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# Unfortunately for the young hire, the amiable, gregarious

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Joined: 07 Jun 2014
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Unfortunately for the young hire, the amiable, gregarious [#permalink]  24 Oct 2017, 17:07
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Unfortunately for the young hire, the amiable, gregarious air of his boss during the initial interview belied a vastly more ________ style on the job, a fact which he learned to his chagrin within the first few days of employment.

 Blank (i) (A) draconian (B) friendly (C) fatuous (D) disconcerting (E) nonplussed

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Draconian.

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CEO
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 3223
GRE 1: 323 Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 64

Kudos [?]: 1009 [0], given: 185

Re: Unfortunately for the young hire, the amiable, gregarious [#permalink]  14 Nov 2017, 04:02
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Belied means “contradict” or “be at odds with.” Thus, the boss’s on-the-job style is contradicted by his “amiable,” or “warm, friendly” style in the interview. You also have the clue that the young hire (the new employee) experiences “chagrin,” which is “mental distress or unease.” Draconian, which means “harsh, strict, or severe,” is best. Don’t be confused by nonplussed, the primary meaning of which is “confused” or “surprised” — it doesn’t capture the boss’s strictness.

Draconian.
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Re: Unfortunately for the young hire, the amiable, gregarious   [#permalink] 14 Nov 2017, 04:02
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