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The blank requires intelligent use of resources. The answer I guess should be 'husband' and 'steward'.
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While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, they were in for a long, difficult winter, and the main challenge was to _________ their existing resources.
A. sell
B. peddle
C. steward
D. upend
E. husband
F. procure


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The “while” tells you that the second part of the sentence will contrast with pushing forward — due to the approaching winter, the colonists need to stay put and conserve what they have.

Only steward and husband mean this. Sell and peddle don’t work because there’s nothing in the sentence to indicate commerce or contrast with it (and why would you sell your resources when a hard winter is coming?) Note that procure, which means “get” or “acquire,” doesn’t work because of the word existing.

Hence Steward, husband are correct options!
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Husband means to use resources economically.Steward means to manage or supervise resources.
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While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, they were in for a long, difficult winter, and the main challenge was to _________ their existing resources.

The sentence states that while the colonists would eventually push westward, they had to first deal with the challenge of a long and difficult winter. And it had to do something with their existing resources. Clearly they have to preserve the resources if they have to successfully push westward. Hence, steward and husband are the correct answers.
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Re: While the colonists would eventually push westward, first, [#permalink]
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Explanation

The “while” tells you that the second part of the sentence will contrast with pushing forward — due to the approaching winter, the colonists need to stay put and conserve what they have.

Only steward and husband mean this. Sell and peddle don’t work because there’s nothing in the sentence to indicate commerce or contrast with it (and why would you sell your resources when a hard winter is coming?) Note that procure, which means “get” or “acquire,” doesn’t work because of the word existing.

Hence Steward, husband are correct options!


How can "steward" work, although it is a noun and not a verb ?
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Those are the only options and they mean: manage

C and E are correct.

Not a good sentence and actually it tests nothing
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C and E are correct
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