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Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2017, 03:10
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Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their worldly-wise absence of illusions, they are not above a degree of unjustified __________.

A) prevarication

B) satisfaction

C) self-flattery

D) affectation

E) narcissism

F) indolence
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Explanation

We need to find two words that means:

inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.


C and E are best.
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Re: Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2018, 15:50
Is narcism ever justified?
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Re: Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2018, 19:30
First the sentence is shift sentence- aka the word despite changes changes the flow of the sentence for the clue "PRIDE".

second clue is "unjustified", third is "they are not above". The over all tone of the sentence became negative for the play's charater pride.

Now if we look at the options it is clear that the author wants to replace "pride" by using the word "self flattary" and "narcissism".

moreove there are no other pairs in the option which can be used WITHOUT USING A TING OF IMAGINATION. In fact there are no pairs..

henece the correct answer is C and E.
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Re: Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2018, 19:35
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Is narcism ever justified?



Hi there,

author is trying to say that something about the pride is UNJUSTIFIED, therefore the one need to pick the pair of option which makes the word PRIDE ..unjustified.

Hence the answer is NARCISSISM and SELF FLATTARY a perfect pair FOR UNJUSTIFED - PRIDE.

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Re: Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2018, 23:49
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Explanation

We need to find two words that means:

inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.


C and E are best.


Can you break down the meaning of the sentence or paraphrase it in simpler terms? It's pretty confusing to me.
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Re: Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their w [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2018, 11:16
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This question is not super tough but just a bit tricky.

There are not so many clues to which point out. As such, you should grasp the real sense of the phrase.

Despite the pride that the play's characters take in their worldly-wise absence of illusions, they are not above a degree of unjustified __________.


People that have a lot of life experience (several tough situations they overcome throughout their life, knowledge, mental sharpness and so forth) receive a lot of pride AND due to all these involvements in, they do not have in the end so many illusions. I.E. they are pragmatic and practical.

However, could happen that they do not stay on the ground, humble. From this, they have an unjustified self-flattery or a high opinion of themselves like they are a sort of Oracle. Narcissism is the word, among the other choices, that has the exact meaning of self-flattery.

Hope now is more clear to you.

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