Unit 1 Vocabulary
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I Wish/If Only
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Tony always looks on the bright side of things. I wish I was as _____________ as him. 

optimistic

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Situation: Employing the new manager was a bad idea. (Employed)


I wish we ____________ the new accounts manager.

I wish we hadn't employed the new accounts manager.

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food is of a very high quality

gourmet

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showing that you are angry or offended when you think that someone is criticizing you


defensive

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continue doing something

keep at

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Nicole doesn't like to participate in class usually, or give presentations. I know she has a bit of a __________ personality. 

introverted

200

Situation: It was wrong to be so defensive earlier. (BEEN)


If only I __________ less defensive.

If only I had been less defensive.

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special skill or knowledge that you get from experience, training, or study


expertise  ‌‌


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at the end of a process

eventually

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to go to a better job, higher level

move up

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My little brother is so spoiled, my parents give him anything he wants! He is always __________ ____ _____ ______. 

getting his own way

300

Situation: I'm sorry I missed your birthday celebration.

I wish I _________ your birthday celebration.

I wish I hadn't missed your birthday celebration.

300

to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment

assess

300

slowly and gradually


steadily

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to make progress in your work and become successful

get ahead 


400

A) I don't like that he treats me that way. I know he's my boss, but that doesn't mean he could disrespect me like that.

B) You need to be more ___________. You can't let him continue to think that that is ok. 

assertive

400

Situation: You should treat your staff with more respect. (YOU)

If only ___________________ with more respect.

If only you treated your staff with more respect.

400

to give up something important or valuable so that you or other people can do or have something else

sacrifice

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to force someone to do something

oblige

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to not accept an offer or request


turn down 


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I forgot part of my presentation but luckily, my partner stepped in to help and I was able to _____ ______.

save face

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Situation: I hate having to compromise on every detail. 

If only we ______________ on every detail.

If only we didn't have to compromise on every detail.

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payment or other rewards that you get for your work


remuneration

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to make or change something

tailor

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