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a c c e s s o r y [aekseseri] n.

An accessory is a thing that is added to another thing to make it look better. -* The store sold colorful accessories like bags, sunglasses, and makeup.

acquisition

[askwazijan] n.

An acquisition is something that a person buys or gets in some way. —*Marty was happy with his new acquisition: a very fast bicycle.

adequate

[aedikwit] adj.

When something is adequate, it is good enough for something else. —* Without adequate notice of the road block, they will have to turn around.

cardboard

[kdrdbord] n.

Cardboard is a material made out of stiff paper. It is often used to make boxes. —► We packed our things into cardboard boxes and moved to our new home.

dilemma

[dilema] n.

A dilemma is a difficult situation in which a choice has to be made. —► Choosing either the tastier or healthier drink proved to be quite a dilemma.

elaborate

[ilsebarit] adj.

When something is elaborate, it contains a lot of details. —►She gave the teacher an elaborate explanation of her project.

facilitate

[fasNateit] v.

To facilitate something is to make it easier. —► To facilitate the meeting, Melissa used a simple computer program.

fleet

[flirt] n.

A fleet is a group of ships. -> The fleet of ships spent a few days at the dock.

grid

[grid] n.

A grid is a pattern of squares with numbers and letters to find places on a map. —» We located our town using the grid.

import

[impart] v.

To import means to bring in a product from another country. —►Foods that have been imported are usually more expensive.

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