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Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid

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Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid those attractions with a reputation for real (i) _________, like those at the now-shuttered Action Park. These patrons want not danger but its (ii) _________, a ride that (iii) _________ but is in fact perfectly safe.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) peril (D) complement (G) satisfies
(B) titillation (E) simulacrum(H) mollifies
(C) lavishness (F) abettor(I) terrifies

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Peril, simulacrum, terrifies.

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Re: Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2017, 19:58
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Explanation

Even suggests that first word describes the sort of thing you might otherwise expect a thrill seeker to find attractive. You want something bad — a meaning like, “too thrilling, in a bad way.”

You are also told that these patrons want not danger, so you might anticipate a word as simple as “danger.” Peril is the best choice. Although “titillation” does describe a sort of thrill, it is neither negative, nor does it suggest danger.

The third word is probably easier to anticipate than the second, so let’s skip ahead. “In fact” suggests that you want a word that means “seems to be unsafe,” and the earlier “thrill-seeking visitors” suggests that you want something, well, thrilling. So anticipate “seems unsafe, thrills,” and take terrifies as your closest synonym. Satisfies yields a perfectly fine sentence, but there is no reason to anticipate quite that meaning. To return to your second word, you now know you want a word that means something like “imitation,” and simulacrum is the closest synonym among your answers.

Peril, simulacrum, terrifies
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Re: Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2017, 01:46
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1. The part of the sentence related to blank(i) is:
These patrons want not danger

2. This suggests “peril” is being avoided

3. The part of the sentence related to blank(ii) is:
These patrons want not danger but its (ii) _________, a ride that (iii) _________ but is in fact perfectly safe.

4. This suggests they want something similar to rides that are not dangerous but very thrilling. The word that best fits is “simulacrum” meaning similar.

5. The part of the sentence related to blank(i) is:
a ride that (iii) _________ but is in fact perfectly safe.

This suggests the blank word should be something that has some negative connotation as danger but also the positive connotation of safety. “terrifies” best fits.

6. Answer: A,E,I
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Re: Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2018, 08:26
i din't understand blank ii) kindly help
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Re: Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2018, 02:50
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Actually (ii) means they wanna scare people but indeed the simulacrum is safe.
simulacrum :an image or representation of someone or something.

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Re: Even thrill-seeking visitors to amusement parks will avoid [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2018, 23:17
sravnatestprep wrote:
1. The part of the sentence related to blank(i) is:
These patrons want not danger

2. This suggests “peril” is being avoided

3. The part of the sentence related to blank(ii) is:
These patrons want not danger but its (ii) _________, a ride that (iii) _________ but is in fact perfectly safe.

4. This suggests they want something similar to rides that are not dangerous but very thrilling. The word that best fits is “simulacrum” meaning similar.

5. The part of the sentence related to blank(i) is:
a ride that (iii) _________ but is in fact perfectly safe.

This suggests the blank word should be something that has some negative connotation as danger but also the positive connotation of safety. “terrifies” best fits.

6. Answer: A,E,I


Thank you for the clear explanation.
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