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fac‧ul‧ty / fæk ə lti / noun ( plural faculties )

1 [ countable ] a department or group of related departments within a university → school
faculty of
the Faculty of Law
the Engineering Faculty
2 [ uncountable and countable ] American English all the teachers in a university :
Both faculty and students oppose the measures.

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fac‧ul‧ty / fæk ə lti / noun ( plural faculties )

3 [ countable usually plural ] a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly :
the patient’s mental faculties
in full possession of all your faculties (= able to see, hear, think etc in the normal way )
faculty of
the faculty of sight

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a lack of discipline

The principal never tolerated a lack of discipline.

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Chances are

Chances are (= it is likely that ) you’ll be fine.

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de‧tached / dɪtætʃt / adjective

1 not reacting to or becoming involved in something in an emotional way OPP involved :
Try to take a more detached view .
detached from
He appeared totally detached from the horrific nature of his crimes.
detached way/manner
She described what had happened in a cold and detached manner.

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con‧duct / kən'dʌkt / verb

1 carry out [ transitive ] to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts
conduct a survey/investigation/review etc
We are conducting a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
conduct an experiment/a test
Is it really necessary to conduct experiments on animals?
conduct a campaign
They conducted a campaign of bombings and assassinations. conduct an interview The interview was conducted in English. The memorial service was conducted by the Rev. David Prior.

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spe‧cial‧ly / speʃ ə li / adverb

1 for one particular purpose, and only for that purpose :
specially trained police dogs
specially designed/built/made etc
The boats are specially built for the disabled.

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especially/particularly

used when you want to emphasize that something concerns or affects one person or thing more than others, or is true about a particular situation more than others : This disease mostly affects women, particularly older women. | Paris is always full of tourists, especially in the summer. | It’s not easy to receive compliments, especially if you’re not used to them. | The surface is very slippery, particularly when it has been raining.

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out‧weigh / aʊtweɪ / verb [ transitive ]

to be more important or valuable than something else :
The benefits of the scheme outweigh the disadvantages.

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afford/have/enjoy the luxury of something

to have something that is very pleasant or convenient, that you are not always able to have :
For the first time in three years, they actually had the luxury of a whole day together.

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boon / bun / noun [ countable usually singular ]

something that is very useful and makes your life a lot easier or better :
The bus service is a real boon to people in the village.

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pur‧sue S3 W2 AC / pəsju $ pərsu / verb [ transitive ]

1 to continue doing an activity or trying to achieve something over a long period of time → pursuit :
She plans to pursue a career in politics.
Students should pursue their own interests , as well as do their school work.
pursue a goal/aim/objective etc
companies that pursue the traditional goal of profits
a campaign promise to pursue policies that will help the poor

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com‧mute 1 / kə'mjut / verb

1 [ intransitive ] to regularly travel a long distance to get to work
commute to/from/between
Jim commutes to Manhattan every day.
2 commute a sentence (to something) technical to change the punishment given to a criminal to one that is less severe :
Baldry’s 20-year prison sentence was commuted to three years.

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at your own pace

(= at the pace that suits you ) This allows each child to learn at his or her own pace.

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cut down phrasal verb

reduce to reduce the amount of something
cut something ↔ down
Installing double-glazing will cut down the noise from traffic.
cut down on
By getting the design right, you can cut down on accidents.

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in‧cur / ɪnkɜ $ -kɜr / verb ( past tense and past participle incurred , present participle incurring ) [ transitive ] formal

if you incur a cost, debt, or a fine, you have to pay money because of something you have done
incur expenses/costs/losses/debts etc
If the council loses the appeal, it will incur all the legal costs.
the heavy losses incurred by airlines since September 11th

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co‧sig‧na‧to‧ry / kəʊsɪɡnət ə ri $ koʊsɪɡnətɔri / noun ( plural cosignatories ) [ countable ]

one of a group of people who sign a legal document for their department, organization, country etc :
Both cosignatories must sign the cheque.

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com‧rade‧ship / kɒmrədʃɪp, kɒmrɪdʃɪp, -reɪd- $ kɑmræd- / noun [ uncountable ] formal

friendship and loyalty among people who work together, fight together etc :
It was the spirit of comradeship that made victory possible.

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im‧part / ɪmpɑt $ -ɑrt / verb [ transitive ] formal

1 to give a particular quality to something
impart something to something
Use a piece of fresh ginger to impart a Far-Eastern flavour to simple ingredients.
2 to give information, knowledge, wisdom etc to someone :
She had information that she couldn’t wait to impart.