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The magazine article was ____(i)____ about the police

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The magazine article was ____(i)____ about the police [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2017, 03:26
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The magazine article was ____(i)____ about the police commissioner’s accomplishments. Although some lawyers’ groups argued against the appropriateness of his tactics, the double digit drop in the crime rate since his appointment suggests that all the journalist’s praise was ____(ii)____.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) effusive (D) specious
(B) tentative (E) presumptuous
(C) bombastic (F) apposite


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and F
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: The magazine article was ____(i)____ about the police [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2017, 03:28
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Explanation

For the first blank, you need a word that means expressing praise, since the journalist is giving praise at the end of the sentence. Effusive means unrestrained in expressing praise; this is the best fit and correct answer. Tentative means holding back and is not a match, and bombastic
means pompous and is also incorrect.

Since the crime rate has dropped, you need a word that means appropriate for the second blank. Specious means seeming true but actually false; eliminate this choice. Presumptuous means based on assumption, and is incorrect given the proven drop in crime rate. Apposite means appropriate; this fits the context of the blank and is the correct answer.

Hence options A and F are correct!
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