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diverse (adj.)

made up of different people or things; opposite of same/uniform

(e.g., The group of students is very diverse. The magazine covers topics as diverse [=varied] as chemistry and pop music.)


to be aware (adj.)

to know something exists

(e.g., I was fully aware of the danger. He's not even aware that you are upset.)


ignorant (adj.)

not having knowledge or information

(e.g., He is an ignorant old racist. She was ignorant about the dangers of the drug.)


compromise (v.)

to give up something that you want in order to reach an agreement

(e.g., The two sides are unwilling to compromise. In a relationship, compromises need to be made in order to have a peaceful home.)


confrontation (v.)

a face-to-face disagreement

(e.g., She wanted to avoid another confrontation with her father. We want cooperation not confrontation.)


improvise (v.)

to speak or act without preparation

(e.g., If you are not prepared for the presentation, you need to improvise. Good jazz musicians know how to improvise.)


interrupt (v.)

to speak while another person is speaking

(e.g., Students shouldn't interrupt teachers. Please don't interrupt me while I'm talking.)


intuition (n.)

to know something without any proof

(e.g., My intuition was telling me that something was wrong.

"How did you know I would come to your house?" "Oh, I don't know. It must've been intuition.")


lose face (v.)

to be humiliated or disrespected in public

(e.g., The student lost face when the teacher yelled at him in front of the class for cheating. She was afraid she would lose face if she did not win the race.)


generic (n.)

a product that is not a brand name

(e.g., CVS allergy relief medicine is an example of generic drugs. Clariton is a brand name drug that is for allergy relief.)


durable (adj.)

long-lasting; staying in good condition for a long time

(e.g., BMWs are durable because they still seem new after many years.)


excessive (adj.)

more than appropriate; too much of something to the point that it is bad

(e.g., Drinking 5 cups of coffee a day is excessive. She was reprimanded for her excessive tardiness. [=for being tardy too often])


original (adj.)

a new idea or product

(e.g., The business concept is very original. The car has a highly original design.)


franchise store (n.)

a business model that is sold to people

(e.g., Some examples of franchises are Subway, McDonald's, 7-Eleven, Dunkin'Donuts. People buy these business models and open up stores with these business names.)


adaptations (n.)

something that is changed to fit another situation or purpose


It is great idea that every teacher wears two different colors of necklace as a signal according to the language schedule so the students


retailers (n.)

businesses that sell goods

(e.g., Fry's is a retailer that sells Coca Cola products. Coca Cola does not have a retail store.)


logo (n.)

a company symbol

(e.g., Apple company's logo is an apple. Nike's logo looks like a curved check mark.)


demand (n.)

the amount of product that people want to buy

(e.g., The company increased production to met demand. Demand for fresh milk has surpassed supply in the region. [=people want to buy more milk than is available]


profit (n.)

money that is made in a business

(e.g., The company made a profit this year.)


trial (n.)

a test to check a product's quality, value, or usefulness

(e.g., Early trials have shown that the treatment has some serious side effects.)


ideal (adj.)

perfect situation or person

(e.g., She is an ideal candidate for the job. In an ideal world [= perfect world without problems] there would be no war.)