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# Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno

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Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  31 Oct 2017, 14:05
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Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not enough to play your own ball well—you must __________ your opponent’s play as well, even when impeding his or her progress costs you strokes.

❑ scotch
❑ anticipate
❑ obviate
❑ underscore
❑ eliminate
❑ stymie

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Scotch, stymie
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  01 Nov 2017, 01:26
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Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not enough to play your own ball well—you must __________ your opponent’s play as well, even when impeding his or her progress costs you strokes.

❑ scotch
❑ anticipate
❑ obviate
❑ underscore
❑ eliminate
❑ stymie

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Scotch, stymie

❑ scotch: to injure so as to render harmless
❑ anticipate: to deal with beforehand; act so as to mitigate, nullify, or prevent; to act in a way that blocks or vitiates the action of (another)
❑ obviate: to keep from happening or render unnecessary
❑ stymie: to be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of

Hi, carcass. What meaning do we convey here? I find it difficult to eliminate anticipate and obviate?
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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  01 Nov 2017, 10:15
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Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not enough to play your own ball well—you must __________ your opponent’s play as well, even when impeding his or her progress costs you strokes.

The red part is a filler, so you can ignore. The rest, actually, says you need to make freezing or stuck or block your opponents asap. As such, Scotch, stymie are your words. The others are out of scope. This is the sense of the sentence.

Hope now is more clear to you.

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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  14 Apr 2018, 20:29
i dont undestand this question.impede means obstruction,so if impeding my opponents play costs me strokes then i have to come last to win the game.so favourable options ate anticipate and underscore.i know they don't go together but i don't understand this question.
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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  30 Apr 2018, 00:44
meaning of scotch is "decisively put an end to."

so how does this fit w.r.t the context of this sentence
understood stymie here but confused with scotch I feel D or E should be other correct option here
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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  30 Apr 2018, 16:37
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A and F are the same: put end to or prevent a progress.

Ask if something still is unclear to you.

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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  15 Jul 2018, 15:01
Stymie and scotch mean the same thing
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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  18 Jul 2018, 06:08
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Re: Though croquet is proverbially a genteel game, it is not eno [#permalink]  18 Oct 2018, 17:17
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