ACT Reading 2.7 Natural Science Passage
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ACT Reading 2.7 Natural Science Passage. Which of the following would be the best definition for the verb "to obfuscate"?
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and check out what that line has to say.
So from the context, we can tell that the ATSDR tried to hide their screw-ups when it
came to those formaldehyde-ridden FEMA trailers.
As we're going through the answer choices, we have to decide which potential definition
of "obfuscate" best matches this idea.
(C) is a freebie. People who have something to hide don't usually go around...revealing
(C) is more like obfuscate's antonym...which means its opposite, not its parent's sister.?
Answer (B) doesn't seem totally out of context. People do lie when they're trying to hide
something they've done wrong.
The report doesn't exactly claim that the ATSDR went so far as to outright lie, though,
so we can get rid of (B).
Choice (D) isn't totally outside of the realm of possibility. Destroying evidence
is a classic way of trying to get away with something you've done.
However, line 13 doesn't say that the ATSDR did this specifically, so we have to say no
to answer (D).
(A) is the best answer. The author claims that the ATSDR did their best to "obfuscate,"...or
make their failures unclear to the investigators.
They probably would have loved to have Obi Wan around to pull a Jedi mind trick...