Text Completion- The Archaeological Treasures of Paris

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Text Completion- The Archaeological Treasures of Paris

    Archaeologists have unearthed 150 skeletons that they think may have been part of a "mass mortality crisis" like Bubonic plague beneath a Paris supermarket. The long-buried mass grave is a reminder that Paris, for all its surface grandeur, is still ___________ with undiscovered archaeological treasures, some grand, others much more __________.

    1. replete, grisly
    2. teeming, grizzly
    3. awash, gristly
    4. tempered, grizzled


  • Correct Answer
    Choice (A)

Detailed Solution

Blank (1) - Of the 4 word options, replete, teeming and awash fit this blank. We can rule out “tempered”, meaning diluted here.

Blank (2) - Grisly, grizzly, gristly and grizzled sound similar and are often confused. But their meanings differ greatly.

Whereas grisly relates to horror or disgust, grizzly refers to a species of bear, gristly relates to gristle or cartilage, and grizzled means gray or partly gray.

So the correct word option for blank (2) is grisly.

Correct Answer: A

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