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# It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am

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It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  08 Dec 2018, 08:20
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It is (i) ______ that the short story, regardless of its acclaim amongst certain members of the literati, has (ii) ______ amongst the public— all the more so because the novel, in some ways an inherently more demanding form, continues to be popular amongst lay readers who apparently subscribe to the trite credo that bigger is better.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) (A) aunsurprising (D) languished (B) encouraging (E) burgeoned (C) telling (F) imploded
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  19 Jan 2019, 19:32
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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  03 Nov 2019, 01:18
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The second blank should be a negative word as per the part : regardless of its acclaim amongst certain members of the literati. So, among the answer choices of the first blank, the most positive word is telling. So, C and D are correct answers.
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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  26 Aug 2020, 09:59
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Hmm are you sure its supposed to say "aunsurprising"? Assuming that its supposed to be unsurprising instead -

unsurprising: not surprising
encouraging: supporting
telling: striking

languished: grow weak
burgeoned: thrive
imploded: burst inside. increase in demand here.

the phrase "regardless of its acclaim amongst certain members of the literati" tells us that short stories aren't popular among the general population. This thought is further supported as novels "continues to be popular amongst lay reader". This disparity is clearly striking since literati (or the people studying literature and other educated folks/peers/writers) like short stories but the general population doesn't.
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2-Blank Text completion practice Q (Difficult = very hard) [#permalink]  07 Nov 2020, 00:32
It is (i)______ that the short story, regardless of its acclaim amongst certain members of the literati, has (ii)___________ amongst the public—all the more so because the novel, in some ways an inherently more demanding form, continues to be popular amongst lay readers who apparently subscribe to the trite credo that bigger is better.

(i)

(A) unsurprising
(B) encouraging
(C) telling

(ii)

(D) languished
(E) burgeoned
(F) imploded
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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  07 Nov 2020, 01:03
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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  07 Nov 2020, 03:16
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Carcass wrote:
Merged similar topic. Refer above for the explanation or ask if you do need further assistance

We do have thousands and thousands of questions on the forum. Almost surely it was posted before

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Thanks for these inputs @Carcass
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Re: It is (i) that the short story, regardless of its acclaim am [#permalink]  07 Nov 2020, 05:00
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