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anticipate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you anticipate something, you think or do something about it before it happens. Examples: (verb) We do not anticipate any major problems with the new system. (verb) The airport will be expanded to meet anticipated growth in air...

behalf

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If you do something on someone’s behalf, you do it for them or as their representative. Examples: (noun) If you are not there, a family member can make a decision on your behalf. (noun) We give you this award on behalf of a...

bulk

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If something bulks, it appears to be big in size. (noun) If you sell/buy something in bulk, you sell/buy a large amount of it; not individually packaged. (noun) Someone or something’s bulk is its size or amount, especially if...

cease

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you cease something, you stop doing it. Examples: (verb) When the war began, many companies ceased operations. (verb) I believe parents should instruct their children to cease watching TV after a certain time. Synonyms: verbs: stop,...

commence

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If something commences, it begins. Examples: (verb) The school year commenced on Sept. 4. (verb) After a fight against activists, the oil company commenced drilling. Synonyms: verbs: begin, start. Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9...

erosion

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Erosion is a slow loss of something (often land due to water and wind). Examples: (noun) Since the new government increased taxation, it has seen the erosion of its support from voters. (noun) Footpath erosion is a significant problem in...

intermediate

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) An intermediate is someone who acts between other people. (adjective) If something is intermediate, it is between other things. Examples: (noun) He acted as an intermediate to help translate messages between the two groups....

minimal

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) When something is minimal, it is very small or small enough to not be important. Examples: (adjective) This government is very similar to the old one, so changes will be minimal. (adjective) We had a minimal amount of rain...

mutual

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A mutual friend, agreement, etc. is one that is shared between two or more people. (adjective) If two things are mutual, they act in the same way to each other. Examples: (adjective) Social media networks often expand by...

norm

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A norm is the usual situation, amount, level, etc. Examples: (noun) Many teens find it very important to conform to group norms. (noun) His income is slightly above the norm for someone in his position. (noun) CDs are dying out and MP3s...

unify

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you unify something or a group of things, you bring them together as one. Examples: (verb) There are many cultural, ethnic, historical, and geographical reasons why the two countries should unify politically. (verb) Music has the...

vision

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Vision is being able to think of good ideas for the future. (noun) Vision is being able to see with your eyes. Examples: (noun) This woman will be a good leader of our company because she has great vision for the future of our company....