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The bill pushed through by the foreign government was touted

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The bill pushed through by the foreign government was touted [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2017, 06:28
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The bill pushed through by the foreign government was touted as increasing transparency, professional integrity, and independence for the media; in reality, though, the bill was simply a way for the officials to protect their cronyism from the newspapers that had been _______ in their attempts to expose government corruption.
A. assiduous
B. lackadaisical
C. perfunctory
D. eschewed
E. abjured
F. sedulous

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and F
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: The bill pushed through by the foreign government was touted [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 15:38
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Explanation

The blank describes the newspapers’ attempts to expose government corruption; since the sentence suggests that the threat posed by the papers inspired the new law, a word that means something like effective, thorough, or hard-working would make sense.

Both lackadaisical and perfunctory are nearly the opposite of what you’re looking for, so eliminate choices (B) and (C). Choices (D) and (E) give roughly synonymous meanings, but aren’t supported by the sentence. Both assiduous and sedulous can mean hard-working, so choices (A) and (F) give you appropriate, equivalent sentences.

Hence options A and F are correct!
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