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QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the

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QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2016, 07:28
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Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the king with authentic, verified facts, the royal biographer was at a loss as to how he should approach his subject without engendering further errors.

  • mundane
  • droll
  • spurious
  • apocryphal
  • salacious
  • lecherous



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The biographer in this Sentence Equivalence question is having difficulty reconciling verified facts with stories he's heard about the king. The biographer also does not want to “engender further errors,” indicating that the stories he's heard are untrue. The missing word is an adjective describing the stories; a word such as “dubious” would work well.

Answer choices (C) spurious and (D) apocryphal both mean “inauthentic” or “erroneous.” Both match our prediction, and these are the correct answers. Choice (A) mundane, or “ordinary,” has no connotation of falseness, and no other choice produces a similar meaning, so this choice is incorrect. Choice (B) droll, or “amusing,” might well describe the stories in question. However, there are no clues in the sentence to support this idea and there is no other choice that produces a similar meaning, so this choice is also incorrect. Similarly, (E) salacious and (F) lecherous both mean “lustful” or “erotically suggestive,” and nothing in the sentence confirms that idea for us. The sentence is only concerned with the veracity (truthfulness) of the stories, not their content.

The correct answers are choices (C) and (D).
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2016, 00:56
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HI,

In GRE sentence equivalence you must choose TWO answer choices that have the same meaning, fitting the sentence.

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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2016, 01:47
spurious and apocryphal
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2018, 21:56
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 25 May 2018, 03:17
The options were so discreet that it gave the correct answer without much effort..
C D are correct because--

WHY WOULD the royal biographer reconcile the ____fake____ stories about the king with "authentic, verified facts".
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 26 May 2018, 01:22
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Not sure I got what you do mean
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 14:45
Spurious and apocryphal both mean widely circulated as true but actually false
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Re: QOTD #18 Unable to reconcile the ________ stories about the [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2018, 06:29
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