Fill in the blanks, numbered $, , , ,$ in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.
At that time the White House was as serene as a resort hotel out of season. The corridors were $.$ In the various offices, $$ gray men in waistcoats talked to one another in low-pitched voices. The only color, or choler, curiously enough, was provided by President Eisenhower himself. Apparently, his $$ was easily set off; he scowled when he $$ the corridors.