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Group 5 - Exercise 4

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
   addicted      astonishment      Cabinet      evidence      heap      otherwise      repression      site      smooth      troops   
  1. The [] marched into the city square to the cheers of the townspeople.
  2. Author Gore Vidal once suggested that today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some [] that they can't read them either.
  3. As Gandhi once said, whenever you have truth, it must be given with love; [], the message and the messenger will be rejected.
  4. Lao-Tzu noted that a tower nine stories high is built from a small [] of earth.
  5. Constrained by its island [], Montreal is a compact city of apartments and renters.
  6. A Thai proverb notes that when you go, the road is rough; when you return, it is [].
  7. The children stared in [] as the magician pulled the rabbit out of his sleeve.
  8. During the whole of the 1950s, Nelson Mandela was the victim of various forms of [], including being banned, arrested and imprisoned.
  9. Studies show that about 7 percent of American adolescents may be [] to gambling.
  10. The Prime Minister has officially informed his [] of his decision to step down.

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