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alternative
something you can do instead of something else
There are several alternatives to your plan.
compensate
pay someone for some loss
Did the insurance company fully compensate you for your accident?
component
a constituent element; or part of a system
"Attitudes or beliefs have three components: affective, cognitive, and behavioral."
consent
to agree; give permission
Her parents would not give their consent to her marriage.
considerable
Large in size, amount, or extent.
He gave the job offer a considerable amount of thought.
constant
at all times
There was a constant noise until they turned off the machine.
constrain
To restrict, compel or force
contribution
a gift of money or work to an organization
She made an important contribution to science with her discovery.
convene
to call a group together
Most groups or societies hold a convention for their members once a year.
coordinate
to make two or more actions work together
We were able to coordinate our program with that of the other group.
core
The central or most important part of something.
They found the core of the problem.
corporate
correspond
to have a connection; to match
Zero degrees Celsius corresponds to thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit.
criteria
requirements
What are the criteria for getting an A in Professor Smith's course?
deduce
To arrive at a conclusion.
They deduced the rabbit ran away because the cage was left open.
demonstration
action which shows what something is or how it works
She gave a demonstration of the new computer system.
document
A from of record (written, photographic)
Pictures were taken to document the event.
dominate
To have control over something or someone.
The company dominates the market for operating system software.
emphasis
the stress or prominence given to something in speaking or writing
Intonation means knowing which words to put emphasis on in a sentence.
ensure
to make certain something will happen
They rechecked their calculations to ensure that nothing would go wrong.
exclude
to keep or leave out
They excluded people under 21 from joining the club.
framework
A basic structure underlying an object, system, concept, or text.
The building had very supportive framework.
fund
a source of money or supplies
"In the 1990s ""mutual funds"" have become a popular means of investing money. "
illustration
an example which explains the meaning of something
The story he told about her illustrates what a nice person she is.
immigrate
To move permanently to a foreign country.
Their family chose to immigrate to France.
imply
to express something indirectly
A good writer always implies more than he actually states.
initial
first; original
The initial stages of the experiment were the most difficult ones.
instance
interact
to act on each other
Children don't seem to have any trouble interacting with strangers; they inherently trust people.
justification
a reason for something; explanation
The mayor tried to justify his actions but the citizens did not believe him.
layer
material arranged in a coating over something else
There are many layers of paint on that old wall.
link
A relationship between two things or situations, when one thing affects another.
There is a link between studying and receiving better grades.
locate
to find (often passive)
Seattle is located on Puget Sound.
maximize
to make greater; increase
"They want to maximize their chances of winning the race, so they're training every day."
minor
not large or important
"There were several minor problems, but she was able to finish the job on time."
negative
not positive; bad
His plan got a negative reaction because people thought it was too expensive.
outcome
result or effect
We think the outcome of our experiment will be very significant.
partner
A person who takes part in an activity with another or others.
They were partners for the presentation.
philosophy
the study of the nature of existence; knowledge; etc.
An understanding of philosophy is essential for a student in the humanities.
physical
proportion
the correct relationship between the different parts of a whole
Children's drawings are often out of proportion.
publication
the act or process of distributing written work
The publication of his new book earned the professor much respect.
reaction
response; first behavior
What was his reaction when he heard the bad news?
register
Students registered for classes yesterday.
reliable
can be trusted
"Mary is very reliable: she never misses work, and she's always on time."
removable
can be taken out
"Unlike the hard drive, the floppy disk is removable."
scheme
a plan or system (can be dishonest)
The police discovered the robbers' scheme and arrested them.
sequence
a group of things arranged in an order
What was the sequence of events that lead to his election?
sexual
having to do with your gender; either male or female organs for reproduction
The term ‘sexual orientation’ refers to whether someone is heterosexual or homosexual.
shift
to move something from one place or position to another
The company is going to shift productions of its goods from the U.S. to Mexico.
specify
To identify clearly.
The teacher failed to specify when the homework was due.
sufficient
to be enough
Be sure to discuss the topic sufficiently.
task
a piece of work to be done; a duty
Feeding the animals is one of a farmer's daily tasks.
technical
mechanical or scientific understanding
There's a toll-free telephone number to answer any technical questions you may have.
technique
A way of carrying out a particular task.
He has excellent technique.
technology
the practical use of science in industry
Perhaps one day we will have the technology to travel to the stars.
valid
right; a strong base
Do you have a valid driver's license?
volume
a measurement (of sound; space; activity)
Please turn down the volume of the television. It is too loud.