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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 19 – Day 2

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 19 - Day 2

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  • amnesty [am´ nə stē] 

“No one is advocating wholesale amnesty for inmates solely because of advancing age.” Tamerlin Drummond, “Cellblock Seniors,” TIME, 6/21/99

  • expatriate [ek spā´ trē āt] 

“For months she lived the nocturnal life of an expatriate American tango bum.” Jimmy Scott, “Flirting with the Tango,” New York Times, 6/11/99

  • exonerate [eg zon´ ə rāt´] 

“There is no reason to exonerate him from the ordinary duties of a citizen.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Collected Legal Papers

  • fiat [fi´ ət] 

“Pitching Coach Bob Apodaca’s fiat to Met hurlers was simple: pitch fast, change speeds, throw strikes.” Howie Rose, baseball announcer, Fox Sports, 7/8/99

  • mendacious [men dā´ shəs] 

“Hillary joined in efforts to dismiss as mendacious tarts all the women who claimed to have been involved with her husband.” Maureen Dowd, “The Boy Can’t Help It,” New York Times, 8/4/99


it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good— someone usually benefits from another person’s misfortune

When the star quarterback broke his leg, the coach gave the rookie his big chance and the youngster made good; the coach mumbled, “It’s an ill wind.”

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