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Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe

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Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe [#permalink]  02 Jan 2015, 07:11
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Select exactly two words that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning.

The space mission to deploy a probe to Uranus, while greeted with much enthusiasm by those in the scientific and lay community alike, has been ________ not so much by the technical challenges of launching a probe into such a distant orbit as by the lack of funding.

A)hobbled
B)informed
C)altered
D)hamstrung
E)enhanced
F)scrapped
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #21 [#permalink]  02 Jan 2015, 07:12
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(A) hobbled and (D) hamstrung are the correct answers.

The clue is “lack of funding.”

The space mission has experienced setbacks due to lack of funding. Therefore word in blank has to be something like halted or held back. (A) hobbled and (D) hamstrung are similar words meaning to hold back. (F) scrapped could work but has no synonymous word among the answer choices.
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe [#permalink]  01 Aug 2018, 13:11
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Select exactly two words that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning.

The space mission to deploy a probe to Uranus, while greeted with much enthusiasm by those in the scientific and lay community alike, has been ________ not so much by the technical challenges of launching a probe into such a distant orbit as by the lack of funding.

A)hobbled
B)informed
C)altered
D)hamstrung
E)enhanced
F)scrapped

The clue for me for this was "while greeted with enthusiasm.." I knew the next blank would be an opposing term
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe [#permalink]  22 Nov 2018, 23:59
The space mission to deploy a probe to Uranus, while greeted with much enthusiasm by those in the scientific and lay community alike, has been ________ not so much by the technical challenges of launching a probe into such a distant orbit as by the lack of funding

- While assumes opposition between clauses. How does not so much expresses opposition? It just confirms the second clause.
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe [#permalink]  06 Dec 2018, 06:51
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The space mission to deploy a probe to Uranus, while greeted with much enthusiasm by those in the scientific and lay community alike, has been ________ not so much by the technical challenges of launching a probe into such a distant orbit as by the lack of funding

- While assumes opposition between clauses. How does not so much expresses opposition? It just confirms the second clause.

The comparing point in the second part of the sentence '' as by the lack of funding'' turns out that - the mission was not so much hobbled and hamstrung by the technical challenge as it was by the lack of funding .
Re: Sentence Equivalence #21-space mission to deploy a probe   [#permalink] 06 Dec 2018, 06:51
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