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A key element of The Smiths’ recognizable sound came from

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A key element of The Smiths’ recognizable sound came from [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2017, 19:54
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A key element of The Smiths’ recognizable sound came from the tension between Morrissey’s _______ lyrics and the cheerful, almost bouncy music composed by Johnny Marr.
A. lubricious
B. euphoric
C. sanguine
D. saturnine
E. recondite
F. lachrymose

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
D and F
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: A key element of The Smiths’ recognizable sound came from [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2017, 01:51
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Explanation

The blank describes the kind of lyrics that would create a tension with cheerful, almost bouncy music, so a word that means something like sad would make sense. Both euphoric and sanguine are nearly the opposite of what you’re looking for, so eliminate choices (B) and (C).

Neither lubricious, which means lewd, nor recondite, which means not widely known, is supported by the sentence, so eliminate choices (A) and (E). Both saturnine and lachrymose mean sad, so choices (D) and (F) give you appropriate, equivalent sentences.

Hence options D and F are correct!
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