The Greatest Salesman




















































































The Scroll Marked 9:

I will act now.


to enter into a formal agreement to marry

  • Soon I shall be betrothed to Isabel.


to think carefully about something, especially for a noticeable length of time

  • She sat back for a minute to ponder her next move in the game.


to refuse to accept a helpful suggestion from someone, often by answering in an unfriendly way

  • She rebuffed all suggestions that she should resign.


fear or worry about what is going to happen

  • Shaking with trepidation, the young man faced his fear of heights by skydiving.


a potential customer

  • The salesperson introduced herself to the prospect with a big smile and a firm handshake.


to bring something to completion; to finish

  • The salesperson consummated three sales in one day.


loud and enthusiastic praise or approval

  • His speech was greeted with (shouts of) acclamation.


the ability to react calmly, especially in difficult situations

  • He received the news of his mother's death with remarkable equanimity.



(of a bird) to clean and arrange its feathers using its beak; to spend time making yourself look attractive

  • His pet bird would preen its feathers to keep them clean.


to make wild movements with your arms or body, especially because you are trying not to sink

  • The lifeguard noticed a man floundering in the water.