stymie effigy flout cognizant turbulent
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 impunity.* 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.
In which of the following newspaper headlines do the new words belong?
1. “COACH OF LOSING TEAM HANGED IN __________”
2. “CAUSE OF CANCER CONTINUES TO __________ DOCTORS”
3. “F.B.I. __________ OF CLANDESTINE* GANGLAND MEETING”
4. “MANY MOTORISTS __________ TRAFFIC LAWS, STUDY REVEALS”
5. “__________ ATMOSPHERE IN ANGRY SENATE CHAMBER”
Match the new words with their meanings.
6. stymie ____ a. unruly, agitated
7. effigy ____ b. to hinder, impede
8. flout ____ c. show contempt, scoff*
9. cognizant ____ d. aware
10. turbulent ____ e. a likeness (usually of a hated person)
a bitter pill to swallowa humiliating defeat
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the famous billiard player to be overwhelmed by the 12-year-old girl.