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For the cities at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains

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For the cities at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2017, 18:17
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For the cities at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where the shortage of rain often leaves wells and rivers empty, a winter without liberal snowfall will mean a _______ of the run-off that normally provides fresh water in the summer months.
A. proliferation
B. conduit
C. paucity
D. surfeit
E. dearth
F. burgeoning

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

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 93

Kudos [?]: 1668 [0], given: 396

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Re: For the cities at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2017, 18:25
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Explanation

The snow provides the fresh water so if there isn’t much snowfall, the cities will be lacking water. Choices (A), (D), and (F) all have the opposite meaning and proliferation and burgeoning are not really words that could be used to describe run-off either. Paucity and dearth both indicate that something is lacking and are the correct choices.

Hence options C and E is correct!
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