The Greatest Salesman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scroll Marked 1:

Today I begin a new life.

mediocrity

the quality of being average or ordinary

  • We were disappointed by the mediocrity of the wine.

savor

to taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely

  • We savored the delicious meal

verily

truly; certainly

  • Jesus often began his sermons by saying, "Verily, verily, I say unto you . . . "

laden

heavily loaded or weighed down

  • a tree laden with apples

 

fraught

full of (unpleasant things such as problems or dangers)

  • The journey was fraught with dangers.

perilous

full of danger or risk

  • perilous journey across the mountains

Garden of Hesperides

In Greek mythology, the Garden of the Hesperides belonged to the goddess Hera. In this garden there was a grove of apple trees that bore golden apples. The golden apples were believed to give immortality to anyone who consumed them.

The 12th labor of Hercules was to steal some of the apples for King Eurystheus. Hercules succeeded by tricking Atlas.

Several months later, when Hercules reached home, he gave the apples to King Eurystheus. Eurystheus quickly gave the apples to his wife. His wife returned the apples to Hera with her apologies.

feat

an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength

  • a performer known for her astonishing acrobatic feats

vitality

energy and strength

  • He has a lot of vitality for man his age.

brevity

the use of few words; shortness

  • The essays were written with admirable brevity.