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The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the Pythagoreans’ faith that all phenomena in the universe could be expressed through harmonious ra­tios of whole numbers led the cult to (ii)_________ any mention of their exis­tence to the uninitiated.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) absurdity (D) condone
(B) incongruity (E) proscribe
(C) imperilment (F) palliate
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2018, 07:44
whats the hint for incongruency?
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2018, 20:55
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The blank needs a word opposite of 'harmonious' so incongruity fits
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2018, 12:30
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The blank needs a word opposite of 'harmonious' so incongruity fits


It may not be the case. The incongruity seems to describe pythagorans ideas not fitting with the irrational numbers.
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 13:34
absurdity and proscribe
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2020, 11:49
What is the hint for 'proscribe'?
Shouldn't it be condone?
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2020, 13:03
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The question, especially at the beginning, sounds a bit odd in its meaning.

The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the Pythagoreans’ faith that all phenomena in the universe could be expressed through harmonious ra­tios of whole numbers led the cult to (ii)_________ any mention of their exis­tence to the uninitiated.

if we take a look to the first words - irrational - that is the hint to have B in the first blank.

As a contrast, the second part of the sentence tells us that the universe could be explained by something is harmonious - numbers. However, this numbers are fully understood by a restrict number of people or scientists which turns out is like a cult. This cult proibits to the people external to it to know even the existence of them

That is the meaning and unfolding of the sentence itself.

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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2020, 16:21
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The question, especially at the beginning, sounds a bit odd in its meaning.

The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the Pythagoreans’ faith that all phenomena in the universe could be expressed through harmonious ra­tios of whole numbers led the cult to (ii)_________ any mention of their exis­tence to the uninitiated.

if we take a look to the first words - irrational - that is the hint to have B in the first blank.

As a contrast, the second part of the sentence tells us that the universe could be explained by something is harmonious - numbers. However, this numbers are fully understood by a restrict number of people or scientists which turns out is like a cult. This cult proibits to the people external to it to know even the existence of them

That is the meaning and unfolding of the sentence itself.

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Got it now, thank you -- I was actually thinking of 'Condone' meaning prohibit (but it actually means the opposite :lol: )
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Re: The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2020, 08:28
Carcass wrote:
The question, especially at the beginning, sounds a bit odd in its meaning.

The (i) _________ of “surds"—irrational roots—with the Pythagoreans’ faith that all phenomena in the universe could be expressed through harmonious ra­tios of whole numbers led the cult to (ii)_________ any mention of their exis­tence to the uninitiated.

if we take a look to the first words - irrational - that is the hint to have B in the first blank.

As a contrast, the second part of the sentence tells us that the universe could be explained by something is harmonious - numbers. However, this numbers are fully understood by a restrict number of people or scientists which turns out is like a cult. This cult proibits to the people external to it to know even the existence of them

That is the meaning and unfolding of the sentence itself.

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where is the contrast in the sentence
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