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What people fail to remember about Don Juan is that his astronomical number of amatory adventures were due more to his ________________ approach to seduction than any surfeit of charisma or skillfulness.

□ sumptuous
□ lurid
□ covert
□ indiscriminate
□ blanket
□ sybaritic

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Indiscriminate, Blanket.
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2018, 07:52
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 12:26
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This is really a tough one. I cannot comprehend the sentence in a way to answer it.
Can anyone help
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 15:13
Can someone please breakdown this question for explanation. I hardly understood like half of the words. Do they really ask such hard questions?
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 01:26
what is error in A and F someone please explain this
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 16:34
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Honestly, I never have seen a question like this one among the official questions.

Sometimes, the NON official questions try to mimic the official material making them tougher but failing in the spirit of the original.

I:E: A tougher sentence not always is a good one.

The meaning of this, however, is that the adventure of Don Juan was more the result of his insatiable pleasure-seeking than a way to employ the skills that probably he didn't have at all.

Ask if something is still unclear to you.

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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 01 May 2018, 22:07
So what should be the answer. A and F?
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 03 May 2018, 23:19
Please tell me what is the final answer?
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 04 May 2018, 03:01
Indiscriminate and Blanket do not look like words with similar meaning. Are they both filling the blank efficiently?
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 04 May 2018, 03:25
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Indiscriminate and Blanket do not look like words with similar meaning. Are they both filling the blank efficiently?


When used as an adjective they have the same meaning.
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 04 May 2018, 03:32
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Indiscriminate and Blanket do not look like words with similar meaning. Are they both filling the blank efficiently?


When used as an adjective they have the same meaning.


Can you please further elaborate on what tey mean as adjective and how they are filling this blank?
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 04 May 2018, 09:39
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This is the only part of the sentence on which we need to focus.

________________ approach to seduction than any surfeit of charisma or skillfulness.

So according to the author "Don Juan" did not have excessive charisma or skillfulness, which made popular with women.

Now going over the options (all adjectives describing his approach)

sumptuous ...... splendid
lurid ...... bright in colour (negative adjective)
covert ....... secret
indiscriminate
blanket
sybaritic ...... sensuous

One could be tempted to use lurid and sumptuous, but lurid is a negative adjective. However if you have use indiscriminate or blanket then the sentence conveys the meaning that Don Juan had a very generic approach to seduction.

PS: This is the fabled Don Juan
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Re: What people fail to remember about Don juan is that hi [#permalink] New post 04 May 2018, 10:45
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The Official Answer to this question are D and E.

Here the official explanation

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Indiscriminate, Blanket. The sentence tells you that Don Juan had “an astro­nomical number of amatory adventures,” but that it was not because he had a "sur­feit of charisma or skillfulness.” What might explain this discrepancy? Perhaps if Don Juan weren't particularly choosy. A good fill-in for the blank would be “not choosy.” Sumptuous and sybaritic are an incorrect pair, meaning “luxurious” and “devoted to luxury or pleasure,” respectively. While they both describe someone like Don Juan, they don't explain how he had so many lovers. Lurid (gruesome, shocking) and covert (not openly done; veiled) have no relationship.


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