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The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went; his _____ and supercilious manner was widely known, and even those who professed to admire him seldom regarded him as being anything but presumptuous.







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A) thrifty
B) pretentious
C) disagreeable
D) libelous
E) disinterested
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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2018, 11:55
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As for the sentence, A and E are out suddenly.

Actually, he was hated by the most. C is the only way that fits the bill.

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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2018, 06:03
I think B is the right answer. Nowhere does it imply that his manner is disagreeable. The whole thing is about being pretentious and supercilious.

I just can't see disagreeable as an option here; there doesn't seem to be a context for it.
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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2018, 09:27
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grewiz wrote:
The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went; his _____ and supercilious manner was widely known, and even those who professed to admire him seldom regarded him as being anything but presumptuous.







Blank (i)
A) thrifty
B) pretentious
C) disagreeable
D) libelous
E) disinterested



Yes B should be the answer here...
Supercilious and presumptuous mean similar that is to show more than one actually is..
And so pretentious is the correct choice..

B

OA is incorrect
Please intimate the source and explanation or the OA will be changed.
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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2018, 21:52
Carcass's explanation is correct. The OA is 'disagreeable'.
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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2018, 22:04
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grewiz wrote:
Carcass's explanation is correct. The OA is 'disagreeable'.


Please intimate the source, explanation and logic.
There is no logic in choosing word 'disagreeable'. If we are missing out something, please give the logiv
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I also selected B.

However after checking the OA, I presume that the word should contradict "admire" and similar to "presumptuous".
Supercilious is "thinking oneself superior to other" and hence does not contradict "admire".
So the other word would be the opposite of "admire".

A. thrifty: miserly, not wasteful. DOES NOT CONTRADICT "admire"
B) pretentious: ostentatious, pretending to impress. DOES NOT CONTRADICT "admire" but very similar to "presumptuous"
C) disagreeable: unfriendly, disliked. LITTLE OFF but CONTRADICTS "admire" and similar to "presumptuous"
D) libelous: defamatory. DOES NOT CONTRADICT "admire"
E) disinterested: showing no interest. DOES NOT CONTRADICT "admire"

So, the best bet seems C
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Re: The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2018, 13:54
grewiz wrote:
The actor's reputation preceded him wherever he went; his _____ and supercilious manner was widely known, and even those who professed to admire him seldom regarded him as being anything but presumptuous.







Blank (i)
A) thrifty
B) pretentious
C) disagreeable
D) libelous
E) disinterested


I've read all the explanations and the oscillation between those who choose pretentious and disagreeable is confusing. I chose pretentious because "seldom regarded him as being anything but presumptious."
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