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"The Bet"

By: Anton Chekhov


"The Bet"

By: Anton Chekhov

1 2 3

caprice compulsory ethereal

comely emaciated frivolous

4 5 6

illusory indiscriminately posterity

implore pluck principally

7 8 9

procured siren speculation

renounce spar theology

10 11

treatise zealously

trifle


1

Caprice

  • An impulsive change of mind.

Employees have complained of

being at the mercy of the manager's every

whim and caprice.


1

Comely

  • Pleasing and wholesome in appearance; attractive

  • Some……(All) people can describe Megan Fox as comely.


2

Compulsory

required; mandatory; obligatory

The ice skater received a higher score on the

compulsories than on her freestyle performance.


2

Emaciated

To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.

After being lost on the mountain for two weeks without food,

the climber was found, emaciated but otherwise in good health.


3

Ethereal

“She was considered an ethereal beauty.”

Characterized by lightness and

insubstantiality; intangible.


Frivolous

The poker player was frivolous with his money and gambled it all away.

3

lack of seriousness


Illusory

4

- causing illusion; deceptive; misleading.

The picture on the wall seemed to possess characteristics of illusory


4

Implore

- to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat

I implore you, therefore, I need your help.


Indiscriminately

- lacking in care

5

I choose my friends indiscriminately.


Pluck

courage

5


6

Posterity

  • all descendants of one person


6

Principally

  • mainly or most importantly


7

Procured

-The monkey procured the Pringles.

To obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means.


7

Renounce

To give up or put aside voluntarily.

“Your Resume looks great, Mr. Fenster,

but you’ll have to renounce disco.”


8

Siren

One of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing.


8

Spar

  • Nautical . a stout pole such as those used for masts, etc.; a mast, yard, boom, gaff, or the like.


9

Speculation

  • a single instance or process of consideration.

“I’m tired of all of these speculations about the economy.”


9

Theology

  • the study of religious truths.

“ He liked learning about Gods, so he signed up for

Theology.”


10

Treatise

  • a formal work on a subject, concerning principles and conclusions.

  • A formal agreement or published essay


Trifle

10

  • An article or thing of very little value.

  • A little white lie.


11

Zealously

in a passionate manner;

"she worked zealously to raise funds for the literacy project"


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