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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.


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


a lack of discipline

The principal never tolerated a lack of discipline.


Chances are

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


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.


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.


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.



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.


out‧weigh / aʊtweɪ / verb [ transitive ]

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


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.


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.


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


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.


at your own pace

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.