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The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a _________; the artist’s weaker early work is glossed over, and any evidence of his ultimate dissolution is absent entirely.
A. paean
B. philippic
C. tirade
D. panacea
E. eulogy
F. crescendo

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Paean, eulogy

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Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 05:07
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Explanation

A retrospective would be an exhibit that shows the history and progression of the artist’s work, but this exhibit only shows the good parts (it “glosses over” the weaker work and omits the artist’s “dissolution”).

Thus, you need a word that has something to do with “praising.” Paean and eulogy are the only matches. Note that a paean is generally a song or speech of praise and is being used a bit metaphorically here. Many people only know eulogy as a speech given at a funeral, but can actually refer to any speech (or in this case, art exhibit) of praise.

Hence options paean, eulogy are correct!
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Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2018, 20:53
Paen means encomium or praise. Eulogy means written praise.
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Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2018, 03:24
sandy wrote:
Explanation

A retrospective would be an exhibit that shows the history and progression of the artist’s work, but this exhibit only shows the good parts (it “glosses over” the weaker work and omits the artist’s “dissolution”).

Thus, you need a word that has something to do with “praising.” Paean and eulogy are the only matches. Note that a paean is generally a song or speech of praise and is being used a bit metaphorically here. Many people only know eulogy as a speech given at a funeral, but can actually refer to any speech (or in this case, art exhibit) of praise.

Hence options paean, eulogy are correct!



I agree with you cent percent BUT why did then author choose to use "not so much a retrospective as a _________;".. it appears as if the author is looking for a word what is not praiseworthy. Please correct my under standing.
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Re: The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2018, 06:59
Paen and euology . Both the words mean the same.
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