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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 1, Day 4

How Not to Get Your Way
It is difficult to change someone’s opinion by badgering him. The child who begs his mother to “get off his back” when she implores him for some assistance with the household drudgery, may very well interminably for some special when he wants something for himself. How paradoxical* that neither is able to perceive that no one likes being nagged.
(*paradoxical studied previously, see page 3)

Sample Sentences
Getting the hang of it? Now go on to use the five new words in the following sentences remember, past tenses may be required.
1. She does her homework on Fridays to save herself from the __________ of having to do it during the weekend.
2. The teacher continually __________ the pupil for the missing assignments.
3. The eminent scientist __________ difficulties in putting the invention into practice.
4. The sick child’s mother __________ the doctor to come immediately.
5. I listened to the boring lecture for what seemed an __________ fifty minutes.

Pick the letter of the definition that matches your new word and write it in the answer space.
6. badger (v.) ____ a. unpleasant, dull, or hard work
7. implore ____ b. unending
8. drudgery ____ c. to plead urgently for aid or mercy
9. interminable ____ d. to understand, know, become aware of
10. perceive ____ e. to pester, nag, annoy persistently

Today’s Idiom
To : to make peace, to calm someone down
When I tried to pour oil on troubled waters, both the angry husband and his wife stopped their quarrel and began to attack me.


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The drudgery of 1100 words 😀

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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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