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Fill in all the gaps with the best alternative among the given four options. After filling up all the gaps press on "Check" to check your answers.

The options are :

Q1. a. grisly   b. grizzly   c. frazzle   d. growl

Q2. a. pleasant   b. terrible   c. horrendous   d. gruesome

Q3. a. fortified   b. tamed   c. impoverished   d. enervated

Q4. a. rendering   b. superintending   c. mismanaging   d. neglecting

Q5. a. tenements   b. torsos   c. carcasses   d. spirits

Q6. a. inactively   b. vigorously   c. indefatigably   d. idly

Q7. a. staggered   b. overwhelmed   c. bored   d. startled

Q8. a. succored   b. relieved   c. exacerbated   d. worsen

Q9. a. anticipation   b. despair   c. premonition   d. prescience

Q10. a. conceal   b. divulge   c. withhold   d. disclose


The long awaited trial of an alleged serial killer has finally started in Vancouver, Canada. As Craig McCulloch reports for VOA from Vancouver, prosecutors are outlining Q1. evidence in a trial that is expected to last one year.

The case against Robert William Pickton, a 57-year-old former pig farmer, is Q2. by any definition.Arrested almost five years ago, Pickton is currently facing the first six of 26 charges of first-degree murder. All the alleged victims were women, described as drug addicted sex-trade workers from Vancouver's Q3. downtown eastside.

In his opening of the women's remains were cut up and thrown into a Q4. plant with animal Q5. from Pickton's farm. No large bones or body parts were found on the property, where investigators and scientists literally turned over every piece of dirt.
The jury will hear over 22 hours of videotape, recorded during police interrogations of Pickton while he was initially in police custody in February 2002. In that footage, Pickton says he killed 49 women in total and wanted to kill one more to make an even 50.

Defense lawyer Peter Ritchie says he will Q6. defend Pickton, who he says did not kill any of the six women. The lawyer also asked the jury not to be Q7. by the shocking information they hear from the prosecution and to pay attention to the intellectual competence of his client in the videotaped testimony.

Pickton pleaded not guilty to the charges several months ago during other legal proceedings. Prosecution spokesman Stan Lowe says his team is Q8. that the trial is finally starting. "It's hard to describe the mood inside the courtroom. From my perspective, having been in court many, many times, it is much different from those," said Lowe. "I think there was a tremendous amount of Q9. in this case. I think there is a tremendous amount of relief from the prosecution end that matters are finally getting under way. There is a nervous energy amongst the prosecution team."

The trial has already become one of the most expensive and exhaustive in Canadian history. Although Lowe would not Q10. the amount, the cost is widely believed to be in excess of $100 million, and rising.

Another trial on the remaining 20 charges is expected after the current trial ends.