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1100 Words You Need to Know – Week 3, Day 1

  • 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Vocab Class:
  • Coursebook: 1100 Words You Need to Know
  • Session: Week 3, Day 1
  • New Words: loathe — reprimand — lackluster —

The Pep Talk
“If there’s one thing I loathe,” the said, “it’s a quitter.” He had good reason to reprimand us at half-time, because the
revealed that we were losing, 4520. Our lackluster indicated to him that we had forgotten the rudimentary* aspects of basketball. His caustic remarks fired us up, however, and we dashed out, to wrest control of the game from our rivals.

Sample Sentences
Use the new words in the following sentences.
1. With the help of his brothers he was able to __________ the leadership of the company from his partner.
2. Speaking in a monotone, the politician was booed for his __________ address.
3. In a __________ article, the drama critic slaughtered the hapless* actors.
4. I __________ spinach but I love other green vegetables.
5. When Ed arrived late, he knew that the grocer would __________ him.

Match the new words with their dictionary definitions.
6. loathe ____ a. dull
7. reprimand (v.) ____ b. to hate
8. lackluster ____ c. sarcastic, biting
9. caustic ____ d. take by force
10. wrest ____ e. to show sharp disapproval

Today’s Idiom
: (crocodiles were said to cry while eating their prey)
When the player broke his leg, his substitute wept crocodile tears.

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    Dr. Hariri

    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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    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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