By Murray Bromberg, Melvin Gordon
A Barron's best-seller for greater than 4 many years, the brand-new 6th version of 1100 phrases you must recognize has been elevated and up-to-date with more--
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All new phrases for college students to benefit are put within the context of sentences which have been chosen from recognized novels, performs, poems, newspaper editorials, and television declares. For optimum ease and pleasure in studying, the authors suggest 15-minute periods with this e-book. through the years, hundreds of thousands of scholars getting ready for the SAT and ACT have depended on prior versions of 1100 phrases you want to comprehend as a great way to bolster their notice energy. a brand new characteristic within the 6th version is The Lighter contact a hundred, a set of a hundred humorous one-liners which use phrases from the e-book it is advisable recognize.
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Skirmish q. eject ____ 18. stymie r. small battle ____ 19. terminate s. aware ____ 20. turbulent t. based on whim Idioms ____ 21. cause célèbre u. having a selfish motive ____ 22. one swallow doesn't make a summer v. a humiliating defeat ____ 23. bitter pill to swallow w. don't jump to conclusions ____ 24. an ax to grind x. famous law case Now check your answers on page 307. Make a record of those words you missed. Note: Fray and skirmish are almost synonymous. Words for Further Study Meanings 1.
Mullins responded with alacrity. He sprang from his stool and charged across the ring, showing disdain for the champion's strength. Although this belligerent attitude impressed the referee, it failed to intimidate the champ. That intrepid* battler laid the hapless* Mullins low with an adroit* feint and an uppercut. Sample Sentences Use the new words in the following sentences. 1. Y2K concerns of the January 1, 2000 problems with computers failed to __________ our company. 2. The Germans were duped* by the Allies' __________ toward the south, leaving the way open for the Normandy invasion.
Scarcity 7. distraught ____ b. cunning, trickery 8. duplicity ____ c. mentally confused, crazed 9. acrimonious ____ d. remarkably bad 10. paucity ____ e. bitter Today's Idiom to pass the buckto evade responsibility (the "buck" may have been a piece of buckshot passed from one poker player to another to keep track of whose turn it was to deal) He always gives me a straight answer and never tries to pass the buck. Answers are on Page 306 < previous page page_29 next page > page_30 < previous page next page > Page 30 4th Day New Words elicit pernicious tolerate construe impunity i lis′ it Our Pyrrhic Victory* Mr.