The heckler, hiding amongst the amorphous crowd, is the epitome of _______ - as soon as he has been identified, he goes scuttling off, head down, grumbling to himself.
The heckler, hiding amongst
Answers: (E), (F)
'...amongst the amorphous...' shows that when the heckler cannot be identified he hurls aggressive, inflammatory comments. As soon as he is identified, he sneaks away, 'head down...'
(A) stealthiness is an attractive answer choice, especially with the first half of the sentence. It does not, however, capture the overall meaning of the sentence. Also there is no similar word
(B) outspokenness, another attractive answer choice, ignores the contrast between before the heckler is identified and after he is identified(C) shyness does not fit the context(D) aloofness means standing apart. A heckler embroils himself in possible conflict and is not aloof(E) cravenness is cowardliness. The heckler, when anonymous, is very bold. As soon as he is identified he goes cowardly 'scuttling off...'(F) spinelessness connotes the same lack of courage as cravenness
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