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Meaning of Barren

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The Pupil

James, Henry. The Pupil. Ed. David Price. Fullbooks.com, n.d.. Web. 20 March 2016.

The word "barren" (line 34) can BEST be understood to mean

A

bleak.

B

inadequate.

C

impossible.

D

profitless.

E

useless.