Critical Reading > Sentence Completions
Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
That edelweiss appears to be ------- is an illusion: the flower actually is incredibly -------, able to survive in extreme temperatures.
(A) hardy . . malleable
(B) fragile . . resilient
(C) durable . . resistant
(D) stunning . . slight
(E) unique . . tenacious
Edelweiss might give the illusion of being "fragile," or easily damaged, but it is clear that the flower actually is very "resilient," or able to withstand difficult conditions. In fact, the flower can "survive in extreme temperatures."