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OG_VPR # 7 Bureaucrats tend to (i) _______ So it is surprisi

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Bureaucrats tend to (i) _______ So it is surprising that the European Commission is proposing to hand back some of its antitrust powers to national governments. Such a willingness to (ii) _______ power is quite (iii) _______ Perhaps the commission, so often a byword for meddling, bungling, and even corruption, is starting to put its house in order following the forced resignation of the previous lot of commissioners last year.




Blank iBlank iiBlank iii
a) value complex proceduresd) devolveg) troubling
b) guard their authority jealouslye) misuseh) encouraging
c) shirk many of their responsibilitiesf) appropriatei) predictable


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The second sentence states that the European Commission’s current actions are surprising, so they must run counter to the general tendency of bureaucrats described in Blank (i). Since the commission is considering giving up powers it currently possesses, “guard their authority jealously” expresses the opposite of this action, so it is the correct choice. The other two options could potentially describe the process of delegating powers back to national governments; therefore the commission’s actions would not be described as surprising in the context of either of those bureaucratic tendencies. Blank (ii) calls for a word that paraphrases the commission’s proposal; since “devolve” is a synonym for delegate, it is the correct choice. “Appropriate” expresses the opposite, while “misuse” suggests a negative judgment about the commission’s actions belied by the author’s hope that they mark a positive turn. Blank (iii) calls for an adjective describing the commission’s actions. Since the author is hopeful that this latest proposal marks a new direction for a commission whose history is described in negative terms, the correct choice for Blank (iii) is “encouraging.” “Predictable” does not fit because the proposal is described as potentially marking a break in the commission’s former bad practices, and “troubling” does not work because that change is described as a positive rather than a negative one. Thus the correct answer is guard their authority jealously (Choice B), devolve (Choice D), and encouraging (Choice H).
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Re: OG_VPR # 7 Bureaucrats tend to (i) _______ So it is surprisi [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2018, 09:58
Correct me if I am wrong but at first try, I thought appropriate could be an answer since I was considering the secondary meaning. Though for the second bracket 'appropriate' could have been a right answer if its secondary meaning -'allocate' or 'assign' was used, due to the presence of 'devolve' which is the opposite of centralizing we are expected to choose 'devolve' as the right answer.

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Re: OG_VPR # 7 Bureaucrats tend to (i) _______ So it is surprisi [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 13:53
Scrat wrote:
Correct me if I am wrong but at first try, I thought appropriate could be an answer since I was considering the secondary meaning. Though for the second bracket 'appropriate' could have been a right answer if its secondary meaning -'allocate' or 'assign' was used, due to the presence of 'devolve' which is the opposite of centralizing we are expected to choose 'devolve' as the right answer.

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"appropriate" as a verb means use for specific purpose to back up something (correct me if I'm wrong). That's why I eliminated that answer choice.
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