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township residents have consistently passed the board [#permalink]  03 Apr 2016, 05:56
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16. Notwithstanding their ________ regarding other issues, township residents have consistently passed the board of education’s annual budget.

A accord
B indecision
C consensus
D disagreement
E divergence
F enthusiasm

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4857
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 1865 [0], given: 397

Re: township residents have consistently passed the board [#permalink]  03 Apr 2016, 05:58
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Explanation

By using the word “Notwithstanding,” the sentence sets up a contrast between the township residents’ behavior regarding the “other issues” and their behavior regarding the board’s annual budget, which they have “consistently passed.” “Accord” and “consensus” are similar in meaning but do not provide the required contrast. Only “disagreement” and “divergence” provide the necessary contrast and lead to two sentences nearly alike in meaning. “Indecision” fits the context, but there is no other word among the possible choices that matches it closely.

Thus, the correct answer is disagreement (Choice D) and divergence (Choice E).
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Re: township residents have consistently passed the board [#permalink]  09 Nov 2018, 12:45
Notwithstandingt is used here as a comparison word like although/despite/however . that's why he second clause is positive and the blanks covers with negative meaning. Divergence and Disagreement
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