Sentence Completion





Example-9




Question


In a way, science might be described as …………………. thinking applied to nature: we are looking for natural conspiracies, for connections among apparently ………………..data.

(A) national…..hard

(B) imaginative………original

(C) critical………..inaccurate

(D) paranoid………….disparate

(E) abstract…………obscure

Analysis


Here again the second missing word is easy to spot. “Looking for connections among apparently………data" indicates that the author is implying that the data, on first look, do not appear to have any connections. Therefore the missing word should mean disconnected. Among the given choice for the second missing word, it is disparate that has this meaning.

So, the answer is (D). The answer sentence is:

In a way, science might be described as paranoid thinking applied to nature: we are looking for natural conspiracies, for connections among apparently disparate data.

Paranoid means a mental state in which one has a fixation that there is conspiracy against him all around. This word logically complete this ironic sentence, in which the author means that the scientists think that nature is indulging in conspiracies against them, hiding the connections that they are looking for in apparently disconnected data.

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