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# the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle

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the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle [#permalink]  08 Feb 2016, 07:20
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For some time now, (i) _________ has been presumed not to exist: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle is considered wisdom.

A rationality
B flexibility
C diffidence
D disinterestedness
E insincerity

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Re: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle [#permalink]  08 Feb 2016, 07:21
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Explanation

The colon indicates that the second part of the sentence will explain the first part. The missing word will describe the opposite of the cynical conviction that “everybody has an angle,” that is, that each person is concerned primarily with his or her own interests.

Since “disinterestedness” means lack of self-interest, Choice D is correct. None of the other answer choices means something that is contrasted with or opposed to being primarily concerned with one’s own interests.

Thus the correct answer is disinterestedness (Choice D).
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Re: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle [#permalink]  11 Jun 2019, 08:07
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The clue point is “everybody has an angle,” that is, each person is concerned primarily with his or her own interests.
From the first sentence,
For some time now, (i) _________ has been presumed not to exist:
that is opposite of "self-interest" = disinterestedness does not exist, because each person is concerned with his or
own interests.
Thus the correct answer is disinterestedness (Choice D).
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Re: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle [#permalink]  01 Oct 2020, 07:33
Disinteresrtedness being equitable and not being biased.
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Re: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle [#permalink]  01 Nov 2020, 16:05
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everybody has an angle=Everybody takes a side=partisan i.e. Neutral view does not exist.
Disinterested= Not partisan = Not biased =Neutral
Re: the cynical conviction that everybody has an angle   [#permalink] 01 Nov 2020, 16:05
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