1100 Words, Week 7, Day 3

1100 Words, Week 7, Day 3

1100 Words, Week 7, Day 3

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New Words

Haircut Dilemma

The school authorities were stymied. Public opinion had been marshaled against them. No longer was it a simple case of disciplining
two wayward lads. Suddenly it had taken on the appearance of a nightmare in which the principal was either hanged in effigy or pictured in cartoons making a villainous swipe at the two innocent Samsons. But the officials could not allow Ron and Len to flout their authority with .* Members of the school board concurred* with the principal’s action but they were cognizant of the popular support for the boys. Clearly a compromise was called for to resolve the turbulent situation.


Sample Sentences

In which of the following newspaper headlines do the new words belong?
1. “COACH OF LOSING TEAM HANGED IN EFFIGY
2. “CAUSE OF CANCER CONTINUES TO STYMIE DOCTORS”
3. “F.B.I. COGNIZANT OF * GANGLAND MEETING”
4. “MANY MOTORISTS FLOUT TRAFFIC LAWS, STUDY REVEALS”
5. TURBULENT ATMOSPHERE IN ANGRY SENATE CHAMBER”


Definitions

Match the new words with their meanings.
6. stymie ➡ to hinder, impede
7. effigy ➡ likeness usually of a hated person
8. flout ➡ show contempt,
9. cognizantaware
10. turbulentunruly, agitated


Today’s Idiom

➡  a humiliating defeat
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the famous billiard player to be overwhelmed by the 12-year-old girl.


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