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Not sure what adjective do I fill in?

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    An English exam which employs an apparel to mean an item of clothing is inherently suspect. – StoneyB Jan 16 '17 at 14:48
  • This is more of a puzzle than anything about English, but the last three letters might be -ful. – Malvolio Jan 16 '17 at 14:50
  • Not sure if it answered my question. I'm really stuck with my niece's homework. :( – Chi Jan 16 '17 at 14:50
  • at first glance, I'm guessing imported, but it's a guessing game at best. I'm surprised that no other clues were provided, either in the form of a word list or sample text. – mike Jan 16 '17 at 14:52
  • Thanks for the help malvolio and stoney. I think im going to refer to thesaurus for every word that anticipates expensive/elegant – Chi Jan 16 '17 at 14:52
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I ran a computer search for all the 8-letter English words where the third letter had a descender (pqgyj), the sixth and eight had ascenders (lbdfht), and the other letters had neither. I got the following words:

acquital, aegrotat, argental, argentol, arquated, augustal, capsidal, capsuled, capuched, cryostat, engirded, engouled, enjambed, ergostat, expanded, expected, expended, experted, expiated, exported, impacted, imparled, imparted, impasted, impended, imported, imposted, ingested, injected, inparfit, inputted, keynoted, magerful, magnetod, migrated, miquelet, mujtahid, ragouted, regarded, regental, regraded, regrated, reguided, rejected, repasted, repealed, repeatal, repeated, repented, reported, reprobed, requital, requited, requoted, riposted, roqueted, sagittal, saprodil, septated, septolet, signaled, signeted, superfat, superfit, superhet, topnotch, ungaited, ungarbed, ungashed, ungirded, ungoaded, ungraded, ungrated, unguided, unguiled, ungutted, unjailed, unparfit, unparted, unpasted, unpathed, unpatted, unpealed, unpeeled, unpetted, unpitted, unpooled, unposted, unpotted, unprobed, unproded, unprofit, unpurled, unpushed, unquoted, wagonful

Of those, only imported really seems to fit the sentence, but I would like to see the look on the teacher's face if you supplied "superfat", "injected", or "ungirded".

Topnotch is on the list because t has a "low ascender", so it could count or not -- but I wouldn't use it because the uses the first t without the ascender and the second word with.

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