Flashcards in Lesson 18 Deck (15):
* his allocation of materials was gradually used up.
* allocating office space in the building was a difficult task.
come across (v)
* 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.
* 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.
* the old woman had a pleasant demeanor.
* the dog was huge, but its friendly demeanor eased my fears.
* 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.
* her fallacious argument could not be defended.
* it is fallacy to think that money will bring you happiness.
lack (n) (v)
* there was an inordinate lack of rain last fall.
* the mathematician was lacking in communication skills.
* the dancer has a limber body.
* she was able to make the limber movements that are required of gymnasts.
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.
SYN thin OPP wide
* the canal was extremely narrow.
* the driver narrowly escaped injury when his car ran off the road.
* 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.
* the robust economy is expected to continue growing quickly.
* the new products are selling robustly.
steady (adj) (v)
* steady growth is projected for companies involved in genetic engineering.
* the secretary has steadily earned respect for her work.
(take a swift action)
* the contestants were swift thinker.
* they swiftly agreed with the conclusion of the report.