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She wants to attend an Ivy League school.
She mustered the courage to introduce herself.
I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
He looked for an omen before going into battle.
He uses Jonathan in his byline, but everyone calls him Jon.
The peace talks have become a farce.
She is oblivious to the dangers.
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
She signed the contract.
The band debuts a new song or two every month.
She pretended to need help with her homework as a ruse to see him again.
The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
Children acquire language at an amazing rate.
China recently emerged as a world power.
Don’t go beyond the perimeter of the campgrounds.
The couch is covered with synthetic leather.
She received the bronze medal at the Olympics.
She has great charm and great poise.
I’ll be the designated driver.
State capital cities are designated on the map by stars.
He’s especially good at responding to a blitz.
compliantconforming to rules

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  — as in:  compliant with the law
The company was fined for not being regulation 4.3 compliant.
James feinted left and drove right.
Her cleverness and inventiveness was exceeded only by her guile.
The game show places a premium on remembering trivia.
contendto compete

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  — as in:  She contended for the gold medal
Militant groups are contending for control of the country
She sprained her ankle.
They were especially excited to win such a long volley.
She won the set on a back-hand volley.
From 18-yards out, she kicked a volley into the upper corner of the net.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the inherent dignity of each person.
The Kentucky Derby is my favorite race of the Triple Crown.
He pitched a no-hitter; though it wasn’t a perfect game.
Lou Gehrig set the record for most career grand slams before his career was cut short by ALS.
You’ll rue the day you betrayed me.
She grew up in abject poverty; though she didn’t know it.
He cleaned it with an abrasive.
the book was released to great acclaim
The Heisman Trophy is the highest accolade in college football.
I appreciate her fine mind, but find her humor a bit acerbic.
The meeting ended in acrimony.
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."
Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
She’s an affable, never-met-someone-she-didn’t-like kind of woman.
affrontan intentional insult; or to intentionally insult  — as in:  an affront to society
She considered anything but the very best manners to be an affront to her dignity.
He is an aficionado of fine cigars.
She is the most aggravating person I know.
She is amazingly agile for someone so tall.
She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
Regular massage will help to alleviate the pain.
The physical altercation between opposing players led to suspensions on both sides.
Although in the middle of Dallas, the restaurant has a Maui Beach ambiance.
She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
Both the ACLU and the Justice Department were amici curiae in a case involving an employer’s alleged abuse of his employees civil liberties.
The live in appalling conditions.
The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
The story was apropos.
Hyde’s study indicates that girls and boys have the same aptitude for math.
She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
I am her most ardent fan.
At last, they won their long and arduous fight for independence.
We saw the rocket ascend.
She came out of the water with her glasses askew but still on her head.
Astute investors spread their risk instead of investing all their money in just one thing.
She was alarmed by his atrocious behavior.
It was an audacious act of piracy.
audiblecapable of being heard  — as in:  barely audible
She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
avert a strike
The word badger is thought to have come from a French word for "digger".
She looked at him with two unblinking, baleful eyes.
He calls himself a bard from Brooklyn.
These rules are a bastion against corruption.
Please don’t belabor the obvious.
His gruff demeanor belies a soft heart.
The gradualness of the change does not belittle its importance.
She was obviously bemused by his questions.
Nobody likes to work with her. She is always berating her colleagues.
She is bereft of hope.
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
She has a bias against young people.
a bland diet
The once thriving downtown has become an example of urban blight with abandoned buildings and too much crime.
It is a boisterous crowd, but there is more than enough security.
The media relishes her bombastic style.
tough soldiers with plenty of bravado
The problem with the Fannie Mae and its GSE brethren is...
She is a bumptious young editor who will change her ways or lose her job.
burnished bronze
We found a cache of weapons buried in the woods.
There was a cacophony of discord as everyone spoke at once.
The sound of the waves crashing on the shore had a comforting cadence.
She described him as shallow and callow.
The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory.
He is a cantankerous old man who seldom has something good to say.
They were out carousing last night.
Don’t get it on your skin. It’s caustic.
The puppies cavorted in the basket.
Moderate exercise increases cerebral blood volume which improves thinking.
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