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By the third quarter, the opposing team had lost the upper

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By the third quarter, the opposing team had lost the upper hand entirely, the game becoming an utter _________, a fact made most evident, perhaps, by the escalating jeers coming from the nearby bleachers.
A. debacle
B. rout
C. boondoggle
D. forgery
E. fallacy
F. infirmity


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Debacle, rout

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Re: By the third quarter, the opposing team had lost the upper [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 09:38
When the team lost his upper hand, the game becomes a "debacle" or a "rout".

Answer A and B
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Re: By the third quarter, the opposing team had lost the upper [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2017, 16:01
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The team once had an “upper hand” and is now losing badly. You need words that denote a “crushing failure,” or a “drubbing.”

Debacle and rout are good, and none of the other words come close. Note that a boondoggle is certainly bad, but it is an unnecessary and wasteful project, and thus not relevant here.

Hence options debacle, rout are correct!
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