SAT Reading 3.9 Sentence Completion

SAT Reading Section: Sentence Completion Drill 3, Problem 9

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First things first: we can eliminate (B) right away, because Cecily probably wouldn't have

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been forced to ignore what her parents wanted.

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That would be a pretty weird parenting dynamic. The rest of the first blank choices seem reasonably

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plausible, so we'll see how the second blank can help us.

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The word that fits here should describe the way Cecily thought about unfairness.

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"Eviscerate" doesn't make any sense at all, because it means to gut or disembowel.

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Wow, she would have to really hate her parents' wishes for that one to work.

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"Degrade" means to treat with disrespect, which doesn't fit, and "exalt" means to

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praise, which doesn't jibe with Cecily's melancholy mood.

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So both (C) and (E) are off the table. "Ruminate" means to think about something

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deeply and "acquiesce" means to give in, so both blanks work.

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The answer is (D). D for "Don't even think about it, Cecily."