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GRE - Text Completion - Text Completion

The government has no choice but to (i)________ the incessant demands for land reform, and yet any governmental action that initiated land reform without requisite attention to agrarian reform would (ii)________ the overall goal of economic modernization.

The government has no choice but to (i)________ the incessant demands for land reform, and yet any governmental action that initiated land reform without requisite attention to agrarian reform would (ii)________ the overall goal of economic modernization.
 

Blank (i)             Blank (ii)
A) anticipate     D) delineate
B) heed              E) condone
C) silence           F) compromise 

 

The clue to fill the first blank is the word 'initiated'. It suggests that the government has to pay attention to the demands for land reforms. Answer choice B, heed matches this meaning. Then the sentence goes on to say that initiating the land reform will impact the overall economic growth. The word 'yet' indicates that the second blank will have a word which contrasts the first blank. Out of the answer choices F, compromise (undermine) is a good contrast and meaningfully completes the sentence.