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Frederick the Great of Prussia was known for his

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Frederick the Great of Prussia was known for his [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 08:39
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Frederick the Great of Prussia was known for his (i) _________ under fire during his military victories; however, when confronting issues of domestic policy, this equilibrium sometimes failed him. He was often (ii) _________ with his ministers, who never knew when they might be subjected to one of his tirades.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) intrepidity (D) fascist
(B) cruelty (E) mercurial
(C) sangfroid (F) vainglorious

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Sangfroid, mercurial.

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Re: Frederick the Great of Prussia was known for his [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2017, 18:28
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A tricky structure — while the second blank is opposite of the clue “equilibrium” (because of the “however”), the first blank should actually have the same meaning as equilibrium.

Sangfroid, mercurial.
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