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Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying to keep a low profile since his _________ exit from the company.

A) celebrated
B) mysterious
C) long-awaited
D) fortuitous
E) indecorous
F) unseemly

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The sentence needs to be completed with a word that suggests a reason for the executive to wish to keep a low profile. The words “indecorous” and “unseemly” both suggest such a reason, and the sentences completed with those two choices are alike in meaning. Therefore, that pair forms the correct answer. Although one might get a sensible sentence by filling the blank with another choice, such as “long-awaited,” none of the other choices that meets that criterion also has a companion choice that would produce another sentence alike in meaning.

Thus the correct answer is indecorous (Choice E) and unseemly (Choice F).
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Re: Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2018, 11:30
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Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying to keep a low profile since his _________ exit from the company.

A) celebrated
B) mysterious
C) long-awaited
D) fortuitous
E) indecorous
F) unseemly

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Question: 9
Page: 70
Difficulty: hard


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E,F



When we read the sentence for context, we learn that the former executive wants to stay somewhat hidden from the public.
What kind of exit would cause someone to stay hidden from the public?
It seems like a BAD exit or an EMBARRASSING exit would make one want to stay hidden.
So, let's look for words synonymous with BAD/EMBARRASSING.
Check the answer choices....
E (indecorous) and F (unseemly) are perfect.


Answers: E, F

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Re: Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2020, 16:33
Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying to keep a low profile since his _________ exit from the company.

The former executive has kept a low profile suggests that he or she had done some shady work. The two words that have negative connotation and are alike in meaning are: indecorous and unseemly. Other answer choices do not for a pair.

Answer is E and F.
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I think this is an easy question to solve even if one doesn't know all the world meanings.

The only synonyms are unseemly and indecorous which means inappropriate
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The easiest way to solve such questions for me is to look for synonyms.

The only synonyms in this case are unseemly and indecorous.
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Re: Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying [#permalink] New post 05 May 2020, 04:31
indecorous and unseemly would be the answer
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