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extensive • overrun • dog sleigh
acrophobia • rugged
  1. There is so much snow here in the winter that a is the best way to travel.
  2. She has done research on methods for teaching language.
  3. Our bike ride today will be more difficult than yesterday because the trail is .
  4. The yard at her house is completely by weeds.
  5. His is so bad that he can't even climb a ladder to change a light bulb.
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Mixer #79 Adventure

Various people discuss adventures they would like to take.

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extensive

I'm planning an extensive trip.

Here, the word 'extensive' is used to mean a long period of time.  It can also be used to talk about almost any large project.  Notice the following:

  1. He's taken extensive leave for his illness.
  2. The team will conduct extensive research and testing.

overrun

It's been overrun with tourists.

If a place is 'overrun' it means there are too many people, animals or plants.  It is like an invasion. It's most often negative.  Notice the following:

  1. The camp is overrun with refugees.
  2. During the sale, the mall was overrun with shoppers.

dog sleigh

I want to go on a dog sleigh.

A 'dog sleigh' is a kind of transport without wheels that is made for traveling over snow and is pulled along by dogs.  Notice the following:

  1. I'd love to travel Canada by dog sleigh!
  2. My girlfriend feels sorry for sleigh dogs.

acrophobia

I have acrophobia.

People with 'acrophobia' have extreme fear of high places.  They could never, for example, go skydiving.  Notice the following:

  1. My brother has acrophobia.
  2. Doctors can't explain acrophobia.

rugged mountains

There's lots of rugged mountains.

'Rugged mountains' are high and difficult to travel through.  Notice the following:

  1. I've hiked the rugged mountains of the Himalayas.
  2. Our train slowly made its way through the rugged mountains.

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