SAT Reading 1.7 Sentence Completion
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Sentence Completion Drill 1: Problem 7
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|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
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|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
See how the sentence uses "as" to compare fog and fame? Looks like we have ourselves
a simile. It might make things a little more complicated, but we'll zero in on the context
to sort this one out.
The sentence says that like fog, fame can be here one minute and disappear again in the next.
Unless we're talking about The Fog, in which case everyone should run for his or her life.
So, basically, we're on the hunt for an adjective that applies to both fame and fog,
while referring to something difficult to grasp or control.
How about (A)?
Yeah, that works. "Ethereal" means delicate and easy to disperse. It can definitely be
used to describe something that's here today and gone tomorrow.
We'll go through the rest of the answers to make sure this one's the best.
(B) doesn't work because "ubiquitous" means something that's really common
or always around all over the place.
Like your brother's underwear.
How about (C)?
Well, "effervescent" means bubbly.
We've never heard of any bubbly fame, so (C) gets thrown out.
(D) is a definite no. "Pristine" means clean, and as we all know, fame is usually
And then there's (E), which doesn't fit either.
"Viscous" usually refers to thick liquid.
So we're back to where we started.
The answer is "ethereal."
As in, "Arrested."