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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. 

Professor Chen believes that the universal character of art refutes the prevailing notion that art is a ------- of civilization, a cultural frill, a social veneer.

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Only “luxury,” which can describe something that is inessential but conducive to pleasure, is similar to the words “frill” and “veneer.”

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