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Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was

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Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2017, 02:05
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Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was (i) ___________ composer whose (ii) _______ works infuriated the traditionalists of his day.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) a derivative (D) hackneyed
(B) an uncontroversial (E) heterodox
(C) an iconoclastic (F)euphonious


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

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Re: Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2017, 02:31
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The hint comes from the first part of the sentence "Breaking with established musical traditions". Thus, for blank i we need an adjective for a musician that breaks with tradition, "iconoclastic" does the job. Blank ii needs an adjective for his work that, again, breaks with tradition; "heterodox" is what we are looking for.

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Re: Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2017, 22:53
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What makes this question tricky is the vocabulary. If you don’t know the meaning of the words, you have no choice but to make an educated guess.

First blank:

A derivative makes no sense in the context of the first blank. An uncontroversial contradicts the context of the first blank because it requires a word that is opposite to the word traditional. Although I don’t know what iconoclastic means, I have to pick it because the other two don’t fit.

Second blank:

I have no idea what hackneyed means. I also don’t know what euphonious means but it reminds me of the word euphemism, so I tend to think it is a positive word. Heterodox fits well because this blank requires a word that would describe something that would upset people who are traditionalists.

Correct answer: an iconoclastic/heterodox
Re: Breaking with established musical traditions, Stravinsky was   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2017, 22:53
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