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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 14 – Day 3

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 14 - Day 3

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  • lethal [lē´ thəl] 

“By evening we couldn’t even get any more people indoors where they would have had some protection from the lethal fallout.” Florence Moog, “The Bombing of St. Louis”

  • scurry [skėr´ ē] 

“Some small night-bird, flitting noiselessly near the ground on its soft wings, almost flapped against me, only to scurry away in alarm.” Ivan Turgenev, “Bezhin Meadows”

  • incisive [in sī´ siv] 

“Your hands are keen, your mind incisive, your sensitivity deep, your vision well honed.” Thomas A. Dooley, “To a Young Doctor”

  • precipitate [pri sip´ ə tāt] 

“The weight of a finger might precipitate the tragedy, hurl him at once into the dim, gray unknown.” Stephen Crane, “An Episode of War”

  • stereotype [ster´ e ə tīp´] 

“Treating the most respected leader in the land that way confirms the worst stereotypes and that really hurts us.” Alessandra Stanley, “Asking a Favor of the Pope,” New York Times, 6/12/99


to gild the lily—to praise extravagantly

There was no need for the announcer to gild the lily because we could see how beautiful the model was.

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