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1. Anonymous (adj.)
Definition: made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public
Example: The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor.
2. Arbitrary (adj.)
Definition: based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason
Synonym: random, unpredictable
Example: Did you have a reason for choosing your destination or was it arbitrary?
ar·bi·trar·i·ly , adverbar·bi·trar·i·ness, nounnon·ar·bi·trar·i·ly, adverbnon·ar·bi·trar·i·ness, nounnon·ar·bi·trar·y, adjective
3. Clause (n.)
Definition: a particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement)
Example: They have added/deleted/amended a clause in the contract which says the company can make people redundant for economic reasons.
4. Clique (n.)
Definition: a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that group
Synonym: society, fraternity
Example: Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people).
cli·quey, cli·quy, adjective
5. Converse (v.)
Definition: the opposite
Synonym: opposite, reverse
Example: In the US, you drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in Britain the converse applies.
6. Deviate (v.)
Definition: to do something that is different from the usual or common way of behaving
Example: The recent pattern of weather deviates from the norm for this time of year.
7. Ditzy (n.)
Example: He couldn’t tolerate his ditzy girlfriend.
8. Diverse (adj.)
Definition: different or including many different types
Synonym: various, different
Example: Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use Cambridge textbooks.
9. Domain (n.)
Definition: an area of interest or an area over which a person has control
Synonym: realm, territory
Example: She treated the business as her private domain.
10. Fondness (n.)
Definition: a liking
Synonym: affection, liking
Example: George's fondness for pink gins was well known.
11. Freshman (n.)
Definition: a student in the first year of high school, college, or university
Example: He's a freshman at Harvard.
pre·fresh·man, noun, plural pre·fresh·men.
sub·fresh·man, noun, plural sub·fresh·men.
12. Impression (n.)
Definition: an idea or opinion of what something or someone is like
Synonym: sense, feeling
Example: I didn't get much of an impression of the place because it was dark when we drove through it.
13. Inevitable (adj.)
Definition: certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented
Synonym: inescapable, assured
Example: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.
in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty, in·ev·i·ta·ble·ness, noun
14. Institute (v.)
Definition: to set up; establish; organize
Example: to institute a government.
re·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing.
15. Intervene (v.)
Definition: to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
Synonym: get involved
Example: The Central Bank intervened in the currency markets today to try to stabilize the exchange rate.
re·in·ter·vene, verb (used without object), re·in·ter·vened, re·in·ter·ven·ing.
16. Maximize (v.)
Definition: to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possible
Synonym: boost, raise
Example: Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits.
max·i·mi·za·tion, max·i·ma·tion, noun
17. Passive (adj.)
Definition: not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control
Example: He's very passive in the relationship.
18. Posture (v.)
Definition: behaviour or speech that is intended to attract attention and interest, or to make people believe something that is not true
Example: His writing has been dismissed as mere intellectual posturing.
19. Sibling (n.)
Definition: a brother or sister
Example: I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister.
20. So-called (adj.)
Definition: used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct
Synonym: supposed, presumed
Example: It was one of his so-called friends who supplied him with the drugs that killed him.
21. Subside (v.)
Definition: If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme
Synonym: moderate, soften
Example: The police are hoping that the violence will soon subside.