AWL Sublist 3 with English definition and example sentence
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(n) another possible choice; 'I had no ________ but to fire the worker after his costly mistake.'
(n) a set of conditions or facts affecting a person or situation; 'The decision was made under difficult ________s.'
(n) to say or write an opinion on something; 'He made a rude ________ about her dress.'
(v) to give something to someone to make up for their costs/difficulties ; 'I would like to be ________d by my boss for my transport costs.'
(n) one of various parts of a whole thing (mechanical/electronic/policy/plan); 'Learning vocabulary is just one ________ of learning a language.'
(v) to agree or allow to do something; 'He got his parents' ________ to study overseas.'
(adj) being large in size, amount, or quantity; 'He spent a ________ amount of time studying for the exam.'
(adj) things happening always or at a regular rate; 'The president was under ________ pressure before the election.'
(v) to use pressure to control, limit or restrict something; 'Our plans are ________ed by our budget.'
(v) to give money, things or help to achieve something; to be a partial cause of something; 'Your help ________d to the success of the event.'
(v) to come together for a meeting or activity (formal); 'What time will the meeting ________?'
(v) to make things work together in an organized way; 'The dancers need to ________ their actions perfectly.'
(n) centre, the important innermost part of something; 'The ________ of the Earth is extremely hot.'
(adj) involving or associated with a large business group ; 'The economic depression was caused by ________ greed.'
(v) to match up or have a certain relationship with something; 'I think he's lying, because his story doesn't ________ with the facts.'
(n) standards or conditions that are used to make a decision; 'He wasn't given the job because he didn't fit the ________.'
(v) to use logic or reason to reach a conclusion; 'Given the evidence, we must ________ that he is guilty.'
(v) to show how something works; 'I will ________ how to use this machine.'
(n) an official record of information, an important written paper; 'Don't forget to print the ________ to take to the meeting.'
(v) to have greater control over another; to be the most common; 'The New Zealanders ________d the French for most of the football match.'
(n) a point on which a special importance or weight has been placed; 'This school places a strong ________ on art and music.'
(v) to check, to make certain of s.t.; 'Please ________ that you have fastened your seatbelts.'
(v) to not include; to keep something out of somewhere; 'I was ________d from the event because I was not wearing a tie.'
(n) an organized structure to stabilize contents; 'You need a ________ for programming complex software to keep the code well-organized.'
(adj) core, essential, necessary, the basis of something; 'Freedom of speech is ________ to a democracy.'
(v) to draw a picture to show an idea; to explain s.t. using a clear example; 'Could you ________ that theory with an example?'
(v) to come from another country to live in a new place; 'My friend's grandmother is going to ________ from Italy to join the family here.'
(v) to express in an indirect way; 'I said "It's getting late", to ________ that my guests should leave soon.'
(adj) First, existing or occuring at the beginning; 'My ________ reaction to not getting the job was dissappointment.'
(n) an example of a particular action or situation; 'His bad behaviour that night was just one ________ of his general rudeness.'
(v) to talk or do things with other people; to come together and have an effect on each other; 'Babies don't ________ with each other much.'
(v) giving reasons for doing something to make it appear reasonable; 'How do they ________ paying the CEO of the company that much money?'
(n) referring to one of several sheets of a material or object; 'The huge wedding cake had five ________s.'
(v) to join or connect together, a relationship; 'Scientists have found a ________ between hot dogs and stomach cancer.'
(v) to discover the place or position of something; 'I can't ________ the remote control again.'
(v) to increase as much as possible; 'You can ________ your chances of getting the job by preparing well for the interview.'
(adj) not so large in size, not important or valuable; 'It was only a ________ problem, we managed to fix it quickly.'
(v) to cause something to be ineffective, to cancel out; 'This medicine will help as it will ________ the side effects of the other medicine.'
(n) something that happens as a result, a consequence; 'What was the ________ of the football match? Who won?'
(n) someone who takes part in an activity or game with another person ; 'Trust is a major factor in finding a business ________. '
(n) study of ideas related to the meaning of life; 'The Greeks are widely considered the fathers of Western ________.'
(adj) relating to the body; existing in a form that you can touch or see ; 'Astronauts need to have both mental and ________ strength.'
(n) an amount relative to the whole thing; fraction (e.g. 2/3, 9/10); 'The ________ of dinner guests who drove here tonight is more than half.'
(v) to prepare someone's work (usually books or software) to offer it for sale; 'This company mainly ________es magazines.'
(v) to respond to something, often unconsciously; 'How did your parents ________ when you said you were leaving home?'
(v) to record information in a book or system; 'You can't legally drive your car on the road if you don't ________ it. '
(adj) not wanting to do something; being doubtful or unwilling to do something; 'I understood his ________ to come to the party where his ex-wife would be.'
(v) to erase or take away from a place; 'She now wants to ________ the tattoo that she regrets getting as a teenager.'
(n) a clever plan to do or get something; 'The local government has introduced a new recycling ________. '
(v) to choose carefully (formal); 'We will ________ one person for the job out of ten applicants.'
(n) a number of things that happen one after another; 'This magazine has an amazing ________ of photographs of whales.'
(n) the state of being male or female mostly biological; 'Have you found out yet which ________ the baby will be?'
(v) to say exactly and clearly; to refer to one thing in particular; 'Could you ________ which model of Toshiba computer you have? '
(adj) being enough for a given purpose; 'The budget does not have ________ funds to pay for new computers.'
(n) a specific job or piece of work to be done; 'To get all these things finished in a day seems like an impossible ________.'
(adj) relating to fine details about how s.t. works (esp. in science/engineering/computing); 'The manual for this machine explains all the ________ details.'
(n) a skilled way of doing something with special knowledge; 'Doctors have discovered a new ________ for removing tattoos easily.'
(n) a thing that applies scientific knowledge for a purpose ; 'The smartphone is an amazing piece of consumer ________.'
(adj) logical (e.g. ~argument); useable according to the law/rules; 'This credit card is only ________ until it expires next month.'
(n) the amount of sound; one book in a series; 'I can't hear the television very well, could you turn up the ________?'