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The argument that both political parties engage in similar

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The argument that both political parties engage in similar [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 05:52
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The argument that both political parties engage in similar levels of dishonesty is a ___________ one; while you can certainly point to individual instances of chicanery on the parts of both parties, one side has built its entire platform on lies.
A. sophomoric
B. specious
C. sweeping
D. generalized
E. powerful
F. meretricious


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Specious, meretricious

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Re: The argument that both political parties engage in similar [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 18:08
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This is a complex sentence, and the meaning of the first part is dependent on what comes after the semicolon. There you see that if you only looked shallowly at the two parties, you’d see dishonesty on both sides, but if you looked more deeply, you’d see that one side is worse. Both specious and meretricious mean “apparently attractive, but having in reality no value,” which fits perfectly. Sophomoric means “juvenile or immature,” which is not indicated by the sentence.

Hence options specious, meretricious are correct!
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