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The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that

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The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that slush piles are nothing but ____(ii)____; he argued that several major authors, including Stephenie Meyer, Judith Guest, and even Anne Frank, were discovered in such piles of unsolicited, soon-to-be-rejected manuscripts.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) gratification (D) requisition
(B) accession (E) dross
(C) umbarge (F) compendium


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C and E
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2017, 15:18
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Explanation

Start with the second blank. You know from the second part of the sentence that slush piles are unsolicited, soon-to-be-rejected manuscripts, so the missing word is probably something like unwanted material. Of the choices, only dross is sufficiently negative. For the first blank, since the agent is arguing that several major authors were discovered in the pile, he must not like the idea of the slush pile being called dross. The missing word, then, must mean something like offense. Of the choices, only umbrage means offense.

Hence options C and E are correct
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2018, 05:01
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The word for the second blank is mistakenly written doss, but should be dross as I guess.
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2018, 10:21
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The word for the second blank is mistakenly written doss, but should be dross as I guess.


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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2018, 04:53
confused in the first blank
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2018, 07:40
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2018, 08:46
what does compendium mean? also, I thought you can only say "umbrage to" not "umbrage at" .... ?
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Re: The literary agent took ____(i)____ at the statement that [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2018, 13:24
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Compendium

a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication.

No, you can say the word with the suffix at
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