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The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement and the changing but often still inadequate regulations governing the credit industry make identity theft a particularly _________ crime.


❑ unobjectionable
❑ viable
❑ dubious
❑ innocuous
❑ uncontrollable
❑ intractable
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2017, 02:59
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The convoluted regulations plus other issues make the particular cyber crime at stake (theft identity) difficult to handle and contrast.
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2017, 11:47
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Uncontrollable and intractable would fit in the meaning here.
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2018, 03:55
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Mate where's the blank?
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2018, 08:02
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2018, 03:16
why not viable?
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2018, 11:57
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You need two words that show the identity theft are not under control because of a particular scenario. Viable = means possible

It is out of context.

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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2018, 16:42
I still don't get why not viable and why it's intractable instead. do both not fit the sentence?
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2018, 13:34
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What you can not control is also untreatable = not easily if not at all treated.

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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2018, 11:54
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Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.


The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement and the changing but often still inadequate regulations governing the credit industry make identity theft a particularly _________ crime.


❑ unobjectionable
❑ viable
❑ dubious
❑ innocuous
❑ uncontrollable
❑ intractable

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E and F


The answer's should be uncontrollable and intractable because of lackluster enforcement and inadequate regulations.
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2018, 08:22
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intractable=hard to control or deal with.
uncontrollable=not controllable
These two words are giving same meaning with and matching with the context.
So,Ans. would be (E,F)
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Re: The hodgepodu nature of local and federal law enforcement an [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2019, 20:56
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First, let’s search our sentence for clues as to how the blank relates to the sentence. Our blank should describe “identity theft” as a crime, but the rest of our sentence doesn’t necessarily characterize “identity theft” itself. What we should note, however, is that our verb “make” actually signals a cause-and-effect relationship here. In other words, identity theft is a particularly     crime BECAUSE of the pieced-together nature of different levels of law enforcement and the changing but inadequate regulations in the credit industry.

Hmm. The facts that local and federal law enforcement don’t always work seamlessly together and that there aren’t adequate regulations in the very industry that identity theft affects seem like they would make it easier to commit identity theft without getting caught. There are a number of directions our blank could go: we might look for something like “rampant,” implying that identity theft is pervasive because it’s hard to catch criminals, or perhaps our answer will be something like “unstoppable,” since we know that our clues hinted that it’s hard to keep identity theft from happening. It’s ok that we don’t have an exact prediction—sometimes with sentence equivalence questions we can’t. The test makers can be a little more open ended since we have to find two answers that create sentences that are alike in meaning. BUT now that we have some ideas, let’s start looking at answers.

unobjectionable

Ok, we shouldn’t assume anything on the exam, BUT we also probably won’t have answers that are just completely illogical. Crime is pretty objectionable in and of itself, so we probably shouldn’t have a sentence that says identity theft is A-OK. Also this doesn’t match our prediction at all. We can eliminate A.

viable

“Viable” can describe something that is vivid or easily imagined or practical, feasible. EIther could THEORETICALLY fit into our sentence, but both are a bit weird. Again, calling it a “practical” crime almost makes it sound as though the test is cool with identity theft—and there’s just no evidence that this crime is easily conceived of. WE can eliminate B.

dubious

Something “dubious” is questionable, sometimes even morally so. Well, sure, identity theft is a particularly dubious thing to do. But does the fact that it’s hard to detect make identity theft more morally suspect? No. The nature of stealing from other people is what makes it dubious, whether or not you’re caught. C can be eliminated.

innocuous

If we’ve been studying vocab with PrepScholar, we know that “innocuous” means “harmless,” and anyone who has had to deal with the nightmare of having their credit ruined form identity theft knows that this is NOT the case. In some contexts, this could match A, but again, we know the sentence wasn’t trying to tell us that identity theft is perfectly acceptable. We can eliminate D.

uncontrolable

YES! This answer matches our prediction “unstoppable,” so we know it is a viable option (see, GRE vocab can come in handy).

intractable

Even if we don’t know about this word, we can be pretty sure it’s the correct answer. We eliminated A through D and E matched our prediction. In fact, if we’ve been studying vocab with PrepScholar, we may have come across “tractable,” which means easily managed, and in- is usually a prefix meaning “not.” Yeah, not easily managed is pretty close to “uncontrollable.” F is, indeed, the other correct answer.
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E and F ! It can't be "viable" because the other word would not fit as a synonym here. The meanings would be too different
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