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Text Completion #Q12-An efflorescence of creativity

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An efflorescence of creativity rarely occurs in a ____________ milieu; even a modicum of strife, whether in the home or in society at large, can spur great work in both art and literature.

A) Contentious
B) Genial
C) Stagnant
D) Compromised
E) Exposed
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It is a good idea to simplify the first part of the sentence: creativity rarely happens in a _____ environment. Even a little bit of struggle is needed. Therefore, words that fit in the blank are happy/friendly, lacking struggle. (B) genial, which means friendly, works perfectly.
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Re: Text Completion #Q12-An efflorescence of creativity [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2018, 13:28
How about Stagnant I think it fits well with the context
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Re: Text Completion #Q12-An efflorescence of creativity [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2018, 13:41
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It is a good idea to simplify the first part of the sentence: creativity rarely happens in a _____ environment. Even a little bit of struggle is needed. Therefore, words that fit in the blank are happy/friendly, lacking struggle. (B) genial, which means friendly, works perfectly

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