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This is the kind of movie — stuffed with intimations of fara

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This is the kind of movie — stuffed with intimations of fara [#permalink] New post 02 May 2016, 15:38
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This is the kind of movie — stuffed with intimations of faraway strife and people in suits talking frantically on cell phones and walkie-talkies — that is conventionally described as a political thriller, but the film is as apolitical as it is ________.

A intense
B unprecedented
C subtle
D humdrum
E refined
F dull



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Re: This is the kind of movie — stuffed with intimations of fara [#permalink] New post 02 May 2016, 15:39
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The sentence suggests that the film is not well described by the conventional term “political thriller.” The film is not political but rather apolitical, and the phrase “as apolitical as it is . . .” sets up a parallel between “apolitical” and the blanked word; therefore, the blanked word should go against the term “political thriller” in the same way that “apolitical” does. “Humdrum” and “dull” are the opposite of “thrilling” and are therefore the best choices.

Thus, the correct answer is humdrum (Choice D) and dull (Choice F).
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