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staple
A piece of thin wire with two short right-angled end pieces which are driven by a stapler through sheets of paper to fasten them together
filofax
A loose-leaf notebook for recording appointments, addresses, and notes.
pinstripe
a usually dark cloth with a pattern of narrow, usually pale, parallel lines
lexicon
n. dictionary
reverse
Make (something) the opposite of what it was
advent
n. arrival of an important person, event, thing
prevalence
n. commonness
freelance
Self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments
ubiquitous
to be everywhere, omnipresent
Consign
(v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
annal
Record; history
patronising
Treating with an apparent kindness which betrays a feeling of superiority
omnipresent
Ubiquitous
outage
A period when a power supply or other service is not available or when equipment is closed down
accomplish
Achieve or complete successfully
repository
n. place where things are stored
procrastination
The action of delaying or postponing something
antiquated
adj. very old and no longer in use; obsolete
harness
to control something, usually in order to use its power
subjugate
v. conquer
assault
A physical attack
infidelity
The action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner