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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 ------- of drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses has ------- researchers’ hopes that permanent victories against many diseases have been achieved.

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Hopes for “permanent victories against many diseases” have been “blighted,” or dashed or crushed, by the “proliferation of drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses.”

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