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There is nothing quite like this movie

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There is nothing quite like this movie, and indeed I am not altogether sure there is much more to it than its lovely (i) __________. At a moment when so many films strive to be as (ii)__________ as possible, it is gratifying to find one that is so subtle and puzzling.




Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A. peculiarityD.indirect
B. pellucidityE. assertive
C. conventionalityF. enigmatic



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The two sentences provide the reader with quite a bit of information about the movie. There is “nothing quite like it” and it is “subtle and puzzling.” “Peculiarity” is clearly a solid fit for the first blank, while “conventionality” clearly does not work, given the fact that there is “nothing quite like it.” That leaves “pellucidity,” which, while it could fit logically in the first sentence in isolation, does not fit the later claim that the movie is “subtle and puzzling.” The second blank needs simply to provide a contrast with “subtle and puzzling.” Of the choices offered, only “assertive” clearly does that.
Thus, the correct answer is peculiarity (Choice A) and assertive (Choice E).
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soumya1989 wrote:
There is nothing quite like this movie, and indeed I am not altogether sure there is much more to it than its lovely (i) __________. At a moment when so many
films strive to be as (ii)__________ as possible, it is gratifying to find one that is so subtle and puzzling.




Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A. peculiarityD.indirect
B. pellucidityE. assertive
C. conventionalityF. enigmatic



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Question: 19
Page: 327


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and E



LOTS of contextual information here!!

Blank (i) describes the movie, and we're told that "there is nothing quite like this movie" and we are told that it's subtle and puzzling
So, let's see which answer choice meets one or more of these conditions (nothing like it, subtle, puzzling)
A. peculiarity - FITS
B. pellucidity (clearness in meaning) does NOT fit with puzzling and subtle
C. conventionality - does NOT fit with nothing like it

So, A is the best option for this blank.



Blank (ii) describes most other films, and these films are in contrast to the movie the author likes. That is, the word for blank (ii) should be the opposite of nothing like it, subtle and puzzling

D. indirect - No good. We're looking something different from subtle and puzzling
E. assertive - FITS. This is very different from subtle
F. enigmatic - No good. We're looking something different from subtle and puzzling

So, E is the best option for this blank.

Answer: A, E

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Re: There is nothing quite like this movie [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2018, 19:24
GreenlightTestPrep wrote:
soumya1989 wrote:
There is nothing quite like this movie, and indeed I am not altogether sure there is much more to it than its lovely (i) __________. At a moment when so many
films strive to be as (ii)__________ as possible, it is gratifying to find one that is so subtle and puzzling.




Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A. peculiarityD.indirect
B. pellucidityE. assertive
C. conventionalityF. enigmatic



Practice Test Questions
Question: 19
Page: 327


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and E



I am confused with the words "films strive to be as", and thought answer is enigmatic. Please explain.
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Re: There is nothing quite like this movie [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2018, 19:33
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GreenlightTestPrep wrote:
soumya1989 wrote:
There is nothing quite like this movie, and indeed I am not altogether sure there is much more to it than its lovely (i) __________. At a moment when so many
films strive to be as (ii)__________ as possible, it is gratifying to find one that is so subtle and puzzling.




Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A. peculiarityD.indirect
B. pellucidityE. assertive
C. conventionalityF. enigmatic



Practice Test Questions
Question: 19
Page: 327


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A and E



I am confused with the words "films strive to be as", and thought answer is enigmatic. Please explain.



Hi...
We can infer that the single movie are talking of is subtle and puzzling while rest all are opposite.
Now the blank is for all other movies and so should fit a word opposite of subtle and puzzling.
Enigmatic is almost same as 'subtle and puzzling', so would fit in for the first movie we were talking of and not all other movies because they are opposite of this. That is where assertive comes in
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