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During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo

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During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo chosen by the orchestra’s conductor seemed __________, without necessary relation to what had gone before.

A arbitrary
B capricious
C cautious
D compelling
E exacting
F meticulous



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Any of the offered words could possibly describe a conductor’s choice of tempo. However, the phrase “without necessary relation to what had gone before” is presented as
an elaboration on the word in the blank. Among the answer choices, only “arbitrary” and “capricious” could be elaborated that way; none of the other choices would be
explained by the final phrase.
Thus, the correct answer is arbitrary (Choice A) and capricious (Choice B).
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Re: During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2019, 06:51
During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo chosen by the orchestra’s conductor seemed __________, without necessary relation to what had gone before.

The tempo chosen by the orchestra's conductor seemed something. The word for the blank would describe the tempo chosen by the conductor. And the description for the blank is presented after the blank - "without necessary relation to what had gone before". The word is capricious.
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Re: During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2019, 09:54
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During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo chosen by the orchestra’s conductor seemed __________, without necessary relation to what had gone before.

The tempo chosen by the orchestra's conductor seemed something. The word for the blank would describe the tempo chosen by the conductor. And the description for the blank is presented after the blank - "without necessary relation to what had gone before". The word is capricious.


Without necessary....implies unique or something positive should come, hence I thought capricious and arbitrary can never be the correct answers, however they are. Please advise
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Re: During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2019, 23:13
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I do think you applied the positive / negative strategy. However, this is a good strategy and really powerful but cannot be unrelated to the meaning of the sentence as a whole

During the opera’s most famous aria,

Basically means during the concert

the tempo chosen by the orchestra’s conductor seemed

the pace chosen by the director was weir, at glance, it was not in accordance with the orchestra itself tempo. I.E the director was doing one thing and the orchestra another. They were not united

__________, without necessary relation to what had gone before.

This confirms our prediction. The only word that fits the bill is arbitrary, which means the behavior was withour following any coherent rule. B is the synonym word.

I hope now is more clear to you.

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Re: During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2019, 21:55
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Re: During the opera’s most famous aria, the tempo [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2019, 03:40
"without necessary relation to what had gone before." --> denotes incoherence
A,B --> similar to incoherence

Rest 4 choices pointing to the positive side, which is not the right contextual demand of the word.

Hence, AB is the Answer.
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