Into the Unknown

The Economist, “Into the Unknown.” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum4th custom ed. for York College. Ed. Laurence Behrens, and Leonard J. Rosen. New York: Pearson, 2011. 244-247.

Vocabulary

hazardous – adj. full of risk; perilous; risky

exodus –n.  a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people

whopping - adj.  very large of its kind

redeploy – v. to transfer (a unit, a person, supplies, etc.) from one theater of operations to another; to move or allocate to a different position, use, function, or the like; reassign.

Saturation –n. the utmost; completeness; fullness

Vocabulary Exercise

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

1. WHOPPING

(A) very large    (B) very small     (C) shouting    (D) painful     (E) emotional

2. HAZARDOUS

(A) friendly    (B) risky    (C) safe    (D) complete    (E) secure

3. SATURATION

(A) fullness     (B) relation  (C) fashion    (D) argument     (E) operation

4. REDEPLOY

(A) locate    (B) criticize    (C) disappoint    (D) argue    (E) transfer

5.  EXODUS

(A) excuse    (B) exercise  (C) outline    (D) emigrate    (E) employ

 

Answers

1. A      2.  B      3. A      4. E    5. D