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Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace

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Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace often find themselves being assigned work left unfinished by their more _________ co-workers.
A. torpid
B. solemn
C. tepid
D. saturnine
E. sedulous
F. solicitous

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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 16:20
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The employees who get the work are — based on the clue alacrity — cheerful and ready for more. Thus, they must be getting assigned work left undone by employees who are, by contrast, either lazy or slow.

Both torpid and saturnine work (saturnine can also mean “gloomy,” but here it is being used to mean “sluggish”). Note that sedulous and solicitous are the exact opposite of what you want here.

Hence Torpid,saturnine are best fits!
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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2018, 21:19
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Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace often find themselves being assigned work left unfinished by their more _________ co-workers.
A. torpid
B. solemn
C. tepid
D. saturnine- gloomy OR slow to change
E. sedulous
F. solicitous

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Torpid, saturnine

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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 07 May 2018, 05:01
tepid has a second meaning of "showing little enthusiasm". Can anyone explain why saturnine is more suitable than tepid?
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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 08 May 2018, 15:55
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here the meaning of the sentence is, actually, this: the employees will take the job because of they are more eager and enthusiast to work than lazy workers.

tepid does not fit really well here. I would say is out of scope.

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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2018, 22:25
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here the meaning of the sentence is, actually, this: the employee will take the job because of they are more eager and enthusiast to work FROMM worker that are lazy.

tepid does not fit really well here. I would say is out of scope.

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Sorry to ask it's still not clear. Tepid means low enthusiasm, listless. Then how it is out of scope? It can mean that the employees having less enthusiasm and not much willing to work. Please explain.
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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2018, 12:19
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Tepid means slightly warm and in particular is referred to liquid things.

Torpid means apathetic with when someone does not have so much enthusiasm.

Hope now is more clear.

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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2018, 10:27
I too have the same query. "Tepid" means "unenthusiastic" apart from the other meaning "lukewarm". Hence it fits the context i.e lack of enthusiasm (opposite of alacrity). So how can tepid not be the answer?
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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2018, 12:48
rimi21 wrote:
I too have the same query. "Tepid" means "unenthusiastic" apart from the other meaning "lukewarm". Hence it fits the context i.e lack of enthusiasm (opposite of alacrity). So how can tepid not be the answer?

i agree
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Re: Employees who demonstrate too much alacrity in the workplace [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2018, 01:31
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A tepid person in somehow does something.

A person torpid is completely lazy. The sense of the sentence is just this: some workers are lazy and others will be in charge of the job they first do not perform.

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