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Exam TOEFL Sentence Completion topic 1 question 1 discussion

Actual exam question from English Test Preparation's TOEFL Sentence Completion
Question #: 1
Topic #: 1
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It is ironic and somehow tragic that good people are often dull while evil people can be endlessly

  • A. ordinary
  • B. stubborn
  • C. skeptical
  • D. fascinating
  • E. unobtrusive
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Suggested Answer: D
The word "ironic" signifies a contradiction of ideas within the sentence, and the conjunction "while:" indicates that the characteristics of the good people and the evil people are being contrasted. Therefore, if the good people are often 'dull', the evil people must be having a characteristic which is the opposite of being 'dull'.
Among the given choices, it is only the word 'fascinating' that is opposite in meaning to the world 'dull'. So, D is the answer.


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