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1100 Words You Need to Know

 

 

 

1st Week

 

Day One:

1.     The football game was replete with excitement and great plays.

2.     The eminent (برجسته، متعال) author received the Noble Prize for literature.

3.     My cousin is so steeped in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.

4.     After skiing, I find that I have a voracious (پرخور، حریص) appetite.

5.  Modern warfare often results in the indiscriminate (یکسره، ردهم) killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.

Today's Idioms:

After his candidate had lost the election, the boastful campaign manager had to eat humble pie (to admit your error and apologize).

 

 

Day Two

 

1.     The mayor refused to prognosticate as to his margin of victory in the election.

2.  The time is approaching when human workers may be replaced by automatons (آدم مکانیکی).

3.     A clever salesman will always ask a matron (زن خانه دار، کدبانو) if her mother is at home.

4.  The western plains used to abound (فراوان بودن، وفور داشتن) with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.

5.     Man may be freed from backbreaking labor by the products of scientific technology.

 

 

Today's Idiom:

 

The mail order bicycle that my nephew bought turned out to be a pig in a poke (a disappointment, an item you purchase without having seen), and he is now trying to get his money back.