Vocabulary Test 3 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

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Vocabulary Test 3 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

Vocabulary Test 3 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

Here is another vocabulary test for the GMAT boldface questions. Please go through this one, carefully, as well. These tests will help you understand the exact meanings of the complicated terms used in the boldface questions, a vital part of the GMAT boldface strategy.

Vocabulary Test #3

After reading the following passage, please go through the list of terms below it, and see which can apply to the bolded portion. Once you have arrived at your answer, read further to see an explanation for each option.

The GDP of Xitora has grown by 15% during the tenure of the current political party. This is the highest growth since any tenure over the previous 100 years. Since the GDP growth is a fine indication of the economic growth of a party, the party has been applauded for its role in the achievement. However, recent opinion polls reflect a steep decline in the popularity of the party owing to its perceived softness on longstanding social, economic, and diplomatic issues. Therefore, the party is unlikely to win another term in the forthcoming elections.

Main Conclusion

-A Conclusion


First, please go through the mind map for the passage.

Mind Map: GDP growth has been great--> party deserves credit-->party has been soft on other issues--> not likely to win

  1. Main Conclusion - While this bolded section is a conclusion, it is not the main conclusion. From the mind map, we can see that the main conclusion is that the party is not likely to win.

  2. A Conclusion - The bolded section is an intermediate conclusion, drawn from the first half of the paragraph. It is not the main conclusion, but it is part of the chain on conclusions in this passage.

  3. Fact/Finding - The bolded section is not a fact, for sure, as it is clearly the author's stance on a subject, not a firm reality.

  4. Opinion - As mentioned above, the bolded section is the author's stance on the subject, meaning that, on the GMAT, it can be called an opinion.

  5. Judgment - The bolded section can also be considered to be the author's judgment, on the GMAT, for similar reasons as to why it can be called an opinion.

  6. Circumstance - The bolded section is not a circumstance.

  7. Evidence - As the bolded section is not a firm fact, it will not be considered a piece of evidence, on the GMAT.

  8. Prediction - The bolded section is clearly not a prediction, as the author does not make hypothesize upon any future events through it.

  9. Assumption - The bolded section is, obviously, not an assumption.

  10. Consideration - The bolded section can be called a consideration, but given its role in the passage, this would be a weak choice.

All things considered, given the role that the bolded section plays in the passage, the most appropriate term to use for it would be "a conclusion".

This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One Critical Reasoning videos.

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