After years of assiduously cultivating an image of integrity, the mayor was acutely aware that just one scandal could forever _____ his reputation in the public's eyes. A. bolster B. besmirch C. surmount D. promulgate E. disguise BOLSTER (V.): بیشتر کردن – تقویت کردن If you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it. Example: Hopes of an early cut in interest rates bolstered confidence. Example: Britain is free to adopt policies to bolster its economy. BESMIRCH (V.): خراب کردن – لکه دار کردن If you besmirch someone or their reputation, you say that they are a bad person or that they have done something wrong, usually when this is not true. (LITERARY) Example: Lawyers can besmirch reputations and disrupt social harmony. SURMOUNT (V.): غلبه کردن – فائق آمدن If you surmount a problem or difficulty, you deal successfully with it. Example: I realized I had to surmount the language barrier. PROMULGATE (V.): اعلام عمومی کردن If people promulgate a new law or a new idea, they make it widely known. (FORMAL) Example: The oil and shipping industries undertook to promulgate a voluntary code. DSIGUISE (V.): مخفی کردن To disguise something means to hide it or make it appear different so that people will not know about it or will not recognize it. Example: Their healthy image disguises the fact that they are highly processed foods. Correct answer: B After years of assiduously cultivating an image of integrity, the mayor was acutely aware that just one scandal could forever BESMIRCH his reputation in the public's eyes. ترجمه: بعد از سالها تلاش سخت کوشانه برای ایجاد چهره ای از صداقت از خود، شهردار به خوبی میدانست که تنها یک رسوائی میتوانست شهرت او را تا ابد در دید مردم خراب کند. توضیح: آنچه شما را به جواب میرساتند کلمه SCANDAL ( رسوائی) است. دانش عمومی شما می گوید که رسوائی شهرت خوب را خراب می کند ( می گویم خوب زیرا در قسمت اول جمله کلمه IMAGE ( شهرت) با INTEGRITY (صداقت ) وصف شده است. @GRE_ Borzabadi

After years of assiduously cultivating an image of integrity, the mayor was acutely aware that just one scandal could forever _____ his reputation in the public's eyes.
A. bolster
B. besmirch
C. surmount
D. promulgate
E. disguise

BOLSTER (V.): بیشتر کردن – تقویت کردن
If you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it.
Example: Hopes of an early cut in interest rates bolstered confidence.
Example: Britain is free to adopt policies to bolster its economy.

BESMIRCH (V.): خراب کردن – لکه دار کردن
If you besmirch someone or their reputation, you say that they are a bad person or that they have done something wrong, usually when this is not true. (LITERARY)
Example: Lawyers can besmirch reputations and disrupt social harmony.

SURMOUNT (V.): غلبه کردن – فائق آمدن
If you surmount a problem or difficulty, you deal successfully with it.
Example: I realized I had to surmount the language barrier.

PROMULGATE (V.): اعلام عمومی کردن
If people promulgate a new law or a new idea, they make it widely known. (FORMAL)
Example: The oil and shipping industries undertook to promulgate a voluntary code.

DSIGUISE (V.): مخفی کردن
To disguise something means to hide it or make it appear different so that people will not know about it or will not recognize it.
Example: Their healthy image disguises the fact that they are highly processed foods.

Correct answer: B
After years of assiduously cultivating an image of integrity, the mayor was acutely aware that just one scandal could forever BESMIRCH his reputation in the public's eyes.

ترجمه: بعد از سالها تلاش سخت کوشانه برای ایجاد چهره ای از صداقت از خود، شهردار به خوبی میدانست که تنها یک رسوائی میتوانست شهرت او را تا ابد در دید مردم خراب کند.

توضیح: آنچه شما را به جواب میرساتند کلمه SCANDAL ( رسوائی) است. دانش عمومی شما می گوید که رسوائی شهرت خوب را خراب می کند ( می گویم خوب زیرا در قسمت اول جمله کلمه IMAGE ( شهرت) با INTEGRITY (صداقت ) وصف شده است.
@GRE_ Borzabadi