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1100 Words, Week 5, Day 2

1100-Words-You-Need-to-Know1100 Words, Week 5, Day 2

  • English Vocabulary Class
  • Date of Class: May 22, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:00 pm (Iran)
  • Use the audio player below to listen to the podcast of this vocabulary class which is based on the text below.

New Words:

– admonish – duress – – inexorable

Cracking Down
Mr. Dorsey, our new , to do something about the flagrant cheating at our high school. He issued bulletins and began to admonish those teachers who did not proctor alertly. Under duress, the faculty reported the names of the culprits. Several crib sheets were turned in as tangible* evidence of the cheating. Mr. Dorsey’s inexorable campaign against the wrong-doers seemed to be .

Sample Sentences
Into which sentences do the new words fit best?
1. The __________ was caught with his fingers in the .
2. Television sleuths are __________ in their lawbreakers.
3. The was signed under __________, the attorney claimed.
4. I suspect that my father will __________ me for coming home late.
5. Parking in front of a is a __________ violation of the city’s law.

Match the new words with their meanings.
6. flagrant ____ a. inflexible,
7. admonish ____ b. compulsion, force
8. duress ____ c. outrageous, glaringly bad
9. culprit ____ d. the guilty person
10. inexorable ____ e. to warn, to reprove

Today’s Idiom

to take down a peg: to take the out of a braggart (ship’s colors used to be raised or lowered by pegs the higher the colors, the greater the honor)
The alumni thought they had a great basketball team, but our varsity took them down a peg.


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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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