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OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2016, 02:04
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Although economic growth has conventionally been viewed as the (i) ________ for poverty in underdeveloped regions, this prescription’s negative environmental side effects are becoming a concern.






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a) culprit
b) recipe
c) panacea
d) explanation
e) refuge




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Re: OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2016, 02:04
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Explanation

The use of the word “prescription” suggests that the word that fills the blank will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty. “Panacea,” meaning a universal remedy, fits this sense exactly. Of the other choices, “culprit” and “recipe” would provide the opposite sense by implying that economic growth causes poverty in underdeveloped regions. Neither “refuge” nor “explanation” conveys the sense of remediation implied by the word “prescription,” so they are both incorrect. Thus the correct answer is panacea (Choice C).
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Re: OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2016, 19:15
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Explanation

The use of the word “prescription” suggests that the word that fills the blank will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty. “Panacea,” meaning a universal remedy, fits this sense exactly. Of the other choices, “culprit” and “recipe” would provide the opposite sense by implying that economic growth causes poverty in underdeveloped regions. Neither “refuge” nor “explanation” conveys the sense of remediation implied by the word “prescription,” so they are both incorrect. Thus the correct answer is panacea (Choice C).


Hello,

can you explain to me what exactly this presciption's negative environmental side effects means? I didnt get how this will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty.
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Re: OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2016, 00:45
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Carcass wrote:
Explanation

The use of the word “prescription” suggests that the word that fills the blank will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty. “Panacea,” meaning a universal remedy, fits this sense exactly. Of the other choices, “culprit” and “recipe” would provide the opposite sense by implying that economic growth causes poverty in underdeveloped regions. Neither “refuge” nor “explanation” conveys the sense of remediation implied by the word “prescription,” so they are both incorrect. Thus the correct answer is panacea (Choice C).


Hello,

can you explain to me what exactly this presciption's negative environmental side effects means? I didnt get how this will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty.


Hi,

starting from what we do know: the economic growth is a sort of prescription or tool or a via to improve and foster the wealth of the depressed and underdeveloped regions of the world. And we need a word with as much broad sense as possible to describe the intended meaning of the first part of the sentence: panacea is this.That is, panacea or a similar word are a prescription to solve the problem, even though this for sure will have some negative effect such as environmental negative sides: pollution and so on.

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Re: OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2019, 23:46
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Explanation

The use of the word “prescription” suggests that the word that fills the blank will imply that economic growth is a cure for poverty. “Panacea,” meaning a universal remedy, fits this sense exactly. Of the other choices, “culprit” and “recipe” would provide the opposite sense by implying that economic growth causes poverty in underdeveloped regions. Neither “refuge” nor “explanation” conveys the sense of remediation implied by the word “prescription,” so they are both incorrect. Thus the correct answer is panacea (Choice C).


Hi,
I don't know if you will reply as it has been a long time since your post, but I looked up the merriam-webster dictionary and recipe seems to have a meaning of prescription as well. Why can't we choose recipe?
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Re: OG_VPR # 2 Although economic growth has conventionally been [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2019, 02:28
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We reply always as long as a student needs help.

C is the only fit answer because from the meaning of the sentence you do need a word that shows a broader way to fix or not to fix the problem.

Panacea means something that resolves all problems in the widest sense.

B does not have this meaning in the economy of the sentence.
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