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Wordlist 20
1. Approve (v.)
Definition: to have a positive opinion of someone or something
Synonym: accept, agree to, consent to
Example: She doesn't approve of my friends.
Word Family:
ap·prov·ed·ly, adverb
ap·prov·ed·ness, noun
ap·prov·ing·ly, adverb
non·ap·proved, adjective
pre·ap·prove, verb, pre·ap·proved, pre·ap·prov·ing.
2. Financial (Adj.)
Definition: relating to money or how money is managed
Synonym: monetary, economic
Example: financial difficulties/success
Word Family:
fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
non·fi·nan·cial, adjective
non·fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
pre·fi·nan·cial, adjective
qua·si-fi·nan·cial, adjective
3. Commercial (adj.)
Definition: related to buying and selling things
Synonym: trading, business
Example: The commercial future of the company looks very
Word Family:
fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
non·fi·nan·cial, adjective
non·fi·nan·cial·ly, adverb
pre·fi·nan·cial, adjective
qua·si-fi·nan·cial, adjective
4. Compete (v.)
Definition: to take part in a race or competition
Synonym: take part, participate,
Example: The two athletes are competing for the gold medal.
Word Family:
com·pet·er, noun
com·pet·ing·ly, adverb
non·com·pet·ing, adjective
out·com·pete, verb (used with object), out·com·pet·ed,
5. Contemporary (adj.)
Definition: existing or happening now
Synonym: concurrent
Example: Although the play was written hundreds of years ago, it still
has a contemporary (= modern) feel to it.
Word Family:
con·tem·po·rar·i·ly, adverb
con·tem·po·rar·i·ness, noun
non·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·con·tem·po·rar·ies.
post·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective
ul·tra·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, noun, plural
6. Efficient (adj.)
Definition: working or operating quickly and effectively in an
organized way
Synonym: systematic, structured
Example: The city's transport system is one of the most efficient in
Word Family:
ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
non·ef·fi·cient, adjective
non·ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
qua·si-ef·fi·cient, adjective
qua·si-ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
7. Eventually (adv.)
Definition: in the end, especially after a long time or a lot of
effort, problems, etc
Synonym: finally, at last
Example: It might take him ages but he'll do it eventually.
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8. Fellow (adj.)
Definition: describes someone who has the same job or interests
as you, or is in the same situation as you
Synonym: peer, equal
Example: She introduced me to some of her fellow students.
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9. Franchise (v.)
Definition: to grant a right to sell a company's products in a particular
area using the company's name
Synonym: permit, licence
Example: The catering has been franchised to a private company.
Word Family:
fran·chis·a·ble, adjective
fran·chis·a·bil·i·ty, noun
fran·chise·ment [fran-chahyz-muhnt, -chiz-] Show IPA , noun
o·ver·fran·chised, adjective
sub·fran·chise, noun, verb (used with object), sub·fran·chised,
10. Fulfil (v.)
Definition: to do something that is expected, hoped for, or
promised, or to cause it to happen
Synonym: satisfy, conform
Example: A school fails if it does not fulfil the
needs/requirements of its pupils.
Word Family:
11. Giant (adj.)
Definition: unusually large, great, or strong
Synonym: gigantic, huge
Example: He bought a giant crab last night.
Word Family:
12. Outlet (n.)
Definition: a way, especially a pipe or hole, for liquid or gas to go
Synonym: opening, channel
Example: a waste water outlet
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13. Permission (n.)
Definition: If someone is given permission to do something, they
are allowed to do it
Synonym: authorization, consent,
Example: You will need permission from your parents to go on
the trip.
Word Family:
per·mis·sioned, adjective
per·mis·so·ry , adjective
non·per·mis·sion, noun
self-per·mis·sion, noun
14. Reputation (n.)
Definition: the opinion that people in general have about
someone or something, or how much respect or admiration
someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or
Synonym: stature, status
Example: The company has a worldwide reputation for quality.
Word Family:
rep·u·ta·tion·al, adjective
self-rep·u·ta·tion, noun
15. Restriction (n.)
Definition: an official limit on something
Synonym: limit, constraint,
Example: At the turn of the century, Congress imposed/placed a
height restriction of 13 storeys on all buildings in Washington.
Word Family:
non·re·stric·tion, noun
o·ver·re·stric·tion, noun
pre·re·stric·tion, noun
pro·re·stric·tion, adjective
self-re·stric·tion, noun
16. Strengthen (v.)
Definition: to make something stronger or more effective, or to become
stronger or more effective
Synonym: reinforce,
Example: They have been strengthening their border defences in
preparation for war.
Word Family:
strength·en·er, noun
strength·en·ing·ly, adverb
o·ver·strength·en, verb
pre·strength·en, verb (used with object)
re·strength·en, verb
17. Uniformity (n.)
Definition: the state of being the same; not changing or different
in any way
Example: As in so many offices that you see, the walls and
furniture are a uniform grey.
Word Family:
non·u·ni·form·i·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·form·i·ties.
pro·u·ni·form·i·ty, adjective

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