New General Service List – 2,401-2,450 d

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words from the list below.
   abstract      chest      comprehensive      distinct      incentive      lend      mate      moderate      possession      stairs   
  1. The economy has been quite strong in the past years; as a result, the increase in the cost of living has been . We had expected a large jump in the cost of most goods, but luckily that didn't happen.
  2. The two brothers were quite in appearance and character. Most people couldn't believe that they were related because they were so different.
  3. The company wanted to do a review of their operations. They called in a group that ran a performance improvement diagnostic. Because it was detailed and covered every aspect of the company, it took six months.
  4. Peter lost his job and had a car accident. He was a little short on cash and had to ask his brother to him some money. He promised to pay him back in three months.
  5. Recently, I have had a lot of stress. Yesterday, I felt a sharp pain in my and thought that I was having a heart attack, but it turned out to be a panic attack.
  6. The police arrested John for of a large amount of marijuana. It was more than he needed for personal use, so he was given a five-year prison sentence.
  7. Many animals for life. It is quite common to see pairs of Mallard ducks in Stanley Park. These duck couples remain together forever.
  8. I don't particularly like painting. My personal preference is for art that is realistic.
  9. I have been up and down the ten times in the last hour. Running from floor to floor is tiring.
  10. The instructor told the students that they could have Friday off if they finished their homework early. The was designed to encourage the students to work harder.