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OG_VPR # 4 Torpey’s study has turned a seemingly __________

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Torpey’s study has turned a seemingly __________ topic, the passport, into a fascinating one by making an original contribution to the sociology of the state.

A) ironic

B) banal

C) provocative

D) witty

E) insipid

F) stimulating

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B and E


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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Torpey’s study has turned a seemingly __________ [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2016, 01:48
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The adjective “seemingly” indicates that the words that fill the blank will contrast with “fascinating.” Of the responses, “banal” and “insipid” are both opposites of “fascinating,” and they yield sentences alike in meaning, so they are the correct response. While “provocative” and “stimulating” are near in meaning, they do not provide any contrast to “fascinating,” so they are incorrect. Neither of the other responses has a near synonym among the choices, nor do they provide any opposition to the characterization of the passport as a fascinating topic.Thus the correct answer is banal (Choice Β) and insipid (Choice E).
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