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

  • 1100 Words You Need to Know
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  • Coursebook: 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Session: Week 3, Day 3
  • New Words: ominous — tremulous — repudiate — cessation — bristle

Courtroom Drama
There was an ominous silence when the jittery defendant rose in . He explained in a tremulous voice what had led him to
repudiate his confession made at the police station on the night of the crime. The audience began to buzz excitedly until the judge demanded a cessation of the noise. Although the district attorney bristled with anger, the defendant kept insisting that his rights had been violated because he had not been told that he could see a before confessing.

Sample Sentences
Fit the new words into the blanks.
1. After the weatherman had seen the __________ clouds, he prognosticated* rain.
2. The general attempted to __________ the of the , claiming that the young officer was not an authority on low level bombing.
3. Upon seeing the snake, the cat began to __________ with fear.
4. The widow’s __________ hands revealed her nervousness.
5. The __________ of the bombing in Yugoslavia was urged by the .

Definitions
Match the new words with their meanings.
6. ominous ____ a. a stopping
7. tremulous ____ b. to reject, decline
8. repudiate ____ c. stiffen with fear or anger
9. cessation ____ d. threatening
10. bristle (v.) ____ e.

Today’s Idiom
: part of town, inhabited by derelicts and people “on the skid”
The presence of so many bars has turned our into another Skid Row.

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    Dr. Hariri
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    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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