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accommodation
accommodation /əˌkɒməˈdeɪʃn/
(n) a place to live, work or stay in
Example: The building plans include much needed new office accommodation.


both
both /bəʊθ/
(adv) used with plural nouns to mean ‘the two’ or ‘the one as well as the other’
Example: We have both seen the movie.


brief
brief /briːf/
(adj) lasting only a short time; short
Example: Mozart's life was brief.


care
care /keə(r)/
(v) the process of caring for somebody/something and providing what they need for their health or protection
Example: I don't care what he thinks.


contract
contract /ˈkɒntrækt/
(n) an official written agreement
Example: to win/be awarded a contract to build a new school


disappointing
disappointing /ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ/
(adj) not as good, successful, etc. as you had hoped; making you feel disappointed
Example: The team has had a disappointing start to the season.


drop
drop /drɒp/
(n) to allow something to fall by accident; to fall by accident
Example: drops of rain


dust
dust /dʌst/
(n) a fine powder that consists of very small pieces of sand, earth, etc.
Example: A cloud of dust rose as the truck drove off.


duty
duty /ˈdjuːti/
(n) something that you feel you have to do because it is your moral or legal responsibility
Example: I'll have to go I'm afraid—duty calls.


examination
examination /ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃn/
(n) a formal written, spoken or practical test, especially at school or college, to see how much you know about a subject, or what you can do
Example: Applicants are selected for jobs on the results of a competitive examination.


explain
explain /ɪkˈspleɪn/
(v) to tell somebody about something in a way that makes it easy to understand
Example: ‘It works like this,’ she explained.


extreme
extreme /ɪkˈstriːm/
(adj) very great in degree
Example: The heat in the desert was extreme.


formal
formal /ˈfɔːml/
(adj) very correct and suitable for official or important occasions
Example: He kept the tone of the letter formal and businesslike.


glass
glass /ɡlɑːs/
(n) a hard, usually clear, substance used, for example, for making windows and bottles
Example: I cut myself on a piece of broken glass.


import
import /ˈɪmpɔːt/
(n) a product or service that is brought into one country from another
Example: The report calls for a ban on the import of hazardous waste.