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pirate plundered every trade ship that came near

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pirate plundered every trade ship that came near [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2017, 16:11
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66% (00:15) correct 33% (00:39) wrong based on 6 sessions


The _______ pirate plundered every trade ship that came near his own ship; it was almost as if he could never loot or pillage enough to satisfy his craving for gold and jewels.
A. raffish
B. ebullient
C. voracious
D. showy
E. rapacious
F. effusive


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
C and E
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Kudos [?]: 1668 [0], given: 396

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Re: pirate plundered every trade ship that came near [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2017, 17:49
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Explanation

The clue here is that the pirate can’t satisfy his craving, so you need a word like insatiable or greedy for the blank; rapacious and voracious give you appropriate, equivalent sentences.

Both ebullient and effusive are nearly the opposite of what you’re looking for, so eliminate choices (B) and (F). Raffish and showy could describe a pirate, but there’s no context to support that pair of synonyms, so eliminate choices (A) and (D).

Hence options C and E are correct!
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