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Loss of Cultural Leaders

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Select the TWO answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

Some sociological and political theories postulate that when a nation undergoes a period of violent tumult marked by the driving out or the outright slaughter of its intellectuals, artists, and cultural leaders, that society will inevitably suffer and grow _______________, having lost its creative vigor.

A

effete

B

bellicose

C

enervated

D

dilatory

E

salutary

F

opprobrious