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Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San

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Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San Francisco is famous for its ______ weather, engendered by the confluence of two different meteorological systems in the Bay Area.





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(A) stimulating
(B) adverse
(C) balmy
(D) appealing
(E) duplicitous
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Re: Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 16:15
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Explanation

The blank describes the weather in San Francisco. Thanks to the trigger, we know it is not hot and sunny. We also know that it comes from opposing weather systems. We need something that is both bad and refers to opposition. Adverse works perfectly.

Hence option B is correct!
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Re: Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2018, 13:55
sandy wrote:
Explanation

The blank describes the weather in San Francisco. Thanks to the trigger, we know it is not hot and sunny. We also know that it comes from opposing weather systems. We need something that is both bad and refers to opposition. Adverse works perfectly.

Hence option B is correct!

I thought it should be C. Balmy (not too hot). Please let it clear why is it adverse= harmful.
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Re: Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2019, 14:44
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sandy wrote:
Explanation

The blank describes the weather in San Francisco. Thanks to the trigger, we know it is not hot and sunny. We also know that it comes from opposing weather systems. We need something that is both bad and refers to opposition. Adverse works perfectly.

Hence option B is correct!

I thought it should be C. Balmy (not too hot). Please let it clear why is it adverse= harmful.



Your selection does not go with the overall sentiment of the sentence. Also, the start is with the word "Despite" and the later part states a confluence of two "different" meteorological systems----inherently indicating of an adversity.
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Re: Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2019, 23:27
The conditions hot and sunny does not indicate anything positive(looks neutral), If that is the case then how can ascertain that the answer choice will be a negative choice.
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Re: Despite being located in hot and sunny California, San [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2019, 15:07
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The conditions hot and sunny does not indicate anything positive(looks neutral), If that is the case then how can ascertain that the answer choice will be a negative choice.


Hot and sunny is supposed to be good weather. The opposite would be cold and cloudy, which is definitely not good weather. But really, the other choices don't fit that well.

"Balmy" is close, but it's meaning is too close with "hot and sunny." It doesn't contrast enough to warrant the use of "despite."

"Duplicitous" is also close, since we have two competing weather systems. Duplicitous, though, has connotations of intent and deception, which don't describe weather very well.

By contrast, "adverse" definitely does contrast with hot and sunny. But I'm with you in not loving this one.
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