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GRE Text Completion: Practice Question of the Week #32

Here’s this week practice question: for text completion, pick one word from each column. We’ll be posting the answers and explanations tomorrow, good luck!

All during the financial advisor’s presentation on investment options, Laura repeatedly tried, to no avail, to (i)_________ Donovan of his positive impression of the speaker’s motives. Donovan, however, was (ii)______________ in his convictions.

Blank (i) Blank (ii)
A. disabuse D. ambivalent
B. advise E. stalwart
C. convince F. steadfast


Update: Here’s the answer/explanation post!

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5 Responses to GRE Text Completion: Practice Question of the Week #32

  1. jonsy January 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Laura – convince – Donovan – to be positive
    C(Convince), D(ambivalent)
    stalwart and steadfast would mean the same – Steady.
    If Donovan is steady, there is no need to convince him.

  2. Praveen January 3, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    A-disabuse (change his mind about his positive conception) and F.steadfast (firm in his convictions)

  3. akshay January 3, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    A , F ?

  4. Adrian January 3, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    A and F

  5. klr January 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    C (Laura tried to convince him) but F (could not change his opinion).

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