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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 3, Day 4

Call Me By My Right Name
My cousin refers to himself as a ””a euphemism for garbage collector. There are any number of people who try to find more respectable or titles for the mundane jobs they hold. It may seem incongruous to call an undertaker a “condolence ,” or to refer to a taxi driver as a “transportation expediter,” but some prefer those titles.
, our butcher has stipulated that from now on he wants to be known as a “meat coordinator.” He became * when I * called him “Butch.”

Sample Sentences
In which blanks do the new words belong?
1. We repudiated* the because it did not __________ a cost of living bonus.
2. The word “expired” is a __________ for “died.”
3. When my neighbor’s dog was , we sent a __________ card.
4. The philosopher dealt with things, ignoring the __________ ones.
5. The play was so __________ that it seemed to be the work of several authors.

Match the new words with their meanings.
6. euphemism ____ a.
7. mundane ____ b. a less term
8. incongruous ____ c. to specify a condition
9. condolence ____ d.
10. stipulate ____ e. pity

Today’s Idiom
to go up in smoke: to come to no practical result (kindling smokes but it will not light a fire)
The ’s plans to get the gubernatorial went up in smoke when he couldn’t end the costly strike.

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