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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 2, Day 4

You’ve Got To Be a Football Expert
As an avid football fan, I try to see every game the Jets play. Whenever I can cajole my father into accompanying me, I try to do so. He has only a rudimentary knowledge of the game, and since I am steeped* in it, I enjoy explaining its intricate details to him. It certainly does enhance your appreciation of football when you are aware of every nuance of the sport.

Sample Sentences
Use the new words in the following sentences. You may have to change the ending of a word.
1. Since my grasp of algebra is __________, I cannot solve the problem.
2. The parakeet refused to be __________ into entering her cage.
3. It will __________ your enjoyment of an opera if you know what the plot is about in advance.
4. In reading the satires of Jonathan Swift, one must be vigilant* in order to catch each __________.
5. Bill Clinton is an __________ reader of mystery stories.

Definitions
Match the new words with their meanings.
6. avid ____ a. eager
7. cajole ____ b. slight variation in meaning, tone, etc.
8. rudimentary ____ c.
9. enhance ____ d. ,
10. nuance ____ e. elementary

Today’s
to : to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds
Having decided to beard the lion, I stormed into the manager’s office to ask for a raise.

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    Dr. Hariri
    Keymaster

    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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    Sasan
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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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