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QOTD #2 In previous decades, it was simply assumed

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In previous decades, it was simply assumed that fathers of young children would work full-time and at the same intensity as they did before becoming parents, but today, increasing numbers of men— wanting to further their careers but also wanting to spend time with their children— are more ______________ about this arrangement.

  • stolid
  • ambiguous
  • whimsical
  • ambivalent
  • equivocal
  • officious

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Re: QOTD - In previous decades, it was simply assumed that [#permalink] New post 05 May 2016, 12:11
But implies different direction from the earlier one. Earlier fathers are assumed to work at a rate. But indicates that today they are either not assumed to work at the same rate as earlier or assumed to work more than earlier. Now, they surely doubt/disprove/go opposite direction (As "but" implies) from earlier one. Ambivalent and ambiguous are best fits here.
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Re: QOTD - In previous decades, it was simply assumed that [#permalink] New post 06 May 2016, 00:47
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But implies different direction from the earlier one. Earlier fathers are assumed to work at a rate. But indicates that today they are either not assumed to work at the same rate as earlier or assumed to work more than earlier. Now, they surely doubt/disprove/go opposite direction (As "but" implies) from earlier one. Ambivalent and ambiguous are best fits here.


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Today, some men are “wanting to further their careers but also wanting to spend time with their children,” so their feelings about the traditional working arrangement are mixed or complex. “Ambivalent” and “equivocal” match the idea of mixed feelings. Note trap answer “ambiguous,” which means “unclear” and is more appropriate for describing a situation or statement than a person. The remaining choices are each unpaired: “stolid” means unemotional, “whimsical” has a positive meaning (fanciful or playful) and a negative meaning (capricious or erratic), and “officious” means domineering or intrusive.


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