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# Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction

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Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction [#permalink]  03 Oct 2017, 02:33
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Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction with too many monarchs making _________ decisions without regard for precedents.
A. capricious
B. considered
C. malicious
D. pessimistic
E. insidious
F. erratic

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Capricious, erratic

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Kudos [?]: 1865 [0], given: 397

Re: Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction [#permalink]  08 Oct 2017, 10:25
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The clue is “without regard for precedents” — that is, the monarchs made decisions based on their own whims or desires, ignoring any pre-existing standards. Considered is the opposite of what you are lookng for, and malicious and pessimistic, while appropriately negative, add new ideas that are not indicated by the sentence.

Hence options capricious, erratic are best fit!
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Re: Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction [#permalink]  18 Oct 2018, 18:20
Precedents - things that come before (previous standards). Good clue for a fill in.
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Re: Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction [#permalink]  26 Nov 2018, 09:17
A.capricious=given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour;unpredictable
B.considered=think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision;look attentively at
C.malicious=characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm
D.pessimistic=tending to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen
E.insidious=proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with very harmful effects.
F.erratic=not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable
Re: Representative government arose in part from dissatisfaction   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2018, 09:17
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