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The representative’s violent ascension to prominence began

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Posts: 4749
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 1650 [0], given: 396

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The representative’s violent ascension to prominence began [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 06:34
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63% (00:23) correct 36% (00:34) wrong based on 11 sessions

The representative’s violent ascension to prominence began with a __________ attack on the comparatively conciliatory leaders of his own party.
A. truculent
B. partisan
C. savage
D. biased
E. imperious
F. dissembling

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Truculent, savage

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Re: The representative’s violent ascension to prominence began [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2017, 15:57
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Explanation

You’d like a word that contrasts with conciliatory, since the word comparatively suggests an opposition. You’d also like a word that sensibly modifies attack. You might anticipate something as simple as “attacking.” Truculent and savage both suggest a disposition to fight.

Hence options truculent, savage are best fit!
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