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While receiving the award , the scientist said "I feel vindicated". Which of the following closest in meaning the word vindicated?




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vindicate means::show to be right by providing justification or proof  (When a physicist proves a theory that his colleagues derided, he vindicates it. When a lawyer clears her client's name in a trial, she vindicates him.)

substantiated is past participle of substantiate means:::provide evidence to support or prove the truth of.

chastened  means misfortuned ,so option B should be correct.

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substantiated  means evidence or proof

chastened  means misfortune which is inappropriate here

here most appropriate word is C) appreciated



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