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OG_VPR # 4 The figure-skating pair’s convincing victory

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The figure-skating pair’s convincing victory last week was particularly (i) _______ to their rivals, who were in peak form and complained privately about the judging. That the pair won when their rivals were (ii) ______ too is also impressive.




Blank iBlank ii
a) unsurprisingd) terrific
b) irksomee) nervous
c) gratifyingf) inconsistent


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B and D


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Re: OG_VPR # 44. The figure-skating pair’s convincing victory [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2016, 01:20
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The fact that the winning pair’s rivals were “in peak physical form” suggests that these rivals had a reasonable expectation of victory; the fact that they “complained about the judging” indicates that they regarded the pair’s victory as not completely deserved. These two considerations suggest that the rivals had a negative reaction to the winning pair’s victory; the only answer choice for Blank (i) that matches this meaning is “irksome,” so it is correct. The second sentence reinforces the implication that the rivals were also strongly deserving of victory, and the word “too” suggests that the performances of the winning pair and of their rivals were comparable in quality. This points to “terrific” as the correct answer choice for
Blank (ii). Thus the correct answer is irksome (Choice B) and terrific (Choice D).
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Re: OG_VPR # 44. The figure-skating pair’s convincing victory   [#permalink] 23 Sep 2016, 01:20
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