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language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2017, 19:09
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The so-called “thieves’ cant” was a ____(i)____ language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in England in the 1530s to allow them to communicate without the authorities knowing what was going on. Although the cant was widely used by criminal subcultures five hundred years ago, it is now mostly ____(ii)____, found only in literature and fantasy roleplaying games.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) clandestine (D) obsolete
(B) bourgeoise (E) pervasive
(C) sacrilegious (F) contemporary


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and D
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2017, 19:16
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Explanation

The clue for the first blank is that the language was created so the criminals could communicate without the authorities knowing what was going on. Thus, the missing word must mean something like secret.Of the choices, only clandestine fits.

The clue for the second blank is that the language was widely used by criminals five hundred years ago, but the trigger although means you need a word that means the opposite of widely used. Of the choices, only obsolete makes sense.

Hence option A and D is correct!
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Re: language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2018, 07:18
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I think you made a mistake here too. While clicking the "Reveal" one can find the correct answer choices as C and D. However, in the explanation it's A and C. Nevertheless, in my opinion it's A and D.
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Re: language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2018, 10:11
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I think you made a mistake here too. While clicking the "Reveal" one can find the correct answer choices as C and D. However, in the explanation it's A and C. Nevertheless, in my opinion it's A and D.


Thanks I fixed it!
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Re: language created by thieves, beggars, and swindlers in [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2018, 04:55
what does swindler mean are there more synonyms for the same
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