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Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little

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Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 14:30
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Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little more than a few basic plot points scribbled on a napkin—the veteran screenwriter easily sold the story to a major Hollywood studio.





Blank (i)
(A) undeveloped
(B) polished
(C) convoluted
(D) prosaic
(E) tortuous
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Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 16:14
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Explanation

The missing word refers to a project—in this case a screenwriter’s story—which consists of little more than a few basic plot points. Therefore, the missing word might mean something like incomplete, so you can immediately eliminate choice (B). There is not enough information to suggest that the story is convoluted, prosaic, or tortuous, so eliminate choices (C), (D), and (E). Undeveloped means incomplete, so choice (A) is the best answer.

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Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2018, 01:05
why not 'd' ?
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Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2018, 04:52
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Prosaic could have been a good call but the writer stresses that there are only a few lines scribbled on a napkin so underdeveloped is a better fit.
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Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2018, 14:19
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prosaic means most similarly "boring or cliche." If his plot was boring and cliche one would not expect a hollywood producer to pick it up. On top of that, the hyphenated portion is expounding on the word in the blank. Since it is saying "lacking detail" rather than "the details were boring," we are looking for a blank that means something like undeveloped rather than prosaic.
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Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2018, 02:59
sandy wrote:


Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little more than a few basic plot points scribbled on a napkin—the veteran screenwriter easily sold the story to a major Hollywood studio.





Blank (i)
(A) undeveloped
(B) polished
(C) convoluted
(D) prosaic
(E) tortuous



[Reveal] Spoiler:
little more than a few basic plot.....................is the clue of this sentence . it indicates that underdeveloped is suitable for the blank. rudimentary can also be a substitute of this word.

The best answer is A.
Re: Although his latest project was relatively _______ —little   [#permalink] 18 Oct 2018, 02:59
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