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Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 2nd Ed. Part 9; Section 3; #5


Certain music lovers yearn for (i). but

Certain music lovers yearn for (i). but when it is achieved, there is something missing; perhaps they feel uncomfortable in a world where nothing discernible is (ii). Blank (i): novelty, beauty, flawlessness Blank (ii): wrong, visionary, changed

3 Explanations


Sarah S Rhee


The second half of the sentence doesn't make sense to me. The part where it says "perhaps they feel uncomfortable in a world where nothing discernible is _________."

Do you mind breaking apart this part of the sentence for me?

Mar 24, 2017 • Comment


Sure! This part of the sentence is saying that maybe music lovers feel uncomfortable if nothing is _________. Essentially, this is a shift away from the first part of the sentence: certain music lovers want perfection, but then they feel uncomfortable when everything is perfect and nothing is wrong.

Mar 26, 2017 • Reply


Abhinav Shahu

Why can't novelty (originality) & changed (remain same..not novel?) work?

When music lovers get refreshing music (originality) they feel uncomfortable if it is not changed.

Feb 3, 2017 • Comment


Hi Abhinav!

The problem with those choices is that they create a sentence that is illogical in meaning.

If the music is novel, then, by definition, something must be changed. Otherwise the music would not be novel — it would be the same as before.

Feb 3, 2017 • Reply


Chris Lele

Dec 2, 2012 • Comment

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