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In each of the given questions, a pair of words has been given which is then followed by three statements. Find the statements where both the words grammatically and contextually fit in the given statements.
ATROPHY: SLUMP (A) The Delhi Preservation of Tree Act 1994 puts restrictions on ________________________ of trees without the permission of the Tree Officer, Department of Forests. (B) The _________________________ of land is posing a threat to the desert ecology, while climate change has contributed to the spread of arid regions. (C) A majority of the winter migratory birds are waders and _____________________ the shallow and stagnant waters of a lake with hydrophytes or vegetation that draw insects.
All A, B, C
Both B & C
Both A & B
Correct Option is Both A & B
Solution:Among the given sentences, the pair of words can be filled in both sentences (A) and (B) to bring out a grammatically correct and contextually meaningful sense. While in sentence (C), it should be ‘prefer’ meaning ‘like (one thing or person) better than another or others’. ATROPHY- gradual decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect. SLUMP- a sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something.
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