Answer :

(a) crushing/destructive (para 1) – devastating

The word ‘crushing/ destructive’ means something which is capable of causing damage which is same as ‘devastating’.


(b) used to (para 2) – accustomed


The phrase ‘used to’ means something that is usual and normal which is same as ‘accustomed’.


(c) searching (para 4) - combing


The word ‘searching’ refers to looking for something carefully which is same as combing.


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