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    sustain

    8. The rapid recovery of the patients who took the new drug .. its effectiveness.
    A.sustains B.contrasts with C.testifies to D.argues against

    8: to support by adequate proof : confirm <testimony that sustains our contention>
    sustain - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    Which word(s) do(es) not fit?

    Thanks.

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    Re: sustain

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    8. The rapid recovery of the patients who took the new drug .. its effectiveness.
    A.sustains B.contrasts with C.testifies to D.argues against

    8: to support by adequate proof : confirm <testimony that sustains our contention>
    sustain - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

    Which word(s) do(es) not fit?

    Thanks.
    B. contrasts with. and D. argues against.

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    Re: sustain

    I would add A. sustains, as the primary meaning of that verb would be to prolong. To sustain in a court of law is a tertiary sense, alluded to perhaps by "testifies", but which by itself is too ambiguous, for me.

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