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"In failing to see that the justice's pronouncement merely __ previous decisions rather than actually establishing a precedent, the novice law clerk __ the scope of the justice's judgment.
A. synthesized...limited
B. overturned...misunderstood
C. endorsed...nullified
D. qualified...overemphasized
E. recapitulated...defined"

I was caught up with the first blank: "the justice's pronouncement merely ___ previous decisions rather than actually establishing a precedent"

What contrasts with establishing a precedent?
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Even worse, Jeff: 'merely overturned'.

???

Ah well, win some, lose some...

MrP
I say it's B. Why isn't it B? These exercises are ridiculous!
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