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Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the

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Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the ____________ nature of upper crust British society; its characters take trivial concerns seriously while thoughtlessly dismissing important ones.






Blank (i)
(A) maladaptive
(B) insincere
(C) unusual
(D) insignificant
(E) shallow
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Re: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2017, 18:07
Can you please explain why the blank is 'shallow' instead of 'unusual'?
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Re: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2017, 09:13
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ebjose wrote:
Can you please explain why the blank is 'shallow' instead of 'unusual'?


Because shallow means superficial and it is the best fit given the fact that it is said that the characters give importance to trivial concerns and dismiss important ones.

Unusual is not completely wrong but it is not supported by the sentence
Re: Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest satirizes the   [#permalink] 17 Oct 2017, 09:13
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