3.1 - TEST YOURSELF on Master Vocabulary

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lead up toTo happen, to say, or do, in preparation of something 1. The new services offered by the company will _________________ significant results. 2. Being consistent and focused _________________ success. 3. I didn't know what he was _________________ when he began talking about the finance department. 4. I hope this __________________ a great outcome.leverageThe power to use something of value (quality or an advantage) to get something more, or better 1. Because the company is the biggest purchaser of this product, it has ____________ to obtain better pricing. 2. We can use the _______________ of our strong brand to enter new markets. Collocations: economic ___________, political ____________, financial _____________.leverageThe relationship between what a company owes (debt) to the value of the company 1. The company plans to reduce its ____________ in the next year. 2. The company will finance the new acquisition by increasing its ____________ through obtaining corporate loans. Collocations: debt __________, loan ___________, balance sheet ____________leverageTo use something you already have, in order to receive something more or better 1. The new strategy is focused on _____________ the relationship we have with our existing clients. 2. You can ___________ something into something. 3. She can __________ her MBA into getting a better job in the futurelisten in onTo hear a conversation, with or without someone knowing about it 1. She invited me to ________________ the conference call at 1:00pm. 2. I think the boss is ________________ the conversations in the office. 3. It was a good idea to ask her to _____________ the call, as she had many great ideas to share. 4. I'd like to _________________ that call on Thursday, do you mind if I join you?look atTo think about something carefully, or look at it in more detail, so that you can make a decision about it. 1. Let's take a ___________ the numbers. 2. Management is _____________ways of cutting costs. 3. Let's have a ____________ how we can improve our profitability. 4. When making a presentation, it is a useful transition term to use when showing a slide of numbers. ie. Let's _______ closer _____ the figures on slide 8.necessary evilSomething unpleasant that must be accepted in order to achieve a particular result. 1. Most people accept taxes as a ____________________ of life. 2. It is not enjoyable, but at the moment it is a _________________. 3. It is a _________________ to fill out the large amount of forms at a government office. 4. To successfully finish the project there are a number of items that must be done, and some of those would be considered a ____________________.pique your interestTo make someone interested in something and want to know more about it. 1. This new technology really __________________. 2. Her _________________ the first time she worked in the marketing department. 3. He ___________________ when he began discussing agile management. 4. It __________________ so much, that he began to learn more about the topic.presencethe state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present in a place or thing. 1. Everyone could feel her ______________ when she walked into the room. 2. He had a powerful ________________ in every meeting he attended.make your presence feltTo have a strong effect on other people or in a situation 1. The new company president really __________________________ during her first month on the job.presence of mindThe ability to make good decisions and to act quickly and calmly in a difficult situation or an emergency. 1. When the negotiation started to become emotional, the CFO had the ______________________ to remain calm and collected, while leading the discussion in a constructive manner.stipulateTo state exactly what something must be or how something must be done 1. Section 14(b) of the contract _______________ that we have 10 days to pay for the services. 2. The contract _________________ a three-month notice period. 3. The regulations _______________ that a company must follow the eight items listed below. 4. As ___________________ in his employment contract, he is not allowed to seek work from a current client.transparencyA situation in which business and financial activities are done in an open way without secrets, so that people can trust they are fair and honest 1. The financial reports issued by the firm were completed with full ____________________. Collocations: market ______________, financial ___________________, corporate __________________ more _____________, greater ________________, and improved ______________. Companies sometimes have a lack of ______________ or a shortage of _______________.twofoldTo have multiple parts or have something that is many times as big, or as much 1. Example sentences using "___________/_____________/_________" to mean many parts: 2. The reasons for this are _____________/________________... 3. The problem is _____________. 4. You can say something tripled in valued or it had a _________________ increase. 5. It is common to say something increased 5 times, 10 times or you could say there was a _____________ or a ______________ increase. 6. The value of investment increased ________________ 7. The company is expecting revenue to grow _____________ over the next five years.propositionan offer or suggestion about a business activity 1. I need more time to consider your ________________. 2. Our value ______________ to our customers is to provide the highest quality at the lowest price. Collocations: business/investment ____________, attractive _______________, value ______________