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OG_VPR # 8 At nearly 450 pages, the novel is __________ : t

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At nearly 450 pages, the novel is __________ : the author does not often resist the temptation to finish off a chapter, section, or even paragraph with some unnecessary flourish.


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instructive
complex
prolix
educational
long-winded
explicit





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Re: OG_VPR # 8 At nearly 450 pages, the novel is __________ : t [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2016, 02:12
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The words that fill the blank in must convey that the novel is not merely long but also contains numerous portions deemed unnecessary. While it may be “instructive” and “educational” these do not properly describe the novel’s length. While “complex” and “explicit” may correlate with (though not characterize) length, they do not produce sentences with the same meaning. Thus the correct answer is prolix (Choice C) and long-winded (Choice E)
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Re: OG_VPR # 8 At nearly 450 pages, the novel is __________ : t   [#permalink] 05 Oct 2016, 02:12
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