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meteoric

adjective
 
 
/ˌmiːtiˈɒrɪk/
developing very fast and attracting a lot of attention: Speculation on the currency has helped its meteoric rise of 16% against the US dollar in a year. Her appointment to the post at the age of 37 is the latest stage in a meteoric career. The company's meteoric growth sent the stock soaring.
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