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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. pleasant   b.bloodless   c. reassuring   d. grisly

Q2. a. glistening   b. tenebrous   c. gloomy   d. blur

Q3. a. depletedness   b. amputations   c. destitution   d. inanition

Q4. a. desiccate,   b. engulfs   c. parch   d. gush

Q5. a. outrage   b. flattery   c. indignity   d. appeasement

Q6. a. comatose   b. sacked   c. awake   d. conscious

Q7. a. wing   b. infantry   c. platoon   d. snooz

Q8. a. adroit   b dexterous   c. inept   d. bumbling

Q9. a. triumphant   b. victorious   c. cowed   d. frustrated




THEY answer back, throw Q1. and argue the point, but teenagers may now have an excuse for their moody behaviour.
A hormone produced by the body to calm itself down during periods of stress seems to act in the opposite way in teenagers, making them more Q2. , according to research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
When the brain experiences stress, it switches on Q3. using a range of chemicals including the steroid THP. In adults and people who have not reached their teenage years, THP reduces anxiety. But researchers found that in Q4. mice it increased anxiety levels.
The lead researcher, Sheryl Smith, a professor of physiology and pharmacology at the State University of New York, said teenagers had an Q5. reaction to stress, and anxiety and panic disorders first emerged at this stage of development. "Teenagers don't go around crazy all the time," she said. "But it really is a mood swing where things seem fine and calm, and then the next thing is someone's crying or angry."
Vinny Jonson, 17, is happy to admit that mood swings are a familiar part of his day. But then year 12 student has an excuse - he is sitting the HSC later this year.
"Two years ago I was quick to anger, but it didn't happen all the time. Now it does," he said.
"I tend to get more Q6. . I'm really angry or not; those are the two moods I have."
Last week a conversation with his father about balancing exercise and study developed into a row. But both sides are now calm about the issue.
"When I get very stressed I tend to be very angry, and that won't go away … it will get much worse before it gets any better."
The researchers subjected the mice to stress by placing them in a claustrophobic environment, a plexiglass container slightly larger than their bodies, for 45 minutes.
"Twenty minutes after the stress, both the young mice and the adult mice showed less anxiety. But the Q7. mice showed more anxiety," Professor Smith said.
Further experiments showed THP was responsible for this increased Q8., the study said. Professor Smith said during puberty mice went through similar hormonal changes to humans.
Dr Louise Newman, an adolescent Q9. and the director of the NSW Institute of Psychiatry, called the study results "a bit of a fluke".
THP alone was not necessarily responsible for the changes in behaviour during adolescence, she said.
"We've always thought that some of the Q10. of adolescents are due to a number of hormonal and chemical changes within the body."
She cautioned that the findings had yet to be proven in humans, who have life and psychological stresses that mice do not.