Sentence Completion
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Today Wegener's theory is ____ ; however, he died an outsider treated with ____ by the scientific establishment.


unsupported - approval


dismissed - contempt


accepted - approbation


unchallenged - disdain

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Option(D) is correct

‘however’ indicates a contradictory statement, and therefore we need opposite ideas in the two halves of the sentence.
So, Wegener’s theory is unchallenged(everyone accepts it); however he was treated with disdain (contempt).
Also the word ‘outsider’ in the sentence indicates that the second blank will have to be a negative word.

(approbation = approval; reverence = respect)

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