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The most startling aspect of Preston Brooks, the 19th centur

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The most startling aspect of Preston Brooks, the 19th centur [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2017, 08:15
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The most startling aspect of Preston Brooks, the 19th century southern congressman, was his temperament, (i) _________ to the point of violence. While a man of principles, he did not merely piously pray for political converts—more likely, opposition would cause him to become (ii) _________ and fly in to a rage. Famously, he once (iii) _________ a foe into unconsciousness on the floor of the Senate.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) quixotic (D) figuratively unstrung (G) bored
(B) volatile (E) literally insane(H) caned
(C) quiescent (F) practically incomprehensible(I) lulled

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Volatile, figuratively unstrung, caned.

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: The most startling aspect of Preston Brooks, the 19th centur [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2017, 19:39
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While the stimulus is long and a little convoluted, all three blanks agree with the clue and structure given by to the point of violence. Note that literally insane is too strong, due to the inclusion of literally. The word caned here really does mean “beat with a cane.”

Volatile, figuratively unstrung, caned.
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