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The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris took almost two

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The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris took almost two hundred years to complete; this immense architectural effort included the first notable use of a flying ________, but this renowned feature was not part of the original design and only employed when the walls forming the nave began to crumble and needed additional support.





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(A) ballast
(B) albatross
(C) hallmark
(D) buttress
(E) trademark

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Buttress.

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 2841
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 45

Kudos [?]: 788 [0], given: 134

Re: The famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris took almost two [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2017, 04:12
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Buttress, as a noun or a verb, relates to support and is therefore justified by the clue “additional support.” None of the other choices relate to the text. Note that you certainly do not need to memorize architectural terms for the GRE, but you should definitely know the metaphorical meaning of buttress (to support), and the sentence provides the clue about “needed additional support,” so this question is fair game.

Buttress.
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