Anticipating a dry, hot fall, city officials are _____citizens to rake up any
leaves on their respectiveproperty: many radio shows have slotted 15-second
spots warning listeners about the heightened possibility of fire should
sufficient under brush collect in untended parts of residents’ premises.
This is a tough question. The type of words that canfit in the blank is
relatively obvious. Basically, officialsare warning, urging, or recommending
citizens. Now,we have to find a pair of words that create a similarmeaning.
(A) is a neutral word that can work for the context.However, there is no
matching word. (B), which means urging, works well, but apparently thereare no
matching words (we’ll come back to that in a moment).
(C) is a word used by those not in a position of power to appeal to those in
a position ofpower, which is the opposite of the context.
(D) works well. But it creates a meaning different from any of the other
words. ‘Enlisting’ impliesthat the city is rounding up a group of specific
people to help rake up leaves.
(E) means to recommend. This word is not quite the same as to remind.
That leaves us with (F), which is a tricky word. Enjoin can mean prohibit,
which is clearly wrongin this context. Enjoin can also mean to urge, which is
nearly the opposite of prohibit. In thissense, (F) and (B) create similar