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OG_VPR # 5 The governor has considerable political talents,

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OG_VPR # 5 The governor has considerable political talents, [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 01:35
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The governor has considerable political talents, but as a speaker he is far less (i) ________ than his opponent, whose oratorical skills are (ii) ________.




Blank iBlank ii
a) adroitd) unpretentious
b) unconvincinge) spurious
c) prolixf) breathtaking


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Re: OG_VPR # 5 The governor has considerable political talents, [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 01:36
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The “but” in the sentence suggests that there is a contrast between the governor’s political talents and his speaking ability. Since the former is described in positive terms (“considerable”), the description of the latter must be negative. The governor is described as “far less (i) _______ than his opponent” as a speaker; since this whole phrase must have a negative meaning, the answer to Blank (i) must be positive. The only answer choice for Blank (i) that is positive is “adroit,” so it is correct. Given this, the opponent’s speaking ability must be much better than the governor’s, so the answer to Blank (ii) has to be positive. The only positive choice for Blank (ii) is “breathtaking,” so it is correct. Thus the correct answer is adroit (Choice A) and breathtaking (Choice F).
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Re: OG_VPR # 5 The governor has considerable political talents, [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 18:14
This question was somehow tricky for me since "d) unpretentious" has slightly positive connotation. However, I went for F which is more straightforward. Great question
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