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In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics

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In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 02:51
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In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics “the dismal science,” in part because of Malthus’s theory that population growth would outpace our natural resources, causing widespread _________.
A. dearth
B. pulchritude
C. rapture
D. ravishment
E. famine
F. debauchery

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Dearth, famine

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Re: In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 10:40
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The correct pair must the idea of population growth outpacing natural resources — that is, having too many people to be supported by our natural resources. Famine and dearth are not synonyms (a famine is “a prolonged and widespread lack of food,” and a dearth is “a lack of anything”), but are the only words that match the idea of shortages.

Hence options dearth, famine are best fit!
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Re: In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2018, 21:01
Ravishment means to rape
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Re: In the 19th century, Thomas Carlyle called economics [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 01:40
this is was an easy one
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