By Murray Bromberg, Melvin Gordon
A Barron's best-seller for greater than 4 a long time, the brand-new 6th variation of 1100 phrases you want to recognize has been multiplied and up-to-date with more--
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All new phrases for college students to profit are put within the context of sentences which were chosen from famous novels, performs, poems, newspaper editorials, and television proclaims. For optimum ease and delight in studying, the authors suggest 15-minute classes with this ebook. through the years, hundreds of thousands of scholars getting ready for the SAT and ACT have trusted earlier variations of 1100 phrases you must be aware of as a good way to reinforce their be aware energy. a brand new function within the 6th variation is The Lighter contact a hundred, a set of a hundred humorous one-liners which use phrases from the publication it's good to comprehend.
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Briskness, lively action Today's Idiom to throw down the gauntletto challenge someone (when the gauntlet, or medieval glove, was thrown down, the challenger was required to pick it up) The principal of our rival school threw down the gauntlet, and we had no choice but to accept the challenge. O. Mullins demanded a rematch. He took a full-page newspaper advertisement to promulgate his challenge. When the champ's manager saw the brash announcement, he accosted* Mullins, who was surrounded by a throng* of newsmen.
To torment ____ 16. revert p. riotous ____ 17. 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.
Rather than a scientific triumph, I'd be inclined to label it as an egregious* blunder, a scientific disaster, a laboratory fiasco. Is there anyone in his right mind who thinks that a pill can replace the pleasures of devouring hot corn bread, masticating on a thick steak, biting into crisp french fries, or attacking a chocolate sundae? I'm afraid that this is one pill I'll have to eschew from chewing. Sample Sentences Insert the new words in the following sentences. 1. The paradox* is that Javert's inexorable* pursuit of Jean Valjean was both __________ and despicable.