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# Proponents of climate change theory have lamented the steady

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Proponents of climate change theory have lamented the steady [#permalink]  24 Oct 2017, 17:10
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Proponents of climate change theory have lamented the steady decrease in the _______ of Greenland; they fear that the melting ice will raise sea levels around the world, perhaps flooding coastal cities and much of Florida.

 Blank (i) (A) flukes (B) cads (C) dirges (D) floes (E) fibs

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Floes.

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CEO
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 2841
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 46

Kudos [?]: 792 [0], given: 134

Re: Proponents of climate change theory have lamented the steady [#permalink]  14 Nov 2017, 04:04
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The blank agrees with the clue “melting ice,” thus floes, a synonym for glaciers, is correct. Trap answer dirges relates to “lamented” but is not what is decreasing in Greenland.

Floes.
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Re: Proponents of climate change theory have lamented the steady   [#permalink] 14 Nov 2017, 04:04
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