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In uncertain times, _________ theories often gain greater

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In uncertain times, _________ theories often gain greater [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 02:52
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In uncertain times, _________ theories often gain greater and faster adherence among the populace than proven ones do.
A. corroborated
B. putative
C. conjectural
D. assayed
E. irrefutable
F. irreconcilable

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Putative, conjectural

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Re: In uncertain times, _________ theories often gain greater [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 10:41
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Explanation

The sentence indicates that the blank opposes the word proven. Corroborated and assayed are an incorrect pair of words that have meanings similar to proven. Only putative and conjectural have the desired meaning (“alleged, supposed, in theory”).

Hence options putative, conjectural are best fit!
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