steep


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01. I'm kind of a new skier, so I don't really feel confident enough to go down a really [steep] slope.
02. The sign said, "Warning - [Steep] grade. Slow down and use caution."
03. The Hindu religion advises that the road to the good is the roughest and [steepest] in the universe.
04. Apartments are really scarce in this city, so rents are very [steep].
05. The [steep] mountains and valleys of Tahiti are beautifully scenic.
06. The roof of the buildings have a [steep] slope so that the snow doesn't build up in winter.
07. The climbers were all roped together as they made their way up the [steep] face of the mountain.
08. The building is completely inaccessible to people in wheelchairs, as there is no elevator, and the stairs are too [steep].
09. This hill is much too [steep] for beginning skiers.
10. We were really tired after hiking up the [steep] trail.
11. If you ask me, $40 is pretty [steep] for a simple t-shirt.
12. There has been a [steep] increase in our costs, so our profits have gone down considerably.
13. Be careful going down the steps; they're really [steep].
14. It was hard to start the car on the hill because it's really [steep], so I was scared I'd roll backwards.
15. Don't let Moshe ride his bicycle to Abdul's house. There's a really [steep] hill, and I'm afraid he'll get going too fast and fall.
16. There's a [steep] hill at the golf course where we like to go tobogganing when it snows.
17. The path rises [steeply] from the water's edge to the summit overlooking the bay.
18. The [steepness] of the climb took us by surprise, so we'd had a pretty good workout by the time we got to the top of the mountain.
19. Our sales have risen [steeply] since we started advertising on the Internet.
20. Horace once said, "Remember when life's path is [steep] to keep your mind even."
21. Shakespeare wrote that to climb [steep] hills requires a slow pace at first.
22. A Burundi proverb notes that the best trees grow on the [steepest] hills.

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