The question is from CAT Text Completion. Text Completion for Verbal Ability for CAT. Text Completion questions often feature in the CAT. A couple of sentences with blanks are given, along with word options for each blank. You need to choose the right combination of words that make sense in the given context. Have a look at this question from Text Completion. Solve CAT Questions from Text Completion to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions that can help you gear for CAT Exam .
Question 17: Archaeologists have unearthed 150 skeletons that they think may have been part of a "mass mortality crisis" like Bubonic plague
beneath a Paris supermarket. The long-buried mass grave is a reminder that Paris, for all its surface grandeur, is still ___________ with
undiscovered archaeological treasures, some grand, others much more __________.
Blank (1) - Of the 4 word options, replete, teeming and awash fit this blank. We can rule out “tempered”, meaning diluted here.
Blank (2) - Grisly, grizzly, gristly and grizzled sound similar and are often confused. But their meanings differ greatly.
Whereas grisly relates to horror or disgust, grizzly refers to a species of bear, gristly relates to gristle or cartilage, and grizzled means gray or partly gray.
So the correct word option for blank (2) is grisly.
The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"
Choice A is the correct answer.
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