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# While the colonists would eventually push westward, first,

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While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, [#permalink]  01 Oct 2017, 13:01
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While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, they were in for a long, difficult winter, and the main challenge was to _________ their existing resources.
A. sell
B. peddle
C. steward
D. upend
E. husband
F. procure

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Kudos [?]: 1897 [0], given: 397

Re: While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, [#permalink]  07 Oct 2017, 17:36
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The “while” tells you that the second part of the sentence will contrast with pushing forward — due to the approaching winter, the colonists need to stay put and conserve what they have.

Only steward and husband mean this. Sell and peddle don’t work because there’s nothing in the sentence to indicate commerce or contrast with it (and why would you sell your resources when a hard winter is coming?) Note that procure, which means “get” or “acquire,” doesn’t work because of the word existing.

Hence Steward, husband are correct options!
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Re: While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, [#permalink]  21 Mar 2018, 20:50
Husband means to use resources economically.Steward means to manage or supervise resources.
Re: While the colonists would eventually push westward, first,   [#permalink] 21 Mar 2018, 20:50
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