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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 1, Day 5

You have accomplished something this week. In learning twenty useful words and four idioms, you have taken a step toward a greater of our language. As a result of today’s lesson, you will become aware of those words that require greater study on your part for complete success in these first lessons.
Take the following quiz by matching the best possible definition with the word you have studied. Write the letter that stands for that definition in the appropriate answer space.

Review Words Definitions
____ 1. abound        a. to be completely soaked in something
____ 2. annals        b. to be able to tell what will happen in the future
____ 3. automaton        c. someone’s special field
____ 4. badger        d. to continually nag
____ 5. compound        e. carelessly chosen
____ 6. drudgery        f. related to science of engineering
____ 7. eminent        g. to add to
____ 8. implore        h. beg for assistance
____ 9. indiscriminate        i. of outstanding
____ 10. interminable        j. a mature woman
____ 11. matron        k. small amount of
____ 12. paradox        l. dull, difficult work
____ 13. perceive        m. desiring huge amount
____ 14. prognosticate        n. existing in great number
____ 15. realm        o. historical records
____ 16. replete        p. to come to have an understanding of
____ 17. steeped        q. completely filled with
____ 18. technology        r. machine that behaves like a person

____ 19. tinge        s. seemingly self-contradictory situation
____ 20. voracious           t. unending


____ 21. to eat humble pie         u. a blind item; poor purchase
____ 22. a pig in a poke         v. admit to defeat
____ 23. a flash in the pan         w. ,
____ 24. to pour oil on troubled waters         x. to try to

Now check your answers on page 305. Make a record of those words you missed. You can learn them successfully by studying them and by using them in your own original sentences. If you neglect them, then the effort you have put into your vocabulary building campaign up to this point will have been wasted.


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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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