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

Mullins Forced to *

The * 80-year-old manager pressed charges against K.O. Mullins, suing him for . As tangible evidence of the attack, he pointed to a deep laceration over his eyebrow that had required ten . When the case was brought , the castigated Mullins for the sordid . a financial , Mullins was required to the octogenarian.

 

Sample Sentences

Use the new words in the following sentences.

  1. The medic reached into his kit to find a for the ugly __________.
  2. Mr. Dixon belittled* our for __________ proof of his .
  3. The kindly was too * to openly __________ the new worker.
  4. When the announced her to the __________, the public suspected it to be a .
  5. Stories of their __________ youth poured forth from the unhappy felons.

 

Definitions

Match the new words with their meanings.

  1. tangible ____ a. having actual form
  2. laceration ____ b. to correct by punishing
  3. castigate ____ c. jagged wound
  4. sordid ____ d. dirty, base
  5. octogenarian ____ e. person in his or her eighties

 

Today’s

Hobson’s choice to have no choice at all (Mr. Hobson owned a livery but he did not allow the customers to pick their own horses)

all the talk about in my family, my father usually gives the rest of us Hobson’s choices.

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