Question of The Day08-02-2020

Choose the appropriate word to fill in the blank.

They don't ____________; on the contrary, they practice the "do it now" habit.


Correct Answer : c ) Procrastinate

Explanation :

Look at the part of the sentence written after, on the contrary, it says they follow do it now habit. Therefore, the first part of the sentence should have something opposite to it, which means it should mention about delaying.

Let us look at the meaning of the prepositions provided as options to understand which one of them fits the blank best:

  • Speed up means doing something at a fast pace.
  • Hurry up means to do something at a greater pace.
  • Procrastinate means delay or postpone action.
  • Bother means to take the trouble to do something.

From the above meanings, we can see that the word that best fits the context of the sentence is, “procrastinate”, which is option C.

All the other options can, therefore, be eliminated.

Hence, (C) is the correct answer.

Such type of question is asked in various government exams like State PCS, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, RRB NTPC, etc.

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