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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is c

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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is c [#permalink]  11 Jul 2019, 14:54
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is considered the epitome of (i) _______ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

Blank (i)
novelty
eccentricity
urbanity
coarseness
tolerance
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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is c [#permalink]  13 Jul 2019, 22:40
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What we are looking is opposite of rude or bizarre. We need to select word which is close of proper manner and urbanity (refined manner) is right choice.
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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is c [#permalink]  31 Aug 2019, 03:26
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is considered the epitome of (i) _______ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

The word "however" indicates a contrast introduced in the ideas in the sentence.

Since the behavior abroad is considered at least harmlessly bizarre or impossibly rude, at home it will be perceived in exactly the opposite way - very polite.

Thus urbanity - which indicates the quality of refinement - is the correct answer.
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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is c [#permalink]  07 Sep 2019, 23:39
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is [#permalink]  06 Nov 2019, 12:16
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is considered the epitome of (i) _____ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

Blank (i)
novelty
eccentricity
urbanity
coarseness
tolerance

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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is [#permalink]  09 Nov 2019, 20:30
urbanity means mannerliness, courtesy, politeness, Grace, Polish etc...and would be the best contrast to being rude and eccentric

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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is [#permalink]  09 Nov 2019, 20:47
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is considered the epitome of (i) _____ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

Blank (i)
novelty
eccentricity
urbanity
coarseness
tolerance

Some customs---which are they?(rude, harmless, bizarre); now, see the word however which is always used for shift like (negative--however--positive) vice-versa ,Therefore, just put the word opposite of that customs.
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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is [#permalink]  10 Nov 2019, 19:34
How can rude customs travel well?
The contrast should be to customs described as impossibly or extremely or unbelievably or inconceivably rude!

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Re: Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is [#permalink]  21 Jan 2020, 02:14
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Some customs travel well; often, however, behavior that is considered the epitome of ______ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

behavior that is considered the epitome of ______ at home is contrasted (however) with behavior which is perceived as impossibly rude abroad

So clearly the word for the blank should be the opposite of impossibly rude which is very polite.

The choice from the word list is urbanity

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Some customs travel well

or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.
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