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I'm trying to figure out the answer to a Proficiency C2 question:

Thus, having a meal first thing in the morning was .........in necessity, and was no longer associated with social status along.

Does embedded or rooted go in the missing space and why?

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  • Root has a historical meaning, which is why rooted in means 'started from'. Oct 4, 2022 at 14:57

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"rooted", as having grown from, like a plant, would be correct. "embedded", rather, suggests deliberate placement within another thing.

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