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A petty man obsessed with—but in perpetual doubt about—his

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A petty man obsessed with—but in perpetual doubt about—his [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 03:01
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A petty man obsessed with—but in perpetual doubt about—his own power, he surrounded himself with subordinates who could best be described as _________.
A. sages
B. myrmidons
C. sycophants
D. quacks
E. ascetics
F. sirens

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Myrmidons, sycophants

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4750
GRE 1: Q167 V156
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Kudos [?]: 1664 [0], given: 396

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Re: A petty man obsessed with—but in perpetual doubt about—his [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 10:52
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A petty man obsessed with — but in perpetual doubt about — his own power sounds pretty insecure. You have an additional clue about “subordinates.” Correct choices myrmidons and sycophants both refer to servile followers.

Hence myrmidons, sycophants are best fit!
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