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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 39 – Day 1

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 39 - Day 1

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  • saga [sä´ ga] 

“The saga of the Kennedy family has enthralled and saddened us.” Barbara Walters, quoted in New York Times, 7/10/99

  • belated [bi lāt´ tid] 

“When he made his belated entrance into the political campaign, he was told he had no chance.” Jewell Bellush and Dick Netzer, Urban Politics

  • decrepit [di krep´ it] 

“Some schools are in such decrepit condition that students will be transferred to safer schools until repairs can be made.” NYC Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew, Newsday, 7/6/99

  • imperturbable [im´ pər tėr´ bə bəl] 

“The Prince de Ligne had given the Empress Catherine the name of imperturbable, or immoveable.” Walter Tooke, The Life of Catherine

  • vacillate [vas´ ə lāt] 

“In planning for the book I vacillated between a selective, but deeper approach or a general, more limited approach.” Milton Konvitz, editor, Bill of Rights Reader


a sacred cow—a person or thing that cannot be criticized (From India, where cows may not be harmed because of religious rules)

I decided to throw down the gauntlet* by exposing the boss’s son who had been ruling the roost* as the sacred cow of the business.

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