Named for the “bobbed haircut” that was popular in the 20s and 30s, the bobby pin soon became a mainstay in almost every woman’s beauty arsenal. For whatever reason, however, it appears that the majority of women are drawn toward placing bobby pins with the wavy edge facing out. It just makes sense that the flat edge would be against your skin. Unfortunately, this is actually wrong.

In this passage, what does the word “arsenal” most closely mean?

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Explanation

The word “arsenal” is used to refer to a collection of beauty supplies that women keep. The other options are synonyms for the military use of this word and are not the best choice for the context of this passage.

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