|1||appreciate||v.||/əˈpri ʃiˌeɪt/||to recognize, understand the importance of; to be thankful for||a. He didn’t appreciate the complexity of the operation until he had to do it by himself. |
b. The team members sent the director a card telling her how much they appreciated her time and dedication.
|2||be exposed to||v.||/ɪkˈspoʊzd/||to become aware of; to gain experience in||a. Mergers require that employees be exposed to different business practices. |
b. New hires spend a week in each departmenl so that they are exposed to the various functions in the company.
|3||bring in||v.||/brɪŋ/||to hire or recruit; to cause to appear||a. The company president wanted to bring on an efficiency consultant. |
b. The company brought in a new team of project planners.
|4||casual||adj.||/ˈkæʒ u əl/||informal||a. Fridays are a casual dress day in the office. |
b. It was supposed to be a casual meeting, but everyone showed up in suits and ties.
|5||code||n.||/koʊd/||rules of behavior||a. The new employees observed the unwritten code of conduct in their first week on the job. |
b. Even the most traditional companies are changing their dress code to something less formal.
|6||glimpse||n.||/glɪmps/||a quick look||a. The secretary caught a glimpse of her new boss as she was leaving the office. |
b. After one year with the company, he still felt as though he had only a glimpse of the overall operations.
|7||made of||v.||/meɪd/||to consist of||a. This job will really test what you are made of. |
b. People say that the negotiator has nerves made of steel.
|8||out of||adj.||no longer having, missing||a. Orders should be placed before you run out of the supplies. |
b. The presenter ran out of time before he reached his conclusion.
|9||outdated||adj.||/ˌaʊtˈdeɪ tɪd/||obsolete; not currently in use||a. The purpose of the seminar is to have employees identify outdated methods and procedures. |
b. Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses are outdated.
|10||practice||n.||/ˈpræk tɪs/||method of doing something||a. Office practices may vary greatly from one company to another. |
b. The manager had started her practice of weekly breakfast meetings more than twenty years ago.
|11||reinforce||v.||/ˌri ɪnˈfɔrs/||to strengthen, support||a. The financial officer’s unconventional method of analyzing data was reinforced by the business journal article. |
b. The employees were expected to reinforce what they had learned at the workshop by trying it out in the workplace.
|12||verbal||adj.||/ˈvɜr bəl/||oral||a. Excellent verbal skills are expected in the marketing department. |
b. The employee was given a verbal warning after arriving late to work for the third time.