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# Business Result Upper-intermediate Unit 12 Words in Context

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He _____ all the changes we proposed.
accepted
We had to _____ quickly to the new system.
How will these new rules _____ us?
affect
Are you for or _____ the death penalty?
against
She seems to feel _____ about her new job.
ambivalent
I don't know why he was so _____ towards me.
antagonistic
He seemed _____ about the meeting.
anxious
There is widespread _____ among voters.
apathy
I was a little _____ about the presentation.
apprehensive
They _____ us they would do everything possible to solve the problem.
assured
We favour a _____ approach to decision making.
buttom-up
We're _____ limits on overtime.
bringing in
She showed herself to be a _____ member of the team.
committed
We are deeply _____ about the impact of air travel on the environment.
concerned
Interest rates on bank loans have increased _____.
considerably
This is not our preferred solution, but we haven't _____.
counted it out
Cost is a _____ factor in deciding which plan to adopt.
critical
Winning this contract is _____ to the success of the company.
crucial
He _____ customer complaints.
deals with
I find it hard to work at home because there are too many _____.
distractions
I have some _____ about how effective a manager she is.
doubts
He _____ of college after one year.
dropped out
We are working towards the greater _____ of our employees.
empowerment
You don't sound very _____ about the idea.
enthusiastic
I'm _____ sorry about what happened.
genuinely
I tried to think of an excuse to _____ of my visitors.
get rid of
The speaker got a _____ reception from the audience.
hostile
He argued _____ of a strike.
in favour
I'm not very _____ on the idea of a breakfast meeting.
keen
There are still a few _____ to tie up with the contract.
loose ends
It was a _____ decision.
majority
We _____ the software to make it more suitable for our purposes.
modified
Savings will be made through _____.
natural wastage
Consumers are very _____ about the future.
nervous
She has been _____ for the presidency.
nominated
We _____ any change to the existing regulations.
oppose
He's _____ about the outcome of the talks.
optimistic
outweigh
She was sacked for _____ from the stockroom.
petty theft
I'm trying to be _____ about my new job.
positive
We are _____ special buses to take delegates to the conference hall.
putting on
queries
He _____ angrily to the news.
reacted
As a child he was difficult and _____.
rebellious
She was always _____ to new ideas.
receptive
She was _____ at having been left out of the team.
resentful
They are _____ pressure to change the rules.
resisting
Older people are not necessarily _____ to change.
resistant
He left the company after a _____ love affair with a colleague.
rumoured
Be careful not to _____ debt.
run into
He accused management of trying to _____ the talks.
sabotage
I am _____ about whether this method will work.
sceptical
I can't _____ any new clients at the moment.
take on
After the training he was eager to _____ what he had learned.
try out
My first job didn't _____.
work out