Both institutional and retail corruption has had a _________ effect on
Right Answer is: B
Let’s understand the meaning of each word given in the options:
The word ‘rapacious’ means ‘insatiable’ and conveys no meaning here.
The word ‘debilitating’ means ‘weakening’ and fits here correctly.
The word ‘pecuniary’ means ‘relating to money’ and is irrelevant here.
The word ‘mythical’ means ‘imaginary’ and fails to make any sense here.
The word in the blank must convey the negative meaning which corruption has on society. Out of the given alternatives, only option B conveys such meaning. Hence, it is the correct answer.