General

CLAUSE klɔz

20 Jun 2019

Noun

  • a section or statement from a legal text, such as a law or a contract.
Example Sentence: The lawyer drew his attention to clause 12.5 of the contract.
 

BOARD bɔrd

18 Jun 2019

Noun

  • a group of people who are responsible for making decisions.
Example Sentence: The corporation is run by a Board of Governors.
 

ASSIGN əˈsaɪn

16 Jun 2019

Verb

  • to give a particular job or task to somebody.
Example Sentence: The job of finding more seats for the event was assigned to Paul.
 

STIFF stɪf

10 Jun 2019

Adjective

  • strong and difficult to beat.
Example Sentence: They need to reduce costs in the face of stiff competition.
 

SCARCE skɛərs

08 Jun 2019

Adjective

  • not enough of something available, especially a resource.
Example Sentence: Water is scarce in some regions of Africa.
 

PERFORMANCE pərˈfɔrməns

03 Jun 2019

Noun

  • how well somebody/something does something.
Example Sentence: The company's performance has improved in recent months.
 

INITIATIVE ɪˈnɪʃiətɪv

26 May 2019

Noun

  • an action, especially one that aims to solve a problem.
Example Sentence: The initiative aims to encourage more people to stay in education.
 

IN BULK ɪn bʌlk

23 May 2019

Phrase

  • in large amounts.
Example Sentence: We buy paper in bulk at a very low price.
 

GO BUST goʊ bʌst

22 May 2019

Phrasal Verb

  • (of a company) close because it cannot make enough money.
Example Sentence: The company went bust after 12 months of severe losses.
 

FLOP flɒp

20 May 2019

Verb

  • very unsuccessful.
Example Sentence: The product was a flop and was discontinued after just 6 months.
 

END USER ɛnd yuzər

18 May 2019

Noun

  • the person who uses a product or service.
Example Sentence: We need more feedback from end users.
 

CLINCH klɪntʃ

13 May 2019

Verb

  • to successfully close a difficult business deal.
Example Sentence: After 5 hours of negotiating, they finally clinched a deal.
 

CLARIFY klærəˌfaɪ

12 May 2019

Verb

  • to make something clear.
Example Sentence: Can we please clarify who will be responsible for the project?
 

ALLOCATE æləˌkeɪt

10 May 2019

Verb

  • to specify where something (especially resources) will go.
Example Sentence: They have allocated $50 million for research and development.
 

WORD-OF-MOUTH  

08 May 2019

Noun

  • when information spreads through conversation.
Example Sentence: The shop's success is entirely down to word-of-mouth.
 
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