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PrepTest 73, Passage 3, Question 20

The content provides an in-depth analysis of how to approach vocabulary in context questions on the GRE, using a specific question about the term 'forces of persuasion' as an example.
  • Detail questions, such as vocabulary in context questions, require examining the passage around the term for its intended meaning.
  • The term 'forces of persuasion' refers to the manipulative influences of advertisers that shape our perceptions of real versus false needs.
  • To find the correct answer, it's crucial to reject choices that do not match the contextually provided definition, focusing on those that capture the essence of the term as used in the passage.
  • Answer choice E, which identifies these forces as 'manipulative influences unrecognized by those affected,' is highlighted as the correct interpretation.
Understanding Vocabulary in Context Questions
Analyzing the Term 'Forces of Persuasion'
Evaluating Answer Choices
Identifying the Correct Answer