1100 Words You Need to Know Week 39 Day 1

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 Week 39 Day 1

1100 Words You Need to Know Week 39 Day 1

New Words


Words in Context

Rule, Brittania
An unforgettable saga of has to do with the small French coastal town of Dunkirk. There, in 1940, British troops made a belated escape from the awesome power of the German army and . They were removed by an array of private boats, from huge yachts to decrepit fishing boats. At their own volition, the skippers came close to the shore, while German planes bombed implacably. They remained imperturbable under . When their vessels were loaded, they dashed back to England. Once unloaded, they did not vacillate, but returned with equanimity to their vigil in the . The British proved once again that they are paragons of comradeship in times of jeopardy.

Sample Sentences

Insert the new words in these sentences.
1. The saga of a lone man confronting the turbulent oceans in a is an exploit we find laudable.
2. The speaker remained imperturbable while his audience shouted caustic comments about his mendacious activities.
3. The ingrate refused to accept Cindy’s belated gift.
4. When released from incarceration, he was gaunt and decrepit.
5. We are all the cliché that he who vacillates is lost.


Match the new words with their definitions.
6. saga:
7. belated: late, delayed
8. decrepit: broken down, worn out
9. imperturbable: calm, steady, serene
10. vacillate: hesitate, fluctuate

Today’s Idiom

A sacred cow: a person or thing that cannot be criticized (From India, where cows may not be harmed because of religious rules)
I decided to throw down the gauntlet* by exposing the boss’s son who had been ruling the roost* as the sacred cow of the business.

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