His enthusiasm compensates for his lack of skill.
it will be hard to conciliate the views of labor and management regarding health benefits
The restrictive covenants of the building development prohibit the construction of buildings over 30 feet tall.
I'm afraid I don't put much credence in common gossip.
there was a dearth of usable firewood at the soaked campsite
draw a line around, describe
The report clearly delineates the steps that must be taken.
don't hesitate to demur to the idea if you have any qualms
No one is trying to denigrate the importance of a good education. We all know that it is crucial for success.
without direction in life
a desultory search for something of interest on TV
instructional; making moral observations
the poet's works became increasingly didactic after his religious conversion
for someone who makes a living performing for other people, the actress is remarkably diffident in real life
The Internet allows us to disseminate information faster.
the dissolution of the marriage
strip, deprive, rid, free
We may have to divest assets to raise capital.
the football coach was burned in effigy
created an artificial environment in which plants grew and effloresced regardless of season
peculiar to a particular region
the fish is not an endemic species of the lake, and it is rapidly devouring the native trout population
a lifetime of working in dreary jobs had enervated his very soul
a suggestion to go out for pizza that didn't seem toengender any interest
fleeting, very brief
beauty that is as evanescent as a rainbow
The criticism of his latest movie is sure to exasperate his admirers.
a good talk show host has to be able to extemporize the interviews when things don't go as planned
a facetious and tasteless remark about people in famine-stricken countries being spared the problem of overeating
to show disregard for the law or rules
an able-bodied motorist openly flouting the law and parking in a space reserved for the disabled
He was accused of fomenting violence.
They just called your name for the prize. You could not have arrived at a more fortuitous time.
She was fulminating about the dangers of smoking.
repeatedly tried to gainsay me, though every point I made was backed up by facts
I expected a glib ladies' man, which he's not. He is an genuine man with deep emotions.
unwarrented, uncalled for
they will throw in a gratuitous box of chocolates when you spend $30 or more in their shop
during those early halcyon years the company's potential for growth seemed unlimited
He delivered a long harangue about the evils of popular culture.
harrying the terrified horses down out of the mountains
European intellectuals have long debated the consequences of the hegemony of American popular culture around the world.
a penchant for dish throwing, door slamming, and otherhistrionic displays of temper