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Alley

Synonym: Passage
A narrow passageway between or behind buildings.

a path lined with trees, bushes, or stones.

2

alongside
preoposition.

close to the side of; next to

Phrase: she was sitting alongside him

3

although
conjunction.

in spite of the fact that; even though
Phrase: although the sun was shinning it was't that warm.

4

altogether
adverb

completely; totally.

Phrase: I stopped seeing her altogether

5

amendment
noun.

a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.

synonym: revision, alteration, change, modification.

Phrase: an amendment to existing bail laws.

6

amid
preposition

surrounded by; in the middle of.

Phrase: John looked for his friends amid the crowd.

7

appoint
verb

assign a job or role to (someone)

Synonym: nominate

phrase: she has been appointed to the board

they appointed her as personnel manager

8

arise
verb

(of a problem, opportunity, or situation) emerge; become apparent.

Phrase: new difficulties had arisen

9

arrange
verb

put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order

Phrase: she had just finished arranging the flowers.

10

array
noun

an impressive display ir range of a particular type of thing.

Synonym: exhibition, exposition

Phrase: there is a vast array of literature on the topic

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aside
adverb

to one side; out of the way
Phrase: they stood aside and let the car pass

12

assemble
verb

(of people) gather people together in one place for a common purpose .

synonym: come together, get together.

Phrase: a crowd had assembled outside the gates

13

assert
reporting verb

state a fact or belief confidently or forcefully.

Synonym: declare

Phrase: The company asserts that the cuts will not affect development.

He asserted his innocence .

14

assess
verb

evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.

Phrase: the committee must assess the relative importance of the issues.

It's difficult to assess whether this is a new trend.

15

asset
noun

a useful or valuable thing or person.

synonym: benefit

Phrase: the school is an asset to the community

16

atop
adverb

on the top

Phrase: the symbol atop of the sentilj church belfry is quite unusual for a catholic region.

17

attempt
verb

make an effort to achieve or complete (something difficult)

Synonym: try

Phrase: finally three men attempted the climb but after a day of avalanches they decided to stop.

18

attempt
noun

an effort to achieve or complete difficult task or action.

Phrase: I passed my motorcyle test at the first attempt at the age of 17.

19

auction
noun

a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder. (Leilão)

Phrase: there were a number of bidders involved in both auctions but none of the properties reached the desired price.

20

ballot
noun

a system of voting secretly an in writing on a particular issue.

synonym: public vote (votação)

Phrase: every district secretary, every regional secretary was elected by ballot.

21

ban
verb

officially or legally prohibit (something)

Synonym: prohibit

Phrase: park is banned around the habour in summer.

22

bankruptcy
noun

the state of being bankrupt

Synonym: insolvency, liquidation, failure

Phrase: many companies were facing bankruptcy.

23

beam
noun

a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used to support the roof or floor of a building.

Phrase: there are very fine oak beams in the oldest part of the house.

24

behalf
noun

in the interests of a person, group, or principle.

synonym: in support of

Phrase: many of our California members worked hard on my behalf, and I want to thank them for their assistance.

25

beneath
preposition

extending or directly underneath

Phrase: a 2.5 mile tunnel beneath the Alps.

26

bias
noun

inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, specially in a way considered to be unfair.

Phrase: there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants.

27

bid
noun

an offer of a price, especially at an aunction.

Phrase: at the fur tables, several buyers make bids for the pets. (dar lance)

28

bind
verb

tie or fasten (something) tightly together.

Phrase: they bound her hands and feet.

29

bishop
noun

Bispo

30

blade
noun

the flat cutting edge of a knife, saw, or other tool or weapon.

Phrase: cut cleanly using a sharp blade.