Category: Vocabulary

Feb
18
2015

bureaucracy

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byər a krə si

1. an organized group of hired officials, esp. governmental.
The governor is at the head of the state bureaucracy.

2. a system of administration characterized by excessive routine and inflexible rules.
The reforms would have been implemented years ago if it had not been for the bureaucracy.

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Feb
17
2015

concede

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concede

kən sid

transitive verb

1. to acknowledge the truth, justice, or propriety of; admit.
After some argument, he conceded her point.
I concede that my son was in the wrong, but I don’t think he deserves suspension from school.

2. to grant as a right or privilege.
The government conceded the group’s right to protest.
The court conceded his claim to the property.

intransitive verb

to yield.
The losing candidate conceded before most of the votes were counted.

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Feb
17
2015

visible

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vI zih b@l

adjective
definition 1:  able to be seen; perceptible through sight.
example:  Things are visible to certain animals at night that are not visible to humans.
example:  On a clear day, the mountains are visible from the city.

definition 2:  obvious; manifest.
example:  There has been no visible change in the patient’s condition.
example:  When you reexamine the data, it’s clearly visible that the conclusions drawn from the study are not supported.
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Feb
16
2015

accompany

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@ kuhm p@ ni

transitive verb
definition 1:  to go along with (someone or something); join with.
example:  The boss accompanied the new employee to her workstation.
example:  A teacher’s manual accompanies the textbook.

definition 2:  to be connected or associated with in space or time.
example:  Thunderstorms are always accompanied by lightning.
example:  Coffee often accompanies dessert in the American way of dining.

definition 3:  to play or sing music as part of the performance of another.
example:  She sang while her mother accompanied her on the piano.

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Feb
16
2015

encrypt

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encrypt

ihn krIpt

transitive verb

1. to put (information) into a code, thus protecting it from being read and understood by those not authorized to have access to the information.
I’ve been assured that the information is safe because it has been encrypted.

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