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# As my eyesight began to

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Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed
sentences that are alike in meaning.

As my eyesight began to _________, I spent a lot of time writing about it — both poems and “eye journals” — describing what I saw as I looked out through
damaged eyes.

A) deteriorate
B) sharpen
C) improve
D) decline
E) recover

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Question: 6
Page: 55
Difficulty: easy

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A) deteriorate, D) decline

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Joined: 16 May 2014
Posts: 595
GRE 1: Q165 V161
Followers: 94

Kudos [?]: 461 [0], given: 64

Re: As my eyesight began to [#permalink]  05 Jan 2016, 05:59
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Explanation

The author has “damaged” eyes, and any word that fills the blank must reflect that fact. The words that best do so are “deteriorate” and “decline” (Choices A and D), which generate sentences alike in meaning. “Sharpen” and “improve” produce sentences alike in meaning, but neither word makes sense when inserted into the blank. Though “adjust” makes some sense when inserted into the blank, no other option produces a sentence similar in meaning.
Thus the correct answer is deteriorate (Choice A) and decline (Choice D).
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