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New reports reveal MBTA employees didn't understand job responsibilities

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failure

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US / ˈfeɪljə(r) /

UK / 'feɪljər /

A1
  • noun
  • When things go wrong; lack of function
  • Act or result of not achieving your goals

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

documentation

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US / ˌdɒkjumenˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɑkjəmɛnˈteʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Official papers that give information

throughout

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US / θru:ˈaʊt /

UK / θruˈaʊt /

A2
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over/across an entire place/thing; in every part

train

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US / treɪn /

UK / tren /

A1
  • noun
  • Line of people, animals moving the same direction
  • Vehicle that carries people and runs on rails
  • Long rear section of a (e.g. wedding) dress
  • Series of events happening one after another
  • verb
  • To teach a pet a behavior or a trick
  • To educate someone in something, e.g. medicine
  • To cause a plant to grow a certain way by cutting
  • To point a certain way or toward something
  • To practice to get better at a thing, e.g. sports

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

zone

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US / zəʊn /

UK / zoʊn /

B1
  • noun
  • Area of space designated for a particular use
  • verb
  • To divide an area for a particular reason

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

A1
  • noun
  • When you wish something will happen; what you wish
  • verb
  • To expect and want something to happen

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

A1
  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

status

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US / 'steɪtəs /

UK / ˈstetəs, ˈstætəs /

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  • noun
  • Position or rank relative to others in a society
  • Legal position of a person or thing
  • Current state or position of a thing

agency

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US / 'eɪdʒənsɪ /

UK / ˈedʒənsi /

B1
  • noun
  • Business that provides some service for others

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

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  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

share

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US / ʃeə(r) /

UK / ʃɛr /

A2
  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

thursday

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US / ˈθɜːzdeɪ /

UK / ˈθɜːrzdeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Fourth day of the week; the day after Wednesday

break

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US / breɪk /

UK / brek /

A1
  • noun
  • Time you stop an activity before continuing
  • End of a relationship
  • An escape from a place such as a jail
  • (Lucky) advantage or benefit from something
  • Find a solution or answer to a problem or crime
  • Change in the weather
  • verb
  • To create a new record e.g. running the 100m dash
  • To form a crack in something
  • To burst or become damaged
  • To end a relationship
  • To escape from a place such as a jail
  • To train a wild animal e.g. a horse
  • To separate into pieces by force, or by dropping
  • To act against a law, rule, or promise
  • To become known suddenly, as in the news
  • To not do what you promised e.g. not keep promises
  • To solve a crime, or answer a problem
  • To stop functioning properly
  • To suddenly start, open or commence
  • To change in pitch suddenly, as in a voice
  • To fall on the shore, as in waves
  • To begin or change suddenly; the dawn or weather
  • To defeat by causing the person to lose their will

notice

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US / 'nəʊtɪs /

UK / ˈnotɪs /

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  • noun
  • Time by when you must leave, e.g. if you are fired
  • Paper with an announcement, e.g. pinned to a board
  • verb
  • To become aware by sight, touch, or hearing

hopeful

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US / 'həʊpfl /

UK / 'hoʊpfl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having or showing hope

station

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US / 'steɪʃn /

UK / ˈsteʃən /

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  • noun
  • Building, area, place used for a specific reason
  • A person's place in society
  • Place where you can catch a train or a bus
  • Company that broadcasts radio or TV programs
  • verb
  • (Army) to be posted to a place to perform duties
  • To put a person in a certain place or position

neglect

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US / nɪ'ɡlekt /

UK / nɪˈɡlɛkt /

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  • noun
  • Act of failing to do something important, required
  • State or condition of not receiving proper care
  • verb
  • To not do something that is important or required
  • To fail to take care of something; ignore

extra

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US / 'ekstrə /

UK / 'ekstrə /

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  • adjecitve
  • More than necessary; additional
  • noun
  • Items more than you need; additional items
  • Person who has a small part in a movie
  • Special version of a newspaper

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

investigation

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US / ɪnˌvestɪ'ɡeɪʃn /

UK / ɪnˌvɛstɪˈɡeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Search for information about something

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

oversee

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US / ˌəʊvə'si: /

UK / ˌovɚˈsi /

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  • verb
  • To check on or manage the work of others

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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  • adjecitve
  • To some degree; half; not fully
  • noun
  • Division of a book
  • Ratio of something, e.g. 3 of gin, 1 of tonic
  • A line in a person's hair, made with a comb
  • Character an actor plays on stage, movie, or TV
  • Some, but not all of a specific thing
  • Role in causing something to happen
  • verb
  • To make a line in a person's hair, by using a comb
  • To move two things apart creating a space
  • To leave someone, or to break off a relationship

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

handful

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US / 'hændfʊl /

UK / ˈhændˌfʊl /

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  • noun
  • an amount of something that can be held in one hand; small quantity or amount of people or things
  • A thing requiring great effort to control, manage

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

inspection

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US / ɪnˈspekʃn /

UK / ɪnˈspɛkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Official examination to make sure everything is ok

indicate

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US / ˈɪndɪkeɪt /

UK / ˈɪndɪˌket /

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  • verb
  • To show something; direct attention to; point out
  • To represent something using a symbol or sign

next

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US / nekst /

UK / nɛkst /

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

review

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US / rɪˈvju: /

UK / rɪˈvju /

A2
  • noun
  • Examination of soldiers and supplies
  • Opinion, as in a paper, about movie, book, or play
  • Studying again to remind yourself about something
  • verb
  • To carefully look at the quality of something
  • To formally examine something in the military
  • To write an opinion about movie, book, or play
  • To study again to remind yourself about something

ang

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US / 'æŋ /

UK / 'æŋ /

A1
  • abbreviation
  • Netherlands Antillean guilder.

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

rider

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US / 'raɪdə(r) /

UK / ˈraɪdɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone who rides on something, e.g. bike, a horse
  • Addition to a piece of writing that changes it
  • A traveler who rides an animal (as a horse)

deliver

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US / dɪ'lɪvə(r) /

UK / dɪˈlɪvɚ /

A2
  • verb
  • To give birth to a child; help a woman give birth
  • To save someone from a problem or crisis
  • To keep a promise; do what you say you would
  • To present something to a group, as a speech
  • To take something to a person or place

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

demonstrate

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US / 'demənstreɪt /

UK / ˈdɛmənˌstret /

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  • verb
  • To display a feeling or ability openly
  • To protest about something often as a group
  • To prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence
  • To show how something works (e.g. product)

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

single

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US / 'sɪŋɡl /

UK / ˈsɪŋɡəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being one only, without others
  • Only; merely
  • Not married or in a relationship
  • noun
  • One run in cricket or a hit baseball
  • An individual song from a CD or album
  • Person who is not married or in a relationship

fix

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US / fɪks /

UK / fɪks /

A2
  • noun
  • Answer to a problem
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something
  • To attach something so it will not move or change
  • To dishonestly arrange the result of a game
  • To make an animal unable to produce young
  • To make something whole or able to work again

maybe

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US / ˈmeɪbi /

UK / ˈmebi /

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  • adverb
  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

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  • verb
  • To cope with something - usually troubles
  • To give (something bad e.g. news) to
  • To buy and sell illegal drugs
  • To give out (cards, etc.) to; distribute
  • To do business with someone or to sell products

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

reck

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US / rek /

UK / rek /

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  • verb
  • Pay heed to something.

safety

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US / ˈseɪfti /

UK / ˈsefti /

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  • noun
  • Device on a gun to prevent accidental shooting
  • State of being free from harm or danger

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

address

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US / ə'dres /

UK / əˈdrɛs /

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  • noun
  • Exact street location of a place
  • A formal speech to a group of people
  • verb
  • To write the place someone lives on a letter
  • To refer to someone or something formally
  • To make a formal speech to a group of people
  • To try to find a solution to; think about

slow

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US / sləʊ /

UK / sloʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Lacking activity, busyness or excitement
  • (Clock) showing time earlier than the actual time
  • Having difficulty understanding simple things
  • Moving or happening without speed; not fast
  • verb
  • To move, with less speed than before
  • To move or go without much speed

role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

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  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

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  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

organizational

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US / ˌɔ:ɡənaɪ'zeɪʃənl /

UK / ˌɔ:ɡənaɪ'zeɪʃənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning an organization

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

accountability

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US / əˌkaʊntə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / əˌkaʊntə'bɪlətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Responsibility to someone or for some activity

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

outside

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US / ˌaʊtˈsaɪd /

UK / aʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd /

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  • adverb
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing
  • noun
  • Area around or near something, such as a building
  • preposition
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

critical

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US / ˈkrɪtɪkl /

UK / ˈkrɪtɪkəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Making a negative judgment of something
  • Being important or serious; vital; dangerous
  • Most important part

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

answer

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US / 'ɑ:nsə(r) /

UK / ˈænsɚ /

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  • noun
  • Reply to a question someone asks
  • Solution to a problem or test question
  • verb
  • To reply to a question someone asks
  • To solve a test question or a problem

maintenance

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US / 'meɪntənəns /

UK / ˈmentənəns /

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  • noun
  • Keeping (a machine) working by checking and fixing

regard

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US / rɪ'ɡɑ:d /

UK / rɪˈɡɑrd /

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  • noun
  • Admiration or respect for a person or thing
  • verb
  • To think about a person, thing in a particular way
  • To look at a person or thing in a particular way

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

watchdog

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US / ˈwɔtʃˌdɔ:g, -ˌdɔg /

UK / ˈwɑtʃˌdɔɡ, -ˌdɑɡ /

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  • noun
  • Dog trained to guard property

despite

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US / dɪˈspaɪt /

UK / dɪˈspaɪt /

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  • preposition
  • Without being affected by something; in spite of

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

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  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

ride

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US / raɪd /

UK / raɪd /

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  • noun
  • Machine at an amusement park for riding on for fun
  • Trip on a bicycle or a horse
  • verb
  • To travel in a particular vehicle as a passenger
  • To sit on and control a horse or vehicle

right

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US / raɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

UK / ˈhæpən /

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

track

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US / træk /

UK / træk /

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  • noun
  • A circular course for running
  • Course or way someone takes, e.g. in education
  • Path in a field or a forest made by walkers
  • Often circular course laid out for car racing
  • One of multiple musical recordings on an album
  • Band surrounding the wheels of a tank
  • Metal lines that trains ride on
  • verb
  • To use marks to follow a wild animal
  • To move a certain way/follow a particular course
  • To record and examine the progress of something

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

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  • noun
  • Heat and the flame produced when burning
  • Intense energy for or about something
  • verb
  • To apply heat to something to make it hard
  • To make a person leave their job; dismiss
  • To shoot a gun or weapon
  • To launch something into the sky, e.g. a rocket
  • To start working on something e.g. a project

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

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  • noun
  • Group of persons trained for military action; army
  • Pressure; attraction
  • The use of physical strength/violence to persuade
  • verb
  • To use physical strength or violence to persuade

manager

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US / ˈmænɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who controls and runs a business or group

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

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  • noun
  • Movement done as part of a particular dance
  • Distance covered by one movement of a leg; stride
  • One part or stage in a process
  • Sound made by the feet while walking; footstep
  • Flat horizontal piece that forms stairs
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  • To raise and moving the foot to put it down

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  • Object discovered by chance
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  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
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  • To discover something by looking for it

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  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
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  • Average of a set of numbers
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  • To express a particular idea or thought
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  • To have a particular meaning or value

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  • To demand that someone does something
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  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

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  • adjecitve
  • (Food) planted in fall and gathered next year
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  • Time or season of idleness or decay
  • Coldest season of the year
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  • To spend the cold months at a certain place

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  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
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  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

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  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

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  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

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  • Ability to think about facts and form a judgment
  • Explanation for why something occurred or was done
  • verb
  • To think and make conclusions in a logical manner

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  • Not being or behaving in the correct or right way

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  • Law or rule that controls or limits something

here

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  • In this place; at this location, position or time

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  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

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  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

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  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
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  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

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  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

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  • Small cluster of hair or plants

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  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

many

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

will

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

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  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

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  • Not finished; not having everything necessary

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  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

begin

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  • verb
  • To do the first part of an action; to start

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  • noun
  • Act of saying someone did something bad
  • verb
  • To say someone is responsible for something bad

commute

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  • To lessen or shorten a prison sentence
  • To make a journey regularly between work and home

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

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  • noun
  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
  • Telephone connection
  • People waiting one behind the other; queue
  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
  • verb
  • To put material along the inside of something

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  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

promise

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  • verb
  • To say you will certainly do something

those

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  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

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  • noun
  • Act of slowing down or falling behind

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  • adverb
  • At a point before the present time
  • conjunction
  • For this reason; because
  • preposition
  • From the time in the past that

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

evolve

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  • To develop certain features
  • To develop or change slowly over time
  • To slowly change or develop into something better

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

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  • adjecitve
  • Working in an organized, logical way
  • noun
  • Set of organized, planned ideas that work together

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  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

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  • Achievement of a desired purpose or goal
  • A successful person; one who achieved their aims

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling you did not meet expectations
  • verb
  • To not meet the expectations of others or yourself

news

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  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events

question

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

for

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

reminder

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  • Something that causes one to remember something

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  • Quality of being open to see/to public criticism
  • Fact of being able to be seen through
  • Quality of being clear and easily understood

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

all

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

fast

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  • adjecitve
  • In a way that is difficult to move or change
  • Moving or able to move quickly
  • Showing time that is later than the actual time
  • adverb
  • With a great deal of speed
  • noun
  • Period of time when a person chooses not to eat
  • verb
  • To refuse food for a long time

responsibility

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  • Job, task or thing you are expected to look after
  • A thing to be done because it is morally correct
  • State of being dependable or reliable

who

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

patience

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  • noun
  • Ability to wait without being annoyed

result

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  • noun
  • Something produced through tests or experiments
  • Final score of a competition, election or game
  • verb
  • To be the outcome of other causes and effects

show

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  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

discover

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  • verb
  • To find something new that was not known before

headquarter

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  • Main office of a company or organisation

take

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

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  • noun
  • Very slow progress (e.g. traffic)
  • Swimming by moving your arms forward then back
  • verb
  • To move very slowly or cautiously
  • To move along with the body close to the ground
  • To walk like an insect

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  • noun
  • Mistake or error; halt, e.g. in concentration
  • verb
  • (Of license, etc.) to stop being valid; expire

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  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

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  • verb
  • To set up equipment so that it is ready to use
  • To place someone officially in a job position

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  • noun
  • A tool
  • verb
  • To start to do something you plan to do

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  • Group of people with a particular purpose

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their

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

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  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

general

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  • adjecitve
  • Widespread, normal or usual
  • noun
  • Top ranked officer in the army

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  • noun
  • Action of not hitting something or someone
  • Form of address to unmarried girl or woman
  • verb
  • To be absent
  • To fail to hit something e.g. a ball
  • To do without something
  • To fail to see or sense something
  • To fail to understand someone's message
  • To be too late to ride on something e.g. train
  • To feel you want to see someone who is not there

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the color of blood

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  • adjecitve
  • Having an equal amount of space or time in between
  • Occurring or being done frequently
  • Being normal, usual, or average
  • noun
  • Customers who frequently visit a place
  • Soldier who has a permanent job in the army

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  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

introduce

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  • To open an essay to set the scene
  • To guide or explain something, e.g. a town
  • To begin the use of a new thing or practice
  • To make someone known to another by name
  • To insert or put something inside another thing

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  • How fast or slow something is or is done
  • verb
  • To move quickly when completing an action
  • To drive a vehicle faster than laws allow

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  • Feeling of accepting a death, divorce etc.
  • Act of closing something

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  • Occurring in a slow manner over a period of time

they

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

very

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • New reports reveal that MBTA employees did not understand their job responsibilities, leading to lapses in safety and the installation of slow zones throughout the transit system. The MBTA has conducted an investigation into these issues and has now released the findings. In this article, we will discuss the key points of the report and address what steps the organization is taking moving forward.One of the main findings of the report is that there was a lack of clarity regarding roles and responsibilities among employees. This confusion contributed to the failure in track maintenance and safety. It is important to note that this is not just the fault of a single person, but rather a systemic issue within the organization. The report also highlights that employees were not fulfilling their responsibilities for track maintenance, further exacerbating the safety concerns.General Manager Ang acknowledges the need for change within the agency, stating that the status quo is unacceptable. However, despite calls for accountability, no one will be fired as a result of these findings. Instead, a few new managers will be introduced to help rectify the situation and ensure that safety inspections are being conducted properly. The focus is on doing things right and demonstrating progress with every step.The winter season played a significant role in uncovering the safety failure. The T implemented a system-wide slowdown after discovering missing or incomplete safety paperwork. Although some progress has been made in fixing parts of the tracks and improving train speeds, the overall situation is still far from ideal. Riders continue to face over 200 speed restrictions, regular closures, and slower commutes.Moving forward, it is crucial for the MBTA to evolve and address the organizational issues that have been identified. This will require patience from riders, as it will take time to fully resolve the safety concerns and improve the overall functioning of the transit system. It is hoped that the new managers and their focus on safety inspections will help bring about positive change.
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  • The MBTA now has the results of an investigation into the lapses that forced it to install those slow zones throughout the system.
  • WBZ's Christina Reck shows us what the review found and shares the questions about what happens next.
  • As the Orange Line train crawls into Tufts Station, it's a reminder the T is still not working as it should be.
  • I've noticed that the red line has been very slow.
  • It's just because of age and it's been neglected for so many years.
  • No money.
  • A new report Thursday reveals why conditions reached a breaking point and we're now getting answers from new leadership.
  • As an agency, we need to evolve.
  • The status quo is unacceptable.
  • So how did we get here?
  • Over the winter, the T implemented a system-wide slowdown when it discovered critical safety paperwork was missing or incomplete.
  • Since then, it's gradually fixed parts of the tracks and tried to speed up the trains without much success.
  • In the safety failure begin.
  • What they indicate is this is organizational.
  • The new report gives two reasons for the documentation failure.
  • A lack of clarity regarding roles and responsibilities and employees not fulfilling their responsibilities for track maintenance and safety.
  • So who's to blame?
  • This is not about a single person.
  • This is about the organization.
  • Despite calls for accountability, General Manager Ang says no one will be fired.
  • He instead introduced a handful of new managers who plan to get safety inspections back on track.
  • I want to make sure we do it right and that's where I think we will demonstrate with every step that we take.
  • Getting it right will require patience from riders who are dealing with over 200 speed restrictions, regular closures and slower commutes.
  • You just have to make like 10 minutes extra after an orange line closure that didn't deliver as promised last year.
  • They hope plans under new leadership means a better ride.
  • A little bit hopeful that at least if we can address it now, then maybe it'll go a little faster.
  • Now, the watchdog agency that oversees the T tells me the transparency of this investigation is a good sign, but they're disappointed in the lack of real accountability outside T headquarters.
  • Christina Rex, WBZ News.
  • All right, Christina, thank you.