and from his ______ allowing the senior civil servants to

AidaGlass

Senior Member
Persian-Iran
Hello,
The below question is from an MA exam in university.
What I'm sure of is that option B can't be correct. I looked up the words in some dictionaries, but I couldn't get which is the correct answer.
Part of the trouble came from a dislike of Sandy's refusal to heed professional advice, and from his _____ allowing the senior civil servants to usurp the powers that probably belonged to the Chiefs of Staff.
A: humility in
B: paucity of
C: propensity for
D: obsequiousness for
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    I don't like that question. 'Humility in' is grammatically possible, but doesn't make much sense. 'Propensity for' is the most likely: a propensity is a habit. He had a habit of allowing . . .
     
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