This is an interesting sentence equivalence question that elucidates the use of the word "Uproar" and what could have started it. Try the question without looking at the answer explanation. If you face difficulty in arriving at the correct answer, take help from the detailed explanation provided below.
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|2||Precipitated||brought about with haste. Accelerated|
|3||Precluded||prevented from happening|
|4||Tiggered||caused something to happen|
|5||Prevaricated||cheated, or dodged the truth|
Let us break down the sentence and understand it using simple words. The politician made an unpopular comment. The politician's press agent had to issue an apology. This means that the people who reacted to this comment on social media reacted negatively. Indeed, there was an “uproar”, as the sentence says. This “uproar” was caused by the politician's comment
The best answers are B and D.