It is currently 21 Aug 2019, 08:29

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)_______

Author Message
TAGS:
Founder
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 7741
Followers: 143

Kudos [?]: 1593 [0], given: 7032

At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)_______ [#permalink]  25 May 2017, 06:00
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

69% (00:31) correct 30% (00:30) wrong based on 81 sessions

At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)____________ , its focus on such everyday objects as flowers or fruits apparently uninspired. In the hands of (ii)____________ painter, however, careful attention to slight shifts of color and texture can lead to a truly (iii)____________ and exemplary painting.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) Blank (iii) (A) vital (D) a gauche (G) unstinting (B)luxuriant (E) an adept (H) sublime (C) banal (F) an ascetic (I) prosaic
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________
Director
Joined: 09 Nov 2018
Posts: 509
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 1

Re: At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)_______ [#permalink]  19 Jan 2019, 19:25
Intern
Joined: 20 Dec 2018
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [2] , given: 0

Re: At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)_______ [#permalink]  02 Feb 2019, 01:35
2
KUDOS
As expected from MGRE, a good and difficult question (at least for me)

At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)____________ , its focus on such everyday objects as flowers or fruits apparently uninspired
Here, painting is explained as everyday object, uninspired. This is a negative connotation. Banal (overfamiliar) is the best choice. Vital is kinda opposite. Luxuriant is irrelevant.

In the hands of (ii)____________ painter, however, careful attention to slight shifts of color and texture can lead to a truly (iii)____________ and exemplary painting.
The trigger word "however" will explain some contrast. The painting, in the hands of good painter, can be a good painting. Gauche (lack social polish) is opposite. Ascetic (a person who dedicate himself as a hermit) is irrelevant. Adept (skillful) fits best.
The result of adept painter is truly great, divine painting. Prosaic (dull, common) is opposite. Unstinting (I think it is prodigal) is irrelevant. Sublime (supreme or outstanding) fits best.

hope it helps
Re: At first, a still-life painting can appear quite (i)_______   [#permalink] 02 Feb 2019, 01:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by