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# The silent-film pioneer Harold Lloyd made a virtue of the

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The silent-film pioneer Harold Lloyd made a virtue of the [#permalink]  24 Oct 2017, 17:00
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The silent-film pioneer Harold Lloyd made a virtue of the (i) _________ limits of his day, playing men so (ii) _________ it was easy to imagine it was the character rather than the medium who lacked a voice.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) (A) artistic (D) avant-garde (B) commercial (E) diffident (C) technical (F) reluctant

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Technical, diffident.

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CEO
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 3223
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 64

Kudos [?]: 1009 [0], given: 185

Re: The silent-film pioneer Harold Lloyd made a virtue of the [#permalink]  14 Nov 2017, 03:54
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Since the medium… lacked a voice, it was technology of the day that prevented Lloyd from speaking on film, so the first word should be something like “technological.”

Technical will do. For the second word, you’d like an adjective that would explain why a character would fail to speak, perhaps something like “mute.”

Diffident means something like “self-effacing, very shy.” Reluctant is a bit of a trap answer — it does not mean “reluctant to speak” (the similar-sounding reticent does, and the two words are often confused).

Technical, diffident.
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