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For some time now, (i) ___ has been presumed not to exist: t

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For some time now, (i) ___ has been presumed not to exist: t [#permalink]  29 Jun 2019, 11:22
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For some time now, (i) _______ has been presumed not to exist: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle is considered wisdom.

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rationality
flexibility
diffidence
disinterestedness
insincerity
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Re: For some time now, (i) ___ has been presumed not to exist: t [#permalink]  01 Sep 2019, 21:25
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For some time now, (i) _______ has been presumed not to exist: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle is considered wisdom.

The sentence states that something has been presumed not to exist. And instead, the notion that "everybody has an angle is considered wisdom." is current.

In other words, each person's subjective view is given importance, and this subjective view can be the by-product of self-interest.

Therefore the word for the blank should be something that goes against this subjective view, and establishes objectivity.

disinterestedness - which means unbiased by self-interests or considerations, not influenced by selfish motives - is the best counterpoint to subjectivity (each persons point-of-view is equally valid)

A disinterested view does not take anybody's angle into account. It simply see things objectively.

So disinterestedness is the best answer.
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Re: For some time now, (i) ___ has been presumed not to exist: t [#permalink]  07 Sep 2019, 23:28
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