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The key word here is truly articulate. The next option that comes close ie D uses more articulate. Only A fits the bill.
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If we negate the option A then we get to know that not only the large vocubulary could be a problem there could also be another factor that could figure hence this option is correct.
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Being articulate has been equated with having a large vocabulary. Actually, however, people with large vocabularies have no incentive for, and tend not to engage in, the kind of creative linguistic self-expression that is required when no available words seem adequate. Thus a large vocabulary is a hindrance to using language in a truly articulate way.

Which one of the following is an assumption made in the argument?

(A) When people are truly articulate, they have the capacity to express themselves in situations in which their vocabularies seem inadequate.

(B) People who are able to express themselves creatively in new situations have little incentive to acquire large vocabularies.

(C) The most articulate people are people who have large vocabularies but also are able to express themselves creatively when the situation demands it.

(D) In educating people’ to be more articulate, it would be futile to try to increase the size of their vocabularies.

(E) In unfamiliar situations, even people with large Vocabularies often do not have specifically suitable words available.


The structure is almost always:
i. some people say / many ppl think / it is commonly assumed ... [claim X]
ii. but/yet/however ... I disagree with claim X
iii. here's a premise (that is dubiously relevant to claim X)

For example:
Some people think that democracy is a system that tolerates dissidence. But they're wrong. After all, democracies don't normally allow you to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater.

Assumption/Objection?
What does "yelling 'Fire!' in a crowded theater" have to do with "tolerating dissidence"?

I think the shortest way to the answer would just be to recognize the missing link of relevancy that would connect the premise "lacking creative self-expression" to the conclusion, "using language in a truly articulate way".

If we just scan the answers for "truly articulate", we would only find (A) as a contender.

Discussing who is "most articulate" as (C) does is not the same as whether one is "truly articulate".

Discussing how to make one "more articulate" is not the same as whether one is "truly articulate".

And (B) and (E) don't have any link to the conclusion.
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