[GRE Mason 1000] TOP 8
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the conversation was somewhat stilted as we didn't seem to share any interests
There has been an increase in the amount of violence instigated by gangs.
The building had been completely stripped of its original woodwork.
Experts fear a humanitarian catastrophe if food isn't delivered to the refugees soon.
The way the court construes various words has changed over time.
I presume you will approve of the plan .
I am surprised you give countenance to such conduct .
It was impertinent of him to behave like that .
the tenable theory that a giant meteor strike set off a chain of events resulting in the demise of the dinosaurs
there's a wearisome intemperance in his verbal attacks against any and all who dare to disagree with him
He contemplated the meaning of the poem for a long time.
an investment attenuated by significant inflation over the years
He has a tenuous grasp on reality.
an interminable debate
Her essay discusses the dichotomy between good and evil in the author's novels.
numerous typos in the text detract the reader's attention from the novel's intricate plot
the highway project was protracted by years of litigation
They retracted the job offer.
This new approach should make the problem more tractable
an intrepid explorer who probed parts of the rain forest never previously attempted
a writer with a trenchant wit
being contrite is not enough to spare you an arrest if you're caught shoplifting
The historical details in the movie do not obtrude—they enhance the story by making it more realistic.
the most tumultuous decade of the century
The city was in a turmoil .
the unauthorized reproduction of the image contravenes copyright laws
Angry protesters wanted to inflict vengeance on the killer.
She's conversant in several languages.
While the movie is savvy enough to avoid overt racism, it dives head first into gross classism.
He got rich by devious means .
This was his third conviction .
the teenager caught shoplifting seemed to evince no remorse
A vigilant police force helps to control crime .
The mayor has plans to invigorate the downtown economy.
They sell overpriced souvenirs to gullible tourists.
He was vilified in the press for his comments.
will form a provisional government until a new leader can be elected
The mayor hopes to revitalize the city.
She has made an irrevocable decision.
He was vociferous in his support of the proposal.
The house is totally devoid of furniture .
there's such a welter of conflicting rules
absurd claims of having been abducted by UFO's
acquisitive developers are trying to tear down the historic home and build a shopping mall
He was adamant that she should not go .
allured by the promise of big bucks, he decided to have a go at a job on the trading floor of the stock market
The company hopes to boost its sales by releasing ancillary products.
The company needs to update its archaic computer systems.
He couldn't assuage his guilt over the divorce.
the extended interview augurs well for your acceptance into that law school
My children kept badgering me to get a home computer .
the language barrier baffled everyone and discouraged us from attempting another teleconference
the teacher bantered pleasantly, albeit a bit awkwardly, with the students at the school dance
to one investigator, the bereft woman seemed to be taking the sudden death of her rich husband amazingly well
He showed a blatant disregard for the safety of other drivers.
Her life was blighted by an unhappy marriage .
The evidence was completely bogus.
a braggart who was always talking about how much money he made
the mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times
when it came time to sign the contract, he suddenly got cagey about taking on the job
They uttered calumnies against him.
Caricatures are usually done for amusement or satire .
a categorical denial of the rumors that the celebrities were planning to get married
the comity that has always existed among the town's houses of worship
the principal connived at all the school absences that were recorded on the day of the city's celebration of its Super Bowl victory
The prisoners contrived a way to escape.
the dearth of salesclerks at the shoe store annoyed us
the gradual deterioration of the weather
I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
A disproportionate number of the students are poor.
enfettered by debt, she was in no position to take early retirement
every commercial seemed to be for some tempting snack specifically designed to entice me from my diet
computer equipment that would be prohibitively expensive, given the rural school's exiguous resources
Pine trees exude a sticky substance.
Such conditions foster the spread of the disease.
The Web site has galvanized support for the project.
The servant tried to gauge his master ' s mood .
He is griping about his income tax again .
He delivered a long harangue about the evils of popular culture.
at the talent show Kyle revealed his hitherto unknown gift for doing impressions
The defense lawyers tried to impeach the witness's testimony by forcing him to admit that he had changed his story.
The financial health of the company was imperiled by a string of bad investments.
inchoate feelings of affection for a man whom she had, up till now, thought of as only a friend
She's known for her incisive mind and quick wit.
The movie was poorly received by an indifferent public.
If you are industrious you can finish the job before dark .
an inquisitive woman who tends to everybody's business but her own
the interplay between the old and the new