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1100 Words You Need to Know, Week 4, Day 5

  • Session: Week 4, Day 5
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Let’s see how many of the new words studied during the course of this week you remember. Incidentally, try to the many times you find your new words in magazines, newspapers, and books. Before you knew the meanings of those words you probably skipped right over them.

In the following quiz, match the best possible definition with the word you have studied. Write the correct letter in the appropriate answer space.

Review Words Definitions

____ 1. Alacrity         a. scorn

____ 2. aspirant        b. to make afraid

____ 3. belligerent        c. frantic

____ 4. belittle        d. person of eighty

____ 5. brash        e. to mock

____ 6. castigate        f. make public, proclaim

____ 7.        g. pretense, sham

____ 8. dregs        h.

____ 9. feint        i. better job

____ 10. frenzy        j. seeking war,

____ 11.        k. speak of as unimportant

____ 12. laceration        l. , using indecent language

____ 13. Octogenarian         m. insolent

____ 14. promulgate        n. punish, chastise

____ 15.        o. comfort

____ 16. scoff        p. most worthless part

____ 17. scurrilous        q. able to be touched

____ 18. solace        r. rough cut

____ 19. sordid        s. , ignoble

____ 20.        t. quick willingness

 

Idioms

____ 21. to throw down the gauntlet        u. be the boss, lay down the laws

____ 22. feeling no pain        v. under the influence of alcohol

____ 23. Hobson’s choice        w. to offer a challenge

____ 24. to rule the roost       x. to have no say in a matter.

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  • #40593

    Dr. Hariri
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    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    Sasan
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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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