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While the delegate clearly sought to (i) ____the optimism t

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While the delegate clearly sought to (i) _______the optimism that has emerged recently, she stopped short of suggesting that the conference was near collapse and might produce nothing of significance.


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substantiate
dampen
encourage
elucidate
rekindle
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Re: While the delegate clearly sought to (i) ____the optimism t [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2019, 07:35
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While the delegate clearly sought to (i) _______the optimism that has emerged recently, she stopped short of suggesting that the conference was near collapse and might produce nothing of significance.


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substantiate
dampen
encourage
elucidate
rekindle



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Re: While the delegate clearly sought to (i) ____the optimism t [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2019, 14:17
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to stop short of doing or saying something means you decide not to do or say, although you almost to it. the 2nd part of the sentence means she almost suggested that the conference had no outcome, but she did not. Hence, in the 1st part, she (delegate) did not want to let increase the optimism; the best-suited answer is B (dampen). as she could not substantiate(give proof of) or encourage or rekindle (revive) the optimism for the conference which had no outcome.
in brief, while she was looking for minimizing the soaring optimism, she almost suggested that the conference had no outcome.
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Re: While the delegate clearly sought to (i) ____the optimism t [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2019, 03:43
While the delegate clearly sought to (i) _______the optimism that has emerged recently, she stopped short of suggesting that the conference was near collapse and might produce nothing of significance.

to "stop short of suggesting" means to come close to suggesting something, but not exactly suggesting it, but some slightly weaker version of it.

To stop short of suggesting someone is weak means to suggest that he was "not strong", which is a little less than stating that he was "weak".

So the fact that "she stopped short of suggesting that the conference was near collapse and might produce nothing of significance" means that she came close to stating that the "conference was near collapse and might produce nothing of significance". So she was trying to reduce the optimism. Thus dampen is the perfect choice.
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