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(Increase), noun acceleration, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, additament, addition, additory, advance, advancement, amplification, amplitude, appreciation, appurtenance, attachment, augment, boost, broadening, burgeoning, complement, deepening, development, distension, doubling, enhancement, enlargement, escalation, expansion, extension, gain, growth, heightening, hike, improvement, increasement, increasing, increment, intensification, interest, magnification, production, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, raise, reinforcement, rise, spread, spreading, sprouting, strengthening, supplement, swell, swelling, upgrowth, upsurge

boom

(Prosperity), noun abundance, accomplishment, accumulation, achievement, acquisition, advance, affluence, aggrandizement, amelioration, amplitude, attainment, augmentation, auspiciousness, avails, booming economy, bountifulness, burgeoning, capital gains, copiousness, cornucopia, development, earnings, economic prosperity, escalation, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expediency, favorable trade balance, flourishing condition, gain, good fortune, great quantity, growth, impetus, improvement, increment, inflation, lucre, mutual profit, opulence, opulency, outgrowth, outpouring, plentifulness, plentitude, prevalence, production, profit, profit making, profluence, profluency, profusion, progress, progression, progressiveness, proliferation, prosperous issue, prosperous outcome, recovery, remuneration, revenue, richness, rissng prices, spiral inflation, superabundance, superfluity, thriving conditions, thriving economy, upgrading, upgrowth, upsurge, upward curve, upward trend, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being
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Homevid sales, though, look to enjoy a boomlet close to election season.
In recent years, we have seen a boomlet of interest in Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian era, with a variety of new biographies and studies of the politics and history of an era with which readers of Presidential Studies Quarterly will be familiar.
NEW YORK -- America's ongoing baby boomlet continues to have a positive impact on the infant care category.
The Thompson boomlet got a further boost last month when news reports indicated that Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, would introduce Thompson during a meeting of the Council for National Policy (CNP) in Virginia.
It's important that the fact-checking boomlet of the last campaign carry over big-time into the current contest.
Locals give this boomlet four or five years before the town faces decline, unless Kinsley's boosterism is justified.
The conclusions from these data: While Gore is well positioned as a third-choice candidate should both Clinton and Obama falter in the months ahead, there is little sign of a major boomlet for his candidacy compared with where he has been in recent times.
But I actually think the boomlet for Obama will help Edwards.
But if the Fed decides it has to give the American economy - more particularly the American housing market - a short, sharp shock, our own nascent export boomlet will be among the casualties.
In fact, it's a major factor that gives Gutwillig hope that 2005 isn't just an "anomalous boomlet" in queer films.
The Mexican cable boomlet is more than a decade old, but many buyers still see pay TV as "alternative" and not entirely safe.