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Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’

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Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’ [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2017, 14:16
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Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’ Day was created in 1952 by Harry F. Klemfuss, a public relations professional who _______ the value and significance of administrative assistants in order to attract more women to the profession.






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(A) proscribed
(B) touted
(C) refuted
(D) undermined
(E) admonished
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The clue is that Klemfuss created Secretaries’ Day, so he must have appreciated the value and significance of administrative assistants. None of proscribed, refuted, undermined, or admonished means appreciated, so eliminate choices (A), (C), (D), and (E). Although touted does not—strictly speaking—mean appreciated, a person touts only something that is appreciated, so select choice (B).


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Re: Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’ [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 12:36
Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’ Day was created in 1952 by Harry F. Klemfuss, a public relations professional who _______ the value and significance of administrative assistants in order to attract more women to the profession.

The blank should have a positive spin- touted means to laud or to praise or bring attention to
Re: Now known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, Secretaries’   [#permalink] 15 Jul 2018, 12:36
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