Sentence Equivalence: Try This Problem Now!

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The exhibit is not so much a retrospective as a __________ ; the artist’s weaker early work is glossed over and any evidence of his ultimate dissolution is absent entirely.

Select two correct answers.

paean
philippic
tirade
panacea
eulogy
crescendo

(Note: When you see six answer choices and square checkboxes, that’s a clue that this is a GRE Sentence Equivalence problem, to which there will always be two correct answers.)

Make your selections before reading any further!

Solution:

A retrospective would be an exhibit that shows the history and progression of the artist’s work, but this exhibit only shows the good parts (it glosses over the weaker work and omits the artist’s dissolution).

Thus, we need a word that has something to do with praising. Paean and eulogy are the only matches.

Note that a paean is generally a song or speech of praise and is being used a bit metaphorically here. Many people only know eulogy as a speech given at a funeral, but can actually refer to any speech (or in this case, art exhibit) of praise.

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