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The President could not tolerate dissent from his views, and

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The President could not tolerate dissent from his views, and [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2017, 17:46
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The President could not tolerate dissent from his views, and so he only appointed people to his cabinet who were more _______ than advisors.
A. pundits
B. sycophants
C. cynics
D. toadies
E. partisans
F. authoritarians

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and D
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: The President could not tolerate dissent from his views, and [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 11:22
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Explanation

Since the President could not tolerate dissent from his views, you need a word that means his cabinet members would always agree with him. Pundits and authoritarians would offer their own strong opinions, so eliminate choices (A) and (F).

Cynics would act pessimistically, so eliminate choice (C). Partisans would be biased, but not necessarily all in the same direction as the President, so eliminate choice (E). Sycophants and toadies in choices (B) and (D) are synonyms indicating that the members are flatterers or yes-men, and produce equivalent statements.

Hence options B and D is correct!
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