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# After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges

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After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  01 May 2018, 07:53
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After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges, Alfred Dreyfus was justly ________, effectively putting an end to the French political scandal known as the Dreyfus Affair.

Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

A. abrogated
B. exonerated
C. acquitted
D. interred
E. assassinated
F. shunned
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Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  01 May 2018, 07:55
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The key phrase “imprisonment under false treason charges” and keyword “justly” indicate that Dreyfus was likely released from prison. A good prediction would be, “Alfred Dreyfus was justly freed.”

Choice (B) exonerated, or "absolved of guilt," identifies a fair outcome considering Dreyfus’ false imprisonment. It also indicates that Dreyfus was likely released from prison, which matches our prediction. Choice (C) acquitted, or "judged not guilty," also indicates that Dreyfus’ charges were dropped and he was freed. These are the correct answers. Choice (A) abrogated, or "officially revoked," does not describe something that happens to a person; Dreyfus’ guilt may have been abrogated, but Dreyfus himself could not have been, so this choice is incorrect. Choice (D) interred, or "buried," Choice (E) assassinated, or “murdered,” and Choice (F) shunned, or “rejected,” are all incorrect because none of these choices describes a just outcome following false accusations.

Answer choices (B) and (C) are correct.
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Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  01 Jun 2018, 08:01
The sentence was so simple, I got it wrong just because until now I thought that acquitted meant to book someone for some offence.

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Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  03 Jun 2018, 06:24
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Exonerated and acquitted are both synonyms meaning declared innocent or pronounced not guilty.
Alfred Dreyfus was justly exonerated/acquitted after 12-year of imprisonment under false treason charges.
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Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  09 Jul 2018, 07:03
B and C
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Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges [#permalink]  29 Oct 2018, 06:44
B and C as the two mean the same and best fit the blank.
Re: After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2018, 06:44
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