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Each of the following sentences is followed by four words or group of words. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word or group of words.

His remarks were filled with _____ , which sounded lofty but presented nothing new to the audience.

A. aphorisms

B. platitudes

C. bombast

D. adages

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