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Feb 9 2017   6:34PM GMT

Incisive or Decisive – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


hipaa-security1Risk analysis is a _________ component of the HIPAA Security Rule because it allows an entity to target its main security loopholes and deficiencies.
A. incisive
B. decisive



Answer: B

Decisive comes from the word decide and means “conclusive, putting an end to debate.” It can also mean “prompt” or “positive.”

Incisive literally means “cutting into.” Figuratively, it means acute, sharp, or trenchant.

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