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com·pa·ny /ˈkʌmpəni/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kuhm-puh-nee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, plural -nies, verb, -nied, -ny·ing.

1. a number of individuals assembled or associated together; group of people.
2. a guest or guests: We're having company for dinner.
3. an assemblage of persons for social purposes.
4. companionship; fellowship; association: I always enjoy her company.
5. one's usual companions: I don't like the company he keeps.
6. society collectively.
suc·cess /səkˈsɛs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[suhk-ses] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.
2. the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
3. a successful performance or achievement: The play was an instant success.
4. a person or thing that is successful: She was a great success on the talk show.
po·si·tion /pəˈzɪʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[puh-zish-uhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. condition with reference to place; location; situation.
2. a place occupied or to be occupied; site: a fortified position.
3. the proper, appropriate, or usual place: out of position.
prob·lem /ˈprɒbləm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[prob-luhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty.
2. a question proposed for solution or discussion.
3. Mathematics. a statement requiring a solution, usually by means of a mathematical operation or geometric construction.
pol·i·cy1 /ˈpɒləsi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pol-uh-see] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun, plural -cies.

1. a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, facility, etc.: We have a new company policy.
2. a course of action adopted and pursued by a government, ruler, political party, etc.: our nation's foreign policy.
dif·fi·cult /ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[dif-i-kuhlt, -kuhlt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. not easily or readily done; requiring much labor, skill, or planning to be performed successfully; hard: a difficult job.
2. hard to understand or solve: a difficult problem.
3. hard to deal with or get on with: a difficult pupil.
4. hard to please or satisfy: a difficult employer.
doc·u·ment /n. ˈdɒkyəmənt; v. ˈdɒkyəˌmɛnt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[n. dok-yuh-muhnt; v. dok-yuh-ment] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. a written or printed paper furnishing information or evidence, as a passport, deed, bill of sale, or bill of lading; a legal or official paper.
2. any written item, as a book, article, or letter, esp. of a factual or informative nature.
3. a computer data file.
4. Archaic. evidence; proof.
qual·i·ty /ˈkwɒlɪti/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kwol-i-tee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, plural -ties, adjective

1. an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute: the chemical qualities of alcohol.
2. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing: the quality of a sound.
3. character with respect to fineness, or grade of excellence: food of poor quality; silks of fine quality.
sur·prise /sərˈpraɪz, sə-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ser-prahyz, suh-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -prised, -pris·ing, noun
–verb (used with object)

1. to strike or occur to with a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment, as through unexpectedness: Her beauty surprised me.
2. to come upon or discover suddenly and unexpectedly: We surprised the children raiding the cookie jar.
phys·i·cal /ˈfɪzɪkəl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fiz-i-kuhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. of or pertaining to the body: physical exercise.
2. of or pertaining to that which is material: the physical universe; the physical sciences.
3. noting or pertaining to the properties of matter and energy other than those peculiar to living matter.
cri·sis /ˈkraɪsɪs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[krahy-sis] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, plural -ses /-siz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[-seez] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation, adjective

1. a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, esp. for better or for worse, is determined; turning point.
2. a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change.
a·wake /əˈweɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[uh-weyk] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, a·woke or a·waked, a·woke or a·waked or a·wo·ken, a·wak·ing, adjective
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object)

1. to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread.
2. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke.
ex·am·ple /ɪgˈzæmpəl, -ˈzɑm-/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ig-zam-puhl, -zahm-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -pled, -pling.

1. one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole: This painting is an example of his early work.
2. a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example.
3. an instance serving for illustration; specimen: The case histories gave carefully detailed examples of this disease.
ig·nore /ɪgˈnɔr, -ˈnoʊr/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ig-nawr, -nohr] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object), -nored, -nor·ing.

1. to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
2. Law. (of a grand jury) to reject (a bill of indictment), as on the grounds of insufficient evidence.
ac·cept /ækˈsɛpt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ak-sept] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object)

1. to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal.
2. to agree or consent to; accede to: to accept a treaty; to accept an apology.
3. to respond or answer affirmatively to: to accept an invitation.
par·al·lel /ˈpærəˌlɛl, -ləl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[par-uh-lel, -luhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation adjective, noun, verb, -leled, -lel·ing or (especially British) -lelled, -lel·ling.

1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging: parallel rows of trees.
2. having the same direction, course, nature, or tendency; corresponding; similar; analogous: Canada and the U.S. have many parallel economic interests.
3. Geometry. a. (of straight lines) lying in the same plane but never meeting no matter how far extended.
b. (of planes) having common perpendiculars.
c. (of a single line, plane, etc.) equidistant from another or others (usually fol. by to or with).
ad·mi·ral /ˈædmərəl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ad-mer-uhl] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. the commander in chief of a fleet.
2. a naval officer of the highest rank.
3. a naval officer of a high rank: the grades in the U.S. Navy are fleet admiral, admiral, vice-admiral, and rear admiral.
4. Obsolete. the flagship of an admiral.
5. British. a master who directs a fishing fleet.
de·sire /dɪˈzaɪər/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[di-zahyuhr] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -sired, -sir·ing, noun
–verb (used with object)

1. to wish or long for; crave; want.
2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request: The mayor desires your presence at the next meeting.
–noun 3. a longing or craving, as for something that brings satisfaction or enjoyment: a desire for fame.
4. an expressed wish; request.
ga·rage /gəˈrɑʒ, -ˈrɑdʒ or, especially Brit., ˈgærɪdʒ, -ɑʒ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[guh-rahzh, -rahj or, especially Brit., gar-ij, -ahzh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -raged, -rag·ing.

1. a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.
2. a commercial establishment for repairing and servicing motor vehicles.
–verb (used with object) 3. to put or keep in a garage.
am·bu·lance /ˈæmbyələns/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[am-byuh-luhns] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

1. a specially equipped motor vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., for carrying sick or injured people, usually to a hospital.
2. (formerly) a field hospital.