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Comparatively few rock musicians are willing to laugh

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Comparatively few rock musicians are willing to laugh [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2018, 06:23
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Comparatively few rock musicians are willing to laugh at themselves, although a hint of_____can boost sales of video clips very nicely.






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(A) self-deprecation
(B) congeniality
(C) cynicism
(D) embarrassment
(E) self-doubt



the correct answer is (A), but why? I can't understand it!
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Re: Comparatively few rock musicians are willing to laugh [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2018, 09:16
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Few musicians have an attitude of humor about themselves, although a touch of this joke humor self hoax can boost sales.

The others are out of scope.

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The hint here is the phrase "laugh at themselves" which means to not take oneself too seriously and be able to find humour at your actions.
Out of the options given:- embarrassment, self-doubt and cynicism do not fit the mood of the sentence which is positive.
Congeniality can be a close match which means to be affable or friendly. But here the point is that rock stars should be able to find mirth in their action and not about being friendly. Hence , self-deprecation fits the bill.
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