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On an aptitude test in 1986, an argument posited that the po [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2017, 16:07
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On an aptitude test in 1986, an argument posited that the possibility of conducting banking transactions from home was as likely as flying cars, an argument that today sounds ___________.






Blank (i)
(A) prescient
(B) paradoxical
(C) presumptuous
(D) preposterous
(E) pithy


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Preposterous.

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Re: On an aptitude test in 1986, an argument posited that the po [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2017, 17:35
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The blank must agree with the clue that the possibility is remote. Note that prescient is the opposite of what you want — because the prediction about the future was entirely wrong, it did not sound prescient.

Preposterous.
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