ACT Reading 1.5 Social Science Passage
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ACT Reading 1.5 Social Science Passage. Based on its context in the passage, which of the following would be the best definition for the word "incongruence" in line 17?
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But put the prefix "in," which can mean "not," in front of it, and all of a sudden
the word means "not harmonious."
With that in mind we can troll through the choices and find the one that fits.
(A) is the most obviously incorrect. Something that's incongruous would not be "sensible
In fact, it would probably be insensible and uncomplimentary. Notice how we busted out
our prefixes there?
"Primitive" sounds like the word "primate,"
which reminds us of monkeys or apes.
This in turn reminds us that the word can describe something that's not evolved.
Of course, this doesn't match our definition for "incongruous," so we'll have to
eliminate (C). Just because something is "incongruous"
doesn't mean it's not worth our attention.
Furthermore, if it's ridiculous, we generally like to pay even more attention it.
Choice (D) is incorrect.
(B) is best answer. Something that's "incongruous" would definitely be unexpected and out of place.
But, hey, what fun is life without a few surprises?