98 terms

chapter 1

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commit to memory
to make sure that you remember something
differentiate
to show or find the difference between things which are compared [= distinguish]
contribute
to give (money, goods, or time, etc.) to help a person, group, or organization [= donate]
performance
the act of doing a job, an activity
challenging
difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way
adjust
to change in order to work or do better in a new situation [= adapt]
assess
to judge or decide the amount, value, quality or importance of something [= evaluate]
compare
to examine or look for the difference between two or more things
improve
to make something better, get better
track
to place students in groups according to their abilities
frequent
happening often, repeated
occur
to take place [= happen]
identical
exactly the same, or very similar
bored
feeling tired and unhappy because something is not interesting [= uninterested]
clerical
relating to work done in an office, especially administrative tasks
educator
a person who teaches people [= instructor]
separate
to divide or split into different parts
achieve
to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim [= accomplish, complete]
effort
physical or mental activity needed to achieve something
typical
happening in the usual way [= usual]
discipline
the ability to control yourself or others, even in difficult situations [= self-control]
give up
to stop doing a regular activity or job [= quit]
entrance exam
an exam which you take to decide if you can be accepted into a school
goal
something that you aim to achieve in the future [= aim, purpose]
drawback
a bad feature that something has [= disadvantage]
exhaust
to make someone extremely tired [= wear out]
a great deal of
a large quantity of something
stress
great worry caused by a difficult situation [= tension, strain]
score
the number of points that a person or group of people gets in a test [= mark, grade]
to rank
to have a particular position in a list of people or things
ranking
a position on a scale that shows how good someone or something is when compared with others
status
social or professional position [= standing, rank]
profession
a job that needs a high level of education and training [= occupation]
curriculum
the courses or subjects taught by an educational institution
universal
involving everyone in the world or in a particular group [= global]
entire
whole, complete
determine
to officially decide something [=decide]
focus
to give special attention to a particular person or thing [=concentrate]
perfect
not having any mistakes, faults, or damage [= faultless, ideal]
reflect
to show or be a sign of a particular situation or feeling [= show]
value
ideas about what is right and wrong [= importance]
isolate
to separate one person, group, or thing from other people or things [= segregate]
transfer
to move from one place to another [= relocate]
average
usual or ordinary in kind or character [= normal or typical]
homogenous
consisting of people or things that are all of the same type [= matching, uniform]
heterogeneous
consisting of parts or members that are very different from each other [= varied]
diversity
a range of different people, things, or ideas [= variety]
generation
all the people of the same age
immigrant
someone who enters another country to live there permanently
ethnic
relating to a particular race, nation, or tribe and their customs and traditions [= racial]
to major
to study something as your main subject at college or university
certain
confident and sure, without any doubts [= sure]
incoming
arriving at or coming to a place ≠ outgoing
desirable
worth having and wanted by most people
refer
to mention or speak about someone or something
transition
when something changes from one form or state to another [= shift]
adult
a fully grown person [= mature]
painful
making you feel very upset, or very difficult or unpleasant for you ≠ painless
wise
sensible and based on good judgement [= sensible]
combination
two or more different things that exist together and are used or put together [= mixture]
balance
to compare the advantages and disadvantages of something
limit
to control something so that it is not greater than a particular amount of number [= control]
load
the amount of work to be done by a person or thing
credit
course unit at a university or college
due
expected to happen or arrive at a particular time
master
most important or main [= chief]
plan ahead
plan in advance
cram
to prepare yourself for an examination by learning a lot of information quickly
take advantage
of
to use a particular situation to do or get what you want
obvious
easy to notice or understand [= clear]
drop out
to leave a school or university before your course has finished
fee
an amount of money paid for a particular piece of work or service [= tuition]
expense
the amount of money that you spend on something [= cost]
entertainment
things such as films, television, etc. that are intended to amuse people [= amusement]
component
one of several parts that together make up a whole system etc. [= constituent]
affordable
something you can buy; inexpensive or reasonably priced
interest
the extra money that you pay when you take a loan
huge
extremely large in size or amount [= enormous]
debt
a sum of money that a person owes
avoid
to stay away from someone or something
credit card
a small plastic card that you use to buy goods or services and pay for them later
troublesome
causing a lot of problems [= problematic]
depression
a feeling of unhappiness and lack of hope for the future
loneliness
the feeling of being alone or not having anybody to talk to
regular
happening every hour, every week, etc., usually with the same amount of time in between
counsel
to advise someone [= guide]
counsellor
someone whose job is to help and support people with problems [= advisor]
lack
when there is not enough of something, or none of it [= shortage]
competitive
determined or trying very hard to be more successful than other people or businesses
context
the situation, events, or information that are related to something and that help you to
explore
to discuss or think about something carefully [= look at]
requirement
something that must be done because of law [= requisite]
pressure
a way of working or living that causes you a lot of anxiety [= stress]
discover
to find out something that you did not know about before [= realize]
specific
limited to or affecting only one particular thing [= exact, definite]
dependence
when you depend on the help of someone [= reliance]
calendar
a set of pages that show the days, weeks, and months of a particular year [= diary]
educational
resource
something such as a book, or film used by teachers to provide information