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Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of synonyms is____(i)____, as words depend on ____(ii)____, connotation, and linguistic and cultural context for their ____(iii)____ meanings.



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(A) veracious (D) denotation (G) subjective
(B) fallacious (E) cognition(H) distinct
(C)maladaptive (F) mastication(I) interchangeable
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 16:04
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Veeder thinks something about synonyms, words that mean the same thing. Meaning for him seems to depend upon context and connotation as much as an actual dictionary definition, which would make the notion of synonyms difficult since there would always be external circumstances to consider. Therefore, we need something negative for the first blank at least.

That knocks out veracious. Maladaptive doesn’t make sense since nothing is adapting, so fallacious must work. For the second blank we need things that contribute to the meanings of words. Only denotation works. And for the last blank, we need something that says that even synonyms are different. Distinct fits the bill.

Hence options B, D and H are correct!
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2018, 05:01
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Veeder thinks something about synonyms, words that mean the same thing. Meaning for him seems to depend upon context and connotation as much as an actual dictionary definition, which would make the notion of synonyms difficult since there would always be external circumstances to consider. Therefore, we need something negative for the first blank at least.

That knocks out veracious. Maladaptive doesn’t make sense since nothing is adapting, so fallacious must work. For the second blank we need things that contribute to the meanings of words. Only denotation works. And for the last blank, we need something that says that even synonyms are different. Distinct fits the bill.
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2018, 03:59
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Perfect explanation.

The distinctiveness is just the result of different cultures, costumes, and so on.

Here subjective is completely out of scope.

You should read very carefully the question and grasp the meaning of the sentence.

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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2018, 03:04
The correct answer is (B),(D) ,and G) right ?
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2018, 14:47
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Above you do have the OA's.

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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 08:36
why not veracious ( realistic ), the fact that words meaning depend on all the listed factors veeder believe that it's realistic to have synonyms .... where is the clue that Veeder believe that synonyms are fallacious?

Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of synonyms is realistic, as words depend on denotation, connotation, and linguistic and cultural context for their distinct meanings.
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 11:33
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veracious does not mean realistic (well to some extent yes). However, the real meaning is genuine.

For instance: "people from south of Italy, generally, are more veracious than the relatives from the north of Italy".

This word is out of scope in the economy of the sentence.

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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2018, 11:40
While in third blank distinct fits well, imo Subjective also can be a proper fit. Since connotation refers to secondary meaning which can be subjective i guess
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Re: Veeder claims that the very notion of the existence of [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2018, 16:38
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While in third blank distinct fits well, imo Subjective also can be a proper fit. Since connotation refers to secondary meaning which can be subjective i guess
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The etymology of the synonym is: a word or phrase alike in meaning in the same language.

Now, Veener slightly disagrees with this: it is true that a synonym means what I just mentioned but not only that. To understand the real essence of synonym we need to catch the denotation, connotation, the context, AND the distinctiveness of a synonym.


Remember: the synonyms are also distinct one another. They are in meaning alike but are not the same 100%. For this reason, we need distinct as 3rd blank. Subjective is out of scope. Nothing in the sentence leads us to infer about something related to a personal or intimate opinion.

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