Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 36 - Day 3
- acme [ak´ mē]
“He was the acme of a political figure.” John Gunther, Inside U.S.A.
- copious [ko´ pē əs]
“The wedding reception featured copious amounts of food, drink, and music.” New York Times, 9/26/99
- vehemently [vē´ ə ment lē]
“The President spoke vehemently against any large tax cut.” New York Times, 9/16/99
- depict [di pikt´]
“How can one depict the beauty and impact of Grand Canyon in words or pictures?” Freeman Tilden, The National Parks
- naive [nä ēv´]
“Woodrow Wilson was naïve to believe Yugoslavia could be formed after World War I.” Letter to the Editor, New Yorker, 6/26/99
terra firma—solid, firm land
The rough ocean crossing took the wind out of his sails*, and he was happy to be on terra firma again.