|1||abide by||v.||/əˈbaɪd/||to comply with; to conform||a. The two parties agreed to abide by the judge’s. |
b. For years he has abided by a commitment to annual employee raises.
|2||agreement||n.||/əˈgri mənt/||a mutual arrangement, a contract||a. The landlord and tenant were in agreement that the rent should be prorated to the middle of the month.|
b. According to the agreement, the caterer will also supply the flowers for the event.
|3||assurance||n.||/əˈʃʊər əns, -ˈʃɜr-/||a guarantee; confidence||a. The sales associate gave his assurance that the missing keyboard would be replaced the next day.|
b. Her evident self-assurance made it easy to see why she was in charge oJ the negotiations.
|4||cancel||v.||/ˈkæn səl/||to annul; to call off||a. The man canceled his magazine subscription and got his money back. |
b. When the concert was canceled, the singer sued to get her fee paid.
|5||determine||v.||/dɪˈtɜr mɪn/||to find out; to influence||a. After reading the contract, I was still unable to determine if our company was liable for back wages.|
b. The skill of the union bargainers will determine whether the automotive plant will open next week.
|6||engage||v.||/ɛnˈgeɪdʒ/||to hire; to involve someone or something||a. We engaged a salsa band to play at the reception.|
b. Once we engaged Otto in the decision making for the project, he became much more supportive.
|7||establish||v.||/ɪˈstæb lɪʃ/||to institute permanently; to bring about||a. Through her many books and interviews, Dr. Wan established herself as an authority on conflict resolution.|
b. The merger of the two companies established a powerful new corporation.
|8||obligate||v.||/ɒb lɪˌgeɪt/||to bind legally or morally||a. The contractor was obligated by the contract to work 40 hours a week.|
b. I felt obligated to finish the project even though I could have exercised my option to quit.
|9||party||n.||/ˈpɑr ti/||a person or group participating in an action or plan; the persons or sides concerned in a legal matter||a. The parties agreed to a settlement in their contract dispute. |
b. The party of the first part generally has the advantage of preparing the contract or agreement.
|10||provision||n.||/prəˈvɪʒ ən/||a measure taken beforehand; a stipulation||a. The father made provisions for his children through his will.|
b. The contract contains a provision to deal with how payments are made if John loses his job.
|11||resolve||v.||/rɪˈzɒlv/||to deal with successfully; to declare||a. The mediator was able to resolve the problem to everyone’s satisfaction.|
b. The businessman resolved to clean out all the files by the end of the week.
|12||specify||v.||/ˈspɛs əˌfaɪ/||to mention explicitly||a. Mary specified in the contract that her bill must be paid within 30 days. |
b. The letter does not specify which attorney is handling our case.