efficient


efficient
01. She is an extremely [efficient] worker, probably the best in this company.
02. In order to improve [efficiency], we will order a new machine.
03. With today's [efficient] household appliances, people have more time to sit around doing nothing.
04. She worked quickly and [efficiently], and was able to finish an hour ahead of schedule.
05. I'm sure we can increase our [efficiency] if we really examine how we are doing things, and take steps to improve our methods.
06. Averil Coxhead has noted that vocabulary cards are a highly [efficient] way of learning vocabulary in a second language.
07. We bought a fuel-[efficient] car in order to reduce the amount of money we are spending on gas.
08. The energy-[efficient] washing machine we bought uses far less electricity than our old one.
09. Memorizing a long list of sentences is not a very [efficient] way of learning vocabulary. You need to look at a variety of contexts in order to really understand the word or expression.
10. The new boss took measures to make the factory much more [efficient].
11. Ernst Fischer once said that as machines become more and more [efficient] and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
12. Early guns took so long to load and fire that bows and arrows, in trained hands, were twelve times more [efficient].
13. Recent studies suggest that people who sleep less than average (less than 6 hours a night) are more organized and [efficient] than those who sleep more.
14. You have to understand how a business really works to actually be able to make it more [efficient].
15. Automobile engines work at lower [efficiency] in the thin air found in the high mountains of Bolivia.
16. The modern businessman is now learning that [efficient] use of energy and materials, and a reduction in waste can actually increase profits.
17. Agriculture in Great Britain is intensive, highly mechanized, and [efficient] by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with only 1% of the labor force.
18. If you accidentally put your hand on a hot stove, your nervous system will cause you to withdraw it quickly, automatically and [efficiently].

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