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accommodation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Accommodation is the process or result of changing something to fit a particular need or situation. (noun) Accommodation is a place to stay or live. Examples: (noun) He was very strong minded. He made no accommodation for the opinions of...

concurrent

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If two things are concurrent, they agree in meaning. (adjective) If two things are concurrent, they happen at the same time. Examples: (adjective) The police got concurrent stories from five witnesses. (adjective) Concurrent...

confine

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If something is confined, it is limited in its actions or its movements. Examples: (verb) She confined herself to her small house in the forest while she completed her masterpiece. (verb) The disease was confined to a small area in the...

conversely

Type: adverb Definitions: Conversely is used to say that one idea is the opposite of the other idea. Examples: The over-confident driver may drive too fast. Conversely the under-confident person may also cause problems by driving too slowly. Synonyms: on the contrary,...

ethical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is ethical, it is good, not bad or wrong. Often, this is based on formal philosophy. (adjective) An ethical issue, problem, etc. relates to questions of good or bad, right or wrong. Examples: (adjective) Some argue...

incompatible

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Two things are incompatible with each other if they don’t fit together or don’t work well together. Examples: (adjective) Stalin’s ideas were incompatible with human happiness. (adjective) The husband and wife...

integral

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Integral parts, elements, etc. belong to a larger whole, often being necessary. Examples: (adjective) Integral to this research was how the healthy body defends against bacteria. (adjective) The parks and green spaces are an...

manual

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) A manual is a book of instructions. (adjective) If something is manual, it is done with the hands or through physical work. Examples: (noun) Look at the manual before you try to fix the engine. (adjective) One quarter of the...

preliminary

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) Something preliminary comes first, helping to introduce or prepare for the main part. (adjective) If something is preliminary, it comes before the main part of something. Examples: (noun) The meeting will be a preliminary...

relax

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you relax a rule, you make it less strict. (verb) If you relax, you stop working, worrying, etc., and you rest or have fun. Examples: (verb) The government relaxed the laws that the people protested against. (verb) If you don’t...

supplementary

Type: adjective Definitions: If something is supplementary, it is an extra; it is not needed, but it is often useful. Examples: Many immigrants are employed but also feel the need to seek supplementary income because their pay is low. Synonyms: additional, extra...

temporary

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Something is temporary if it’s only for a short time. Examples: (adjective) A lot of scientific evidence suggests that this warm weather won’t be temporary. (adjective) The immigrants were placed in temporary tents...