1. The flash of the torch ___________ a cobra.
2. He _____________ himself a stiff drink before making his statement to the police officer.
3. It was his _____________ that led him to penury.
4. Gita was known to be a ______________ so nobody entrusted any important work to her.
5. The statue was so ______________ that people started it in horror.
6. He was caught red-handed and could not _____________ the charges.
7. Unhappy about the treatment mated out to her, Shanti ____________ demanded justice.
8. They sprayed tear gas _____________ on the protesters.
9. We are happy to ______________ the receipt of your order no. 4071 dated 13.4.99.
10. All jobs are respectable _____________ of their nature.