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That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am

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That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2020, 02:21
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That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how American president Warren Harding spoke pompously and at length—is still most often employed in a political context shows that politicians are still prone to forsake ________ speech.

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Re: That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2020, 07:58
forsake means to abandon or give up, politician bloviated their speeches to not address the direct issues of the public. Took me a while to guess it, coz the meaning is not quite clear. Therefore direct is the answer.
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Re: That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2020, 03:39
The sentence says that bloviate refers to pompous and lengthy speech and that it is still being used in the same context to describe politicians. Which means that they haven't changed their lengthy and roundabout way of speaking. So they have forsaken 'direct' speech. So that's what we choose.
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Re: That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2020, 22:52
Why can't honest?
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Re: That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2020, 09:10
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Why can't honest?

I think the 'political context' mentioned is a hint to why direct should be used rather than honest.
Re: That the word “ bloviate”—originally used to describe how Am   [#permalink] 28 Oct 2020, 09:10
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