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India is one of the few countries where capital punishment is legal and is justified under the rarest of the rare doctrine. However, it is not just the execution in principle but the process of execution which matters. Discuss (10 Marks) ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA-DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11–15) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word. (SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)

  1. Loquacious (a) Talkative (b) Slow (c) Content (d) Unclear
  2. Vindictive (a) Imaginative (b) Accusative (c) Spiteful (d) Aggressive
  3. Inclement (a) Selfish (b) Active (c) Unfavourable (d) Inactive
  4. Genial (a) Cordial (b) Unselfish (c) Careful (d) Specific
  5. Accrue (a) Accumulate (b) Accommodate (c) Grow (d) Suffice

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 16-20) : out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word. (SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)

  1. Barren (a) Good (b) Wholesome (c) Unproductive (d) Profitable
  2. Infamy (a) Notoriety (b) Glory (c) Integrity (d) Familiarity
  3. Intrepid (a) Hesitant (b) Fearless (c) Extrovert (d) Rash
  4. Prodigal (a) Exclusive (b) Productive (c) Lavish (d) Carefree
  5. Perspicuous (a) Relevant (b) Precise (c) Brief (d) Clear

11.(a) The word Loquacious (Adjective) means : talking a lot; talkative. Option (a) is the right synonym while others have different meanings.

12. (c) The word Vindictive (Adjective) means : trying to harm or upset somebody or showing that you want to, because you think that they have harmed you; spiteful; revengeful. Option (c) spiteful is the correct synonym as it means-having or showing a desire to harm, anger or defeat someone.

13. (c) The word Inclement (Adjective) means : not pleasant; unfavourable; cold, wet etc.

14. (a) The word Genial (Adjective) means : friendly and cheerful; affable; cordial.

15. (a) The word Accrue (Verb) means : to increase over a period of time; to allow a sum of money or debts to grow over a period of time. Therefore grow in the correct mearest word. 16. (c) The word Barren (Adjective) means: not good enough for plants to grow on it; infertile unproductive.

17. (a) The word Infamy (Noun) means: the state of being well known for something bad or an evil act notoriety. .

18. (b) The word Intrepid (Adjective) means : very brave not afraid of danger or difficulties fearless.

19. (c) The word Prodigal (Adjective) means : too willing to spend money or waste time, energy or materials extravagant lavish.

20. (b) The word Perspicuous (Adjective) means precise clear and accurate.

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