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A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other than the solitude that it provided. Thoreau believed that (i) ________ the untamed put him in touch with an (ii) ________ that, by definition, could not be replicated by the schemings of 19th-century man.
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A. deflection of
B. immersion in
C. lionization of

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B. immersion in
C. lionization of
D. unpredictability
E. austerity
F. simplicity
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2017, 17:50
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The answer should be B and F.
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2018, 07:06
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I think its should be B & E, not B & F, an simplicity is incorrect.... the untamed put him in touch with an simplicity that, by definition, could not be replicated by the schemings of 19th-century man.
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2018, 16:18
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A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other than the solitude that it provided. Thoreau believed that (i) ________ the untamed put him in touch with an (ii) ________ that, by definition, could not be replicated by the schemings of 19th-century man.
Blank (i)
A. deflection of
B. immersion in
C. lionization of

Blank (ii)
B. immersion in
C. lionization of
D. unpredictability
E. austerity
F. simplicity


I think it's B and F. This passage is referring to Thoreau's "Walden" which I read in high school. The book heavily focuses on the simplicity of a life iin the woods without the comforts civilization provides.
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2018, 13:45
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 10:03
B and D There are more clues for the first blank, so start there. Since “a retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau,” he most likely absorbed himself in the untamed. The word closest in meaning to absorbed is immersion. What did “immersion in the untamed” put Thoreau in touch with? A good guess would be the word untamed. Of the choices, the word closest in meaning to untamed is unpredictability. :-D
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Re: A retreat to nature appealed to Thoreau for reasons other th [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 10:50
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Follow the rules and most important thing: how a real GRE question is formulated with its blanks.

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