Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.
A great literary or artistic work is known as______.
A. par excellence
B. bete noire
D. magnum opus
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Correct Answer : D.
Magnum means big (or great). (Hence a magnifying glass makes things appear big.) Opus means work. (When you operate something, a computer for example, you make it work.) Combining the two, we get magnum opus great work. But it is used only in the sense of a great literary or artistic work.