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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 4, Day 1

Mullins a K.O. Victim

When the bell sounded, K.O. Mullins responded with alacrity. He sprang from his stool and charged across the ring, showing disdain for the champion’s strength. Although this belligerent attitude impressed the , it failed to intimidate the champ. That * battler laid the hapless* Mullins low with an * feint and an uppercut.

Sample Sentences

Use the new words in the following sentences.

  1. Y2K concerns of the 1, 2000 problems with computers failed to __________ our company.
  2. The Germans were duped* by the Allies’ __________ toward the south, leaving the way open for the Normandy invasion.
  3. The moved with __________ because he perceived* they were big tippers.
  4. His __________ manner caused him to lose one friend after another.
  5. When the came down, the ’s face registered the __________ she felt for the lackluster* play.


Match the new words with their meanings.

  1. alacrity ____ a. contempt
  2. disdain (n.) ____b. a false attack
  3. belligerent ____c.
  4. intimidate ____d. to overawe
  5. feint ____e. briskness, lively action

Today’s Idiom

to throw down the gauntlet to challenge someone (when the gauntlet, or medieval glove, was thrown down, the challenger was required to pick it up)

The of our rival school threw down the gauntlet, and we had no choice but to accept the challenge.

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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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