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Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the

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Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the US Constitution a (i) _________ for a right to privacy, it was drafted primarily to appease opponents of the Constitution, and was particularly a (ii) _________ to those antifederalists who sought to prevent the new state from maintaining a standing army. Since Article 1, section 8 of the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress the power to raise and maintain an army, the Third Amendment was largely (iii) _________ before it was written.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) detriment (D) boon (G) daft
(B) basis (E) sop(H) gauche
(C) counterargument (F) bolster(I) moot

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Basis, sop, moot.

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WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 796 [0], given: 134

Re: Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2017, 04:17
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The first sentence begins with though, so the first part containing the blank should be opposed to the second part, saying that the Amendment was actually meant to appease opponents.

So, the best choice is basis. Your second word should echo “appease.” Sop, which can mean “something given to pacify,” is closest. Since Article 1, section 8 apparently made the Third Amendment of only abstract concern, you want an answer that means something like “of no practical importance.” Moot, which can mean “of merely academic interest,” is your best option.

Basis, sop, moot.
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