25 terms

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STUDY
PLAY
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