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was perhaps hyperbolic; while it was quaint and abstracted f

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was perhaps hyperbolic; while it was quaint and abstracted f [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2017, 18:29
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To call the area _______ was perhaps hyperbolic; while it was quaint and abstracted from the modern life of nearby cities, the presence of mining equipment was decidedly imposing.
A. germane
B. gentrified
C. aplomb
D. bucolic
E. rancorous
F. quiescent

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

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Re: was perhaps hyperbolic; while it was quaint and abstracted f [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2017, 18:50
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Explanation

Hyperbolic means exaggerated. The correct answers will be words that mean something a bit more extreme than quaint and abstracted from cities that also contrast with the imposition of mining equipment. Germane means relevant to, and doesn’t fit here; eliminate choice (A).

Gentrified refers to an area that was previously owned or occupied by poor people and is transformed by more wealthy people. Although it is relevant to the subject, it is a trap that doesn’t fit with the rest of the sentence, so choice (B) should be eliminated. Aplomb (selfconfidence) and rancorous (greatly hostile) are similarly irrelevant to this question, so eliminate choices (C) and (E). Bucolic means idyllically pastoral or rural, and quiescent
means quiet or restful. Plugging either into the blank produces a sentence that is congruent, making choices (D) and (F) the best answers.

Hence options D and F is correct!
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