Unit 9 (Proficiency Masterclass)

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vacancy

unfilled position; a job that no one is doing and is therefore available for sb new to do

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convergent

coming closer together or becoming more similar

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divergent

different or becoming different from sth else

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convergent thinking

a type of critical thinking in which one evaluates existing possible solutions to a problem to choose the best one

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divergent thinking

a thought process or method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions

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finite

having a limit or end

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dependable

reliable; deserving of trust or confidence

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rigid

stiff or fixed; not able to be bent or moved

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intuitive

based on feelings rather than facts or proof

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orderly

well arranged or organized

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fond of

having feelings of affection for sb or sth; having a liking for an activity

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make-up

the combination of things that form sth

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repetitious

filled with unnecessary and boring things expressed or happening in the same way many times

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cumbersome

clumsy; awkward because of being large, heavy, or not effective

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adhere to

stick to firmly; follow

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executive

sb in a high position, especially in business, who makes decisions and puts them into action

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fluid

not solid and flowing easily

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narrow-minded

unwilling to accept or try to understand ideas that are new or different

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squiggle

a short line that has been written or drawn and that curves and twists in a way that is not regular

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preconceived

(of an idea or an opinion) formed too early, especially without enough thought or knowledge

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rivalry

a situation in which people, businesses, etc. compete with each other for the same thing; competition

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segment

each of the parts into which something is or may be divided

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contender

somebody who competes with other people to try to win sth

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margin

the difference in the number of votes, points etc that exists between the winners and the losers of a competition or election

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newsfeed

a web page or screen that updates often to show the latest news or information

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white lie

a lie that is told in order to be polite or to stop someone from being upset by the truth

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negotiations

the process of discussing sth with sb in order to reach an agreement with them, or the discussions themselves

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auction

a public sale in which property or items of merchandise are sold to the highest bidder

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unscrupulous

behaving in a way that is dishonest or unfair in order to get what you want

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obnoxious

very unpleasant or offensive; rude

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lopsided

with one side or part much bigger or higher than the other; uneven

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consistent

always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way

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devious

dishonest or deceptive; using indirect ways to get what you want, esp. without showing your real purpose

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vain

too interested in your own appearance or achievements

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disrupt

prevent something from continuing in its usual way by causing problems

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endorse

make a public statement of your approval or support for sth or sb

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trim

reduce the amount or size of sth

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hamper

make an action intended to achieve sth more difficult

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stumble on

discover or find sth or sb by chance

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impair

damage or weaken sth so that it is less effective

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bias

unfairly influence attitudes, choices, or decisions

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boost

increase or improve sth and make it more successful

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rectangle

a flat shape with four sides and four 90° angles, with opposite sides of equal length and two sides longer than the other two

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conversely

from a different and opposite way of looking at this

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novelty

the quality of being new and unusual

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dismissal

a decision that sth or sb is not important and not worth considering

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unfair

not treating people in an equal way; not morally right

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spur

encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster

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sack

remove sb from a job; fire

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overlook

fail to notice sth or sb

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compensation

money that is paid to sb because they have been hurt, or because sth has been lost or damaged

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psychometric test

a test that is designed to show sb's personality, mental ability, opinions, etc., often used by companies when they are deciding whether or not to employ sb

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applicant

a person who formally requests sth, especially a job, or to study at a college or university

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fellow

used to refer to sb who has the same job or interests as you, or is in the same situation as you

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notification

the act of notifying; a formal announcement

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assurance

a promise that sth is or behaves as expected

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overrule

decide against a decision that has already been made

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spokesperson

a person who is chosen to speak officially for a group or organization

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ensure

make sth certain to happen

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objectivity

the fact of being based on facts and not influenced by personal beliefs or feelings

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escort

go with a person or vehicle, especially to make certain that they leave or arrive safely

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premises

the buildings and land owned or used by sb, especially by a company or organization

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security guide

someone whose job is to guard buildings, goods in stores, money that is being transported, etc.

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assail

attack violently or criticize strongly

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assailant

a person who attacks another person

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legislate

make rules or laws relating to a particular activity

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preside

be in charge of or to control a meeting or event

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proceed

continue as planned

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gratify

please sb; satisfy a wish or need

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gratification

pleasure, satisfaction

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reiterate

say sth again, once or several times

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reiteration

the act of saying sth again, once or several times

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resemble

be similar to sb or sth

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embarrass

cause sb to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable

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renew

increase the period of time that sth can be used or is in effect; begin doing sth again

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renewal

the act of starting again or starting to do sth again

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dismiss

decide that sth or sb is not important and not worth considering

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continuation

sth that is connected to sth else; the state of being continued

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publicity

the attention that a person, product, or organization receives from newspapers, television, etc. when sth happens that people are interested in

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prospect

the possibility that sth good might happen in the future

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enthusiast

a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity

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validity

the state of being acceptable or reasonable

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absenteeism

a situation in which people are not at school or work when they should be

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cynic

a person who believes that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere

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dissonance

disagreement; unpleasant or unharmonious sound

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part with

give sth to sb else, especially when you do not want to

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refine

improve an idea, method, system, etc. by making small changes

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anxious

worried, nervous

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undermine

make sb less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed

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recruitment

the process of finding people to work for a company or become a new member of an organization

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sweep

quickly spread through and influence an area

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layoff

an act of ending a worker's job, esp. when the worker has done nothing wrong

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inundate

give sb so much work or so many things that they cannot deal with it all

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personnel department

the department of a company or organization that deals with its employees when they first join, when they need training, or when they have any problems

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out of the woodwork

out of obscurity or a place of seclusion

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rehearse

practice for a performance

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invalid

not correct, or not based on correct information

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predictor

something such as an event or fact that enables you to say what will happen in the future

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vague

not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided

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scheme

an officially organized plan or system

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