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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 impressed the , it failed to intimidate the champ. That * battler laid the * Mullins low with an * feint and an .

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 ’ __________ toward the south, leaving the way open for the .
  3. The waiter moved with __________ because he perceived* they were big tippers.
  4. His __________ caused him to lose one friend after another.
  5. When the curtain came down, the ’s face registered the __________ she felt for the * play.


Match the new words with their meanings.

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

Today’s Idiom

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

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

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