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The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ___________

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The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ____________ edifice; this imposing structure was built to create a chirping echo whenever people clap their
hands on the staircase. This echo sounds just like the chirp of the Quetzal, a bird which is sacred in the Mayan culture.

❑ a venerable

❑ a humble

❑ a beguiling

❑ an august

❑ a specious

❑ a prosaic
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Re: The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ___________ [#permalink] New post 26 May 2018, 05:12
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if one notice there are less clues before the ; all the clues are beyond ;

My word was a BIG, but when I look at option choices non matched with my words.. I pondered a bit..then I realize venerable and augst goes well with the theme and are a pair too.

honed at them to be right.
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The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ____________ edifice; this imposing structure was built to create a chirping echo whenever people clap their
hands on the staircase. This echo sounds just like the chirp of the Quetzal, a bird which is sacred in the Mayan culture.

❑ a venerable

❑ a humble

❑ a beguiling

❑ an august

❑ a specious

❑ a prosaic


when I looked at the question on my first glance and then the answer choices, I was stupefied. Not because does the language of the question possess difficulty, but any of the answer choices could work. Also, I did not know the meaning of August (expect it is one of the months).

However, I re-READ the question and this time hoping to find any clue. It became clear to me that this imposing architect has some SACRED significance to the Mayans. The building was used to create an echo sound that resembles with that of the sacred bird. Therefore, I could say that this building must be "venerable". Now, I have to find the closest synonym. Out of all the choices except for "august", none of those could work.

Hence, the answer has to be A & D.

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Re: The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ___________ [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2020, 18:19
A & D shouldn't be the best pair here..It has been suggested in the first half part of the sentence that it's more than xx, but the following text is all about how the structure functions as a sacred tribute for the bird. Should "more than" be delected in the first sentence a & d the best answer.

"Humble" or "prosaic" sounds weaker then what the following text means, clicking with "not more than". Thus feel B & E are better answers.
Re: The Mayan pyramid of Kukulkan is more than just ___________   [#permalink] 28 Aug 2020, 18:19
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