): 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 meaningfully complete. Human life has always__ (121) __ between isolation and belonging; solitude and solidarity. But in the 21st century, and especially in the First World, many humans are___ (122) ___ than they have ever been. Primed to live in families and clans, many citizens are now atomised individuals, tethered to gadgets, unglued from a common destiny. In India, too, the elderly are left to__ (123) ___ for themselves in cities, __ (124) __ by the young. This reconfiguring has happened thanks to a reordering of the structures of work, technology and a breakdown of communal life. Its costs are exceedingly high. Mounting medical evidence __ (125) __that lonely people are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression and anxiety.

Find the appropriate word.

A happier Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B lonelier Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C angry Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D sad Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E great Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


As the passage talks about isolation and aspects related   , therefore, the word ‘lonelier’ best fits in . (We need to choose a negative instead of a positive word here)

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