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Give me five

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 January, 2004, 12:00am

truly


(adv)


completely, utterly


Example: Democracy does not produce a truly fair society, but it gives everyone a chance to air their views.


patriarch


(n)


the male head of a family who is much respected


Example: The disabled girl's story prompted the patriarch of a wealthy Chinese family to donate $1 million to charity.


overnight


(adj)


happening suddenly and extremely quickly, especially when it is unexpected


Example: Don't worry. The dress you've bought will not go out of fashion overnight.


fallacy


(n)


lack of logic or good sense in an argument or piece of reasoning


Example: Giving her closing speech, the defence lawyer stressed the fallacy in the prosecution's argument.


mastery


(n)


the ability to do something very well


Example: His mastery of both the Chinese and English languages won him the job.


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