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That the nightmarish depictions common to most early 20th

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That the nightmarish depictions common to most early 20th century dystopian novels are exaggerated should by no means diminish the _________ power of these works, for many of the visions they conjure up are reflected, albeit in less vivid form, in many totalitarian governments today.

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(A) synoptic
(B) ephemeral
(C) comprehensive
(D) apolitical
(E) prophetic
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Re: That the nightmarish depictions common to most early 20th [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2018, 07:43
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“For” means "because". The reason: still reflected in sth...today. The result:sth. in the early 20th century is prophetic. Prophetic is the choice because it include the contrast between the past and now. Apolitical is eliminated because it's just the opposite.
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Re: That the nightmarish depictions common to most early 20th [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2018, 22:43
can someone please explain it properly.
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Re: That the nightmarish depictions common to most early 20th [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2018, 08:41
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Nightmarish means = very frightening or unpleasant

So, the meaning of the sentence is: even though the description of the dystopian novels could be a little bit exaggerated not means that those scenarios are not so far from the truth.

Those depictions are prophetic: they anticipate somehow the future scenarios.

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