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OG_VPR # 7 As the finances of the energy-trading firm began

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As the finances of the energy-trading firm began unraveling, what eventually became (i) ________ was that the company had been concocting “value” out of thin air, thanks not to the trading strategies it promoted as visionary but to financial (ii) ________ that turned a once-solid entity into the most notorious (iii) ________ in an era of corporate scandals.




Blank iBlank iiBlank iii
a) vindicatedd) redemptiong) omission
b) unmistakablee) responsibilitiesh) boon
c) unverifiablef) gamesi) debacle


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
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The characterization of the company’s activities as “concocting ‘value’ out of thin air” strongly suggests that its transactions have been fraudulent. The word that completes Blank (ii) must reflect this financial trickery; “games” does so, whereas both “redemption” and “responsibilities” both reflect more upstanding behavior than the sentence ascribes to the firm. The word that completes Blank (iii) should reflect the company’s fall from respectability and have a sense opposite to the “once-solid entity” with which it is contrasted. “Debacle” does this nicely, while the other two choices lack the necessary pejorative meaning. For Blank (i), “vindicated” suggests that there had been previous warnings about the firm’s practices that were eventually borne out, something indicated nowhere else in the passage. “Unverifiable” is at odds with the sentence’s surety about the firm’s wrongdoing; that assurance is best conveyed by “unmistakable.” Thus the correct answer is unmistakable (Choice B), games (Choice F), and debacle (Choice I).
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