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A newly published, laudatory biography of George Bernard Sha

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A newly published, laudatory biography of George Bernard Sha [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2017, 15:01
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A newly published, laudatory biography of George Bernard Shaw fails, like others before it, to capture the essence of his personality: the more he is (i) ___________, the more his true self seems to (ii) _____________




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) discussed (D) disappear
(B) disparaged (E) emerge
(C) disregarded (F) coalesce


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A,D
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Re: A newly published, laudatory biography of George Bernard Sha [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2017, 03:40
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here we do need to create a sort of parallelism in the meaning of the sentence. Not two words in contrast but on the same ground.

The more is discussed, the more the meaning becomes more blurry or disappear, fade away.
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1. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (i) is this:
A newly published, laudatory biography of George Bernard Shaw fails, like others before it,

2. This means George Bernard Shaw has been “discussed” a number of times

3. The part of the sentence that is related to blank (ii) is this:

fails, like others before it, to capture the essence of his personality:

4. This is negative in tone. Given the context the word that best fits is “disappear”

5. Answer: A,D
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