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Group 8 - Exercise 2

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
   abrupt      brutal      gather      intimate      patriotic      relegate      shine      signals      situation      substance   
  1. Cats' eyes [] at night in a strong light.
  2. Tom Morello recently suggested that there's no more [] an act than questioning your leaders.
  3. The orchestra conductor obviously has an [] knowledge of Beethoven's greatest compositions.
  4. There is a Filipino proverb which states that a brave man will face a [], no matter how dreadful.
  5. The hockey game was really [] last night, with lots of fights and penalties.
  6. The human brain continues sending out electrical wave [] for up to 37 hours following death.
  7. Their honeymoon came to an [] halt when the bride found her new husband in the arms of another woman.
  8. Ben Johnson lost his gold medal at the Seoul Olympics after an illegal [] was found in his urine sample.
  9. When newspapers make an error in reporting on the front page, they always seem to [] their apologies to the back page.
  10. A Persian proverb notes that drops that [] one by one finally become a sea.

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