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a sentence reading question

wangtoucbkwangtoucbk Posts: 17Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in SAT Preparation
I got a sentence reading question that I can't deal with.
Aware that his party's__image was a direct result of its distasteful policies, the candidate espoused a kinder, more__, political platform.
A affable---malicious
B miserly---acrimonious
C harsh---benevolent
D amiable---pragmatic
E altruistic---humane
The problem is that I think the answer is clearly C, but according to the official CORRECT ANSWERS, it's B instead of C.
Post edited by wangtoucbk on

Replies to: a sentence reading question

  • Niquii77Niquii77 Posts: 8,224Registered User Senior Member
    I picked B :)

    Harsh doesnt correctly fulfill the requirement for "distasteful", which is why I chose miserly.
  • maraudersmapmaraudersmap Posts: 14Registered User New Member
    but acrimonious doesn't make sense in that sentence
  • PreplyPreply Posts: 258Registered User Junior Member
    Where did you get this question from?
  • fogcityfogcity Posts: 2,417Registered User Senior Member

    miserly means stingy. There is no such thing as a miserly image. A person can be miserly ... but an image ??

    Something can't be kinder and more acrimonious.

    Is the poster serious??? A troll???
  • wangtoucbkwangtoucbk Posts: 17Registered User New Member
    THANK YOU!!I APPRECIATE THAT!!I mean acrimonious does not make any sense.

    But as I said the anwser B is from official CORRECT ANSWERS. Is there any chance that it could be wrong?
  • OscarlanyOscarlany Posts: 391Registered User Member
    It is definitely wrong. There should be a contrast between the two words and miserly and acrimonious both have negative connotations. The only one that makes sense is C. And was this question in the blue book? Because I feel like I've seen it before
  • QuantMechQuantMech Posts: 5,033Registered User Senior Member
    There is a typo in the official CORRECT ANSWERS! Typos happen.
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