ASVAB Word Knowledge 5.2 Vocab List. The word disparate most nearly means...what?
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The disparate interests of our political parties
prevent meaningful budget reform.
All right. The word disparate most nearly means... what?
And here are the potential answers.
[ moo ]
[ chuckles ] We've watched debates about the budget, and it's,
well, not the most harmonious process, right?
There are many negative adjectives that can describe
why our political parties don't get along.
And while many of them could apply, not all match the definition of disparate.
A - avaricious means greedy.
And, sure, many politicians have been accused of being greedy,
but it's not really what we're looking for here.
C - illogical means lacking logic.
Well, certainly most politician's ideas are lacking that,
but while this might work in context,
again, it's not the definition we're looking for.
And potable actually means something we can drink.
And, well, we've never seen a political interest that
we can drink, so we can rule out D
on the basis that it simply doesn't make any sense.
One of the reasons our parties can't agree on anything is
because their ideas are so distinct.
They're drastically different or divergent. Ever see the movie?
So B is the correct answer.
But even if they can't agree on a budget, well, at least they
can agree on some things, like, uh,
what color tie looks best or, uh, nevermind.
It's rich in pork.