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# Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its

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Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  03 Oct 2017, 02:31
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Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its release in 1975, the film Shampoo, about a philandering hairdresser, now seems more the _________ comedy.
A. puckish
B. uninhibited
C. prurient
D. wry
E. dated
F. puritanical

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Puckish, wry

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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  08 Oct 2017, 05:16
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You need two words that are the opposite of “somewhat somber.” Only puckish and wry have the sense of being funny or playful.

Hence puckish, wry are best fit!
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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  21 Mar 2018, 20:58
Puckish is to whimsical; prurient is to perverse; somber is to gloomy
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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  30 Apr 2018, 01:42
can one expect such tough words in actual GRE?
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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  18 Oct 2018, 18:14
Did not know most of these words.
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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  10 Nov 2018, 12:27
sandy wrote:

Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its release in 1975, the film Shampoo, about a philandering hairdresser, now seems more the _________ comedy.
A. puckish
B. uninhibited
C. prurient
D. wry
E. dated
F. puritanical

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Puckish, wry

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Question: 15
Page: 99-100

I thought because of the word somber, that uninhibited would be one of the answer choices. I'm confused by why wry is correct.
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Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its [#permalink]  20 Nov 2018, 11:13
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POE applied,, and an educated guess went successful.
uninhibited - unstoppable, out of scope
prurient - felt somewhat negative.. while we need something opposite of somber, out
dated - old? out
puritanical - something puritan? puritan is those who are abstemious. not opposite to somber, out
Re: Though considered a somewhat somber drama at the time of its   [#permalink] 20 Nov 2018, 11:13
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