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OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i

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When the normally (i) ______ film director was interviewed, it was only the topic of her next movie that (ii) _______ her flow of words. Her (iii) _________ on that subject suggested that it was an unwelcome one.




Blank iBlank iiBlank iii
a) assiduousd) divertedg) taciturnity
b) loquaciouse) stanchedh) alacrity
c) diffidentf) accentuatedi) rhapsody




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Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2016, 02:10
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The reader is told that the director’s reaction to being asked about her next movie indicates that it is an unwelcome subject. Of the choices for Blank (iii), both “alacrity” and “rhapsody” would indicate excitement or eagerness to talk about this topic, making them implausible choices. “Taciturnity,” on the other hand, indicates an unwillingness or reserve about speaking; it is therefore the correct choice. This particular reaction is contrasted to the director’s normal conversational style, so the answer to Blank (i) must indicate a ready willingness to converse. “Loquacious,” meaning talkative, is the choice that fits; neither “diffident,” which means reserved, nor “assiduous,” which means diligent, conveys the necessary contrast to taciturnity. Finally, Blank (ii) suggests that the topic of the director’s next movie provoked a verbal reaction different from her usual one. Since the director is normally a talkative person, the unwelcome topic likely checked her conversation; therefore, “stanched” is the correct answer. “Accentuated” indicates the opposite, and while “diverted” might seem plausible, it suggests a potential change of topic unsupported by the rest of the passage. Thus the correct answer is loquacious (Choice B), stanched (Choice E), and taciturnity (Choice G).
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2017, 06:59
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2018, 08:22
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The sentence can go in two ways and the trap answers are plotted such that one can easily take the wrong leap and get all three blanks wrong. If the film director is thought to be 'diffident' then her words can get 'accentuated' while discussing the movie with 'alacrity'..... But the key for the whole sentence here is the word 'unwelcome'- meaning she didn't want to discuss that. This indicates that she was rather 'taciturn' but her true nature is the opposite of that. So the first blank should be 'loquacious' and that nature of hers changed in the second blank, therefore 'stanched'.

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Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2018, 08:09
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If the film director is thought to be 'diffident' then her words can get 'accentuated' while discussing the movie with 'alacrity'.


Except that accentuate wouldn't work here, because accentuate only makes something more noticeable or appealing. As far as I know, it does not refer to increasing the incidence of something, like for example, a person's words. To accentuate someone's speech does not mean to make them talk more.
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i [#permalink] New post 11 May 2020, 14:57
The beauty of 3-blank text completions if that you don't even have to know what a word means and you can still get the correct answer. For example, I had no idea what the word "stanched" meant, but process of elimination helped me out with that because the other 2 answers clearly didn't fit. Thus, it had to be stanched.
Re: OG_VPR # 6 When the normally (i) _______ film director was i   [#permalink] 11 May 2020, 14:57
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