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QOTD #9 Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often

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QOTD #9 Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often [#permalink] New post 10 May 2016, 01:18
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Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often (i) ______ as the best English language playwright, and often (ii) ______ as a man lacking the education to write those plays.





Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A) crownedD) demonized
B) stigmatizedE) dismissed
C) castigatedF) deified


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A and E
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Re: QOTD - Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often [#permalink] New post 10 May 2016, 05:22
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Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often (i) ______ as the best English language playwright, and often (ii) ______ as a man lacking the education to write those plays.





Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A) crownedD) demonized
B) stigmatizedE) dismissed
C) castigatedF) deified



A,E?.....plz provide the QA
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Re: QOTD - Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often [#permalink] New post 10 May 2016, 11:34
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Crowned, dismissed. “Peculiarly enough” indicates that the blanks oppose each other, and “best English language playwright” indicates that blank (i) must be positive, so blank (ii) must be negative. “Crowned” is the only positive word choice for the first blank and is the correct answer; “stigmatized” means condemned and “castigated” means scolded. In the second blank, “deified” has a positive tone and doesn’t express the contrast that the sentence suggests, while “demonized” is much too strong an attitude to direct towards someone for lacking education; “dismissed” is a more appropriate word and the correct answer.


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Re: QOTD #9 Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2018, 03:48
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The word 'peculiarly' indicates that Shakespear received contradicting acclamation. The first blank should be something that recognizes his reputation as the best English playwright. Hence, crowned is the right answer and it just means that the second one should something opposite. So, deified is eliminated. Demonized is something extreme and out of context in this case. Dismissed is the right answer directing us to the fact that Shakespear was celebrated as the best and all the while his methods are disregarded or dismissed due to lack of his conventional education, he is thought to be ill-equipped at times. This is what's peculiar.

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Re: QOTD - Peculiarly enough, Shakespeare has been often [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2018, 18:37
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Crowned, dismissed. “Peculiarly enough” indicates that the blanks oppose each other, and “best English language playwright” indicates that blank (i) must be positive, so blank (ii) must be negative. “Crowned” is the only positive word choice for the first blank and is the correct answer; “stigmatized” means condemned and “castigated” means scolded. In the second blank, “deified” has a positive tone and doesn’t express the contrast that the sentence suggests, while “demonized” is much too strong an attitude to direct towards someone for lacking education; “dismissed” is a more appropriate word and the correct answer.


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for 1st blank: he must be praised as the best english playwright, not stigmatized (negative) as the best (positive) nor castigated (negative) as the best (positive)
for 2nd blank: he must not be demonized as lacking education. it's too negative and dark. he's not deified (positive) as lacking (negative) education. dismissed is just enough.
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