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For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.
OBVIATE: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars.

  1. Prevent
  2. Forestall
  3. Preclude
  4. Bolster
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D. Bolster

All other 3 words are synonyms for "prevent" which is appropriate in the given sentence whereas "bolster" means "strengthen" which is clearly inappropriate here.
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