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QOTD #17 The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as

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The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as long as he could, but eventually the crew became frustrated with the small portions of mead and the dearth of plunder, and decided to take matters into their own hands.





Blank iBlank ii
a) dissuadedd) sea change
b) warded offe) mutiny
c) depreciatedf) putsch




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Re: QOTD #17 The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2016, 03:37
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“but eventually” gives us a clue that there is a time shift. The blanks should oppose the idea presented in the second half of the sentence to the first. Hence the answers are “warded off” and “mutiny”
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Re: QOTD #17 The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2018, 19:46
why dissuade doesn't work?
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Re: QOTD #17 The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2018, 12:42
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The key for the solution is to look at the second part of the sentence, in which we do have

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the crew became frustrated and decided to take matters into their own hands, implying that they took over the ship


This means that the crew took possession of the ship, actually there was a mutiny and the captain was "wrap off".

Dissuaded is when you try to convince a person, for instance, to stay. It is exactly or almost the contrary of wrap off.

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Re: QOTD #17 The captain (i) ___________ (ii) ___________ for as [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2018, 06:29
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The key for the solution is to look at the second part of the sentence, in which we do have

Quote:
the crew became frustrated and decided to take matters into their own hands, implying that they took over the ship


This means that the crew took possession of the ship, actually there was a mutiny and the captain was "wrap off".

Dissuaded is when you try to convince a person, for instance, to stay. It is exactly or almost the contrary of wrap off.

Hope this helps.

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To dissuade means to persuade someone not to do something. By that deffinition, it should technically fit the sentence. I guess it doesnt fit simply because the word following it (mutiny) is not a person but simply an idea.
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