To abate the public outcry that was ______ by the celebrity’s brazen comments about gender inequality, his agent had to issue a very public apology.

A: precipitated 
B: exasperated
C: precluded
D: triggered
E: prevaricated
F: goaded

OA: A: precipitated; D: triggered

Explanation:

SAS

SubjectOutcry 
InformationCelebrity’s brazen comments
Structure WordThat was 
Negator
Plug In Wordcaused
AnswerPrecipitated, triggered

AOA

Pair 1Precipitated, triggered
Lone rangerExasperated, precluded, prevaricated, goaded
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