Vocabulary 总汇

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1. Doldrums , Noun, a lack of activity or improvement. “Despite these measures, the economy remains in the doldrums.” Source: textbook 2. Flicker, verb, to move with small quick movements. “Her eyelids flickered as she slept. “ Source: textbook 3. Flimsy, adj., badly made and not strong enough for the purpose for which it is used, “this company provides flimsy table to the customers.” Source: textbook 4. Assuage, verb, to make an unpleasant feeling less severe. “His reply did little to assuage my suspicions. “ Source: supplement reading 5. Steely, adj. strong, hard and unfriendly person’s character. “She showed us a look of steely determination.” Source : supplement reading 6. Retribution, noun, severe punishment for sth. Seriously wrong that sb. has done. “People are seeking retribution for the latest terrorist outrages.” Source : online reading 7. Manifest, verb, to show sth clearly especially a feeling, an attitude or a quality. “Social tensions were manifested in the recent political crisis.” Source : textbook. 8. Permeable , adj. capable of being permeated. “They may include planting trees in a parking lot or paving with permeable materials to minimize heat and storm- water runoff.” Source : online reading 9. Matrix , Noun. Something that constitutes the place or point from which something else originates, takes form, or develops. “Each cell is made of six dots arranged in a 2×3 dot matrix.” Source : online reading
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10. Procedural , adj. of or pertaining to a procedure or procedures , especially of a court of law, legislative body, or law enforcement agency. “The judge dismissed the case on procedural grounds; it wasn't the facts or the law, it was just they hadn't filed the correct forms.” Source : online reading 11. Ascertain , verb. To find out definitely ; to discover or establish . “As soon as we ascertain what the situation is, we can plan how to proceed.” Source : online reading 12. Collaborative , adj. characterized or accomplished by collaboration. “Air Products and the Grimsby Institute are announcing a collaborative international research program to support the creation of best practice guidelines for food freezing and chilling.” Source : online reading 13. Replenishment , noun. The act to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc. “Replenishment is the method by which we add substantial value to the supply chain.” Source : online reading 14. Consensus , noun. General agreement among the members of a given group or community, each of which exercises some discretion in decision-making and follow-up action. “The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month.” Source : textbook 15. Dynamic , adj. Changeable ; active ; in motion usually as the result of an external force. “The environment is dynamic, changing with the years and the seasons.” Source : online reading
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16. Volatility , noun. The state of being volatile . “Groupon canceled its roadshow and
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course BUS 596R taught by Professor Ogden during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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