Fill in the Blanks

The following question has a sentence with two blanks. Given below it are four pairs of words. Choose the pair that best completes the sentence.

Despite the             , police               towards children is nothing new in the US.

A. outrage, brutality

B. outage, exoneration

C. acquittals, condemnations

D. convictions, denigration

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  1. TG.Prabhat

    The answer is A.


    The first blank should be filled with a word that works against the second blank’s word. It should be an action or feeling that is meant to reduce a specific police action (second blank) towards children.

    · Outage: a period when a power supply or other service is not available or when equipment is closed down.

    · Exoneration: the action of officially absolving someone from blame.

    · Acquittal: a judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.

    · Condemnation: the expression of very strong disapproval

    · Denigration: the action of unfairly criticizing someone or something.

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