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I Feel Damn Lucky!

Peters, Tom. “I Feel Damn Lucky!” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. 4th custom ed. for York College. Ed. Laurence Behrens, and Leonard J. Rosen. New York: Pearson, 2011. 230-232.


ubiquitous –adj.  existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent

perpetual – adj.  continuing or enduring forever; everlasting

intrusive –adj.  tending or apt to intrude; coming without invitation or welcome

pervasive – adj. becoming spread throughout all parts of

trudging – v. to walk, esp. laboriously or wearily

behemoth – n. any creature or thing of monstrous size or power

rote – n.  routine; a fixed, habitual, or mechanical course of procedure

eclectic –adj.  selecting or choosing from various sources

oxymoron – n. a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”

wreak havoc - disrupt, damage, or destroy something

gargantuan –adj.  Huge; extremely large; enormous

Vocabulary Exercise

Fill in the blanks with the words chosen from the box.

perpetual          oxymoron    eclectic      gargantuan       rote          ubiquitous

1. Eric’s taste in art, was ___________, as he had equal passion for Picasso, Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo.

2. The ___________ wrestler was terrified of mice.

3. He recited the passage by _____ and gave no indication he understood what he was saying.

4. Ponce de Leon hoped to find __________ youth.

5. You must be __________ for I meet you wherever I go.

6. “Bitter sweetness” is an ___________.




1. eclectic     2.  gargantuan       3. rote       4. perpetual       5. ubiquitous      6. oxymoron