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Despite her mentor’s advice that she attempt to sound consistently ____________, the graduate student often resorted to using slang when presenting significant parts of her thesis, her habitual speech patterns overriding her years of learning.






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(A) lucid
(B) didactic
(C) panegyrical
(D) erudite
(E) rational
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Re: Despite her mentor’s advice that she attempt to sound consi [#permalink] New post 02 May 2018, 07:56
Can erudite person not use a slang?
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Re: Despite her mentor’s advice that she attempt to sound consi [#permalink] New post 03 May 2018, 22:26
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Not quite sure what do you mean :?:
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Re: Despite her mentor’s advice that she attempt to sound consi [#permalink] New post 16 May 2018, 10:37
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Can you provide the OE of this question. I have a difficulty understanding this sentence.
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A quick google search turns up this interesting piece from Wikipedia.

"A scholar is erudite when instruction and reading followed by digestion and contemplation have effaced all rudeness that is to say smoothed away all raw, untrained incivility."

In the context of the sentence, it would make sense as to why talking slang would be a bad thing, especially during her thesis presentation.
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Re: Despite her mentor’s advice that she attempt to sound consi [#permalink] New post 17 May 2018, 09:47
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Can you provide the OE of this question. I have a difficulty understanding this sentence.


The meaning of the sentence is this:

Nonetheless, his mentor asserted that she should write a thesis in standard English (or whatever is her language), she might not use slang and this indeed overrides years of learning.

Moreover, she has been attempting to being erudite, who has a LOT of knowledge such as a scholar, actually she miserably failed.

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