SAT Reading 5.7 Sentence Completion
SAT Reading Sentence Completion Drill 5, Problem 7
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Product Type||SAT Reading|
|Reading closely||Determining explicit meanings|
|SAT Reading||Sentence Completion|
And here are the potential answers...
"Although" means that the missing word needs to be an antonym for "dysfunctional," "resentful," and "competitive."
Though basically, we're looking for a positive word that helps us get across the idea that
the family members are cool with each other...
...even if they don't act like it most of the time.
"Antagonized" means provoked dislike with hostile behavior.
Being "Spoiled" doesn't exactly have a good connotation either, so (B) is off the list as well.
When people are "estranged," they're alienated from each other because of massive
disagreements or hostility.
Notice the root word "strange" in there? When people are estranged it's kind of like
they've become strangers to each other.
"Estranged" definitely doesn't have the positive connotations we're looking for. Keep going.
"Isolated" goes hand in hand with "estranged" so we know it doesn't work either.
Since "doted on" means adored, (C) is the right answer...
A random love pile, on the other hand, is the wrong answer.