boost tax revenues（考）
boost fuel efficiency（考）
例句：Yet the consensus among most economists is that immigration, both legal and illegal, provides a small net boost to the economy.
v. 自吹自擂 n. 自夸；
例句：For a start, you will now see plenty more women – the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, for example, boasts that 40% of its new enrolment is female.
搭配：a considerate person
搭配：considerable and justified concern（考）
例句：There is considerable and justified concern that the United States is falling behind much of the rest of the developed world in these essential disciplines. (2010.12)
例句：But the concrete differences between immigrants from different countries affect whether their coming here is good or bad for the American people.
correct vision defects(考）
例句：It hides the defects of certain goods.
get infected with the disease(考）
v. 提出、显示 a. 在场的、出席的；
at present（考）=for the time being
present economic situation（考）
present their own research（考）
presents serious problems（考）
例句：The present concept is an absolute one: the poverty threshold reflects the amount estimated to meet basic needs.
vt & vi. 代表；表现 考频8次
例句：The Lincoln statement is clear and direct, and it doubtless represents the views of most successful people. (2011.12 作文：成功之路）
v. 添加、增加 考频25次
例句：Still others emphasize the role of race, arguing that foreigners add to the nation's fears and insecurities.
a. 奇怪的、临时的、基数的 考频8次
the odds of doing sth have tripled
例句：As former Dean of Harvard College, Harry Lewis, noted in a blog post about his objections, “It seems very odd for Harvard to honor such a high profile popularizer of the irrational. . . at a time when political and religious nonsense so jeopardize the rule of reason in this allegedly enlightened democracy and around the world. ”
v. 出现；似乎 考频25次
it appears/seems that（考）
appear to（考）=seems to
That's partially because it appears people who set realistic goals actually work more efficiently, and exert more effort, to achieve those goals.
v. 申请、申诉；吸引 考频9次
搭配：appeal to sb for sth
例句：One study compared the effects of high-fear and low-fear appeals on changes in attitudes and behaviors related to dental hygiene(卫生).
v. 接收、接到 考频25次
例句：In the UK, research is concentrated: less than 25% of universities receive 75% of the research funding.
v. 感觉、感知 考频5次
例句：Handsome male executives were perceived as having more integrity than plainer men; effort and ability were thought to account for their success. (1995.6）
As a nation conceived in liberty, it has held out to the world the promise of respect for the rights of man. (2006.12）
例句：President Obama will no doubt make the point publicly when he gets to Beijing: the Chinese need to consume more; they need-believe it or not-to become more like Americans, for the sake of the global economy.
例句：I presume you advertise in the national press as well as the trade press.
例句：They assume they are on the same page, but the reality is they have avoided even talking about it.
v. 重新开始、重新得到；n. 简历
例句：The experience-especially when contrasted with the horrible prose of our other assigned reading-sent me fleeing to the campus bookstore, where I resumed a long-interrupted romance with meter and rhyme（韵）.
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