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Struggling with the uphill descent, the ancient jalopy blew

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Struggling with the uphill descent, the ancient jalopy blew [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 08:38
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Struggling with the uphill descent, the ancient jalopy blew a gasket when it reached the level pla\teau, and then the car slowly _________ to a stop.





Blank (i)
(A) careened
(B) castigated
(C) trundled
(D) tarried
(E) transmuted

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Trundled.

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Kudos [?]: 1612 [0], given: 375

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Re: Struggling with the uphill descent, the ancient jalopy blew [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2017, 18:27
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Explanation

The clue “slowly” points to the correct answer — only trundled can describe a slow movement from a car. Careened describes a fast, out-of-control movement, and tarried describes a person lingering.

Trundled.
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Re: Struggling with the uphill descent, the ancient jalopy blew   [#permalink] 06 Nov 2017, 18:27
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