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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. 

Their conversation was unsettling, for the gravity of their topic contrasted so oddly with the ------- of their tone.

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Only “lightness” fits the logic of the sentence as being contrary to the “gravity” of the topic. Listening to others discuss a grave (or serious) topic in a light-hearted tone would be unsettling and confusing.

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