392 retrenchment ri \u02c8 tr \u025b nt \u0283 m \u0259 nt n n reduction or curtailment \u06b7\u067a\u0481\u0a66 \u156a\u1a47

392 retrenchment ri ˈ tr ɛ nt ʃ m ə nt n n

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392retrenchment/riˈtrɛntʃmənt/n.n. reduction or curtailmentڷٺҁ੦೰ᕪᩇ҂curtailmentWe just need a chance to build our businesses without risk of customer retrenchments.393magnify/ˈmægnəˌfaɪ/v.v. to make greaterනय़If high speeds are increasing the excitement, they’re also magnifyingthe dangerv.v. to exaggerate३य़394obligatory/əˈblɪgəˌtɔri/adj.adj. compulsory୩ګጱ҅஠ᶳጱ395commensurate/kəˈmɛnʃʊrɪt/adj.adj. equal or similar to something in size, amount, or degreeፘᒵጱ҅ፘ֒ጱproportionateDavid’s salary was calculated so that his responsibilities were adequately commensurate. Everybody in the company agreed that he had to receive an appropriate salary that matches his considerable workload. 396slogan/ˈsloʊgən/n.n. a word or phrase that is easy to remember and is used by a group or business to attract attentionຽ᧍҅ݗݩ397long-winded/ˈlɔŋˈwɪndɪd/adj.adj. tediously long in speaking or writingٞᳩ෫ᘱጱverbose, prolix398slippery/ˈslɪpəri/adj.adj. difficult to stand on because of being smooth, wet, icy. etc.ჶጱadj.adj. not easy to understand or identify in an exact wayᵙ౜ጱadj.adj. not able to be trusted ӧݢᶌጱelusive399hefty/ˈhɛfti/adj.adj. large and heavy݈य़݈᯿ጱ400forbidding/fərˈbɪdɪŋ/adj.adj. not friendly or appealingӧ݋অጱdaunting401wide-rangingadj.adj. extensive in scopeଠာጱThis website has a wide-ranging sports coverage, from the latest games and events to historical shots. 402diligent/ˈdɪlədʒənt/adj.adj. characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort ۘێጱ҅ڰᝒጱindustriousKnowing the reward of diligence, NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa encourages students to study hard if they wish to pursue career in science and engineering. 403punctilious/pʌŋkˈtɪliəs/adj.adj. very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way(੒ᤈԅ)ైੜஞጱPatricia is so punctiliousthat she is unable to tolerate others deviating in the least from rules and conventions. 404engaging/ɛngeɪdʒɪŋ/adj.adj. very attractive or pleasing in a way that holds your attentionޕ୚ՈጱwinningUnlike Colin, whose faculty for dramatic presentation captivated his audiences, Nick was not an engagingspeaker. 405evanescent/ˌɛvəˈnɛsənt/adj.adj. lasting a very short timeᎨฮጱmomentaryThe painter lamented the evanescenceof beauty, even though she seemed in several of her work to have arrested it as it passed and so preserved it for posterity. 406free-for-all/ˈfrifərˌɔl/n.n. an uncontrolled fight or competition that involves many peopleႰ౴҅ग़Ոԅಅཿԅጱ०ഴ࣋ᶎ407rudimentary/ˌrudəˈmɛntəri/adj.adj. basic or simpleच๜ጱelementary, sketchyAll science majors were required to take a rudimentary chemistry class during their first term at the university. The science department argued that a
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