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Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and

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Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and intelligibly: speech that instead required extensive.............would bewilder and alienate the voters.


A. Elucidation
B. Mystification
C. Recitation
D. Comprehension
E. Vocalization
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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2019, 06:18
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"Instead" indicates contrast with the idea of communicating "directly and intelligibly." The missing word has to mean "explanation," and that's what (A) elucidation means.
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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2020, 02:38
Can anyone explain it further please? How come elucidate is the contrast of directly?
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Can anyone explain it further please? How come elucidate is the contrast of directly?

Opposition of direct is indirect that means the told him to communicate in a direct way hence direct way is closely related to elucidate

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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2020, 00:29
Great logic so far, I was more sure for Vocalization as it belongs to direct speech.
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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2020, 03:47
Why the answer can't be Mystification? Because as instead contrasts directly and intelligibly, so the contrast is indirect i.e they are mystifying something?

Please explain.
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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2020, 07:55
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The sentence asserts to speak clearly and directly BECAUSE speeches that would nOT in this inclination confuse and puzzle the people or the audience.

Mystification means to hide and confuse. The contrary of the word we fit in the blank

It is out scope

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Re: Advisors warned the congressman to communicate directly and [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2020, 07:51
Why shouldn't the answer for this be FRANK?
in the question they have specified directly and intelligibly
frank here indicates for being direct and intelligibly while option elucidation refers to clear
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