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allocation (n)
(v) allocate
(adj) allocated

* his allocation of materials was gradually used up.
* allocating office space in the building was a difficult task.


come across (v)
SYN encounter

* the woman come across the old love letters while looking through photos of her youth.
* the professor came across the article while searching the internet.


culminate (v)
SYN conclude
(adj) culminating
(n) culmination

* the rock songs culminated in a loud guitar solo.
* after four years of diligent study, the students hard work culminated in several offers of full scholarship for college.


demeanor (n)
SYN conduct

* the old woman had a pleasant demeanor.
* the dog was huge, but its friendly demeanor eased my fears.


exert (v)
SYN apply
(n) exertion

* he had to exert all of his strength to move the heavy box.
* your body will be better prepared for physical exertion if you exercise daily.


fallacious (adj)
SYN incorrect
(adv) fallaciously
(n) fallacy

* her fallacious argument could not be defended.
* it is fallacy to think that money will bring you happiness.


lack (n) (v)
SYN shortage
(adj) lacking

* there was an inordinate lack of rain last fall.
* the mathematician was lacking in communication skills.


limber (adj)
SYN flexible

* the dancer has a limber body.
* she was able to make the limber movements that are required of gymnasts.


means (n)
SYN method, ways

(means of transportation)
* he was told to finish the job by any means available to him.
* the most convenient means of communicating with someone us by phone.


narrow (adj)
SYN thin OPP wide
(adv) narrowly
(n) narrowness

* the canal was extremely narrow.
* the driver narrowly escaped injury when his car ran off the road.


preconception (n)
SYN bias
(v) preconceive
(adj) preconceived

* it is difficult to overcome preconceptions if we are not open to the new ideas.
* his preconceived notions about Los Angles disappeared after he visited the city.


robust (adj)
SYN energetic
(n) robustness
(adv) robustly

robust (food,economy,person)
* the robust economy is expected to continue growing quickly.
* the new products are selling robustly.


steady (adj) (v)
SYN constant
(n) steadiness
(adv) steadily

(steady state)
* steady growth is projected for companies involved in genetic engineering.
* the secretary has steadily earned respect for her work.


swift (adj)
SYN fast
(adv) swiftly
(n) swiftness

swift (runner,movement)
(take a swift action)
* the contestants were swift thinker.
* they swiftly agreed with the conclusion of the report.


absurd (adj)
SYN ridiculous,meaningless
(adv) absurdly
(n) absurdity

(life is absurd)
* confidentially, I think his suggestion is absurd.
* they are absurdly irrational about the issue.