Enska, Unit 7

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Terms in this set (...)

motivator
a person who promotes interest in or enthusiasm for something
mediator
a person who attempts to make people involved in a conflict come to an agreement; a go-between
monitor
a person who observes a process or activity to check that it is carried out fairly or correctly
diplomatic
having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way
autocratic
taking no account of other people's wishes or opinions; domineering
centralising
organising the control of the business so that everything is done or decided in one place
hands on
doing something yourself rather than just talking about it or telling other people to do it
task-orientated
giving a lot of attention to work getting done
collaborative
wanting people working together
delegating
giving a lot of attention to work getting done
democratic
working according to the principle that everyone has a right to be involved in making decisions
people-orientated
skilled at or focused on interaction with people
laissez-faire
the policy of leaving things to take their own course, without interfering
volatile
liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
non-verbal
not involving or using words or speech
to ally to
to combine with
ally perception
the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted
bias
inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair; prejudice
philosophy
a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour
credit
approval or praise that you give to someone for something they have done
merit
a good quality that makes someone or something deserve praise
intergration
combination
ruthless
having or showing no pity or compassion for others
authoritarian
showing a lack of concern for the wishes or opinions of others; dictatorial
anti-authoritarian = being the opposite
dictator
a person who behaves in an autocratic way; autocrat
unsociable
not wanting to be with people or to go to social events; anti-social
consensus
an opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts; agreement
supervision
the act of being in charge of an activity or person, and making sure that things are done in the correct way
Word family: supervise (v)
to dispel
to banish; eliminate; get rid of
loathing
as feeling of intense dislike or disgust; hatred
to command
to control
blurb
a short description of a book, film, or other product written for promotional purposes
unauthorised
not having official permission or approval
decisive
having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively
brusque
abrupt or offhand in speech or manner
to strive for sth
to make great efforts to achieve or obtain something
intimidating
making you feel worried, even frightened, and not confident
armour
a person's emotional, social, or other defences
arcade game
a type of electronic game that was first popular in amusement arcades (=a place where you play games by putting coins in machines) in the early 1980s, but is now usually played on a computer; video game
corporate
to do with business
to regiment
to organize and control people firmly and usually too strictly
mindset
someone's general attitude, and the way in which they think about things and make decisions; outlook
external
from outside the company
regulatory agency
an agency which has the official power to control an activity and to make sure that it is done in a satisfactory way
artificial
it exists because someone has made it exist, and not because it is really necessary
hierarchy
a system of organization in which people or things are divided into levels of status or authority
to hold in reserve
to keep it
last resort
a final course of action, used only when all else has failed
to exert
to apply
centric
giving most attention to a particular thing, person, or group
to launch
to introduce (a new product or publication) to the public for the first time
unique
being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else
thirst-quenching
serving to relieve thirst; refreshing
single-serve
for one portion
ounce
a unit of weight of one sixteenth of a pound (approximately 28 grams)
electronics
the study or industry of making equipment, such as computers and televisions, that work electronically
top-of-the-range
of the best quality or among the most expensive of its kind available
innovative
(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original
distinctive
having a special quality, character, or appearance that is different and easy to recognize
retail outlet
a store that sells smaller quantities of products or services to the general public. A business that operates as a retail outlet will typically buy goods directly from manufacturers or wholesale suppliers at a volume discount and will then mark them up in price for sale to end consumers.
morale
the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time
apparent
clearly visible or understood; obvious
incentive
something that encourages people to make a purchase, to work harder, start a new activity, etc.
brief
a set of instructions given to a person about a job or task
to adapt
to modify; to change
cross-cultural
relating to different cultures or comparison between them
sociable
willing to talk and engage in activities with other people; friendly
workaholic
a person who compulsively works excessively hard and long hours
extrovert
an outgoing, socially confident person
interpersonal
relating to relationships or communication between people
quarter
one fourth of a year
priority
a thing that is regarded as more important than others
tenacious
determined to do something and unwilling to stop trying even when the situation becomes difficult