1100 Words You Need to Know Week 37 Day 4

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 Week 37 Day 4

1100 Words You Need to Know Week 37 Day 4

New Words

Words in Context

Amateur Psychologists
The ideas of have become part of our . Our language is replete* with clichés* that have their origin in Freud’s writings. There is a surfeit* of amateur psychologists who, with celerity,* analyze an individual’s problems from the slightest evidence. Despite their dubious* education and training in this field, they discuss symptoms and cures on a most erudite fashion. Should a person express a , this phobia is examined; events from childhood are considered germane to the problem. Is it possible he or she was dropped as an infant? Perhaps something in a dream is pertinent* to explain the feelings of vertigo that accompany height. For some reason, non-trained people find the Freudian approach to the workings of the most their practicing as amateur psychologists.

Sample Sentences

Insert the new words in these sentences.
1. She could not countenance* a lethal* weapon; it was tantamount* to a phobia with her.
2. The erudite man was more than merely bilingual;* he spoke five languages.
3. I would never have the temerity* to walk across the steel girders high up on a new building; an onset of vertigo would surely follow.
4. The bedlam* in the was not conducive to good work habits.
5. Epithets* are not germane when motivating* a child to a task.


Match the new words with their definitions.
6. erudite: very scholarly
7. phobia: ,
8. germane: appropriate, in to
9. vertigo: dizziness
10. conducive: leading, helpful

Today’s Idiom

To upset the apple cart: to overturn or disturb a plan or intention
It was a bitter pill to swallow* when they upset the apple cart and elected a dark horse.*

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