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Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2017, 02:47
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Despite having engineered and overseen the return of several stray dioceses that had broken away under his predecessor's (i)_________, the bishop had a modest and open quality that (ii)_________ the (iii)_________ of his position.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) diligence (D) construed (G) tenuousness
(B) epaulet (E) belied(H) audacity
(C) laxity (F) derided(I) eminence


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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2018, 07:34
whys the hint for belied?
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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2018, 23:10
Someone please explain why derided is wrong
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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 10:53
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In a nutshell, the meaning of the sentence is this:

Even though the previous vicarious was not good (laxity or negligence), the new one disproved (belied) who thought the new course would be much positive. Indeed, the ongoing action is pretty much the same the previous. In addition, considering the powerful position of the new bishop.

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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2018, 02:38
Despite having engineered and overseen the return of several stray dioceses that had broken away under his predecessor's negligence, the bishop had a modest and open quality that why not construed? the eminence of his position.
Contrast word Despite shows that there should be a positive connotation in the second sentence. Isn't so?
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Focus on the word "Despite". It says that despite having engineered and overseen the return of several unexpected and things out of place under his predecessor's negligence or laxity, still the bishop had a modest and open quality that belied/failed to justify the emininence of his position.
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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2018, 14:34
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PankajPatel wrote:
Focus on the word "Despite". It says that despite having engineered and overseen the return of several unexpected and things out of place under his predecessor's negligence or laxity, still the bishop had a modest and open quality that belied/failed to justify the emininence of his position.


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Re: Despite having engineered and overseen the return of [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 13:33
Laxity, belied, eminence
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