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GRE - Sentence Equivalence - Sentence Equivalence

Given the flood of information presented by the mass media, the only way for someone to keep abreast of the news is to rely on __________ accounts.

Given the flood of information presented by the mass media, the only way for someone to keep abreast of the news is to rely on __________ accounts.
A. synoptic
B. abridged
C. sensational
D. copious
E. lurid
F. understated

copious and understated

The text says that the mass media gives out too much information, so the way one can keep up with news is by relying on brief accounts. Out of the answer choices, A, synoptic (summary) and B, abridged (shorten without losing information) are the right choices. Relying on sensational and lurid (causing great excitement) news will not give the right information. Copious (abundant in supply) and understated do not form a pair nor are they the right answer choices.