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The coastline of the region plays home predominantly to a

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The coastline of the region plays home predominantly to a [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 03:15
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The coastline of the region plays home predominantly to a community of cosseted elites; aside from the tolerated presence of a smattering of _________ abodes, the area is practically inundated with opulent estates, which boast a variety of architectural styles from the neo-classical to the Gilded Age.
A. ramshackle
B. contiguous
C. archaic
D. garlanded
E. underestimated
F. dilapidated

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Ramshackle, dilapidated

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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Re: The coastline of the region plays home predominantly to a [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 13:03
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The key to this question is the phrase “tolerated presence,” which indicates that the “abodes,” or houses, are different from the “opulent estates.” The pivot phrase “aside from” also provides a nice clue.

Ramshackle and dilapidated, which both mean “run-down,” are best. Archaic, meaning “old” or “old-fashioned,” is close, but doesn’t possess the same connotations of disrepair or neglect that the two correct answers do.

Hence options ramshackle, dilapidated are best fit!
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