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 . 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 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 .” He became * when I inadvertently* 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 .
2. The word “expired” is a __________ for “died.”
3. When my neighbor’s dog was run over, 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.

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

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

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