Unit 1-2, Business Benchmark, BEC Higher Advanced
Vocabulary from our course book, Units 1/2 Corporate culture, leadership and management
Terms in this set (55)
adj. Absolute in power or authority
adj. Willing to take the initiative and the risk to start a new business
adj. Insisting on strict rules and routine, often to the point of hindering effectiveness
n. An advisor; a teacher; a guide
adj. Ruthless in competition
noun phrase. Responsible to the government
verb. Improves business process efficiencies by simplifying or eliminating unnecessary steps
noun. Measuring stick 1 yard, or 3 feet, long - used to refer to measuring one thing against another
noun phrase/business slang. A fierce struggle for success, especially in one's career or business.
noun phrase. Complex bureaucratic rules and procedures that must be followed to get something done.
boils down to
phrasal verb. The main reason for something or the most basic part of something
noun. The final total of an account or balance sheet. Also: the fundamental and most important factor of something.
noun. income from sales, especially when of an organization and of a substantial nature.
adjective. not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous. Also: no longer in employment because there is no more work available.
noun. Like a stockholder, it's a person who owns stock in a company. However, unlike a normal stockholder, this person has equity in the business and probably was an early investor.
noun. Like a shareholder, it's a person who owns stock in a company. However, unlike a shareholder, this person usually purchased shares in the company after it went public.
noun. (1) period of working time. (2) a slight change in position, direction, or tendency.
verb. move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance. Also: change gear in a vehicle
adj. The definition of hands-on is to be involved with and do something on your own, taking an active role.
verb. to authorize someone to be a delegate (representative). Also:
to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
(computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours.
noun. freshness; novelty; inventiveness
adj. The main, primary, or basic cause of a thing
adj. Excessively showy; unrestrained
verb. Give something. Often used as "he lavished praise" "he lavished presents"
ins and outs
idiomatic expression. All details; the various parts and difficulties to be seen
adj. on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow
noun. a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority.
noun. a person with direct managerial responsibility for a particular employee
noun phrase. a magazine or periodical published by a company for its customers or its employees.
verb. move out of or away from something and become visible / become apparent or prominent.
noun. long life / long existence or service.
adverb. not often; rarely.
verb. plan and direct the course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transport, especially by using instruments or maps. / plan and direct the strategy of a project
noun. a list showing when each of a number of people has to do a particular job
verb. inadvertently reserve (something, especially a seat or a hotel room) for two different customers or parties at the same time.
noun. understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed
noun. the act or process of determining the time
adj. causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
verb. order (someone) to be present. / make an effort to produce
noun. a formal pledge or promise to do something / a task that is taken on; an enterprise.
noun. the capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something.
noun. the amount of profit on an investment.
verb. to go back
come up with
phrasal verb. produce ideas and solutions for something.
phrasal verb. strictly follow or obey a plan
phrasal verb. make progress
phrasal verb. beginning.
verb. show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.
adj. clear or obvious to the eye or mind.
benefit (also "fringe benefits"
verb/noun. receive an advantage; profit from the company you work for e.g. a car / membership to a gym.
1.a 3D representation of a person or thing on a smaller scale than the original.
2.a person or thing used as an example to follow or imitate.
3.a simplified description, especially a mathematical one, of a system or process
4. a person employed to display clothes by wearing them.
5. a particular design or version of a product.
1.to fashion or shape (a three-dimensional figure or object) in a malleable material such as clay or wax.
2.to use (a system, procedure, etc.) as an example to follow or imitate.
3.to display (clothes) by wearing them.
noun. the important details
verb. to think
phrasal verb. to make a mistake
noun. to have "a stake" in a business means to own a part of it.
phrasal verb. to do something from the beginning.
noun. the process of putting a decision or plan into effect; execution.
adjective. existing or occurring at or on the surface. not deep. not real.