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essay
a short piece of writing that tells a person's thoughts or opinions about a subject
mild
gentle in nature or behavior e.g. (He was a ...........-mannered man who rarely became angry.) / not strong in action, effect or taste
amateur
a person who does something (such as a sport or hobby) for pleasure and not as a job
legitimate
allowed by law - reasonable and acceptable
combat
to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing
illustrate
to give examples in order to make (something) easier to understand
adoption
the act of taking something on as your own / accepting or starting to use something new e.g. (the company's ......... of new technology)
portfolio
a flat case for carrying documents or drawings - the investments that are owned by a person or organization
brand
a category of products that are all made by a particular company and all have a particular name
ambitious
having a strong wish to be successful, powerful, or rich
discharge
to allow (someone) to leave a hospital, prison, military duty, etc.
sympathy
(an expression of) understanding and care for someone else's suffering
empirical
based on what is experienced or seen rather than on theory
aggregate
to combine into a single group or total
competence
the ability to do something well. e.g. (Students must demonstrate .................... in all subjects.)
raid
a surprise attack on an enemy by soldiers or other military forces
quote
to repeat exactly (something written or said by another person)
moderate
average in size or amount : neither too much nor too little
imply
to express (something) in an indirect way
extract
to remove (something) by pulling it out or cutting it out
margin
the part of a page that is above, below, or to the side of the printed part / a measurement of difference e.g. (The bullet missed his heart by a narrow/slim ..........)
ritual
a formal ceremony or series of acts that is always performed in the same way
rigid
not able to be bent easily - not easily changed
peculiar
not usual or normal - strange, Anomaly
profound
having or showing great knowledge or understanding e.g. (His knowledge of history is ............) / very strongly felt / very great