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SAT Answer of the Day

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  • February 29, 2016

In the third clause, the author mentions that Lois is forced to wait while the telegraph clerk “counted and recounted” the number of words in the lady’s message. While the heat and humidity likely add to Lois’s impatience, it is the clerk’s unending counting that makes the wait interminable, or seemingly unending. The closest answer choice presented is, therefore, “monotonous.”


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