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For centuries, commercial portrait painters have employed a

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For centuries, commercial portrait painters have employed a [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 08:11
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For centuries, commercial portrait painters have employed a bifurcated aesthetic: like other artists, they strive to represent the truth that gives their works life, but commerce dictates that they simultaneously employ subtle _________ that make the likeness more attractive than the sitter.





Blank (i)
(A) palettes
(B) aesthetics
(C) artifacts
(D) artifices
(E) sentiments

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Artifices.

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Re: For centuries, commercial portrait painters have employed a [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2017, 19:35
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The pivot means the answer must be in contrast to the clue, “truth.” Trap answers palettes and aesthetics are related to painting, but don’t match the meaning of the blank.

Artifices.
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