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The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was

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The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2017, 08:02
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The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was (i) ________ many nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists, so that by 1930 the associated term "academic art" had become a (ii) __________.




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(A) influential among (D) pejorative
(B) ridiculed by (E) conundrum
(C) attended by (F) misnomer
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2017, 01:54
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This is a very tough question. Often the best strategy is to read very carefully the entire sentence, trying to catch the meaning or what's going on: a shift, the tone of the sentence and so on.

At the same time is fundamental to look always to the answer choices: they come in handy. For the second blank E and F are suddenly out, we have D.

Therefore, in the first blank we do need a matching word, in the same fashion or meaning.D is negative, actually, it means: deprecatory. B is the best in this scenario.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2017, 07:12
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Here one should only know the definition of "pejorative," which I did not encounter unfortunately.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2019, 02:40
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Explanation

This is a very tough question. Often the best strategy is to read very carefully the entire sentence, trying to catch the meaning or what's going on: a shift, the tone of the sentence and so on.

At the same time is fundamental to look always to the answer choices: they come in handy. For the second blank E and F are suddenly out, we have D.

Therefore, in the first blank we do need a matching word, in the same fashion or meaning.D is negative, actually, it means: deprecatory. B is the best in this scenario.



Thank you, I answered the questioned correctly (actually because I was a little familiar with the content), however, I am really interested how you get rid of "F" so "suddenly". :lol:
"misnomer" also looks reasonable to me.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2019, 10:40
Can you please explain as to why misnomer cannot be the solution for the second blank?
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Ayesha97 wrote:
Can you please explain as to why misnomer cannot be the solution for the second blank?


You need 2 things in order to come up with the right answer.

1/ understand meaning of all words in the option choice. "misnomer" means wrong way of using names
2/ understand the context and the grammar structure of the sentence so that you can know which word should be chosen. Here, "so that" is the key word, and only pejorative makes sense.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2019, 15:16
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Ayesha97 wrote:
Can you please explain as to why misnomer cannot be the solution for the second blank?


Usually, students fall into the trap of misnomer on this question. They are not referring to "The School of Fine Arts" instead they are referring to "Academic Art". If it was referring to the former case, then misnomer could have been a better choice.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2019, 12:43
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Ayesha97 wrote:
Can you please explain as to why misnomer cannot be the solution for the second blank?


1. If you are okay with B) ridiculed by in the 1st blank and still have doubt about misnomer then,
After the school of fine arts was ridiculed by artists, the term academic art was an inaccurate description doesn't just add up.
If something is ridiculed then its value decreases rather than people starting to give out its inaccurate description for which that thing has
to be confused or confounded by people with something else instead of being ridiculed.

2. Here, only 2 pairs are possible
i) School being heavily attended and generating misnomer
ii) School being ridiculed and reducing to a pejorative term.
Former has a problem: School, despite being heavily attended, cannot be misnomer unless it is attended heavily by people from a discipline other than fine arts.
Latter fits best.
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Re: The Parisian Ecole des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) was [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2019, 12:53
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Ayesha97 wrote:
Can you please explain as to why misnomer cannot be the solution for the second blank?



There are two clues why misnomer is a wrong choice. First, the term 'so that' hints a causal relationship: because of x, y occurred. Second, the tense 'had become' assumes that the term "academic art" was used to described (and ridicule in this case) the School of Fine Arts (SFA) long before 1930. Hence, it could not become a misnomer (or a misused term) in 1930 all of a sudden without any reason for that. The text does not give us any information to reason that the term "academic art" has changed its connotation. Thus, pejorative is the best choice here, which means that the term "academic art" was used to ridicule SFA for so long that it became a pejorative (a term expressing contempt and negative connotation) in 1930. Hope this is clear.
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