Flashcards in TOEFL Deck (35)
A narrow passageway between or behind buildings.
a path lined with trees, bushes, or stones.
close to the side of; next to
Phrase: she was sitting alongside him
in spite of the fact that; even though
Phrase: although the sun was shinning it was't that warm.
Phrase: I stopped seeing her altogether
a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
synonym: revision, alteration, change, modification.
Phrase: an amendment to existing bail laws.
surrounded by; in the middle of.
Phrase: John looked for his friends amid the crowd.
assign a job or role to (someone)
phrase: she has been appointed to the board
they appointed her as personnel manager
(of a problem, opportunity, or situation) emerge; become apparent.
Phrase: new difficulties had arisen
put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order
Phrase: she had just finished arranging the flowers.
an impressive display ir range of a particular type of thing.
Synonym: exhibition, exposition
Phrase: there is a vast array of literature on the topic
to one side; out of the way
Phrase: they stood aside and let the car pass
(of people) gather people together in one place for a common purpose .
synonym: come together, get together.
Phrase: a crowd had assembled outside the gates
state a fact or belief confidently or forcefully.
Phrase: The company asserts that the cuts will not affect development.
He asserted his innocence .
evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
Phrase: the committee must assess the relative importance of the issues.
It's difficult to assess whether this is a new trend.
a useful or valuable thing or person.
Phrase: the school is an asset to the community
on the top
Phrase: the symbol atop of the sentilj church belfry is quite unusual for a catholic region.
make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult)
Phrase: finally three men attempted the climb but after a day of avalanches they decided to stop.
an effort to achieve or complete difficult task or action.
Phrase: I passed my motorcyle test at the first attempt at the age of 17.
a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder. (Leilão)
Phrase: there were a number of bidders involved in both auctions but none of the properties reached the desired price.
a system of voting secretly an in writing on a particular issue.
synonym: public vote (votação)
Phrase: every district secretary, every regional secretary was elected by ballot.
officially or legally prohibit (something)
Phrase: park is banned around the habour in summer.
the state of being bankrupt
Synonym: insolvency, liquidation, failure
Phrase: many companies were facing bankruptcy.
a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building.
Phrase: there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house.
in the interests of a person, group, or principle.
synonym: in support of
Phrase: many of our California members worked hard on my behalf, and I want to thank them for their assistance.
extending or directly underneath
Phrase: a 2.5 mile tunnel beneath the Alps.
inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, specially in a way considered to be unfair.
Phrase: there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants.
an offer of a price, especially at an aunction.
Phrase: at the fur tables, several buyers make bids for the pets. (dar lance)
tie or fasten (something) tightly together.
Phrase: they bound her hands and feet.