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Calvin Coolidge, our thirtied president, was named “Silent Cal” by reporters because of his laconic speech. One Sunday, after Mr. Coolidge had listened to an interminable sermon, a throng of newsmen gathered around him. An intrepid reporter accosted the Chief Executive: “Mr. President, we know that the sermon was on the topic of sin. What did the minister say?” “He was against it,” the reticent Coolidge replied.

  • Laconic – singkat
  • interminable – tak berkesudahan
  • sermon – khotbah
  • throng – kerumunan
  • intrepid – pemberani
  • accost – menyapa
  • against – terhadap, melawan, menentang
  • reticent – segan

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