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    Need correct answer with explanation

    The emergency room doctor was admired for her calm ..................., which tended to reassure even the most anxious patient.

    a) indifference
    b) demeanour
    c) reluctance
    d) aloofness
    e) elation.

    The politician’s earlier association with the student Communist movement___________ his reputation with some in his party,who feared his history would hurt his chances of being elected.

    a)belittled
    b)damaged
    c)accentuated
    d)enlivened
    e)impressed
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Mar-2015 at 11:21. Reason: Enlarged font to make it readable and sorted out formatting

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    #2

    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    You need to tell use what you think the answer is, or which ones you'd rule out. We don't simply supply answers.

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    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    The emergency room doctor was admired for her calm ..................., which tended to reassure even the most anxious patient.
    a) indifference
    b) demeanour
    c) reluctance
    d) aloofness
    e) elation.


    The politician’s earlier association with the student Communist movement___________ his reputation with some in his party,who feared his history would hurt his chances of being elected.
    a)belittled
    b)damaged
    c)accentuated
    d)enlivened
    e)impressed


    I have highlighted my answer in bold. please correct me if i am correct or wrong
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Mar-2015 at 11:22. Reason: Removed repetition of c, d and e in Q2

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    #4

    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    Yes, those are the answers I would choose.

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    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    Some more questions.... I have highlighted the my answers in bold. Please correct me if i am wrong....

    3) Instead of easing the symptoms of his illness the drug actually____________ the problem, forcing the patient back into the hospital
    a)attenuated
    b)exacerbated
    c)destroyed
    d)eradicated
    e)dispersed

    4) In order to __________angry parents and students,the principal decided to reinstate the popular teacher that she had previously fired.
    a)discount
    b)appease
    c)educate
    d)stigmatize
    e)implicate

    5) The journalist's article ,expected to be a harsh____________ of the politician,actually portrayed her in a very positive light.
    a)reenactment
    b)critique
    c)declaration
    d)rebuttal
    e)preview

    6. Although the pop star’s young fans_____their love for his songs,not many seemed to have given much thought to the _____ of his lyrics,which were ofter dark and depressing
    a)declared…blandness
    b)denied…subtest
    c)decried….overstated
    d)eschewed….undertones
    e)professed….implications

    7. After a series of steep ascents the bike race_____,mercifully, on a flat stretch where bikers race for the finish line.
    a)fulminates
    b)culminates
    c)declines
    d)eludidates
    e)deliberates
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Mar-2015 at 21:21. Reason: Separated the paragraphs and added the numbers 6 and 7

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    #6

    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    3 and 5 are wrong.

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    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    I think 3 and the two unnumbered questions are wrong. 5 looks OK.
    Have you consulted a dictionary?

    For 3, if the drug eradicated the problem, why would the patient need to go back into hospital?

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    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    I am not a teacher.

    4 is the only one that's right.

    None of the propositions for 5 are suitable. The wrong answer b) should have read 'criticism' in my view. A critique is an assessment of a person's written work or theory or such like, not of the person himself.

    Were the unnumbered 6 and 7 added after bhaisahab posted? They are definitely wrong.
    Last edited by Roman55; 25-Mar-2015 at 12:40. Reason: Added an afterthought

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    Re: Need correct answer with explanation

    For me "a harsh criticism" would be OK, bit "critique" would be better.

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