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The answer should be B) therapeutic
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melancholic means pensive sadness how can that ease anxiety?

The answer should be B) therapeutic
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I found the explanation and correct answer:

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The latter part of the sentence, after the colon, is the clue to the blank. It says baking is a process that eases depression and anxiety. Hence, the word must be a positive one that shows that baking can reduce depression and anxiety.

Let us understand the meaning of the words.

enthralling – captivating and capturing interest
therapeutic – exhibiting healing powers
exasperating – annoying greatly
vindictive – revengeful
melancholic – characterized by causing or expressing sadness
The best word from the options is therapeutic. There is only one other word with a positive connotation – enthralling. However, this is irrelevant to the context. The other three words – exasperating, vindictive, and melancholic – are negative ones and could have been eliminated. Option E, melancholic, is in fact the opposite of the appropriate word.

The correct answer is Option B.

PS... it is not my writing, I found on a webpage via Google search.
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how can the answers be E?🤣
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It should be (B).

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Many studies have confirmed that baking, especially when it's done for others, is __________: it eases depression and anxiety.

Since it eases depression and anxiety, it has to be therapeutic.
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