- in conjunction with
- work out
v. to confuse to a point at which no progress can be made
- The causes of many harmful diseases have baffled doctors for centuries.
- That was a baffling question.
v. to produce, to carry; to show; to endure
- This orchard bears many fine harvests of apples.
- Although stock prices declined, losses have been bearable for most investors.
v. to make something difficult to see
adj. blurred syn. cloud
- The rain blurred everyone’s view of the valley.
- The whole accident is just a blur in my mind.
adj. intensely bright or colorful; intelligent
- Einstein was a brilliant thinker.
- She brilliantly produced a solution to the problem.
v. to alert someone of danger, warn someone to take care or pay attention to something
- The officer cautioned the motorist to slow down.
- They entered into the negotiations cautiously.
v. to increase in a positive way, such as in value, power, or beauty
- Passing the exam should enhance your chances of being admitted to college.
- The computer enhanced our productivity.
v. to make easier; to ease the progress of
- His careful planning facilitated the completion of the project.
- Good teaching strategies facilitate student learning.
adj. nonstop, continual, or never-ending
adv. incessantly syn. constant
- The woman’s incessant talking disturbed everyone watching the movie.
- The dogs’ incessant barking kept the whole neighborhood up all night.
in conjunction with
prep. in addition to, alongside
syn. along with
- Exercise, in conjunction with a nourishing diet, contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
- The architects planned the building in conjunction with the engineers.
v. to interest greatly
adj. intriguing syn. fascinate
- He was intrigued by the acclaim that he received.
- The intriguing question baffled historians.
v. to prevent movement, progress, or success
- Just after the storm, downed trees obstructed many roads in the community.
- A huge building obstructed the ocean view from the apartment.
v. to change a belief or behavior by argument or reason
adv. persuasively syn. convince
- They couldn’t persuade their critics to see their point of view.
- John presented a persuasive argument for his salary increase.
n. a repayment or reward for a deed
- The knight received gold as recompense for saving the kingdom.
- His boss assured him that he’d be recompensed for his extra efforts.
v. to throw off naturally; to give out
- In order to grow, crabs must shed their shells.
- The experiments shed no new information on the cause of the disease.
adj. to be the only one of a kind; special
- He was presented with a unique opportunity to attend the conference.
- His style of writing is uniquely his own.
adj. to be complementary or appropriate; a good match
- The design of the house is well-suited to its surroundings.
- The experienced principal was well-suited for the job of superintendent of schools.
v. to end or cause to end successfully; to develop
- Their ambitious plan will likely work out.
- The two groups worked out a compromise that benefited them both.