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Vocabulary

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Write the word or phrase which has the same meaning as the underlined part.

    Vocabulary 1

    1. If they are poor and also meek, they eventually will inherit the earth. submissive

    2. By the principle of utility, is meant the principle which approves or disapproves of every action

    whatsoever according to the tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of

    the party. increase

    3. Rich and poor have lived together, always uncomfortably and sometimes perilously. dangerously 4. The poverty of the poor was the fault of the poor because it was the product of their fecundity.

    Productiveness; fertility

    5. He urged that the marriage ceremony contain a warning against undue and irresponsible sexual

    intercourse. Too many; excessive

    6. The overriding rule was survival of the fittest. prevailing

    7. the rich were not responsible for its creation and amelioration. Provement; betterment

    8. that such assistance was inconsistent with the effective operation of the economic system.

    Incompatible with

    9. We have great corporate bureaucracies replete with corporate bureaucrats. Full of; filled with 10. Since the government is inherently incompetent, it should not be asked to help the poor. Incapable;

    ineffective

    11. It will only louse things up or make things worse. Make a mess of sth; ruin; spoil 12. We have nearly abolished poverty among the old wipe out; bring to an end

    13. None, certainly, that compares that damage with the damage that would be inflicted by the loss of

    public assistance. imposed

    14. They transfer income from the diligent to the idle and feckless. Irresponsible; weak

    15. By the same process, we decline to think of the poor. refuse

    16. Finally;when all else fails, we resort to simple psychological denial.

    turn to

    17. This is a psychic tendency that in various manifestations is common to us all. In different forms 18. argument that public-assistance measures have an adverse effect on incentive. Negative; bad;

    motivation; encouragement

    19. I would like to reflect on one of the oldest of human exercises. Discuss; think carefully

    and deeply

    Vocabulary 2

    1. My father decided to take his family through the wilds of the Everglades and stake a claim on an

    offshore island.

    2. His father’s carriage house in Charleston, South Carolina, and his nearby plantation were in line of

    Sherman’s march.

    3. When Papa finished school at the academy there, he worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Myakka for a

    friend of his dead father’s. By age 30, he was a county sheriff, no mean job in those days. 4. We had made our home in Palmetto for a year or so where my mothers gentle folks, the Harrisons, had

    settled following the Civil War.

    5. We had been keyed up for this adventure for weeks of planning. 6. In this deep and roomy box were packed our camping equipment and food supplies. 7. We looked forward to plentiful game and wild fruits on the road, but took ample provisions.

    8. On our way we would stop to replenish our food stock from time to time. 9. Occasionally a blacksmiths shed would adjoin the store.

    10. Sometimes we would strike camp early enough for papa and the boys to shoot fox squirrels or quail for

    supper.

    11. Watson was an infamous outlaw.

    12. Papa pitched camp and went on into town on horseback and brought a doctor back with him.

    13. Then we drove on to a small crossroads and stopped at a hotel, until I was strong enough to resume

    the journey.

    14. but the Indians and black people were susceptible to his manipulations.

    15. Every lawman in southern Florida was acquainted with his treachery and cunning.

    16. This merciless man had an invalid wife whom he adored.

    17. King Richard in his gluttony never sat at a table more sumptuous than ours.

    18. My big brothers, aged eight and eleven, were crack shots with a riffle.

    19. Despite the unrelenting heat, we were happy to be let off from our hours of school indoors.

    20. Papa was unrelenting, he demanded his money, and Watsons arm rose toward his wall of guns. 21. What he saw were two nonchalant little boys sitting with their guns beside them, slapping mosquitoes.

    Vocabulary 3

    1. Its storms, droughts and floods are acts of God, free of human control and exempt from our

    responsibility.

    2. With the appearance of a continent-sized hole in the Earths protective ozone layer and the threat of

    global warming.

    3. even droughts, floods and hear waves may become unwitting acts of man.

    4. Like the Creation, the portending global events are cosmic.

    5. We have been tampering with this powerful force, unaware, like the Sorcerers Apprentice, of the

    potentially disastrous consequences of our actions. 6. We have become accustomed to the now mundane image of the Earth as seen from the first expedition to

    the moon.

    7. Even if the global warning catastrophe never materializes, and the ozone layer remains an esoteric polar

    phenomenon.

    8. noxious flames of smog blanket over major cities.

    9. carcinogenic synthetic pesticides have been detected in mothers milk all over the world.

    10. great forests have been cut down, destroying ecological niches and their resident species. 11. The human attack on the ecosphere has instigated an ecological counterattack. 12. Everything is connected to everything else. This expresses the fact that the ecosphere is an elaborate

    network.

    13. Defined so narrowly, it is no surprise that cars have properties that are hostile to their environment. 14. Guided by that purpose, after the World War II, agronomists urged the increasingly heavy application of

    chemical nitrogen fertilizer.

    15. year by year, less and less of the applied fertilizer was taken up by the crop and progressively more

    drained through the soil into groundwater, in the form of nitrates that contaminated rivers, lakes, and

    water supplies.

    16. As they respire, fish produce carbon dioxide, which in turn is absorbed by aquatic plants and is used,

    photosynthetically, to produce oxygenwhich the fish respire.

    17. When the waste is metabolized by aquatic bacteria and molds, the organic nitrogen is converted into

    nitrate, this, in turn, is an essential nutrient for the aquatic algae.

    18. The energy sources that now power the technosphere are mostly fossil fuels, stores that, once depleted,

    will never be renewed.

    19. The ecosystem is consistent with itself.

    20. its numerous components are compatible with each other and with the whole. 21. In contrast to the ecosphere, the technosphere is composed of objects and materials that reflect a rapid

    and relentless process of change and variation.

    22. Synthetic organic chemistry began innocuously enough about 150 years ago with the laboratory

    production of a common natural substanceureabut soon departed from this imitative approach.

    23. They therefore can play an insidious destructive role in living things.

    24. What we call the environmental crisis is a product of the drastic mismatch between the cyclical,

    conservative, and self-consistent processes of the ecosphere and the linear, innovative, but ecologically

    disharmonious processes of the technosphere.

    25. Since the environmental crisis has been generated by the war between the two worlds that human

    society occupies, it can be properly understood only in term of their interplay.

    26. Of course, as in a conventional war, the issues can be simplified by taking sides: ignoring the interests

    of one combatant or the other.

    27. But this is done only at the cost of understanding.

    28. The extreme interpretations of the relationship between the two sphere that human society occupies are

    compelling evidence.

    29. The purpose is less lament over the wars numerous casualties than an inquiry into how future

    casualties can be prevented.

    Vocabulary 4

    1. Our well was deeper than most, but we needed a good supply of water for our penned animals.

    2. Mike McCallum had a son who lived with him in hotel rooms or boarding houses.

    3. The smell of mentheir work clothes and tools and tobacco and mucky boots and sour-cheese socks.

    4. so that she could drag him away and dress his wounds as quickly as possible.

    5. There was a keen alarm when the cry came, a wire zinging through your whole body, a fanatic feeling of

    devotion.

    6. Nobody won. The game disintegrated, after a long while, in arguments and mass resurrection.

    7. One morning, of course, the job was finished, the well capped, the pump reinstalled, the fresh water

    marveled at.

    8. His father talked to my father, and the talk was mostly about wells, accidents, water tables.

    9. The laugh had a lonely boom in it, as if he were still down the well.

    10. Then the dog threw up on the kitchen step.

    11. Our pregnancies had dovetailed, so that we had managed with one set of maternity clothes. 12. And I had moved for the newfangled reason that was proved of only in some special circles.

    13. leaving husband and house and all the things acquired during the marriage (except, of course, the

    children, who were to be parceled about).

    14. At last a blowup. Accusations, confessions of misery.

    15. Outside the windows, as it got dark, the back-yard parties would begin, with music and shouting and

    provocations that later might develop into fights, and I would be frightened, not of any hostility but of a

    kind of nonexistence.

    16. I had the feeling, however, that he was a scrupulous man, he would refrain.

    17. It would be a sleazy thing to do, in the house of his friends.

    18. My sleep was shallow, my dreams monotonously lustful, with irritating and unpleasant subplots.

    19. Still you could come and caddy for me.

    20. Johnston warned us before we left that there was a prediction of rain. Mike said that wed take our

    chances.

    21. The notion of wife beguiled me, just as if I had never been one.

    22. and I had an idea that some of the clubs were called irons and that the course itself was called the

    links.

    23. He began methodically to pack up and fasten his bag.

24. It looked as if a large portion of the sky had detached itself and was bearing down, bustling and resolute,

    taking a not quite recognizable but animate shape.

    25. This was more of a ritual, a recognition of survival rather than of our bodies inclinations.

     Vocabulary 5

    1. In the epoch dominated by the aspirations of new states for national development, it is instructive to

    recall that the United States itself began as an underdeveloped country. 2. The country was blessed by notable advantages---above all, by the fact that population was scarce in

    relation to available resources.

    3. But the favorable ratio between population and resources was obviously not the only factor in American

    development

    4. What mattered equally was the spirit in which these settlers approached the economic and social

    challenges offered by the environment.

    5. Several elements seemed fundamental to the philosophy which facilitated the rapid social and economic

    development of the American continent.

    6. One factor was the deep faith in education.

    7. The belief that investment in people is the most essential way for a society to devote its resources existed

    from the earliest days of the American colonies.

    8. J. K. Galbraith has rightly observed that a dollar or a rupee invested in the intellectual improvement of

    human beings will regularly bring a greater increase in national income than a dollar or a rupee devoted

    to railways, dams, machines tools, or other tangible capital goods.

    9. A related factor has been the conviction of the importance of personal freedom and personal initiative.

    10. We have found no better way than democracy to fulfill mans talents and release his energy.

    11. Another has been the understanding of the role of cooperative activity, public as well as voluntary.

    12. In the record of this conflict, ideology has attracted some of the strongest intelligences mankind has

    produced.

    13. Nor can we suggest that Americans have been consistently immune to the ideological temptation….

    14. After all, the American mind was conditioned by one of the noblest and most formidable structure of

    analysis ever devised.

    15. There have been hedgehogs throughout American history who have attempted to endow America with

    an all-inclusive creed, to translate Americanism into a set of binding proportions, and to construe the

    national tradition in terms of one or another ultimate law.

    16. America, in consequence, has been at its most characteristic a nation of innovation and experiment. 17. Pragmatism is no more wholly devoid of abstractions than ideology is wholly devoid of experience. 18. As an expounder of ideals, Jefferson remains a vivid and fertile figure.

    19. As an ideologist, he believed, for example, that the small freehold system was the only foundation

    for freedom, that the honest and virtuous cultivator was the only reliable citizen for a democratic state.

    20. This was Jeffersons ideology, and had the United States responded to it, we would be today a feeble

    and impotent nation.

    21. In case of conflict he chose what helped people rather than what conformed to principles.

    22. Indeed, the whole ideological enterprise contradicted Jeffersons temper, which was basically flexible

    and experimental.

    23. The ideologist contends that the mysteries of history can be understood in terms of a clear-cut, absolute,

    social creed

    24. The besetting sin of the ideologist, in short, is to confuse his own tidy models with the vast, turbulent,

    unpredictable, and untidy reality.

    25. The American tradition has found this view of human history repugnant and false.

    26. Against the belief in the all-encompassing power of a single explanation.

    27. Thus ideology and pragmatism differ radically in their view of history. 28. The history of the twentieth century is a record of the manifold ways in which humanity has been

    betrayed by ideology.

    29. Indeed, I would suggest that we might well banish some overloaded words from intellectual discourse. 30. along a single predestined line, toward a single predestined conclusion.

    31. and those who think that humanity in the future, as in the past, will continue to evolve in diverse

    directions, toward diverse conclusions.

    32. Ideologists are afraid of the free flow of ideas, even of deviant ideas within their own ideology. 33. They are convinced they have a monopoly over the Truth.

    34. Therefore they always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics.

    35. Their objective remains that of making the world over in the image of their dogmatic ideology. 36. The goal is a monolithic world, organized on the principle of infallibility---but the only certainty in an

    system is the certainty of absolute abuse.

    37. They believe that there is no greater delusion than for man to mistake himself for God. 38. They accept the limitations of human intellect and the infirmity of the human spirit.

    Vocabulary 7

    1. We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom.

    2. --- symbolizing an end as well as beginning---signifying renewal as well as change.

    3. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath of forebears prescribed almost

    nearly a century and three quarters ago.

    4. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of

    human life.

    5. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue.

    6. --- unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nations has

    already committed.

    7. United, there is little we cant do in a host of cooperative ventures.

    8. Divided, there is little we can dofor we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

    9. To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery,

    we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves. 10. we offer a special pledge to assist free mean and free governments in casting off the chains of

    poverty.

    11. Let our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in

    the Americas.

    12. to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective.

    13. Finally, for those nations who would make themselves our adversary.

    14. that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by

    science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction. 15. we renew our support and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.

    16. So let us begin anew--- remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity

    is always subject to proof.

    17. yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankinds final war. 18. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.

    19. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. 20. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and

    encourage the arts and commerce.

    21. Let both sides unite to heed, in all corners of the earth, that command of Isaiah---to undo the heavy

    burdens(and) let the oppressed go free.

22. And if the beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungles of suspicion.

    23. Since the country was founded, each generation of Americans ha been summoned to give testimony to

    its national loyalty.

    24. not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need---not as a call to battle, though embattled we are. 25. Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance?

    26. I do not shrink from this responsibility---I welcome it. 27. In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending

    freedom in its hour of maximum danger.

    28. year in year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation”….

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