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Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues

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Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2016, 04:54
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Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues raised by the regulators in this case appear largely to pertain to unwieldy accounting rules that are open to widely divergent interpretations — not to (i)________ transactions designed to (ii)________ corporate malfeasance.





Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A) shamD) cloak
B) unpremeditatedE) ameliorate
C) justifiableF) illuminate


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Re: Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2016, 04:55
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Explanation

The “Unlike” at the beginning of the sentence and the “not to” that follows the dash set up a contrast between the relatively innocent problems in the current case and the issues involved in the “recent financial scandals.” Clearly, these latter issues must have involved wrongdoing. Looking at the second blank, only transactions designed to “cloak” corporate malfeasance would qualify: both ameliorating and illuminating malfeasance are positive actions. For the first blank, only “sham” fits; “unpremeditated” or “justifiable” transactions could not be designed to cloak malfeasance.

Thus, the correct answer is sham (Choice A) and cloak (Choice D).
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Re: Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2019, 05:22
Hello guys
I was trying the strategy of finding the word that meets the meaning of the sentence without looking to the answer choices first and then match the meaning with the answers. But at this question, I got lost.
what do I find " .. - not to clear the transactions designed to make troubles to the company"

but when I saw the answer choice and the answer I didn't understand it. May someone pls clarify ?
Re: Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues   [#permalink] 01 Nov 2019, 05:22
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