I have attempted an English test, where a question was given as
Following the students’ ______, the authorities have finally_______ the rule of having CCTV’s in the classroom.
And the options were given as
I thought both the first and fourth options can be right here but the test claims fourth option as an answer but first option as wrong answer.
Aren't they mean same? Or is there any difference between those two verbs?
I've looked up dictionary and these two words are given as synonyms to each other. So, either of the two options can fit here.
But the explanation is given as "we choose rescinded because it means to cancel a law or rule and thus fits the context. Abolish means to formally put an end to a system or institution or practice. So, it doesn't fit here"
Please explain to me if there is any difference and tell me whether the explanation given by the test is right or not.