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25 Oct 2003, 22:21
Please try to give the best answer and reasoning to the following question.

Some customs travel well; often, however, behaviour that is considered the epitome of ___________ at home is perceived as impossibly rude or, at the least, harmlessly bizarre abroad.

a. novelty
b. eccentricity
c. urbanity
d. coarseness
e. tolerance

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28 Oct 2003, 03:59
It is clear by the context of the question that you need a word that contrasts with "rude" or "bizarre behavior". Of the 5, urbanity would do the trick.
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MBA, Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Class of 1993

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