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In an era in which mass media is but a thrall of its

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In an era in which mass media is but a thrall of its [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2017, 18:31
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In an era in which mass media is but a thrall of its corporate masters, the amateurish _______ of commercials for local businesses provide a tonic for the slick homogeneity of most advertising.
A. amalgamations
B. eccentricities
C. synergies
D. conglomerations
E. syllogisms
F. idiosyncrasies

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and F
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: In an era in which mass media is but a thrall of its [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2017, 18:51
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The sentence says that local commercials are a tonic or “cure” for homogeneity or “sameness”, so a good word would be quirks or individualities. Check the answers. Both eccentricities and idiosyncrasies mean quirks.

The best answers are choices (B) and (F).
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