1100 Words, Week 5, Day 2

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

  • English
  • 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:

– duress – culprit – inexorable


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


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


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


Today’s Idiom

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

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