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Re: Just as astrology was for centuries faith, countering the s [#permalink]
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I would not explain it any better :)

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Thank you for the correct answer. However, it would be foolish to agree with the statement. In the 21st century, people believe in astrology, numerology, and other pseudosciences much more than in God. It seems to them that the fate ordained by the stars can lead them to success or solve problems.
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Just as astrology was for centuries (i) _______ faith, countering the strength of established churches, so today believing in astrology is an act of (ii) _______ the professional sciences.


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an accepted anachronism to
an underground concern about
an unknown defiance against


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Why cant it be an accepted faith?
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Why cant it (astrology) be an accepted faith?

The established churches are, by definition, the accepted faiths.
We are told that astrology counters (goes against) the established churches. Something that counters the accepted faiths cannot be an accepted faith.

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Just as astrology was for centuries (i) _______ faith, countering the strength of established churches,

we need a word that explains or shows us the concept highlighted

This word counteracts the power of the establishment which was the church and its standards ideas at the time
B is the only viable option. read carefully the word of the sentence. the key to solve them is always before your eyes

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Just as astrology was for centuries (i) _______ faith, countering the strength of established churches, so today believing in astrology is an act of (ii) _______ the professional sciences.


The idiomatic expression "Just as....so" indicate parallelism or parallel ideas.

The phrase "countering the strength of established churches" suggests something subaltern, going against established norms, and therefore an underground fits perfectly.

Since the same idea is repeated after "so today", we need a phrase similar to "countering the strength" and so the choice is defiance against.
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I find this comparison between astrology and current beliefs about science pretty fascinating. It's interesting how for centuries, astrology was a major guiding force for many, kinda like how we look at science today.
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The context here is looking for a word that counters an established authority ( The churches in this case and the Sciences) , so the 2nd part is in defiance of professional sciences. Now the first word should be something that counters Churches and the analogy should be relevant. An accepted is opposite of what we are looking for ! An unknown would be not relevant in the context as it counters the Church and it concerns Church ( going by the tone and tenor of the sentence) hence underground is relevant choice.
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