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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 3, Day 2

The Handcuff Is Quicker Than the Eye
Slippery Eddie, the infamous pickpocket, was back at work, and every detective had to be especially vigilant.* Eddie’s technique was to jostle a toward a confederate who would then slip the man’s out of his back pocket while Eddie was stammering an apology to the confused dupe. Within a week the incipient crimewave came to an end when Slippery Eddie inadvertently chose the chief of police for his . Although Eddie loathes* Sing Sing, it’s his permanent address now.

Sample Sentences
Can you put the new words in the right sentences?
1. By telling the truth, we stopped the __________ rumor from spreading.
2. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was referred to as an __________ deed.
3. The __________ consented to buy the often-sold Brooklyn Bridge.
4. When he attempted to __________ the old lady, she struck him with her umbrella.
5. Through an __________ error, the guided sped out of control.

Match the new words with their meanings.
6. infamous ____ a. having a bad
7. jostle ____ b. just beginning to exist
8. dupe (n.) ____ c. to shove hard
9. incipient ____ d. a person easily tricked
10. inadvertent ____ e. heedless, not attentive

Today’s Idiom
to carry the day: to the majority
The secretary’s motion that we adjourn for lunch carried the day, and we headed for the restaurant.

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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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