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delegate
to give part of your work, duties, or responsibilities to someone who is junior to you
accomplishment
sth difficult that you succeed in doing especially after working hard over a period of time; special ability to do sth very well
affluent
wealthy
appreciation
the feeling you have when you are grateful to someone; the ability to understand the true nature of a situation and realize why it is important or serious
assertive
behaving in a confident way in which you are quick to express your opinions and feelings
attend
to be present at an event or activity
benefit from something
to get help or an advantage from something
breakthrough
a time when you begin to be successful at something
business executive
a senior manager in a business or other organization
channel one's efforts
to direct money or supplies and activities to achieve a particular aim
child prodigy
a child who is extremely skilful at something that usually only adults can do
competitive spirit
attitude to try to be more successful than other people
coverage
news about sth on TV or radio or newspapers; information about a range of things
determination
the refusal to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do
detrimental
damaging
discounted
disregarded
distraction
sth that gets your attention and prevents you from concentrating on sth else
elimination
eradication
ensuing
later, further
exceptional
extremely good or impressive in a way that is unusual
external
coming from outside a place or organization
fatal disease
illness causing someone to die
financial backing
support or help in which money is involved
foresight
the good judgment to think and plan before an event, so that you are prepared for whatever may happen
gut instinct
a natural tendency to behave in a particular way that people and animals are born with and that they obey without knowing why
house-warming
a party that you give in a house that you have just moved into
housewarming
a party that you give in a house that you have just moved into
hurdle
sth blocking one's way
incivility
rudeness
ingrate
ungrateful person
insinuation
accusation
insurmountable
impossible to overcome
joviality
cheerfulness and friendliness
life expectancy
the length of time that someone is likely to live
loaded
carrying a load, very full, very rich, very drunk
mortality rate
the number of deaths within a particular area
nerve-racking
frightening
New Year's resolution
serious decisions to change sth in your life at the beginning of a New Year
obsession
an emotional state in which someone or something is so important to you that you are always thinking about them, in a way that seems extreme to other people
on a whim
impulsively
on the off chance
just in case
on the second thoughts
after re-consideration
outline
v.give the main ideas of a plan or a piece of writing without giving all the details; n. an explanation that includes the general points about sth, but not the details
permutations
variations
persistence
continuing to do something in a determined way
persistent
continuing to do something in a determined way
power of persuasion
the ability to make someone do sth by giving them reasons why they should
promotion
moving to a higher level in a company, institution; the activity of encouraging or supporting sth; the process of attracting people's attention to a product or event by advertising
prosperity
the situation of being successful and having a lot of money
purportedly
supposedly
pursue one's goals
to do everything to achieve your aim
relevant
important and directly connected to what is being discussed or considered
relieve sth (tension)
to make pain or another bad physical feeling less unpleasant
replete (with)
full (of), feeling that you do not want anything more to eat or drink
resilience
someone's ability to become healthy, happy or strong again after illness, disappointment or other problem
retirement
that time when you stop working, especially because you have reached the age when you are officially too old to work, or the act of doing this
run contrary to
oppose, go against
set goals
decide what you want to achieve
social background
the type of family or social position that someone comes from
stay focused
to concentrate on sth and pay particular attention to it
steal the show
to do something that makes people pay more attention to you than to other people
be assertive
behaving in a confident way in which you are quick to express you opinions and feelings
be endowed with talent
to have a good ability or quality
beam
smile happily
boost one's confidence
to make one believe more in oneself
get sidetracked
to delay the progress of sth by causing people to waste time on sth else that is unimportant
maintain
argue, to make something stay the same
manage one's time
to succeed in doing sth that you do not really want to do
mature
to grow up, to start behaving like an adult and become more sensible as you get older
perk somebody up
make somebody feel happier or livelier
surpass oneself
to be even better than what was expected or hoped for
tackle sth
to make an organized and determined attempt to deal with a problem
underestimate
believe oneself to be weaker than one is
undeterred
continuing to do something even though you are not successful or people do not support you
unfazed
not worried or upset by something bad that happens
unkempt
dirty and untidy
wear off
if something such as a pain or emotion wears off, you gradually stop feeling it
Wretched
miserable
carry off
manage (a victory)
carry on
continue
carry out
follow (orders)
carry over
continue to exist
carry something through
manage to accomplish
wear away
erode, become eroded
wear down
weaken
wear off
decrease
wear on
pass (of a day)
wear sth out
damage through use
at ease
free from worry or anxiety
disillusioned
disappointed in something after discovering it to be less good than once believed
unfazed
calm; not disturbed
undeterred
not discouraged
assertive
confidently aggressive
burn the candle at both ends
to do more than one ought to: to overextend oneself
work wonders
do a lot of good for something
through thick and thin
through good and bad
on the off-chance
just in case
on second thoughts
after reconsideration
on a whim
impulsively
on a budget
with a limited amount of money
on principle
due to a belief
on one's own
independantly
on target
as planned
on duty
working
on purpose
intentionally
on condition that
only if
have the world at one's feet
have limitless opoortunities
be a feather in one's cap
an important achievement you can be proud of
keep on top of things
to be in control
steal the show
to do something that makes people pay more attention to you than to other people
work one's fingers to the bone
to work extremely hard, especially for a long time
massively
in a way that tends to be huge
prosaic
lacking wit or imagination
affluent
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
ingrates
people who are ungrateful
take up
start (a hobby)
give up
stop trying
block out
ignore
count on
rely on
make up for
compensate
run through
examine