Q 50. Choose the most appropriateword from the options given below tocomplete the following sentence.Given the seriousness of the situationthat he had to face, his ------ wasimpressive. A) beggary B) nomenclature C) Jealousy D) nonchalance
A crow was sitting comfortably ona branch of a tree with a piece ofcheese in its mouth.
A fox saw the crow.It did not want to show its jealousy.
It did not believe in beggary.
It put on an air of nonchalance. It appeared to be quiteunconcerned and indifferent aboutthe cheese in the crow’s mouth.
It began flattering the crow.The crow opened its mouth to sing.The fox succeeded in its objectiveof snatching away the piece ofcheese from the foolish crow
Given the seriousness of the situationthat he had to face, his nonchalancewas impressive.The fox pretended to be indifferentthrough his outward seriousness.
Here the nomenclature or the setof rules applied by the fox was tohood wink the crow and put on an air of unconcern.