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Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging

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Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging visitors to Web sites that rewards the vendor adequately would require steep prices, ________ the kind of frequent, casual use of Web sites that surfers now take for granted.

A bridling
B exciting
C forbidding
D inhibiting
E provoking
F reversing


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Re: Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2016, 06:07
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Explanation

The sentence concerns skeptics’ reaction to a plan to generate revenue by charging visitors to Web sites. To justify the skeptics’ reaction, the “steep prices” must be associated with a decrease in visitor volume. Only “bridling” and “inhibiting” are consistent with this logic and result in sentences nearly alike in meaning. “Forbidding” is too strong: steep prices might dissuade a casual visitor, but they would not forbid one. Although
“exciting” and “provoking” can be similar in meaning, they do not fit the logic of the sentence.

Thus, the correct answer is bridling (Choice A) and inhibiting (Choice D).
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Re: Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging [#permalink] New post 16 May 2020, 19:55
Definitely a hard question. Shouldn't be labeled as medium at all. We know this due to the vast majority of people getting it wrong, 58%. Also, the word "bridle" is NOT a common GRE word at all, so the testmakers put an extremely uncommon word in this question. Therefore, HARD.
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Re: Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging [#permalink] New post 22 May 2020, 13:11
Please someone explain it further?
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Re: Skeptics contend that any scheme for charging [#permalink] New post 22 May 2020, 13:18
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In a nushell, the question could be translated as the following: the website which before was for free or almost, inhibiting the usability by the users due to an INCREASE in charge on the same (basically now you have to pay for and the increase is steep, which means sustained or a lot).

The only synonym for D is A

Notice how typically the official SE has two pair choices which mean two couples of similar words and two spares.

Here only the OA are paired, the other words do not match each other

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