Verbal Ability - Completing Statements - Discussion

Discussion :: Completing Statements - Section 1 (Q.No.1)

In each question, an incomplete statement (Stem) followed by fillers is given. Pick out the best one which can complete incomplete stem correctly and meaningfully.


Despite his best efforts to conceal his anger ......

[A]. we could detect that he was very happy
[B]. he failed to give us an impression of his agony
[C]. he succeeded in camouflaging his emotions
[D]. he could succeed in doing it easily
[E]. people came to know that he was annoyed

Answer: Option E


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Arun said: (Oct 22, 2010)  
Need the explanation for the same.

Pratish said: (Oct 22, 2010)  
Can you explanation for the same in detail?

Sarat Ankit said: (Nov 16, 2010)  
well basically concealing means to it cannot be D,
and with context of the sentence you cannot use the word succeed so eliminate option C.
and again agony means if its B it contradicts the statement..and it obviously cant be A since it means happy and not its E :)

Ravi said: (Jan 8, 2011)  
C n E are very close,but it is dispite so its obviously E.

M!R@ said: (Feb 21, 2011)  
Annoyed means ?

Sundar said: (Feb 21, 2011)  
annoyed: Slightly angry; irritated

Juanted said: (Apr 6, 2011)  
What is the rationale for this answer?

Keerti said: (May 2, 2011)  
Sentence will come exactly opposite in meaning because of the Despite word usage.

Ashok said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
Despite means inspiteof now you can easily understand this.

Divya said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
Effort means he tried to hide his anger but his effort he kept did not work that is the reason people came to know.

Mayur said: (Nov 26, 2011)  

Sarat Ankit the discussion was awesome.


Really helpfull.


Rachana said: (Dec 9, 2011)  
Conceal mens to hide so though he was trying ti hide his anger ppl came to know he was annoyed means irritated or angry.

Kruthi R said: (Jan 26, 2012)  
Camouflaging means

Hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) by means of camouflage.

Kallem Sagar said: (Jun 12, 2012)  
In this sentence, first look at the word Despite. It means the people came to know about a thing which is negative of him. Though they know about his good quality, they just ignored it.

Amarnath925 said: (Aug 23, 2012)  
Here the key word is 'DESPITE' so the next statement should be
-ve to the statement which is given immediate to the Despite word.

Swathi Jami said: (Sep 17, 2013)  
As DESPITE results in negative sense according to that we can go for 'E'.

Sudeep said: (May 6, 2015)  
Conceal means hiding something from view or public knowledge. Thus option E is the exact use of despite word in question.

Hesbon said: (Feb 2, 2016)  
Conceal means hide and despite matches with that.

Ankita Kumari said: (Apr 25, 2016)  
These type of questions are really very beneficial for us. Thank you.

G.Neha said: (May 23, 2016)  
This is really helpful. Thanks.

Doss said: (Sep 2, 2016)  
Thank you all for the explanation.

Vidya said: (Feb 1, 2019)  
Thank you all for explaining.

Vivian said: (Apr 26, 2019)  
Here, it should be The man tried to hide his annoyance but he failed.

Iris said: (Sep 26, 2019)  
It should be B.

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