients of progress.
Emerges means comes out. Confusion cannot be derived from the situation.
To stem is to stop something, which the sentence is not pointing to.
Therefore, options (a) and (b) are incorrect.
Option (d) is incorrect as in the second filler 'planning' can't be used.
War has been, throughout history, the chief _________ of social cohesion; and since science began, it has been the strongest ________ to technical progress.
Solution:Option(D) is correct
In the given space of time i.e. 'throughout history' there can be only source. Reason and cause or origin can be a particular event.
Boost, Encouragement and Incentive mean the same.
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