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Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species

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Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2016, 05:10
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Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species can (i) __________ its innate capacity for population growth with the constraints that arise through its interactions with the natural environment.

A enhance
B replace
C produce
D surpass
E reconcile

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A quick overview of the sentence indicates that the blank should be filled with a verb that indicates what a successful species does with its “innate capacity for population growth” in the face of certain constraints on that growth. This analysis suggests that the correct answer will have something to do with adjusting that capacity in the face of these constraints. Of the choices given, “reconcile” is closest to that meaning. None of the other options make for a meaningful, coherent sentence. “Enhance,” for example, may fit nicely with “its innate capacity,” but it does not make sense with “constraints.”
Thus, the correct answer is reconcile (Choice E).
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Re: Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2018, 07:45
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A quick overview of the sentence indicates that the blank should be filled with a verb that indicates what a successful species does with its “innate capacity for population growth” in the face of certain constraints on that growth. This analysis suggests that the correct answer will have something to do with adjusting that capacity in the face of these constraints. Of the choices given, “reconcile” is closest to that meaning. None of the other options make for a meaningful, coherent sentence. “Enhance,” for example, may fit nicely with “its innate capacity,” but it does not make sense with “constraints.”
Thus, the correct answer is reconcile (Choice E).


What about (D) surpass? Successful species can surpass their innate capacity with constraints. Word "successful" before species mean they were successful in overcoming the constraints. Please clarify.
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Re: Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2018, 12:27
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Surpass is when to catch up something and move over.

Not only that, the sense of the entire sentence is like the following.

A certain species having both X AND Y (x and y are referring to certain characteristics that it has or holds at the same time) and the same species RECONCILE (reconcile means compound, unite) then at that point the mechanisms develop.

As such, surpass is wrong for the reason above.

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Re: Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2020, 00:22
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“Enhance,” for example, may fit nicely with “its innate capacity,” but it does not make sense with “constraints.”


Doesn't the adjective "successful" imply that the species is successful in population growth INSPITE the restraints posed by the environment?
That's why I chose "enhance"
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Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species can (i) __________ its innate capacity for population growth with the constraints that arise through its interactions with the natural environment.

A enhance
B replace
C produce
D surpass
E reconcile


So, the key words here are "a successful species", and "with the constraints". What can you do with the constraints, if you're successful? You can't surpass the capacity with the constraints, or enhance the capacity with the constraints. You can only reconcile the capacity with the constraints.
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Re: Mechanisms develop whereby every successful species [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2020, 09:26
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soumya1989 wrote:

Explanation


“Enhance,” for example, may fit nicely with “its innate capacity,” but it does not make sense with “constraints.”


Doesn't the adjective "successful" imply that the species is successful in population growth INSPITE the restraints posed by the environment?
That's why I chose "enhance"


"INSPITE" is not mentioned in the sentence, so you can't assume that it was implied.
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I was torn between enhance and reconcile. However, the word constraint led me think that a person reconciles with a situation (potentially bad) and moves on. Hence, option E
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