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Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp

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Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopped as suddenly as it had begun; gazing at the drooping barrels, one might be forgiven for thinking they were rendered (ii) _________ by the pathetic sight of their (iii) __________ tar­gets.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) pique (D) sidereal (G) ethereal
(B) crescendo (E) woebegone(H) effulgent
(C) euphony (F) erroneous(I) haggard
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Re: Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 13:29
crescendo woebegone and haggard

Haggard means wild or untamed
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Re: Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2018, 18:18
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pique : a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride.
crescendo : a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music.
euphony : the quality of being pleasing to the ear.
sidereal : of or with respect to the distant stars (i.e. the constellations or fixed stars, not the sun or planets).
woebegone : sad or miserable in appearance.
erroneous : wrong; incorrect.
ethereal : extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.
effulgent : shining brightly; radiant.
haggard : looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
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Re: Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 08:21
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Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopped as suddenly as it had begun..


I don't think crescendo works here, because it means: a progressive increase in intensity. However, we know that the shelling both stopped and started suddenly. The other two options for (i) don't work either.
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Re: Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 08:23
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pique : a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride.
crescendo : a gradual increase in loudness in a piece of music.
euphony : the quality of being pleasing to the ear.
sidereal : of or with respect to the distant stars (i.e. the constellations or fixed stars, not the sun or planets).
woebegone : sad or miserable in appearance.
erroneous : wrong; incorrect.
ethereal : extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.
effulgent : shining brightly; radiant.
haggard : looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.


Thank you for posting the definitions! :-D
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Re: Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopp [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2020, 19:43
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Having built up to a (i)_________, the shelling stopped as suddenly as it had begun..


I don't think crescendo works here, because it means: a progressive increase in intensity. However, we know that the shelling both stopped and started suddenly. The other two options for (i) don't work either.


Agree with you that the other 2 options don't work here, but "crescendo" is fine, it also has a figurative meaning - that is the highest point reached after progressive increase in intensity. Hence is the best fit for the blank.
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