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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 22 – Day 3

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 22 - Day 3

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  • escalation [es´ kə lā´ shən] 

“There is a dangerous escalation in Kashmir as India and Pakistan are engaged in the worst fighting in decades.” Editorial, New York Times, 6/22/99

  • indifference [in dif´ ər əns] 

“David sees Ham who, although now shows indifference to life, swims out to save people from a shipwreck.” Holly Hughes, Barron’s Book Notes, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  • potential [pə ten´ shəl] 

“We realized that this system had worked because the potential targets were so many that the Germans could not get a definite idea of where we would strike.” Ewen Montagu, The Man Who Never Was

  • cumulative [kyü´ myə lə tiv] 

“There can be an extraordinary cumulative strength in Mr. Foote’s plays.” Ben Brantley, New York Times, 6/18/99

  • recondite [rek´ ən dīt] 

“If it seems too recondite for anyone but dwellers in the groves of Academe, one must consider rhyming slang which originated in the underworld.” Bergen Evans, “Now Everyone Is Hip About Slang”


apple polishing—trying to gain favor by gifts or flattery

If the way to advancement in this company is through apple polishing, I quit!

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