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The question is from CAT Text Completion. Text Completion for Verbal Ability for CAT. Text Completion questions often feature in the CAT. A couple of sentences with blanks are given, along with word options for each blank. You need to choose the right combination of words that make sense in the given context. Have a look at this question from Text Completion. Solve CAT Questions from Text Completion to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions that can help you gear for CAT Exam .

Question 14: It is __________________ rhetoric that the government "shutdown" was devastating. In actuality only seventeen percent of the federal government was actually shutdown as a result of partisan _______________.

  1. efficacious, discord
  2. specious, disagreement
  3. spurious, comity
  4. facile, agreement

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

Blank (1): The second sentence, which states that only seventeen percent of the government was actually shutdown, indicates the rhetoric referred to in blank (1) is not efficacious. Specious (apparently good but actually lacking merit), spurious (not genuine) and facile (superficial) all remain possibilities.

Blank (2): The obvious choices here are discord and disagreement. We have ruled out option A which has the word discord. So the correct answer is option B (specious, disagreement).

The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"

Hence, the answer is B

Choice B is the correct answer.


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