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(i) __________ comprehension of the character of Italian wine is impeded not only by labyrinthine complexities of vineyards and varietals, but also by fluctuations in environmental conditions from year to year, which render even the most reliable vintages subject to (ii) ___________.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) An exhaustive (D) efficient taxonomy
(B) A futile (E) remarkable variance
(C) An irredeemable (F) mitigating circumstances

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An exhaustive, remarkable variance.

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Explanation

The blank structure for this problem is tricky; in such cases you need to pay attention to the specific words in the sentence that give hints to the meanings of the blanks.

For the first blank, you are looking for a modifier to “comprehension.” This “comprehension,” you learn, is impeded… by labyrinthine
complexities. In other words, total, or exhaustive, comprehension is difficult because of these complexities.

For the second blank, the key word is “reliable.” The relation of this word to the blank is given by “even the most,” telling you that these vintages are subject to something opposite to “reliable” — that is, remarkable variance.

An exhaustive, remarkable variance.
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Re: comprehension of the character of Italian wine is impeded [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2018, 13:44
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An explanation for the first blank:

The comprehension is delayed(impeded) by complexities. Since only a complete or exhaustive comprehension can be delayed by the complex details (labyrinthine complexities), the answer is A.
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Re: comprehension of the character of Italian wine is impeded [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2018, 15:07
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exhaustive leads to labyrinthine complexities.
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(i) An exhaustive comprehension of the character of Italian wine is impeded not only by labyrinthine complexities of vineyards and varietals, but also by fluctuations in environmental conditions from year to year, which render even the most reliable vintages subject to remarkable variance.

complex vineyard systems and fickle weather conditions make it impossible to understand wine's character completely (exhaustively), because even the most seasoned wine differs in taste from year to year.
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