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OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere

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OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2016, 06:54
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A particular bacterium that has never encountered a particular virus will usually succumb to it, a _______ that may, surprisingly, be beneficial to the colony in which the bacterium lives.

A) susceptibility

B) theory

C) characteristic

D) juxtaposition

E) collision

F) hypothesis




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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2016, 06:57
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The blank calls for words that can refer to the tendency of a bacterium to be killed by an unfamiliar virus. “Susceptibility” and “characteristic,” although not synonyms, can both be used to indicate this trait, and because it is clear that they are both referring to the same behavior, they produce sentences alike in meaning. The other choices contain a pair of synonyms—“theory” and “hypothesis”—that might at first seem tempting. But these, along with the other two choices, cannot aptly be used to characterize the typical behavior of bacteria, so they are all incorrect. Thus the correct answer is susceptibility (Choice A) and characteristic (Choice C).
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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2018, 22:10
in sentence equivalence both words have to be equivalent,so if characteristic and susceptibility individually fit they are not equivalent so theory-hypothesis should be the answer.
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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2018, 10:17
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"a (_) surprisingly, be beneficial to the colony in which the bacterium lives"
From what I understand the blank should be filled with something that has a materialistic potential to benefit the bacteria community. Both the theory and hypothesis are synonymous and TRAPS. It will benefit and that is somewhat the theory is.... so the theory refers to something else and that should be the correct answer. So susceptibility and characteristic, though not synonyms are the right answers.

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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2019, 07:12
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Scrat wrote:
"a (_) surprisingly, be beneficial to the colony in which the bacterium lives"
From what I understand the blank should be filled with something that has a materialistic potential to benefit the bacteria community. Both the theory and hypothesis are synonymous and TRAPS. It will benefit and that is somewhat the theory is.... so the theory refers to something else and that should be the correct answer. So susceptibility and characteristic, though not synonyms are the right answers.

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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2020, 01:26
Scrat wrote:
"a (_) surprisingly, be beneficial to the colony in which the bacterium lives"
From what I understand the blank should be filled with something that has a materialistic potential to benefit the bacteria community. Both the theory and hypothesis are synonymous and TRAPS. It will benefit and that is somewhat the theory is.... so the theory refers to something else and that should be the correct answer. So susceptibility and characteristic, though not synonyms are the right answers.

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How to identify when the synonyms are traps?
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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2020, 01:28
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Explanation

The blank calls for words that can refer to the tendency of a bacterium to be killed by an unfamiliar virus. “Susceptibility” and “characteristic,” although not synonyms, can both be used to indicate this trait, and because it is clear that they are both referring to the same behavior, they produce sentences alike in meaning. The other choices contain a pair of synonyms—“theory” and “hypothesis”—that might at first seem tempting. But these, along with the other two choices, cannot aptly be used to characterize the typical behavior of bacteria, so they are all incorrect. Thus the correct answer is susceptibility (Choice A) and characteristic (Choice C).


Carcass whats the trick to identify that synonyms are traps?
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Re: OG_VPR # 17 A particular bacterium that has never encountere [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2020, 13:01
Indeed a good question as synonyms are not the answer!

Well noted.
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