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With the 1985 discovery of an ozone hole over Antarctica, an

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With the 1985 discovery of an ozone hole over Antarctica, an international ban on the production of chlorofluorocarbons - implicated in causing the ozone hole - began to appear (i) __________ ,especially since chemical companies' opposition to such ban had weakened.







Blank (i)
(A) imprudent
(B) fortuitous
(C) premature
(D) imminent
(E) unlikely
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Re: With the 1985 discovery of an ozone hole over Antarctica, an [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2017, 03:05
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the OA is D. Imminent means: likely to occur at any moment, soon. The tone of the sentence suggests that the CFC are dangerous and they are going to be depleted any time rapidly.

Considering also they the strong companies' opposition to produce such chemicals had weakened, the ban is imminent.

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