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GRE - Text Completion - Text Completion

Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues raised by the regulators, in this case, appear largely to pertain to unwieldy accounting rules that are open to widely divergent interpretations — not to (i)________ transactions designed to (ii)___

Unlike the problems in recent financial scandals, issues raised by the regulators, in this case, appear largely to pertain to unwieldy accounting rules that are open to widely divergent interpretations — not to (i)________ transactions designed to (ii)________ corporate malfeasance.
 

Blank (i)                                   Blank (ii)
A) sham                                   D) cloak
B) unpremeditated               E) ameliorate
C) justifiable                           F) illuminate

The word 'unlike' indicates that the blank will have words that contrast the description that is given in the text. The case pertains to unwidely (unmanageable) accounting rules. Financial scandals is another clue that suggests transactions were fake. Out of the answer choice A, sham (fake, bogus) fits in well to convey this meaning. Corporate malfeasance means corporate wrongdoing. So shams will be designed to hide the wrongdoings of corporate. Out of the answer choices, D, cloak, (cover) conveys this meaning. Ameliorate is incorrect as shams will not make things better. Illuminate (reveal) is the opposite of what the sentence wants to convey.