Contemplate: To think over or mull about something
Hesitate: To be reluctant or indecisive about something.
Shudder: To be afraid of something.
Vacillate: Similar to hesitation.
Agonize: To worry about something.
Now, let’s look at the sentence itself. The tone of the sentence indicates that the writer is appreciative of Martha’s nature as she does not fret over not being recognized for her work.
With the understanding from the meaning of the words above, we can see that Option E fits perfectly i.e Martha does not agonize (worry) about not being recognized for her work.
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The sentence indicates that the ”masterful techniques” that Winsor McCay used somehow impacted the upcoming generation of cartoonists & illustrators.
Notice the word, “despite,” which indicates a contrast. This means that the impact was positive and that’s the tone you should look for. Let’s look at each of the options and analyze.
Option A: The word, predisposed, means a bias/tendency to do something. However, this is an internal feeling and cannot be created by something external. Therefore, this word will not fit the blank.
Option B: Impaired means something that is weakened or damaged. Since we know we’re searching for a positive word, we cannot use this.
Option C: The word, incite, means persuading someone to indulge in unlawful or violent behavior. This meaning will not fit the blank.
Option D: Yes, McCay’s animation strips influence generations of illustrators though it is available only in fragments. This is the correct answer.
Option E: This word will not suit the context. Nothing is justified or needs to be justified in the context.
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