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Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers ___________ the panda exhibit to handle the influx of visitors, scientists, and veterinarians.

A abridged
B augmented
C meliorated
D maintained
E truncated
F neglected

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B,C
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Re: Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers the [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2018, 00:50
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Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers ___________ the panda exhibit to handle the influx of visitors, scientists, and veterinarians.

A abridged
B augmented
C meliorated
D maintained
E truncated
F neglected

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B,C


Augmented and meliorated are not alike in meaning. Can you please share OE? Also, why A & E are not correct? These choices make sense too.
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Re: Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers the [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2018, 02:42
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This is an intriguing sentence since the answer,choices include two arcane words, augmented and meliorated. A good strategy for questions like this is to use the process of elimination on the
answer choices. First, look at what the sentence implies, paraphrase it, and predict the answer: “The zookeepers are ‘changing’ the exhibit to handle more visitors.” All the answer choices except (D) and (F), maintained and neglected, express change, so eliminate those two. Of the remaining choices, (A) and (E), abridged and truncated, mean “to make shorter,” which, when applied to the sentence, wouldn’t help the exhibit accommodate more traffic. The final choices are (B) and (C), which are two high-level vocabulary words (meaning “added to” and “improved,” respectively) and the correct answers.


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Re: Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers the [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2018, 18:22
Cutting short the exhibiting of panda can make way to handle the influx of visitors, scientists, and veterinarians isn't it?. Thus I feel that the pair A and E can also make for the answer.
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Re: Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers the [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2018, 09:30
I had the same confusion. Words abridged and truncated sounded apt for the sentence. However, looking at the dictionary meaning of Augmented(To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity) and meliorated(to make better), these two words serve a better meaning to the sentence.
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Re: Anticipating the arrival of the baby panda, zookeepers the [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2018, 17:32
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Cutting short the exhibiting of panda can make way to handle the influx of visitors, scientists, and veterinarians isn't it?. Thus I feel that the pair A and E can also make for the answer.


Truncating or abridging the exhibit wouldn't exactly be called "handling the influx".
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