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clerk /kløk/ noun

1 someone who deals with people arriving at a hotel: Please return your keys to the desk clerk.

2 someone whose job is to keep records, accounts etc. in an office
—see also sales clerk

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communicate /k@'myun@"keIt/ verb

1 [intransitive] to express your thoughts and feelings so other people understand them: Jack and I just can't communicate any more.

2 [intransitive, transitive] to exchange information or conversation with other people using words, signs, letters, telephones etc.: We've communicated our offer to their director. | They managed to communicate with each other by using sign language.

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foreign /'fArIn, 'fOrIn/ adjective

1 not from your own country: a foreign accent | the foreign languages department | I don't like foreign cars.

2 involving or dealing with other countries: the Senate Foreign Relations Committee | foreign aid workers

3 foreign to not familiar, or not typical: Their way of life was completely foreign to her.

4 foreign body/matter technical something that has come into a place where it does not belong: foreign matter in someone's eye

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luggage /'lögIdZ/ noun [uncountable]
the bags etc. carried by people who are traveling; baggage

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cafeteria /"k{f@'tIri@/ noun
a restaurant where people get their own food and take it to a table to eat it: the school cafeteria

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course1 /kOrs/ noun

1 of course
a) used when what you or someone else has just said is not surprising: The insurance has to be renewed every year, of course.

b) spoken used in order to agree with someone or to give permission to someone: "Can I borrow your notes?" "Of course you can."

c) spoken said in order to emphasize that what you are saying is true or correct: "You'll tell her?" "Of course!"

2 of course not spoken said in order to emphasize that you are saying no to something, or that something is not true or correct: "Do you mind if I come a little late?" "Of course not."

3 course of action an action you can take in a particular situation: The best course of action is to speak to her alone.

4 SPORTS an area of land or water on which a race is held or a particular type of sport is played: a race course | a golf course

5 DIRECTION the direction of movement that someone or something takes: During the flight we had to change course.

6 SCHOOL a class in a particular subject: I'm taking an evening course in math.

7 in/during the course of formal during a process or period: During the course of our conversation, I found out that he had worked in France.

8 WAY STH DEVELOPS the usual or natural way that something happens, develops etc: a major event that changed the course of history

9 MEAL the parts of a meal: Fish is often our main course.

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tuition /tu'IS@n/ noun [uncountable]

1 the money you pay for being taught: Tuition went up to $3000 last semester.

2 the act of teaching: Ben improved his grades under the tuition of Mr. Neals.

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bore1 /bOr/ verb

1 [transitive] to make someone feel bored, especially by talking too much: I'm sorry to bore you with all the details.

2 [intransitive, transitive] to make a deep round hole in a hard surface

3 [intransitive] if someone's eyes bore into you, s/he looks at you for a long time

4 the past tense of bear

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entertainment /"Enôø'teInm@nt/ noun
[uncountable] things such as television, movies etc. that amuse or interest people: the entertainment industry | What do people do for entertainment in this town?

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orchestra /'OrkIstr@/ noun
a large group of musicians who play classical music on different instruments
— orchestral /Or'kEstr@l/ adjective

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competition /"kAmp@'tIS@n/ noun

1 [uncountable] a situation in which people or organizations compete with each other: The competition between the two sisters is obvious. | There's a lot of competition for the promotion. | Prices have gone down due to competition among the airlines. | Judy is in competition with (=competing with) four others for the role.

2 [singular, uncountable] the people or groups that are competing against you, especially in business: trying to sell more than the competition

3 an organized event in which people or teams compete against each other: a dancing competition | Teams from 10 different schools entered the competition.

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crowd1 /kraUd/ noun

1 a large group of people in a particular place: A crowd gathered to watch the parade.

2 a group of people who are friends, work together etc: I guess the usual crowd will be at the party.

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prize1 /praIz/ noun
something that is given to someone who is successful in a competition, race, game of chance etc.: Her roses won first/second/third prize at the flower show.

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success /s@k'sEs/ noun

1 [uncountable] the achievement of doing what you have tried to do or want to do: We had no/some success in developing a better engine.

2 something that has the result or effect that you intended: Jackie's wedding was a big/huge/great success.

3 someone who does very well or reaches a high position in something such as his/her job: He wants to be a success.

4 success story someone or something that succeeds when other people or things do not
—opposite failure

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weakness /'wiknIs/ noun

1 [uncountable] the state of lacking strength in your body or character: weakness in the muscles

2 a fault in someone's character or in a system, organization, design etc.: What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses? | The cost of the plan is its main weakness.

3 a weakness for sth if you have a weakness for something, you like it very much even though it may not be good for you: She's always had a weakness for chocolate.

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