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Ms. Llewellyn is known to gently __________ students who

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Ms. Llewellyn is known to gently __________ students who [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 14:40
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Ms. Llewellyn is known to gently __________ students who don’t do their homework, but because of her generally amiable demeanor, she refuses to punish anyone, and seldom even raises her voice.





Blank (i)
(A) pillory
(B) detest
(C) malign
(D) penalize
(E) chide


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Chide.

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 93

Kudos [?]: 1659 [0], given: 396

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Re: Ms. Llewellyn is known to gently __________ students who [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2017, 15:50
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The adverb gently is important here, because it’s impossible to “gently” detest someone or “gently” pillory them (pillory means “attack or ridicule publicly”). Malign is also too negative, and you already read that Ms. Llewellyn doesn’t punish anyone, so penalize doesn’t work.

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