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Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' pro [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2020, 23:05
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Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' project, in reality his interest in the project was so ____as to be almost nonexistent.
(A)generated...redundant
(B)displayed...preemptive
(C)expected...indiscriminate
(D)feigned...perfunctory
(E)demanded...dispassionate
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Re: Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' pro [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2020, 23:06
I selected D but wrong, can anyone explain?
[Updated: 2/17/2020]
Sorry, I was intended to type E. So I actually selected E but it was not the right answer. Would love to hear your thought on this question

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Re: Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' pro [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2020, 22:42
Looks like the OA is D.
Johnson feigned (put on an appearance of having) great enthusiasm but, in reality, his interest was merely perfunctory (superficial).
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Re: Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' pro [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2020, 23:05
lindaj616 wrote:
Looks like the OA is D.
Johnson feigned (put on an appearance of having) great enthusiasm but, in reality, his interest was merely perfunctory (superficial).


Hi lindaj616, looks like perfunctory means "hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough." Does it have another meaning of being superficial? Just to make sure I thoroughly understand this question. Thanks for the reply
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Re: Although Johnson ____great enthusiasm for his employees' pro [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2020, 23:13
yes, perfunctory generally means "not thoroughly," but in a similar line of thought it can also mean "performed merely as a routine duty; superficial; lacking interest or care"
For example, perfunctory courtesy

(Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/perfunctory)

Hope this helps!
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