Source: Revised GRE PDF 2nd Ed. Section 3; #1 (p. 51)

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Many find it strange that her writing

Many find it strange that her writing is thought to be tortuous; her recent essays, although longer than most of her earlier essays, are extremely ________. painstaking, tedious, insightful, sophisticated, clear

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Mukesh dangi

Many find it strange that her writing is thought to
be tortuous; ----> (importance on strange)means many say that they are simple. so blank should be opposite of simple(tedious)

Aug 5, 2016 • Comment

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Mukesh,

Happy to clarify this sentence! The fact that many find it "strange" that the author's writing is considered tortuous indicates that her writing is actually the opposite of "tortuous". The second part of the sentence describes the actual writing style of the author's essays. So, the word in the blank should mean the opposite of tortuous, which is why "clear" is the best answer.

Hope this helps :)

Aug 15, 2016 • Reply

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Sep 20, 2012 • Comment

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