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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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Because she always had the correct answers to life’s difficult dilemmas, my grandmother was sought after for her ______ by family members and neighbors.
A. duplicity
B. wisdom
C. bewilderment
D. ignorance
E. sagacity
F. guile

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and E
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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GRE Prep Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4857
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 112

Kudos [?]: 1865 [0], given: 397

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Explanation

To fill in the blank, you need to find a word that describes the grandmother who is described in the sentence as having the correct answers to life’s difficult dilemmas. Therefore, you want to find words that also describe someone who has all the right answers. Sagacity means acuteness of mental discernment, or, more simply, wisdom. Meanwhile, bewilderment and ignorance are words describing someone who does not have all the right answers.

Duplicity and guile are both words having to do with deceit and lying and are not traits of the grandmother suggested in the sentence.

Hence options B and E are best fit!
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Sagacity and wisdom both mean the same i.e strong mental ability to discriminate between things. Hence, they are the correct options.
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