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Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues

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Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2016, 05:56
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Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues, township residents have consistently passed the board of education’s annual budget.

A accord
B indecision
C consensus
D disagreement
E divergence
F enthusiasm



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By using the word “Notwithstanding,” the sentence sets up a contrast between the township residents’ behavior regarding the “other issues” and their behavior regarding the board’s annual budget, which they have “consistently passed.” “Accord” and “consensus” are similar in meaning but do not provide the required contrast. Only “disagreement” and “divergence” provide the necessary contrast and lead to two sentences nearly alike in meaning. “Indecision” fits the context, but there is no other word among the possible choices that matches it closely.

Thus, the correct answer is disagreement (Choice D) and divergence (Choice E).
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Re: township residents have consistently passed the board [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2018, 12:45
Notwithstandingt is used here as a comparison word like although/despite/however . that's why he second clause is positive and the blanks covers with negative meaning. Divergence and Disagreement
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Notwithstanding.....have consistently passed the board of education’s annual budget.

--> usage of word "Notwithstanding" suggests that something which is opposite of accord.

A,C,F similar to accord so out.
Remaining B,D,E --> Indecision does not have a pair.

D, E matches and fits. Hence, DE is the Answer.
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Re: Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues [#permalink] New post 10 May 2020, 02:16
What is the meaning of divergence in this context?
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Re: Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues [#permalink] New post 12 May 2020, 17:07
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What is the meaning of divergence in this context?


I would say 'opposing view'
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Re: Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues [#permalink] New post 13 May 2020, 21:40
Farina wrote:
What is the meaning of divergence in this context?


divergence
- the process or state of diverging.
- a difference in opinions, interests, etc.
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