Home  /  English Learning  /  Words You Need To Know  / Our Pyrrhic Victory

Our Pyrrhic Victory


Mr. Dorsey summoned a representative group of teachers and students leaders to his office in order to elicit their reactions to the suspension of the football captain. He told them that cheating was a pernicious disease which could not be tolerated at our school. He loathed having to discipline Art Krause so severely; but unless strict measures were taken, the students body would construe the incident as an open invitation to cheat with impunity. “We may lose a football game,” the principal said, “but we can salvage our self-respect.

  • Pyrrhic Victory – kemenangan yg sangat mahal harganya
  • summoned – memanggil
  • elicit – memperoleh
  • suspension – penahanan
  • pernicious – jahat
  • loathe – benci
  • strict – ketat
  • the student body – organisasi siswa
  • construe – menafsirkan
  • cheat with impunity – berbuat curang tanpa dihukum
  • salvage – menyelamatkan
  • self-respected – harga diri

Comments

comments

Related Post


A Profile of The Woman Who Drinks to Excess
A Profile of The Woman Who Drinks to Excess

The typical alcoholic woman is above average in intelligence, in…

Mullins a K.O. Victim
Mullins a K.O. Victim

When the bell sounded, K.O Mullins responded with alacrity. He…

Rah! Rah Rah!
Rah! Rah Rah!

The spectators at a football game play more than a…

What Next?
What Next?

Once the fashion industry has been able to foist a…





Add Comment


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *