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In the midst of so many evasive comments

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In the midst of so many evasive comments, this forthright statement, whatever its intrinsic merit, plainly stands out as (i) __________.

A a paradigm
B a misnomer
C a profundity
D an inaccuracy
E an anomaly

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The sentence offers a contrast between “many evasive statements” and a single “forthright statement.” On that basis alone, one might expect an answer such as “an anomaly.” Do any of the other options make for a meaningful, coherent sentence? “A paradigm” is appealing, as is “a profundity,” since the forthright statement is clearly presented as something positive. However, we are not in a position to call it paradigmatic or profound, since the sentence withholds judgment on “its intrinsic merit.” The same reasoning allows us to eliminate “inaccuracy” and “misnomer.” The straightforwardly descriptive “anomaly” is clearly the best choice.
Thus, the correct answer is an anomaly (Choice E).
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Re: In the midst of so many evasive comments [#permalink] New post 06 May 2020, 23:24
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The sentence offers a contrast between “many evasive statements” and a single “forthright statement.” On that basis alone, one might expect an answer such as “an anomaly.” Do any of the other options make for a meaningful, coherent sentence? “A paradigm” is appealing, as is “a profundity,” since the forthright statement is clearly presented as something positive. However, we are not in a position to call it paradigmatic or profound, since the sentence withholds judgment on “its intrinsic merit.” The same reasoning allows us to eliminate “inaccuracy” and “misnomer.” The straightforwardly descriptive “anomaly” is clearly the best choice.
Thus, the correct answer is an anomaly (Choice E).



this is from the book itself, i cannot understand this, I think A and C works. please explain in detail
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Re: In the midst of so many evasive comments [#permalink] New post 07 May 2020, 00:13
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The sentence offers a contrast between “many evasive statements” and a single “forthright statement.” On that basis alone, one might expect an answer such as “an anomaly.” Do any of the other options make for a meaningful, coherent sentence? “A paradigm” is appealing, as is “a profundity,” since the forthright statement is clearly presented as something positive. However, we are not in a position to call it paradigmatic or profound, since the sentence withholds judgment on “its intrinsic merit.” The same reasoning allows us to eliminate “inaccuracy” and “misnomer.” The straightforwardly descriptive “anomaly” is clearly the best choice.
Thus, the correct answer is an anomaly (Choice E).



this is from the book itself, i cannot understand this, I think A and C works. please explain in detail



A statement being forthright doesn't mean that it can be regarded as a "paradigm" (or an ideal model) or a "profundity" (or having great depth of insight or knowledge) as it could be an absolutely rubbish statement we don't know as evident from words "whatever its intrinsic merit". But it is surly as anomaly as it is different from other evasive statements.

I think thats why the best answer is E.
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Re: In the midst of so many evasive comments [#permalink] New post 07 May 2020, 02:28
Further explanation is needed please
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Re: In the midst of so many evasive comments [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2020, 23:07
As I understand this question as,

In the middle of so many ambiguous comments, this direct statement, whatever its essential merit, simply stand out as deviated.

Contrast between evasive comments and forthright statement so there is a deviation from standard and normal.

Paradigm (Standard) and Profund (deep: insight) which doesn't explain the deviation from standard or normal.

PS: Please share your comments if my understanding deviates from yours.
Re: In the midst of so many evasive comments   [#permalink] 03 Jun 2020, 23:07
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