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OG_VPR # 4 The villas and compounds that proliferated during

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OG_VPR # 4 The villas and compounds that proliferated during [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 01:26
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The villas and compounds that proliferated during the building boom of the 1990s were (i) ________, far too (ii) ________ for people of average means.




Blank iBlank ii
a) opulentd) bucolic
b) eclectice) expensive
c) enigmaticf) mundane


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A and E


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Re: OG_VPR # 4 The villas and compounds that proliferated during [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 01:27
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The sentence talks about “villas and compounds,” which are high-end properties, so the intuitive answer to Blank (ii) must be a word denoting a quality that makes these properties unsuitable or out of reach for people of average means. The answer choice that best matches this meaning is “expensive,” so it is correct. The answer to Blank (i) must name the quality of the properties that makes them too expensive for
people of average means; the answer choice that best meets this requirement is “opulent.” “Bucolic” may also seem a plausible choice for Blank (ii), as it denotes a quality that may not normally be associated with “people of average means.” However, it is incorrect, as none of the qualities named in Blank (i) would make a property bucolic. Thus the correct answer is opulent (Choice A) and expensive (Choice E).
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Re: OG_VPR # 4 The villas and compounds that proliferated during [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 18:16
Argg.. went for B/E and was wrong. Thought "opulent" was "many", for which in this case, "luxurious". Eclectic didn't have anything to do with luxurious but thought it can be used as something peculiar. Should not make such mistake again.
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