Ethics are moral beliefs or rules about right or wrong. -* The act of stealing certainly doesn’t go against some people’s ethics.
If something is explicit, it is very clear, open, and truthful. —► The man gave a very explicit account of the car accident.
A framework is a set of rules or ideas that people use to solve problems. —*His ideas fit into the framework of a successful business plan.
To manufacture something means to make it in a factory. -> My father’s company manufactures steel building materials.
A mechanism is a part of a machine that performs a certain function. —►I can’t open my car door because the locking mechanism is broke. m i n im iz e [mmamaiz] v.
To minimize means to reduce something to the lowest possible level. —►I checked my homework twice to minimize errors I might have made.
Nectar is a sweet liquid produced by flowers that bees and other insects collect. —* Bees use nectar to make their honey.
A notion is an idea or belief about something. -* I have a notion that this route would get us to the beach. p r o n e tproun] adj.
When things are prone to some bad thing, they are likely affected by it. —►Some people are more prone to catching colds than others.
When something is straightforward, it is good because it is easy to understand. -* The teacher’s grading system was straightforward and fair.
Published on May 18, 2015
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