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Quandary

n. State of uncertainty.

Board

n. A group of people who control an organization.

Ad hoc

adj. Done or formed for a particular purpose only.

Prescriptive

adj. Describing what should be done, prescribing.

Comprehensive

adj. Including a deal with almost all aspects of sth.

juggle

- inf. to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people - inf. to change results or information recorded as numbers so that a situation seems to be better that it really is

reticent

adj. unwilling to speak about your thoughts or feelings

emeritus

adj. no longer having a position, especially in a college or university, but keeping the title of the position

copious

adj. in large amounts; more than enough

abound

v. to exist in large numbers

hone

v. -to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose -to sharpen an object

stopgap

n. something intended for temporary use until something better or more suitable can be found

scramble (MOVE QUICKLY)

V. -[I usually + adverb or preposition] to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you -to compete with other people for something there is very little of [+ to infinitive]

scramble (TAKE OFF)

v. specialized to (cause a plane to) take off very quickly

scramble (MIX)

v. to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

scramble (QUICK MOVEMENT)

n. -a climb which is difficult so that you have to use your hands to help you - an act of hurrying [+ to infinitive] -a hurried attempt to get something

scramble (SPORT)

n. a motocross event

haphazard

v. not having an obvious order or plan

tenable

adj. (of an opinion or position) able to be defended successfully or held for a particular period of time

binder

n. a hard cover in which paper documents or magazines are stored

alternatively

adv. used to suggest another possibility

subsume

v.to include something or someone as part of a larger group

freshman

n. (inf) a first year studying at university or school - (for)someone who has recently started any particular job or activity

tailor-made

specially made for a particular purpose

be tailor-made for sth

to have all the right skills and abilities for a particular task

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