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QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli

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QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 31 May 2016, 01:11
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The widespread tendency to ___________ retired political leaders who were successful stems from an arguably primal human need to venerate both men and gods.

castigate

remember

lionize

appreciate

indemnify


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The sentence states that two things were thought to be equally unlikely in 1986. But today, while one of those events still seems quite far-fetched, the other is commonplace, making the argument sound absurd or “preposterous.” “Preternatural” means what is beyond normal or natural and is used to express mysterious or exceptional events. This argument isn’t really mysterious as much as it is wrong. Note that “prescient” (ability to foretell the future) is the opposite of what the sentence requires— because the prediction about the future was entirely wrong, it does not sound “prescient.” To “preordain” is to decide or determine an outcome in advance. While the fact that banking transactions from home are commonplace now could possibly imply that the transactions were “preordained,” the argument against such a possibility would neither be preordained nor sound preordained. Finally, “pithy” means concise and nothing in the sentence suggests that the argument is concise.
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 31 May 2016, 05:17
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The clue is ''venerate both men and gods'', hence the answer is lionize
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2016, 10:43
Grea work bb!
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2018, 04:56
are there any synonyms of wod lambaste?
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2018, 11:16
Edit the answer, which is for other TC, or IDN.
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2018, 12:09
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No the question is correct and it is from MGRE.

The tag from OG was wrong. I suppose it changed when last year we had a problem with them on the board.

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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 07:09
why not "appreciate "?
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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 11:52
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Appreciate is to show estimation to someone for the job done.

Actually, the meaning of the sentence is to emphasize even more politics, considering them like gods (see the end of the sentence).

So lionize perfectly fit the bill.

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Re: QOTD #14 The widespread tendency to ___________ retired poli   [#permalink] 28 Mar 2018, 11:52
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