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Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding one

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Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding one [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2017, 16:12
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Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding ones, before in turn calling their own progeny lackadaisical; such is the _________ of life.





Blank (i)
(A) vicissitude
(B) irony
(C) circle
(D) serendipity
(E) comedy

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Circle.

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Re: Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding one [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2017, 17:40
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Explanation

The clue “in turn” leads to the correct answer. Incorrect answers irony and comedy add an idea — humor — that was not indicated by the sentence.

Circle.
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Re: Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding one [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2018, 19:42
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Explanation

The clue “in turn” leads to the correct answer. Incorrect answers irony and comedy add an idea — humor — that was not indicated by the sentence.

Circle.


<b>Can you explain how vicissitude is not correct? I thought there was intended irony here — irony unrealized by the speaker talking about the younger generation, but realized by the narrative voice in the sentence, nonetheless. #halp
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Re: Every generation is accused of slacking by the preceding one [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2018, 08:55
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Because it is completely out of scope here.

the meaning of the sentence is that a generation critics the next one and so forth. In a sort of cicle or repeating pattern

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