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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 2, Day 5


Keep adding to your vocabulary, as it is one of the most useful tools a student can possess. Let’s go over the twenty new words and four idioms you studied during this week.
In the following quiz, match 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.          a. uncommunicative
____ 2. adroit         b. enthusiastic
____ 3.          c. alert
____ 4. cajole         d. overabundance
____ 5.          e. courageous
____ 6.          f. to greet first
____ 7. felon         g. an
____ 8. furtive         h. unlucky
____ 9.          i. angry
____ 10. hapless         j. criminal
____ 11. intrepid         k. basic, elementary
____ 12.          l. clever
____ 13.          m. to make up a lie
____ 14. nuance         n. great number of people
____ 15.          o. concise, pithy
____ 16. pretext         p. to use lively gestures
____ 17. reticent         q. shade of difference
____ 18. rudimentary         r. sly
____ 19.          s. coax, wheedle
____ 20. vigilant         t. to make greater

Idioms
____ 21. the sword of Damocles         u. an expensive conquest
____ 22. Pyrrhic victory          v. spoilsport
____ 23. a wet blanket         w. defy an opponent in his home
____ 24. to beard the lion         x. any threatening danger

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This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Sasan 2 days, 1 hour ago.

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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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