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It was difficult to tell whether his tirade in fact had

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It was difficult to tell whether his tirade in fact had [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 14:19
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It was difficult to tell whether his tirade in fact had force of fact, whether his forceful (i) _________ was mere (ii) _________, motivated by malice, or whether it ranked as reportorial (iii) _________ of which the committee ought take notice.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) fulmination (D) sophistry (G) muckraking
(B) desecration (E) boosterism(H) calumny
(C) ululation (F) aspersion(I) prattle

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Fulmination, aspersion, muckraking.

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Re: It was difficult to tell whether his tirade in fact had [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2017, 19:14
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It was difficult to tell whether his tirade in fact had force of fact means that it was difficult tell whether someone’s angry speech (fulmination) was actually true. It is hard to tell whether his speech is “motivated by malice” (that is, “malicious lies,” or aspersion) or “reportorial” information (muckraking “exposing corruption”) that should actually be listened to.

Note that calumny is similar to aspersion and cannot work in the third blank — while the second blank describes negative speech meant to cause harm to others, the third blank describes negative speech that exposes the truth.

Fulmination, aspersion, muckraking.
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