Verbal Ability - Selecting Words - Discussion

Discussion :: Selecting Words - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

Pick out the most effective word(s) from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete.


The miser gazed ...... at the pile of gold coins in front of him.

[A]. avidly
[B]. admiringly
[C]. thoughtfully
[D]. earnestly

Answer: Option A


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Anuj said: (Oct 21, 2010)  

1. Having an ardent desire or unbounded craving; greedy: avid for adventure.
2. Marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

Chetan said: (Feb 1, 2011)  
Avidly means greedy. !

So the miser is gazing on the pile of gold coin avidly.

Tuhin said: (Feb 25, 2011)  
It proper ans.

Divya said: (Jun 27, 2011)  
It is very simple. Avid means extremely eager or else interested and also miser is used to call a person who is very interested in money and doesn't want to spend it and so avid is the correct answer

Aarti Jain said: (Aug 11, 2011)  
Marked by keen interest and enthusiasm.

Ramesh.J said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Extremly eagar or intereste. For eg:we avidly awaited news of him.

Asghar Ali said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Miser mean the person who love with money in urdu kanjoos.

Ruchika said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Avidly means greedy or eager. So the right option is A.

Danisha said: (Sep 22, 2011)  

Very enthusiastic about something (or) wanting to get something very much.

Abhi said: (Oct 3, 2011)  
Marked by keen interest and enthusiasm.
Extremly eagar or intereste.

Lovely Rani said: (Nov 9, 2011)  
Avid means extermly important for anybody.

Neethu said: (Dec 30, 2011)  
Yes, its a proper answer.

Nakul Soni said: (Feb 1, 2012)  
I am also agree with ruchica.

Greeshma said: (Aug 13, 2012)  
Thoughtfully= having a good intention towards.

Admiringly= is almost equivalent to thoughtfully.

Earnest= is to show sign of interest or promise of what is to come.

In the question, since the subject being miser, the adjective cannot be positive. The adjective must depict the qualities of miser.

Hence avid (A).

Avid = Having an eager desire for something.

Nathon said: (Dec 29, 2012)  
Avid is more being determined than greedy. An avid athlete is a determined athlete not necessarily a greedy one. If there is a pile of coin in front of a miser it most likely is already his so why would he look determinedly (avidly) at what was already his? Looking at the scenario logically, the coin was already his, therefore he would be looking admiringly (proudly) on his accumulation.

Shilpy said: (Jul 30, 2013)  
The answer can be only avidly because a miser can have only greedy intentions towards valuables. He cannot be thoughtful about or anything close to the meaning of it. He can have greedy cravings towards gold as in the question.

Ayyappa said: (Aug 24, 2013)  
In this question let us first eliminate Earnestly, thoughtfully these are somewhat similar.

Next find out the clue word pile of gold coins, Miser.

So by these clues avidly, means very eager, enthusiasm, to gaze the pile of gold coins.

Admired is somewhat surprising, So eliminate.

Pavan Bhushan said: (Nov 5, 2013)  
In my opinion, avidly may be suitable as it makes a sense that "greedily" or "desirably".

Anjali Karn said: (Nov 21, 2013)  
In my opinion, admiringly is the best answer.

Brindha said: (Dec 17, 2013)  
Avidly means keenly interested, avidly is best answer.

Hema said: (Dec 29, 2013)  
What's the difference between kid's and kids' ?

Pavan Bhushan said: (Jan 28, 2014)  
"Kid's" means 'belonging to a kid'.

"Kids' " means 'belonging to kids'.

Swati said: (Feb 18, 2014)  
Avid is an adverb and it means greedily so answer is avidly.

Richard said: (Dec 4, 2014)  
Ok then that means avidly is the right answer since it matches with the nature of the miser.

Sejal Sharma said: (Apr 9, 2015)  
Avidly means greedy so the correct answer is A.

Priyanka said: (Jul 3, 2015)  
Earnestly and Avidly are slightly related to each other as per this sentence. But where as earnestly has a meaning like "seriously towards something" and Avidly means "having keen interest to do something". So avidly is the answer.

Thousif Shaik said: (Mar 14, 2016)  
As avidly means enthusiastic.

So as gold coins are front of him, he avidly grazed.

Gopika Das said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
What does avidly mean? Describe it with the example.

Sri Balaji said: (Jul 9, 2017)  
It means very eagerly.

Gayu said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
Avidy means?

Bagish said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
Why not admiringly?

Vicky said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
Avidly means greedy.

Ayush said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
Avidly is correct.

Nifemi said: (Mar 8, 2019)  
Avidly is the correct answer. I agree with the given answer.

Ruhi said: (Feb 6, 2021)  
Avidly is the correct answer.

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