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Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying

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Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2016, 15:35
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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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Newspapers report that the former executive has been trying [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2016, 15:37
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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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sandy wrote:
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

Practice Questions
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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