Sentence Completion
Verbal Ability

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Q.

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

 A.

unsupported - approval

 B.

dismissed - contempt

 C.

accepted - approbation

 D.

unchallenged - disdain

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Solution:
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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