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VALID
Definition:Legally effective; having legal force.
 
Example:He has a valid passport.
 
Part of speech:Valid(Adjective)
 
 
 
 
Compatible
 
Definition
(of machines, especially computers) able to be used together
 
Example
The new system will be compatible with existing equipment
 

Part of Speech
Compatible (adj)
Compatibility(v)
BASHFUL
Uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed.
 
They considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it.
 
Adjective 
 
 
Complex
Definition
made of many different things or parts that are connected; difficult to understand
 
Example
the complex structure of the human brain
 

Part of Speech
Complex (adj)
Complexity (n)
 
 
Commence
Definition
(with sth) (formal) to begin to happen; to begin sth
 
Example
The meeting is scheduled to commence at noon
 

Part of Speech
Commence (v)
VIRTUAL
Definiton : Almost (as described), though not exactly in every way.
 
Example : A virtual collapse of the economy.
 
Part of speech : virtual (Adjective) 
UNIQUE
Definition: Something have strange and different.
Example: This golden egg is very unique.
Part of speech: Unique(Adjective)
 
 
Code
Definition
a system of words, letters, numbers or symbols that represent a message or record information secretly or in a shorter form
 
Example
It's written in code
 
Part of Speech
Code (n)
Coding (n)
 
 
Comment
Definition
(about / on sth) something that you say or write which gives an opinion on or explains sb/sth
 
Example
She made helpful comments on my work
 
Part of Speech
Comment (n)
 
 
Colleague
Definition
a person that you work with, especially in a profession or a business
 
Example
We were friends and colleagues for more than 20 years
 
Part of Speech
Colleague (n)
 
 
 
Commodity
Definition
(economics) a product or a raw material that can be bought and sold, especially between countries
 
Example
Crude oil is the world's most important commodity
 
Part of Speech
commodity (n)
 
 
Compensate
Definition
to provide sth good to balance or reduce the bad effects of damage, loss, etc.
 
Example
Nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one
 

Part of Speech
Compensate (v)
Compensation (n)
UTILIZE
Definition: To find a useful purpose for (something).
 
Example:The extra money is being utilized to buy books for the school library.
 
Part of speech: utilize(Verb )
CARAVAN
Definition : A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file.
 
Example : We were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels.
 
Part of speech : caravan (Noun) 
 
 
Clause
Definition
an item in a legal document that says that a particular thing must or must not be done
 
Example

There is a clause in the contract forbidding tenants to sublet
 
Part of Speech
clause (n)
WELFARE
Definition : Money or aid given by government to people in need.
 
Example : He is on welfare.
 
Part of speech : Adjective
 
 
SHOWCASE
Definiton : A setting which someone or something may be displayed, especially to advantage.
 
Example : It was a showcase for democracy in Japan.
 
Part of speech : showcase (Adjective) 
 
 
 
Civil
Definition
polite in a formal way but possibly not friendly
 
Example
The less time I have to spend being civil to him the better!
 
Part of Speech
Civil (adj)
Civilization (n)
 
WHEREAS
Definiton : When in fact, but on the other hand.
 
Example : He thought I was lying, whereas I was telling the truth.
 
Part of speech : whereas (Conjunction) 
VEHICLE
definition:A conveyance that transports people or objects.
 
Example:There are many vehicle in big cities.
 
Part of speech:Vehicle(Noun )
 
 
 
 
Coherent
Definition
(of ideas, thoughts, arguments, etc.) logical and well organized; easy to understand and clear
 
Example

a coherent policy for the transport system 
Part of Speech
Coherent (adj)
coherently (adv)
 
 
Commit
Definition
promise / say definitely
 
Example
The President is committed to reforming health care
 
Part of Speech
Commit (v)
 
 
Communicate
Definition
to make your ideas, feelings, thoughts, etc. known to other people so that they understand them
 
Example
He was eager to communicate his ideas to the group
 
Part of Speech
communicate (v)
communication (n)
 
 
 
 
Clarify
Definition
(formal) to make sth clearer or easier to understand
 
Example
I hope this clarifies my position
 
Part of Speech
Clarify (v)
Clarification (n)
VISIBLE
Definiton : Able to be seen.
 
Example : The house is visible through the trees.
 
Part of speech : visible (Adjective) 
VARY
Definition:To make, be or become different.
 
Example:These apples vary in size from small to medium.
 
Part of speech:vary(Verb)
 
 
 
 
 
Classic
Definition
accepted or deserving to be accepted as one of the best or most important of its kind
 
Example
The novel may become a modern classic
 
Part of Speech
Classic (adj)
Classical (adj)
 
 
Component
Definition
one of several parts of which sth is made
 
Example
jealousy was a component of his character
 
Part of Speech
Component(n)
 
 
Compile
Definition
to produce a book, list, report, etc. by bringing together different items, articles, songs, etc
 
Example
We are trying to compile a list of suitable people for the job
 

Part of Speech
Compile (v)
VISION
Definiton : Something seen in the imagination or in a dream.
 
Example : God appeared to him in a vision.
 
Part of speech : vision (Noun) 
VIA
Definition : By way of.
 
Example : The news reached me via my aunt.
 
Part of speech : Via (Preposition) 
WHEREBY
Definition : Under the terms of which.
 
Example : Whereby she can fall down in the forest?
 
Part of speech : whereby (Relative Pronoun) 
HAZARDOUS
Definition : Full of risk, perilous, risky.
 
Example : They want to go to a hazardous journey
 
Part of speech : hazardous (Adjective) 
 
 
Commision
Definition
an amount of money that is paid to sb for selling goods and which increases with the amount of goods that are sold
 
Example

You get a 10% commission on everything you sell.
 
Part of Speech
commission (n)
commissioned (v)
 
WIDESPREAD
Definition : Spread over a large area or among many people.
 
Example: Widespread hunger and disease.
 
Part of speech : widespread (Adjective) 
VOLUME
Definition : One of a series of connected books.
 
Example : Where is volume fifteen of the encyclopedia?
 
Part of speech : volume (Noun) 
 
 
Coincide
 
Definition
(of two or more events) to take place at the same time
 
Example
It's a pity our trips to New York don't coincide
 
Part of Speech
Coincide (v)
Coincidence (n)
Coincident (adj)
CENTENARIAN
Definition : A person who is a hundred or more years old.
 
Example : Why centenarian can live 100 years or more ?
 
Part of speech : cetenarian (Noun) 
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