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She worked hard to raise capital to start their new company.
The papers are in my portfolio.
appreciateto increase in value

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  — as in:  We hope our home will appreciate
The home appreciated in value.
They assessed the property’s value at $500,000.
The amount of property tax assessed depends upon the value of the property.
Children acquire language at an amazing rate.
She signed the contract.
She suffers from more than the usual pre-test anxiety.
philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
I’m too old to invest in speculative business enterprises.
We have sufficient supplies.
She feels that helping him is her obligation.
These maps are drawn with north to the top unless otherwise indicated.
The ratio of the 2nd to 4th finger length predicts spatial ability in men.
The University is one of the city’s greatest assets.
Her temper is her main liability. She hasn’t learned to control angry attacks at anyone who disagrees with her.
The state has approximately as many Republicans as Democrats.
If I don’t sell my home, I’ll have to default on my loan.
She bought Google stock before it doubled in value.
US Bonds are considered vary safe, but they will go down in value when interest rates rise.
She reconciled her checking account statement.
They worked hard to diversify the student body.
Students should contact our office to inquire about scholarship opportunities.
She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
Her insurance includes comprehensive coverage.
If we don’t control spending, we’ll go bankrupt.
It is a bankrupt approach to solving the problem.
She was drunk and liable for the death of the other driver.
We’re saving money for a down payment on a home.
California and Texas are two of the community property states.
She died intestate.
She likes to win, but she doesn’t derive pleasure from watching others lose.
I still have checks, but I ran out of deposit slips.
The legislation is intended to reduce the principal-agent problem in our industry.
He cleaned it with an abrasive.
the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
the book was released to great acclaim
The Heisman Trophy is the highest accolade in college football.
Overnight accommodations are available.
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
She built a very successful company with uncommon business acumen.
Remember the old adage: "It’s not how much you earn; it’s how much you save."
He is an aficionado of fine cigars.
Everyone received a copy of the agenda the day before the meeting.
She stepped back aghast at the behavior.
She died of a heart ailment.
Regular massage will help to alleviate the pain.
The loan is amortized over 10 years.
Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
The interest rate is higher if we borrow over 80% of the home’s appraised value.
He looked askance at the offer.
Astute investors spread their risk instead of investing all their money in just one thing.
She was the first woman to attain the rank of general.
The expert authenticated her signature.
Our older staff tend to have an aversion to change.
The word badger is thought to have come from a French word for "digger".
I don’t begrudge her making a profit, but this is unreasonable.
Please don’t belabor the obvious.
It is our duty to bequeath a better world to our grandchildren.
The total bequest was over a million dollars.
Nobody likes to work with her. She is always berating her colleagues.
He was sued for breach of contract.
The reporters were briefed about the President’s plan to invade.
I am looking for a way to tactfully broach the topic of her bad breath.
He uses Jonathan in his byline, but everyone calls him Jon.
She is working to convince, cajole, and pressure other Representatives to vote for the bill.
The whole country was affected by the calamity of 9/11.
He is a cantankerous old man who seldom has something good to say.
The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
She ignored the clamor of the crowd.
I’m tired of hearing her "pearls of wisdom" and other tired clichés.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
The bank wouldn’t lend them money because they didn’t have anything to pledge as collateral.
She has a long commute to work.
The evidence is compelling.
compliantconforming to rules

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  — as in:  compliant with the law
The company was fined for not being regulation 4.3 compliant.
I don’t think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
She deducts points if the paper is not concise enough.
She is the consummate professional who never lets her personal life intrude on her responsibilities at the office.
The recession in Asia was contemporaneous with that in the United States.
Her lawyer contends that the contract isn’t valid.
contendto struggle

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  — as in:  She contended with it
She contends with headaches.
I was prepared for that contingency.
The peacekeeping force includes a British contingent.
a cumbersome piece of machinery
I did a cursory search on Google and found several articles.
It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
I defer to her expertise.
The poorer a country’s people are, the greater the temptation to deplete the country’s forests and fisheries.
She was slow to decide what to do, but once she did nothing could deter her from her chosen course of action.
She is devious and will do anything to win.
Reason dictates that we change the policy.
She’s the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions
disposeto throw away

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  — as in:  dispose of the waste
How will they dispose of the waste?
The college wants a diverse student body.
I tried to divert her attention.
She worked with dogged determination.
She signed the confession under duress, so it did not hold up in court.
The patient’s strength ebbed away.
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