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# Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookston

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Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookston [#permalink]  14 Sep 2017, 19:46
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Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookstone has been even more prone to _______ against the university’s administration, and consequently has lost several professional allies.
A. approbations
C. diatribes
D. precursors
E. commendations
F. canons

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and C
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4857
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 1865 [0], given: 397

Re: Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookston [#permalink]  28 Sep 2017, 17:31
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Since Brookstone has lost several professional allies, and the blank describes something done against the university’s administration, a word that means something like attacks or opposition would make sense. Both approbations and commendations are nearly the opposite of what you’re looking for, so eliminate choices (A) and (E).

Neither precursors, which means predecessors, nor canons, which means accepted principles or rules, is supported by the sentence, so eliminate choices (D) and (F). Both tirades and diatribes mean angry speeches, so choices (B) and (C) give you appropriate, equivalent sentences.
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Re: Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookston [#permalink]  23 Nov 2018, 04:05
He has lost allies that means the blank needs to be filled with a negative word.Both diatribe and tirade means verbal attack and are the best suits.Hence, the correct answers is B and C.
Re: Since receiving a promotion to departmental chair, Brookston   [#permalink] 23 Nov 2018, 04:05
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