Flashcards in Toefl 5 Deck (20):
🔺the operation could prolong his life for two more years.
🔺we don't want to prolong the meeting unnecessarily.
= absurd, idiotic, ridiculous.
🔺a ludicrous suggestion.
🔺it was ludicrous to think that the plan could succeed.
🔺the hospital had been menaced with closure.
🔺there will be road closures for a while.
= combine, merge, mix, coalesce
🔺a number of colleges have amalgamated to form the university.
🔺they decided to amalgamate the two schools.
🔺amalgamation of small farms into larger unit.
= combine, merge, amalgamate
🔺the puddles had coalesced into a small stream.
🔺the markets have coalesced into a single global market.
= combination, amalgamation
🔺a remarkable coalescence of opinion.
🔺not getting the job was a real downer.
🔺not getting the promotion was a real downer.
🔺a rehab clinic
🔺to go into rehab.
🔺a monetary transaction
🔺He felt it was a threat to his masculinity.
🔺the bus had to deviate from its original route.
🔺he never deviated from his major plan.
🔺deviation from the plan.
🔺a study of social deviance and crime
Out of curiosity
از روي كنجكاوي
🔺our economic fortunes are inseparable from those of europe.
🔺Laura and i were inseparable.
🔺the inseparability of style and content.
🔺to go on a blind date
= serious, severe
🔺there is an acute shortage of water.
🔺competition for jobs is acute.
To get rid of sth completely
🔺we are determined to eradicate racism from our sport.
🔺these insects are very difficult to eradicate.
= similar to
🔺the two processes are not analogous.
🔺the two situations are roughly analogous.