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While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________

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While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 03:17
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While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ sensation, often compared to the agony of childbirth, they are almost never fatal.
A. anodyne
B. inoffensive
C. painstaking
D. tortuous
E. excruciating
F. torturous

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Excruciating, torturous

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2017, 13:08
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The sensation produced by kidney stones is compared to the “agony of childbirth,” so you know you’re looking for a word that means “painful.” Painstaking, however, means “done with great care,” and tortuous means “full of twists and turns.” Both excruciating and torturous correctly describe terrible pain.

Hence options ecruciating, torturous are best fit!
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Re: While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2018, 21:15
sandy wrote:

While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ sensation, often compared to the agony of childbirth, they are almost never fatal.
A. anodyne- alleviating
B. inoffensive
C. painstaking
D. tortuous
E. excruciating
F. torturous

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Excruciating, torturous

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Question: 50
Page: 106-107
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Re: While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________ [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2018, 01:06
why can it not be C and E?
what is the error in C?
Re: While kidney stones are known to produce a truly ___________   [#permalink] 30 Apr 2018, 01:06
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