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In the following passage, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. Against the number in the list below, five choices are offered in options lettered A to E. For this question, choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap numbered 14 in the passage.

PASSAGE A:

Probably the motorist saw the ___1___ lorry too ___2___ to be able to ___3___ disaster. However, he realized that if he kept to the ___4___ a probably ___5___ head on ___6___ would be unavoidable. The only alternative was to take the lesser risk of leaving the road. With great care therefore, he turned sharply ___7___ the road and into the ditch by the ___8___. The consequence was that, instead of being involved in a serious and probably fatal ___9___, the ___10___ escaped with a few minor ___11___ and bruises, while the only ___12___ to his car was a bent mud guard. By ___13___ into the roadside ditch to avoid what could have been a collision with the approaching lorry, he averted a ___14___ accident at the ___15___ of a few ___16___ to himself and the slight damage to his car.

Options

A) huge

B) gigantic

C) big

D) notorious

E) serious


The correct answer is E.


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