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For some time, scientists refused to believe that Earth’s

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For some time, scientists refused to believe that Earth’s [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2017, 19:35
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For some time, scientists refused to believe that Earth’s continents are made of moving tectonic plates. Physicists, who could not devise a theory to explain the now-accepted process, rejected the theory outright, as did geologists, who were far too ____(i)____ in their thinking, thereby ____(ii)____ the advancement of science for a time.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) officious (D) checking
(B) assiduous (E) limning
(C) dogmatic (F) asseverating


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
C and D
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: For some time, scientists refused to believe that Earth’s [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2017, 19:34
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Explanation

The first blank describes the thinking of scientists who refused to consider a process they can’t explain, so a word like rigid or limited would make sense. Of the choices, only dogmatic matches the meaning you need.

The second blank describes the result of such limited thinking on the advancement of science, so you need a word that means something like slowing or stopping. Of the choices, only checking fits the context.

Hence options C and D are correct!
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