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actual
(adj) used to emphasize something that is real or exists in fact
adopt
(v) to take someone else's child into your family and become its legal parent(s)
analyze
(v) to examine the nature or structure of something, especially by separating it into its parts, in order to understand or explain it
approximately
(adv) used to show that something is almost, but not completely, accurate or correct
colleague
(n) a person that you work with, especially in a profession or a business
consistent
(adj) always behaving in the same way, or having the same opinions, standards, etc.; happening in the same way and continuing for a period of time
contribution
(n) a sum of money that is given to a person or an organization in order to help pay for something; an action or a service that helps to cause or increase something
core
(n) the most important or central part of something; the hard central part of a fruit such as an apple, that contains the seeds
creation
(n) the act or process of making something that is new, or of causing something to exist that did not exist before
desire
(n) a strong wish to have or do something
dimension
(n) a measurement in space, for example the height, width, or length of something
distribution
(n) the way that something is shared or exists over a particular area or among a particular group of people; the act of giving or delivering something to a number of people
emphasis
(n) special importance that is given to something
employ
(v) to give someone a job to do for payment; to use something such as a skill, method, etc. for a particular purpose
enable
(v) to make it possible for someone to do something (synonym - allow)
enhance
(v) to increase or further improve the good quality, value, or status of someone or something
essential
(adj) completely necessary; extremely important in a particular situation or for a particular activity
estimate
(v) to form an idea of the cost, size, value, etc. of something, but without calculating it exactly
existing
(adj) found or used now
flow
(v) to move steadily and continuously in one direction
framework
(n) the parts of a building or an object that support its weight and give it shape; a set of beliefs, ideas, or rules that is used as the basis for making judgments, decisions, etc.
implication
(n) a possible effect or result of an action or a decision
initial
(adj) happening at the beginning; first
largely
(adv) to a great extent; mostly or mainly
locate
(v) to find the exact position of someone or something
minority
(n) the smaller part of a group; less than half of the people or things in a large group
objective
(adj) not influenced by personal feelings or opinions; considering only facts
overall
(adj) including all the things or people that are involved in a particular situation; general
phase
(n) a stage in a process of change or development
predict
(v) to say that something will happen in the future
primarily
(adv) mainly; chiefly
propose
(v) to suggest a plan, an idea, etc. for people to think about and decide on; to ask someone to marry you
psychological
(adj) connected with a person's mind and the way in which it works
range
(n) a variety of things of a particular type; the limits between which something varies
scholar
(n) a person who knows a lot about a particular subject because they have studied it in detail
specifically
(adv) in a detailed and exact way; connected with or intended for one particular thing only
standard
(n) a level of quality, especially one that people think is acceptable
theme
(n) the subject or main idea in a talk, piece of writing, or work of art
trend
(n) a general direction in which a situation is changing or developing
typically
(adv) used to say that something usually happens in the way that you are stating