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GRE - Text Completion - Text Completion

In the midst of so many evasive comments, this forthright statement, whatever its intrinsic merit, plainly stands out as __________.

In the midst of so many evasive comments, this forthright statement, whatever its intrinsic merit, plainly stands out as __________.
A. a paradigm
B. a misnomer
C. a profundity
D. an inaccuracy
E. an anomaly

The comments have been evasive (directed towards avoidance or escape), but this particular statement is forthright (direct). The word in the blank will suggest that the comment is not as expected, it's been direct instead of being elusive like other comments. Among the answer choices, an anomaly, something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected, is the perfect word to convey the contrast. Paradigm (a typical example), misnomer (wrong name or designation), profundity (thoughtfulness) and inaccuracy are wrong as they do not form a meaningful sentence when used in the context of this text.