In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fills the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

I do remember it. And I’m grateful. But I can’t help feeling that a woman capable of taking other people’s lives and juggling with them as if they were India-rubber balls as she did with ours, is likely at any moment to break out in a new place. My gratitude to her is the sort of (11) ______ [hat tip] you would feel toward a cyclone if you were walking home late for dinner and it caught you up and deposited you on your doorstep. Your Aunt Lora is a human (12) _____[storm]. No, on the whole, she’s more like an earthquake. She has a habit of splitting up and altering the face of the world whenever she feels like it, and I’m too well satisfied with my world at present to (13) _____[enjoy] the idea of having it changed.

” Little by little the garrison of the studio had been (14) _______ [small slice] down. Except for Steve, the community had no regular members outside the family itself. Hank was generally out of town. Bailey paid one more visit, then seemed to consider that he could now absent himself altogether. And the members of Kirk’s bachelor circle stayed away to a man.

Q. 11
  1. Tippy
  2. Excellence
  3. Gratitude
  4. Battle


The correct option is C Gratitude

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