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Repression of painful memories is sometimes called

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Repression of painful memories is sometimes called “willed forgetting.” Yet true forgetting is (i)________ than the phenomenon of repressed memory. In spite of the effort that it (ii)________, repressing unwanted memories is less (iii) ________ than truly forgetting them, for repressed memories are prone to come back.




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A) less controlledD) easesG) permanent
B) different in its effectE) conveysH) arduous
C) far more commonF) entailsI) immediate


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This question is best answered by first completing the third blank. The third sentence sets up a comparison between repressing memories and forgetting
them. The word “for” indicates that the last part of the sentence — “repressed memories are prone to come back” — presents the basis of that comparison. Choice G, “permanent,” is the only choice that is related to the tendency to come back.

Working backward, the sentence begins with “In spite of,” suggesting that the correct choice for the second blank is contrary to what one might expect. One would ordinarily expect that something entailing effort would be more rather than less permanent.

Neither “eases” nor “conveys” sets up such an expectation. Filling the second and third blanks makes it possible to fill the first blank. Nothing
in the completed text suggests that true forgetting is “more common” or “less controlled” than the repression of painful memories, but it does suggest that true forgetting is different in its effect — it is more permanent. Thus, Choice B, “different in its effect,” is correct.

Thus, the correct answer is different in its effect (Choice B), entails (Choice F), and permanent (Choice G).
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Re: Repression of painful memories is sometimes called [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2020, 00:46
Inspite of the effort repressing memories takes, it is less arduous than total forgetting.

Doesn't arduous make sense in this context as well? There is a clear contrast in the effort needed with the "Inspite" and "than" keywords between totally forgetting and repressing memories.

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Re: Repression of painful memories is sometimes called [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2020, 14:27
Zohair123 wrote:
Inspite of the effort repressing memories takes, it is less arduous than total forgetting.

Doesn't arduous make sense in this context as well? There is a clear contrast in the effort needed with the "Inspite" and "than" keywords between total forgetting and repressing memories.


No mate, it wouldn't be.

repressing unwanted memories is more arduous than truly forgetting them.

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Re: Repression of painful memories is sometimes called [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2020, 04:10
theBrahmaTiger wrote:
Zohair123 wrote:
Inspite of the effort repressing memories takes, it is less arduous than total forgetting.

Doesn't arduous make sense in this context as well? There is a clear contrast in the effort needed with the "Inspite" and "than" keywords between total forgetting and repressing memories.


No mate, it wouldn't be.

repressing unwanted memories is more arduous than truly forgetting them.

Please reply if you have any questions.


Could this be because there is nothing mentioned about effort pertaining to truly forgetting?
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