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The other students in the dining hall quickly learned to avoid any table where Fred was sitting because he constantly interjected _______ remarks into every conversation going on nearby.
A. puerile
B. crude
C. limpid
D. inimical
E. jejune
F. insidious

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

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Re: The other students in the dining hall quickly learned to [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2017, 11:05
This question is inapproriate because:
1. There is no concete clue in the text to figure out the author's intention.
2. The answer choices mostly all are applicable.
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Re: The other students in the dining hall quickly learned to [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2017, 07:56
boxing506 wrote:
This question is inapproriate because:
1. There is no concete clue in the text to figure out the author's intention.
2. The answer choices mostly all are applicable.

Agreed. I've seen a lot of Princeton Review questions, even on their quantitive section, that are extremely ambiguous as well.
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Re: The other students in the dining hall quickly learned to [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 15:42
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The other students did not to sit at Fred’s table because they did not like the remarks he made. The word in the blank must be negative. Puerile and jejune both mean childish and immature, so choices (A) and (E) are correct.

Crude means lacking tact, which fits but there is no synonym for crude among the options; eliminate choice (B). Limpid is positive and means clear, so eliminate choice (C). Inimical means hostile and insidious means stealthy or treacherous, but neither word has a synonym among the options. Eliminate choices (D) and (F).

Hence options A and E are correct!
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Re: The other students in the dining hall quickly learned to [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2017, 02:19
jezzsk8 wrote:
boxing506 wrote:
This question is inapproriate because:
1. There is no concete clue in the text to figure out the author's intention.
2. The answer choices mostly all are applicable.

Agreed. I've seen a lot of Princeton Review questions, even on their quantitive section, that are extremely ambiguous as well.


I don't think it is ambiguous. I mean, if the purpose of the exercise is to find two words that makes the sentence meaning equal, even though most of them could be good fit, only two will give the same meaning.
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