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Barron’s 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 5 – Day 2

Barron's 1100 Words You Need to Know (MCQ Test + PDF) Week 5 - Day 2

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  • flagrant [flā´ grənt] 

“Gene Savoy’s flagrant name dropping doesn’t seem to bother any of the visitors on board.” Brad Wetzler, “Crazy for Adventure,” New York Times, 6/6/99

  • admonish [ad mon´ ish] 

“A little drummer boy grinned in me face whin I had admonished him wid the buckle av my belt for riotin’ all over the place.” Rudyard Kipling, “The Courting of Dinah Shadd”

  • duress [d res´] 

“Under duress she was forced to admit having lied during a 1994 deposition in her breach of contract law suit.” Associated Press report, Newsday, 6/24/99

  • culprit [kul´ prit] 

“We pointed out the tender age and physical slightness of the little culprit.” Thomas Mann, “Mario and the Magician”

  • inexorable [in ek´ sər ə bəl] 

“Note that it is all in one long sentence, developing inexorably like the slow decay of our lives.” Clifton Fadiman, “They Have Their Exits and Their Entrances”


to take down a peg—to take the conceit out of a braggart (ship’s colors used to be raised or lowered by pegs— the higher the colors, the greater the honor)

The alumni thought they had a great basketball team, but our varsity took them down a peg.

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