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Marty could not help but view the glass as half-empty: for

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Marty could not help but view the glass as half-empty: for example, when the economy turned around and jobs began to ____(i)____, Marty insisted to all who would listen that the good news would be quite transient, that another recession was ____(ii)____, and that those who doubted him would later appreciate his unwillingness to celebrate.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) proliferate (D) superfluous
(B) aggrandize (E) imminent
(C) pique (F) odious


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and E
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
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Kudos [?]: 1820 [0], given: 397

Re: Marty could not help but view the glass as half-empty: for [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 16:02
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Explanation

The clue the economy turned around and the trigger word and dictate that the blank, which refers to what happened to jobs, must mean something like increase or become more common. Of the choices, only proliferate makes sense.

Be careful with aggrandize—it means to make something greater, not to become more numerous. To agree with the clue the good news would be quite transient, the second blank has to mean something like about to happen. Of the choices, only imminent fits.

Hence option A and E are correct!
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