Flashcards in Lesson 8 Deck (12):
(n) acceleration , accelerator
* the action of molecules accelerates when they are heated.
* the poor condition of the motor made acceleration difficult.
(crush a can)
to press together so as to completely distort the shape or nature of the object.
* the machine crushes corn to produce cornmeal.
* passage of the legislation was a crushing blow to the president's program.
(cultivate a working relationship )
* the professional had common interest that allowed them to cultivate a working relationship with each other.
* the cultivation of diverse crops in pre-Colombian America is well documented.
(adj) distinguished, distinguishable, distinguishing
* some people can't distinguish colors well
* anteaters are distinguished by their long noses.
(engender trust in children.)
* the politicians charisma engendered enthusiasm.
* economic conditions in the 1950s engendered an era of industrial growth.
SYN interested in
* the teacher's lecture engrossed the entire class.
* Henry's short stories engross readers all the way to their surprise endings.
* there's a flaw in his theory.
* they noticed that the contract was flawed.
harvest (n) (v)
* the United States had a comparatively good grain harvest this year.
* they were able to harvest the crop before the rain.
to show, as in a mirror
* the results of the study mirror public opinion.
* the strength of the economy is mirrored in the standard of the living of the people.
( gain experience, obtain information/results, achieve successes)
* the university obtained a new particle accelerator.
* the painting by Whistler was not obtainable.
* particles of dust can destroy electronic instruments.
* small particles of matter hold the keys to understanding the origin of life.