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self-esteem
a feeling of being happy with your own character and abilities
bureau
an office that collects or provides information
impose
to officially order that a rule, tax, punishment, etc will happen
lethargic
having little energy; feeling unwilling and unable to do anything
fix
an amount of an illegal drug, or of another substance that has an effect on someone
deprive
to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone
eye for detail
able to notice details
labour of love
a piece of hard work which you do because you enjoy it and not because you will receive money or praise for it, or because you need to do it
job satisfaction
enjoyment you get from work
people person
a sociable person; someone who likes being with/working with people
deadline
a point in time by which something must be done
initiative
the ability to use your judgment to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do
career
a job that you do for a long period of your life and that gives you the chance to move to a higher position and earn more money
attraction
something that makes people come to a place or want to do a particular thing
wrinkle
a line or small fold in your skin, especially on your face, that forms as you get older
utterly
completely or extremely
century
100 years
sculpture
a piece of art that is made from stone, wood, clay, etc
pebble
a small smooth round stone, especially one found on a beach or in a river
concrete
a very hard building material made by mixing together cement, sand, small stones, and water
array
a large group of things or people, especially one that is attractive or causes admiration or has been positioned in a particular way
tackle
to try to deal with something or someone
be a doddle
to be very easy
glass ceiling
a ​point after which you cannot go any ​further, usually in ​improving ​your ​position at ​work
face
to meet or accept boldly
palatable
​acceptable
budget
a plan of how much money you will have and how you will spend it
solve
find the answer to
methodical
done in a careful and logical way
delegate
to give a particular job, duty, right, etc. to someone else so that they do it for you
persuade
to make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to them and making them believe it
tough
difficult
multiple
lots of
commute
to travel regularly between your place of work and your home
epic
very long and containing a lot of action
mammoth
huge
trek
a long hard walk
flatter
to say nice things about somebody, often in a way that is not sincere, because you want them to do something for you or you want to please them
funds
money needed or available to spend on something
selfless
caring about other people and not about yourself
benefit
something that helps you or gives you an advantage
drawback
a disadvantage or the negative part of a situation
chore
an unpleasant or boring task
fresh out of
having just left a place
wheel
to push something that has wheels somewhere
plenty
a lot
query
a question
social worker
someone whose job is to help people who have problems because they are poor, old, have difficulties with their family, etc
career path
the way that you progress in your work
deadline
date before which sth must be finished
journalist
someone whose job is writing news articles for newspapers, magazines, television or radio
surgeon
a doctor who does medical operations
nursery
a place where small children are cared for while their parents are at work
take a year out
not work or study for a year to have time to do something you want to do
job satisfaction
feeling good about the work you do
initiative
the ability to make decisions and do things without needing to be told what to do
figure
number
attitude
the way you think about something
shift
a period of work in a place such as a factory or hospital
sack
to tell someone to leave their job, usually because they have done something wrong
retire
to stop working because you have reached a certain age
set sth up
to start a company or organization
self-employed
working for yourself and not for a company or other organization
unemployed
not having a job
spare
available to use, because it is extra and not being used
extraordinary
very unusual, special, unexpected, or strange
be in charge
to be the person who has control of or is responsible for someone or something
resign
to give up a job or position by telling your employer that you are leaving
cyber-
relating to electronic communications, especially the Internet
shiver
to shake because you're cold or frightened
extortion
the practice of obtaining something, esp. money through force or threats
befriend
make a friend
horrified
feel very shocked
temporary
existing or happening for only a short or limited time
part-time
working or studying only for part of the day or the week
lump
a piece of a solid substance, usually with no particular shape
construction
the work of building houses, offices, bridges, etc
century
a period of 100 years
utterly
completely
get promoted
get a more important job in the same organization
overtime
time spent working after the usual time needed or expected in a job
strop
a bad mood, especially one in which a person will not do as they are asked and is unpleasant to other people
snog
kiss with tongues
involve
to have or include (someone or something) as a part of something
remotely
in a remote place, from far away
research
to study something carefully and try to discover new facts about it
put out
to make something such as a fire or cigarette stop burning
task-oriented
focussed on what needs to be done
time-orientated
focussed on the amount of time something is done for
purpose
why you do something or why something exists
dangly
hanging loosely
conservative
not fashionable/modern
trustworthy
able to be trusted
accessory
something added to a machine or to clothing that has a useful or decorative purpose
encourage
to talk or behave in a way that gives someone confidence to do something
indicate
to show that something is true or exists
promote
to encourage something to happen or develop
smart-casual
neat and stylish, but not too formal, especially when this is the accepted way of dressing for a particular situation, place, or social occasion
casual
describes clothes that are not formal or not suitable for special occasions
logo
a design or symbol used by a company to advertise its products
baggy
hanging loosely because of being too big or having been stretched
attitude
how you think or feel about something and how this makes you behave
alter
to change (usually slightly)
neat
tidy and in order; carefully done or arranged
deal with people
work with others
organise
to make arrangements for something to happen
delegate
to give someone else part of your work or some of your responsibilities
prioritise
decide which things from a group are most important so you can do them first
be made redundant
lose your job because your employer no longer needs you
realise
to understand a situation, sometimes suddenly
environmental
connected with the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live
provide
to give someone something that they need
graveyard
a place, often next to a church, where dead people are buried
stumble
to step badly and almost fall over
inspiration
someone or something that gives you ideas for doing something
secrecy
the quality of keeping something a secret (not telling other people about sth)
pollution
damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste
against
disagreeing with a plan or activity
death rate
the number of people who die in a particular group or area in a particular period of time.
significantly
in a way that is easy to see or by a large amount
irritable
become annoyed very easily, be in a bad mood
appetite
the feeling of wanting or needing something
isolated
not connected with others, far away
workaholic
someone addicted to work
sink
a container for water in a kitchen or bathroom used for washing and connected to pipes that bring and carry off water
basin
a bowl that is attached to the wall in a bathroom or near a toilet and has pipes to supply and carry away water, in which you wash your hands, face, etc.
stumble upon
to discover something by chance, or to meet someone by chance
lump
a piece of a solid substance, usually with no particular shape