I had a GRE question that needed me to select the best 2 options that complete the text:
The doctor’s real mistake, from the perspective of his _____ professional friends who quickly jilted him, was not that his choice of treatment was inappropriate, but rather that it was viscerally objectionable to the medical establishment.
My answer with the reasoning:
As his professional friends were saying that his answer was correct but they object it primarily because it was objectionable to medical establishment. So it gives the impression that they are clinging to old established beliefs rather than looking whether it is actually apt here. So I chose options f) stodgy and e) orthodox because both of there refers to people who are very obsessed with old traditional ways of doing things.
Is my reasoning correct?