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Sentence Equivalence #Q6-constantly assailed by misgivings

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Sentence Equivalence #Q6-constantly assailed by misgivings [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 22:53
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Poetaster, who at the outset believed one only needed time to write a great novel, was constantly assailed by misgivings, and before completing even one chapter, he abandoned what he had come to deem a(n) ________ enterprise.

a)unworthy
b)idealistic
c)illusory
d)notable
e)ill-fated
f)quixotic


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The plugging technique can be quite helpful in this particular question. But do not use this technique in every Sentence Equivalence Question you see. That can be counter-productive. Now from the sentence it is clear that the Poetaster initially thought that "Time is needed to write a novel".. i.e time is a necessary and sufficient condition for writing a novel. But as he tried to progress he faced a lot of obstacles and finally gave up. Now lets judge the options-

a) Unworthy
b)idealistic
c)illusory
d)notable
e)ill-fated
f)quixotic


Unworthy can be a fit but the lack of similar word in the options cancels it out. Same goes for illusory and ill-fated(which fills up the blank perfectly). Notable doesn't make much sense in the given context.

Only (B) idealistic and (F) quixotic are synonymous words though and fits in perfectly.
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q6-constantly assailed by misgivings [#permalink] New post 01 May 2018, 12:08
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Isn't quixotic(A plan that is unrealistic and are not practical) a related word for illusory(Seems to be real but it is not i.e unrealistic)
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q6-constantly assailed by misgivings [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2018, 14:57
Quixotic and idealistic basically means the same thing
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Re: Sentence Equivalence #Q6-constantly assailed by misgivings [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2018, 06:11
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