In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
The rain was coming down relentlessly. Even (1)_________ a fast windscreen wiper, the road was (2)_________ visible in the dark. Away from the noisy station we had just left, I (3)_________ the empty roads. Indeed, who would be walking (4)_________ at such a late hour in the pouring rain? Shekhar was (5)_________ steady driver as a rule, but we (6)_________ both worried by now and he was already driving (7)_________ fast. The road conditions were (8)_________ from good. It was a bad ride, but we barely noticed it as we were so (9)_________ . The only thing I was worried about was finding my daughter, a young, (10)_________ girl alone on the streets at this hour.
Select the most appropriate option for blank number 8.
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