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Directions (Q. 1-10): In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.

Some places are so beautiful that they …(1)… the viewer for all eternity. So it was for Emperor Muhammad Zahiruddin Babur, the 16th-century monarch who …(2)… away his time in the pleasure gardens of Kabul before heading south to India in 1525 to …(3)… the Mughal Empire. Though Babur built a dynasty that was to last for 300 years, he never …(4)… his beloved Kabul, and …(5)… vast riches to recreate the gardens …(6)… the subcontinent. Those Mughal gardens, as they are now …(7)…, grace ancient capitals from Delhi to Srinagar with their …(8)… vistas and strict architectural symmetry. But, Babur never really …(9)… at home in India and asked that …(10)… his death his body be returned to Kabul and laid to rest in his favourite garden.

Q1. 1. attracted             2. haunt             3. fascinated             4. accommodate             5. implore

Q2. 1. cast             2. fed             3. gave             4. whiled             5. deported

Q3. 1. establish             2. travelled             3. crown             4. situate             5. find

Q4. 1. reached             2. visited             3. saw             4. remembered             5. forgot

Q5. 1. accumulates             2. confiscated             3. exhausted             4. demanded             5. looted

Q6. 1. into             2. over             3. overlooking             4. throughout             5. encroaching

Q7. 1. destroyed             2. dilapidated             3. rebuilt             4. inhabited             5. known

Q8. 1. elegant             2. notorious             3. obnoxious             4. fragrant             5. infrequent

Q9. 1. went             2. dwelt             3. felt             4. rested             5. enjoyed

Q10. 1. before             2. upon             3. till             4. in             5. at

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