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# In this day and age, side show barkers, competing with the

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In this day and age, side show barkers, competing with the unfathomable number of spectacular oddities daily displayed on the internet for free, must increasingly lard their pitches with flights of fancy and soaring ______, arching far beyond reality, to fill the seats in their arcades.

 Blank (i) (A) tit-for-tat (B) parables (C) conundrums (D) innuendos (E) hyperboles

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Hyperboles.

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CEO
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 2852
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 47

Kudos [?]: 796 [0], given: 134

Re: In this day and age, side show barkers, competing with the [#permalink]  14 Nov 2017, 04:09
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The answer must match the clues “flights of fancy” and “arching far beyond reality.” Hyperbole is exaggeration and is the only choice that fits.

Hyperboles.
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