Sentence Completion
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Edward was understandably upset that he had lost the position, but he was ____ by the conviction that he had done nothing to ____ the dismissal.


consoled - merit


warmed - avoid


comforted - mar


miffed – delay

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Option(A) is correct

But’ indicates the need for an opposite. He was ‘upset’ but was made less upset ‘consoled’ or ‘comforted’ by a conviction (belief) that he had not deserved the dismissal. Since merit means deserve, this becomes the best choice.

(consoled = comforted; mar = spoil; miffed = annoyed)

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