Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

The ___________ of the chronic balance of payments deficit which has ___________ the Finance Ministry under three Prime Ministers is very real.

A. temptation, reviled

B. understanding, menaced

C. impact, underestimated

D. dilemma, plagued

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".