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Ethan’s conversations were_____mainly because his sentences

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Ethan’s conversations were _______________ mainly because his sentences structure lacked in important details, yet we were never guilty of witticism, unless by accident.

A) frustrating
B) forestalling
C) forwarding
D) losing
E) dashing
F) limiting


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Mainly the author explains that the conversation is simple and not too specific. So how do we comprehend that the convs were frustrating. IMO limiting suits well
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Re: Ethan’s conversations were_____mainly because his sentences [#permalink] New post 10 May 2018, 12:10
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The best way to go about this is elemination. While you are right that 'limiting' is a possibility, however it has no synonyms among other options.

Hence frustrating and forestalling are best fit.

Note here frustrating is used in the same sense as hindering.
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Re: Ethan’s conversations were_____mainly because his sentences [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2018, 07:06
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Re: Ethan’s conversations were_____mainly because his sentences [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2018, 11:35
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Ethan’s conversations were _______________ mainly because his sentences structure lacked in important details, yet we were never guilty of witticism, unless by accident.

A) frustrating
B) forestalling
C) forwarding
D) losing
E) dashing
F) limiting

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Mainly the author explains that the conversation is simple and not too specific. So how do we comprehend that the convs were frustrating. IMO limiting suits well


Why wouldn't the answer choices be B forestalling (act in advance of someone in order to stop them from doing something) and F limiting since there is information that important details are missing so a full conversation is not achieved while conversing with Ethan?
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Re: Ethan’s conversations were_____mainly because his sentences [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2018, 10:43
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The sense of the sentence is that because of the lack of details, the conversations were frustrating. The only synonym among the other answer choices is B

Limiting has no clue in the entire phrase.

I.E. The conversations were not clear and even though this we didn't get a joke of him if not accidentally

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