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Perhaps understandably because of the carnage caused by the

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Perhaps understandably because of the carnage caused by the terrorist attack, the mayor could not help but _________ over the terrible decisions to be made, even though his subordinates on the scene passionately implored him to act immediately, one going so far as to quote David Farragut: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
A. equivocate
B. divagate
C. weep
D. pine
E. vacillate
F. wail


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Equivocate, vacillate

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Re: Perhaps understandably because of the carnage caused by the [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 17:55
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Given the pivot phrase “even though,” the answers must oppose “act immediately” and the Farragut quote. Divagate is a trap — it means “to wander or digress,” especially in speech, and so doesn’t quite work here. Weep and wail are a pair, but are not justified by the clues in the sentence.

Hence options equivocate, vacillate are correct!
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