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academic
concerning teaching and studying
What are your academic goals? Do you plan to go on for an advanced degree?
adjust
to change something in order to meet conditions, regulate
After adjusting the margin widths, all of the text fit on one page.
alter
amend
capacity
the ability to do something or to hold something
The capacity of that milk bottle is one gallon.
challenge
a test of one's abilities; an invitation to competition
Getting a good education is a challenge for children from poor families.
clause
compound
to increase, especially by combining two or more things
Losing his job compounded his financial problems.
conflict
a disagreement, argument
Religion has been a source of conflict in Northern Ireland for centuries.
consult
consultant
a person who helps by giving special knowledge, information, or skill
The consultant's recommendations on computer technology will save the state of Oregon millions of dollars.
contact
to join two things for some purpose, such as communication
She was unable to contact the office by phone, so she sent a fax message.
decline
discrete
separate and individual
The work group is a discrete unit; it is distinct from its department.
draft
enable
to make possible; to give someone the ability to do something
The financial contribution by the rich alumni enabled the university to offer more scholarships this year.
energy
power or strength to perform work, strength, might
I lack the energy to go dancing tonight because I played tennis this afternoon.
enforce
entity
whole, not divided
Although Indonesia has 10,000 different islands, it is one political entity.
equivalent
evolve
to develop gradually
Are you familiar with Darwin's theory of the evolution of mankind?
expansion
the process of becoming larger
The expansion of the town caused problems for its fire department.
exposition
a public show or exhibition
Companies such as IBM and Apple will present their products at the computer exposition.
external
on the outside or an outer part
The temperature inside a building can be changed by external conditions.
facilitate
to make something happen more easily; to organize
One person has been designated to facilitate our discussion and keep it focused.
fundamental
basic, necessary, underlying
A fundamental understanding of mathematics is essential in running a business.
generate
to produce, to bring into existence
Gasoline engines generate a lot of noise.
generation
image
a picture, especially in the mind
An advertiser tries to create a special image for his product.
liberate
to make a person or group free
After the war, all of the prisoners were liberated.
license
logic
reason, or the study of reason and of argument
What’s the logic of your argument? I don’t understand how you made that conclusion.
margin
an amount above what is necessary
He left home early and caught the train by a good margin.
medical
mental
modify
to make a small change in something
The procedure for registration was modified this quarter.
monitor
network
a system of connections, such as a television network
The Internet is the largest computer network in the world.
notion
an idea or belief about something
He had a notion that the money might be in the desk.
objective
a goal; based in fact
Her objective is to become rich and famous.
orientation
making someone familiar with a new situation or environment
The company held an orientation on sexual harrassment for all new employees.
perspective
a point of view, a way of looking at things
She analyzed the situation from an economic perspective.
premise
something that we believe is true, and do not question
You may disagree with our premises, but you can’t argue with the results we’ve had.
prime
psychology
the thought processes characteristic of an individual or group
Putting one's work before one's family has traditionally been part of Japanese corporate psychology.
pursue
go after in order to catch
The criminal was pursued by the police across three states.
ratio
rejection
the situation of being told 'no'
After the rejection of her plan by the boss, she went back to improve it so that it would be accepted.
revenue
stability
firmness, not changing, strength
The stability of a country's economy depends on many factors: trade balances, inflation, GNP, etc.
stylize
to present in a fixed, unnatural style
Ballet is a stylized form of dance.
substitue
sustain
to keep up
It is difficult to sustain interest in a subject that you do not care about.
symbol
a thing that makes people think of something else
The face of 'Uncle Sam' is a symbol of the United States.
target
transition
to change from one situation to another
India is undergoing a transition from an agricultural society to a
trend
a direction or tendency in the action or thinking
The increase in crime in the cities is a trend that concerns political leaders.
version
a different form of something, e.g., the native language and foreign translation
The two newspapers gave different versions of the same story.
welfare
whereas