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Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil

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Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil - the peddling of items that seldom live up to their vaunted claims - is anything but moribund; one need only look so far as the Internet to see that the tradition is ______.

    A. thriving
    B. transient
    C. peripheral
    D. diminishing
    E. counterfeit

Answer: A.

Could you help me interpret the sentence? Particularly, I don't under what the phrase "look so far as the Internet to see" means.

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Re: Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 04:07
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If this is a sentence equivalence type of question shouldn't the solution be more than one?
I'll try to give my explanation.
the key to understand the text: "is anything but moribund" so you need something opposite of moibund, like prosperous. A is the best match
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Re: Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 06:03
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Moreover, the answers must be A >>> F.

This question is incomplete. Please, do you mind to fix it ???

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Re: Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2018, 07:27
Except A all other words are more negative in sense. And as hinted that we need to find something which should be antonym of moribund, it should be a positive word. Hence thriving.
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Re: Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 00:47
at least please remove answer from question prompt -_-
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Re: Many claim that the 19th century institution of snake's oil [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 16:38
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Post locked. Question incomplete. Look for tons of other good questions on the board. They are as sticky post.

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