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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 44 – Day 2

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 44 - Day 2

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  • libel [lī´ bəl] 

“Issues such as freedom of speech and libel are going to have to be rethought as the Internet makes everyone a potential publisher in cyberspace.” Thomas L. Friedman, “Boston E-Party,” New York Times, 1/1/00

  • defamatory [di fam´ ə tôr ē] 

“His defamatory remarks about minorities are transmitted on the Internet.” TIME, 8/30/99

  • plaintiff [plān´ tif] 

“When the attorney for the palsied plaintiff finished, there wasn’t a dry eye in the courtroom.” Rose Axelsohn, “The Defense Rests” [adapted]

  • canard [kə närd´] 

“It’s a canard to say I want to be a millionaire: I just want to live like one.” Toots Shor, quoted in Life Magazine, 10/12/69

  • deprecate [dep´ rə kāt] 

“Why do they always deprecate the efforts of a woman press secretary, but rarely a man doing the same job?” New York, 9/25/95


  • a pretty kettle of fish—a messy situation, a problem
He knew that when he attacked the sacred cow* he would be in a pretty kettle of fish. (Do you remember this idiom? It was used earlier in the book and should be familiar.

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