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The king’s attendants insisted that he’d never made a bad

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The king’s attendants insisted that he’d never made a bad [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 18:04
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The king’s attendants insisted that he’d never made a bad decision during his entire reign, but the king ignored this ___________, recognizing it as the unctuous chatter of toadies.





Blank (i)
(A) idleness
(B) regalia
(C) blather
(D) puffery
(E) confabulation

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Puffery.

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Re: The king’s attendants insisted that he’d never made a bad [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2017, 16:30
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The words of the attendants are described as the unctuous chatter of toadies, which basically means “the sucking up of people who suck up a lot.” While blather is empty talk, and confabulation is invented talk, only puffery means “exaggerated or false praise,” which is exactly what you want here.

Puffery.
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