January 5, 2011 in Vocab
What does “sally” mean?
Part of Speech: noun
Pronunciations: IPA: /’sæl.i/ Glossary-style: [SAL-ee]
Definition: noun: a rush forward; an attack, as by a group of soldiers against an enemy. a trip or excursion. a sudden witty remark. verb: rush or leap out suddenly. rush out to attack an enemy. start a trip or excursion (Ex: to sally forth into the world).
Example: The soldiers emboldened by betel nuts sallied forth in crazed excitement to meet the enemy and their destiny.
Practice vocab questions for “sally”
1. To sally is to
(A) rush out quickly, as to attack
(B) flee or evade
(C) make dirty
(D) waste time
(E) meet a hirsute male named Harry
2. Sallying forth into the world, Candide ——- his idyllic hometown to ——- a journey of discovery that would forever change him.
(A) romanticizes . . revere
(B) envisions . . refine
(C) embraces . . negotiate
(D) leaves . . commence
(E) rejects . . eschew