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Despite their diminutive stature, horse jockeys are far from

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Despite their diminutive stature, horse jockeys are far from [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 14:23
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Despite their diminutive stature, horse jockeys are far from _________ bunch: many would all-too-happily allow minor umbrage to escalate to barroom brawl.





Blank (i)
(A) a stygian
(B) a farcical
(C) an effete
(D) an evocative
(E) an ecumenical

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
An effete.

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Re: Despite their diminutive stature, horse jockeys are far from [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2017, 19:19
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The clue despite their diminutive stature means that the second part of the sentence needs to go against what one might think about physically small people; the clue many would all-too-happily allow minor umbrage to escalate to barroom brawl confirms that these jockeys are a contentious bunch.

Because of the expression “far from” before the blank, you need a word that expresses what the jockeys are not. The word effete means “pretentious or refined, verging on wimpy and ineffectual.”

An effete.
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