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Sentence Equivalence: Practice Question of the Week #28 Answer

Select exactly two words that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning.

Poetaster, who at the outset believed one only needed time to write a great novel, was constantly assailed by misgivings, and before completing even one chapter, he abandoned what he had come to deem a(n) ________ enterprise.

  1. unworthy
  2. idealistic
  3. illusory
  4. notable
  5. ill-fated
  6. quixotic

(B) idealistic and (F) quixotic are the correct answers.

The clues are “believed only needed time…write great novel”.

It was foolish for Poetaster to believe that he only needed time and he would be able to write a great novel. Many answer choices could work: unworthy, idealistic, illusory and quixotic. Only (B) idealistic and (F) quixotic are synonymous words though.


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