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Before his marriage the Duke had led an austere existence and now regarded the affectionate, somewhat ____ behavior of his young wife as simply ____ 


restrained - despicable


childish – elevating


playful - sublime


frivolous – puerile

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Option(D) is correct

The behavior of the wife is described as ‘affectionate’ and so we require a word of similar weight for the first blank.
Hence we eliminate ‘restrained’ and ‘unpleasant’. Also the Duke is described as ‘austere’ and is unlikely to approve of affectionate behavior. And so from the remaining choices we choose the negative word puerile.

(frivolous = non-serious; sublime = awe-inspiring; puerile = childish)

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