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Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their

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Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2017, 18:13
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Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their writing sometimes seems _______ to the general public, who cannot understand a word of it.
A. risible
B. vapid
C. muddled
D. abstruse
E. occult
F. uncanny

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C and D
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Re: Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2017, 13:17
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Re: Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2017, 11:59
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Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their writing sometimes seems _______ to the general public, who cannot understand a word of it.
A. risible
B. vapid
C. muddled
D. abstruse
E. occult
F. uncanny

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
C and D


Here the political theorist rely on Jargon, which means "special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand"

They use these words, which are difficult to understand in their writings , So we have to look for the word that means difficult to understand.

Only muddled which is "not clear or coherent" and so it is difficult to understand

and abstruce which is "difficult to understand" fits the blanks.

the meanings of the remaining words are-
A. risible - funny
B. vapid - uninteresting , lifeless
E. occult - mystical, supernatural
F. uncanny - strange or mysterious
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Re: Because political theorists often rely on jargon, their [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 15:02
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The word in the blank must be a characteristic of something written in jargon that makes the writing difficult to understand for the general public. Risible means laughably absurd, which is sometimes, but not always a characteristic of jargony writing.

Vapid means boring, which might also sometimes be true of this type of writing, but this word has the connotation of lacking in substance, which political theory usually is not. Uncanny and occult mean strange.

While an unfamiliar writing style might indeed seem strange to the general public, these words have a supernatural connotation, which would not be a good fit for a description of political theory. Muddled and abstruse both mean confusing, which would be characteristics that would describe jargony writing from the perspective of the general public.

Hence options C and D is correct!
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