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Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

The actor’s ------- decline in popularity was as striking and unexpected as his ------- rise to prominence had been.

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Explanation

Choice (A) is correct. We know that “striking and unexpected” describes both the actor’s rise and his decline; “sudden” fits with this description, as does “meteoric,” which means suddenly or temporarily brilliant.

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