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Always chary of doling out criticism deemed too _________

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Always chary of doling out criticism deemed too _________, the pundit generally adhered to a more diplomatic approach.





Blank (i)
(A) dull
(B) acerbic
(C) muted
(D) indistinct
(E) tactful

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Acerbic.

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 2852
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 47

Kudos [?]: 796 [0], given: 134

Re: Always chary of doling out criticism deemed too _________ [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2017, 04:01
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Crucial to this question is the word chary, which is essentially synonymous with wary. If the pundit is worried about appearing something, it is probably the opposite of what he or she actually does, which is be “diplomatic.” You’re thus looking for an anonym for “diplomatic.” Acerbic, which means “scathing or bitter,” is best.

Acerbic.
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