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CONSIGNMENT kənˈsaɪnmənt


21 December 2014

Noun

  • a certain amount of deliverable products.
Example Sentence: The consignment of goods from Belgium is delayed.
 

FOLLOW UP fɒloʊ ʌp


20 December 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • get more information.
Example Sentence: The manager has said he would follow up the idea.
 

CONFIDENTIALITY kɒnfɪˈdɛnʃəl


19 December 2014

Noun

  • the state of being secret.
Example Sentence: I am giving you this information in complete confidentiality.
 

COMMUTE kəˈmyut


18 December 2014

Verb

  • to travel to and from a city every day for work.
Example Sentence: I commute to work by train, a round-trip distance of 40 miles.
 

COMMISSION kəˈmɪʃən


17 December 2014

Noun

  • money which is paid when somebody achieves certain targets.
Example Sentence: The salary is average but they can earn commission on top.
 

COHERENT koʊˈhɪərənt


16 December 2014

Adjective

  • well-organised (typically used to describe a text or speech)
Example Sentence: He gave a coherent argument for making all drugs legal.
 

CLASSIC BRAND klæsɪk brænd


15 December 2014

Noun

  • a brand that many people have known for a long time.
Example Sentence: Coca Cola is the best known classic brand.
 

CHECKOUT tʃɛkˌaʊt


14 December 2014

Noun

  • the place in a shop or supermarket where you pay.
Example Sentence: When he went to the checkout he realised he had no money.
 

CALL SOMETHING OFF  


13 December 2014

Phrasal Verb

  • to cancel an event.
Example Sentence: They called off the meeting as there wasn't a room available.
 

BRISK brɪsk


12 December 2014

Verb

  • quick and lively.
Example Sentence: Business has been brisk this morning; we've sold 500 units already.
 

BOOST bust


11 December 2014

Verb

  • to give extra energy or increase something, such as sales.
Example Sentence: They're hoping that the new ad campaign will boost sales.
 

BOOM bum


10 December 2014

Verb

  • a period of economic improvement and increased consumption.
Example Sentence: There was a boom in the 1980s in the UK.
 

BILL OF LADING  


09 December 2014

Noun

  • a receipt from a carrier confirming that the goods have been received.
Example Sentence: States may require freight carriers to provide their bill of lading.
 

BENEFICIARY ˌbɛnəˈfɪʃiˌɛri


08 December 2014

Noun

  • the person who will receive something.
Example Sentence: I was the sole beneficiary in my father's will.
 

BANKER’S DRAFT bæŋkərs dræft


07 December 2014

Noun

  • a written promise from a bank to pay money, especially to another bank.
Example Sentence: We require a banker's draft to secure the deal.
 
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