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Intensive

Focusing

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Introspection, introspective

Thinking about yourself.
Examining and considering your own idea, thoughts and feelings, instead of talking to other people about them.
Eg. She is famous for her introspective songs about failed relationships.

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Ambiguity /.am BI qju: i ti /

When Sth is not clear.
(an example of) the fact of something having more than one possible meaning and therefore possibly confusion.
Eg. We wish to remove any ambiguity concerning our demands.
There are some ambiguities in the legislation.
The law ought to be tightened to avoid any ambiguity.

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Unavoidable

Impossible to stop or prevent

4

An utterance

Sth that is spoken.
Sth that someone say.
Eg. The senator's recent utterances were promptly rebutted by three of his colleagues on Monday.

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Scrupulous
/SKRU: pju lous/

Very thorough or detailed.
Extremely honest, or doing everything correctly as it should be done.
Eg. A scrupulous politician would not lie about her business interests.
The nurse told him to be scrupulous (extremely careful) about keeping the wound clean.
She is always scrupulously honest or fair.
A hospital must be kept scrupulously clean.

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To anticipate

To predict what will happen

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To elicit
/ i LISit /

To prompt students to give you the answer to Sth.
To get or produce something, especially information or reaction.
Eg. Have you managed to elicit a response from them yet.
The questionnaire was intended to elicit information on eating habits.
They were able to elicit the support of the public.

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A transcript

A written record of speech

9

To derive

To get Sth from Sth

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To supplement

To add Sth extra

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A procedure

How Sth is done

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Mother tongue

Your first language

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Fluency

The ability to keep speaking

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Bilingual

Able to speak two languages

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Unbiased
/ un.BAI.est /

Objective or fair.
Able to judge fairly because you are not influenced by your own opinions.
Eg. Unbiased advice.
An unbiased opinion.

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Biased

Showing an unreasonable like or dislike for a person based on personal opinion.
Eg. The newspapers gave a very biased report of the meeting.
I think she is beautiful but then I'm biased since she's my daughter.