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Moore was (i) _______ ill-at-ease. His (ii) _______ had always been a distinguishing feature. It was what made him a good con artist and a good informant. He was one of those men who accepted dares with an easygoing smile and did outrageous things with (iii) ______ that made him successful in the dangerous world in which he operated. But just now he was not feeling very sure of himself.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) uncharacteristically (D) disquietude (G) an obvious clumsiness
(B) predictably (E) magnanimity(H) a sophisticated fearless
(C) naturally (F) aplomb(I) a wary vigilance
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Re: Moore was (i) ill-at-ease. His (ii) had always been a disti [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2017, 02:26
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Long and difficult one. The best way to attack it is to figure out the second part and then pick the first blank accordingly.

In general, Moore was in a certain way: calm. So for the second and third blank F and H are the best. As it turns out, for the first one he was uncomfortable, then A is the best choice.
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Re: Moore was (i) ill-at-ease. His (ii) had always been a disti [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2020, 13:16
I don't really get how we determine the shift that he was uncomfortable for (i)?
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Re: Moore was (i) ill-at-ease. His (ii) had always been a disti [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2020, 13:42
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Moore was (i) _______ ill-at-ease.

ill-at-ease= uncorfortable

His (ii) _______ had always been a distinguishing feature. It was what made him a good con artist and a good informant. He was one of those men who accepted dares with an easygoing smile and did outrageous things with (iii) ______ that made him successful in the dangerous world in which he operated. But just now he was NOT FEELING very sure of himself.

Turns our he was weirdly uncomfortable

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Re: Moore was (i) ill-at-ease. His (ii) had always been a disti [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2020, 16:12
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Re: Moore was (i) ill-at-ease. His (ii) had always been a disti [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2020, 07:34
If he accpeted challenges with an easy smile and now he was not feeling sure, so the first blank will be uncharacteristically. THe other two blanks describe how he had always been prior too his indecision now, so both will be positive and support that he easily did dangerous tasks. so F and H
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