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Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant

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Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 07:00
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Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant look on her face to mean that she was ____(i)___, she was actually thoroughly ____(ii)____ of what was happening in the office at all times.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)
(A) truant (D) insensible
(B) oblivious (E) sedulous
(C) fetching (F) cognizant


[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
B and F
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2017, 15:58
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Explanation

If Denise looks distant, it appears that she is unaware of her surroundings. Truant means absent, which makes no sense in this text, and fetching means attractive, which is also irrelevant. Her distant look makes her appear oblivious, or unaware.

The word actually signals that the second blank must go in a different direction from the first, and must mean something such as aware. Sedulous means hardworking, which has nothing to do with being aware. Insensible means unaware, and is the opposite of what you’re looking for. Cognizant means aware, and is the best fit for the second blank.

Hence options B and F are correct!
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Re: Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2017, 08:34
It's bizarre that the sentence itself does not provide the clue(s) to figue out the real answers without watching out the given answers.
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Re: Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2017, 11:09
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boxing506 wrote:
It's bizarre that the sentence itself does not provide the clue(s) to figue out the real answers without watching out the given answers.


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Re: Though Denise’s colleagues occasionally took the distant   [#permalink] 17 Sep 2017, 11:09
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