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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. 

Enrique did not take Marisol seriously when she told him she was going to bed to sleep for a week:  he knew she was prone to -------.

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“Hyperbole” is extravagant exaggeration, often not intended to be taken literally. If Marisol is prone, or has a tendency or inclination, to greatly exaggerate things or make extravagantly exaggerated statements, Enrique would know not to take seriously her statement that she was going to sleep for a week.

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