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Each of the following sentences has a blank space and four words given after it. Select the word which consider most appropriate for the blank space and indicate your choice.

The criminal seems to have acted in __________ with three others.

  1. Collusion
  2. Coalition
  3. Collision
  4. Cohesion
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Option A is the right answer.

collusion(n): secret agreement, especially for fraudulent purposes | Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/collusion?s=t

Here, the right answer is derived by looking at the word “criminal”. A criminal has malafide or fraudulent intent.

Option B is incorrect. coalition(n): a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.

Option C is incorrect. collision(n): violent crash

Option D is incorrect.  cohesion(n): act of sticking together.

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