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Select the TWO answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

From folktales to epic sagas and contemporary films, stories within many cultures contain common stock characters who implicitly display their great wisdom or experience by their _______________ in conversation, such as the sage guru whose utterances are few but apropos, or the grizzled warrior who bites out pithy one-liners but disdains the chattiness of the younger upstarts.

A

garrulousness

B

taciturnity

C

profundity

D

reticence

E

loquaciousness

F

obsequiousness