Sunday, August 12, 2012

< V > TOEFL Vocabulary (59)

Manage, verb (manages, managing, managed) 
conduct, carry on, direct, keep, operate, ordain, run
For example, if you manage to do something, especially something difficult, you succeed in
doing it. 
Somehow, he’d managed to persuade Kay to buy one for him.

Revise, verb (revises, revising, revised) 
redraft, redraw, restyle, revamp, rework, rewrite, work over
For example, when you revise an article, a book, a law, or a piece of music, you change it in
order to improve it, make it modern, or make it more suitable for a particular purpose. 
The staff should work together to improve or revise the syllabus or school curriculum.

Retain, verb (retains, retaining, retained) 
have, enjoy, hold, own, possess
For example, to retain something means to continue to have that thing. (Formal)
Other countries retained their traditional and habitual ways of doing things.

Conference, noun (conferences) 
colloquium, colloquy, palaver, rap session, seminar
For example, a conference is a meeting, often lasting a few days, which is organized on a
particular subject or to bring together people who have a common interest.
Henry, I am sorry to have kept you waiting. I just got back from the conference.

Beforehand, adjective  
before, ahead, ante, antecedently, fore, forward, in advance, precedent, previous
For example, if you do something beforehand, you do it earlier than a particular event. 
That sounds fine to me. I’ll bring chairs over from my office beforehand.

Attorney, noun (attorneys) 
lawyer, attorney-at-law 
For example, in the United States, an attorney or attorney-at-law is a lawyer.
All the company attorneys are in a meeting now. But a contracted lawyer is around.

Itinerary, noun (itineraries)  
For example, an itinerary is a plan or journey, including the route and places that you will
Do you need a copy of his itinerary? 

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