bad-tempered /ˌbæd ˈtempəd/ (adj) often angry; in an angry mood Example: He sat in bad-tempered silence.
bite /baɪt/ (n) to use your teeth to cut into or through something Example: The dog gave me a playful bite.
communicate /kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/ (v) to share or exchange information, news, ideas, feelings, etc. Example: Dolphins use sound to communicate with each other.
congress /ˈkɒŋɡres/ (n) a large formal meeting or series of meetings where representatives from different groups discuss ideas, make decisions, etc. Example: an international congress of trades unions
contribute /kənˈtrɪbjuːt/ (v) to give something, especially money or goods, to help achieve or provide something Example: Would you like to contribute to our collection?
curved /kɜːvd/ (adj) having a round shape Example: a curved path/roof/blade
definition /ˌdefɪˈnɪʃn/ (n) an explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase, especially in a dictionary Example: clear simple definitions
edge /edʒ/ (n) the outside limit of an object, a surface or an area; the part furthest from the centre Example: I sat down at the water's edge.
entertaining /ˌentəˈteɪnɪŋ/ (adj) that you enjoy watching, listening to, doing or experiencing Example: I found the talk both informative and entertaining.
final /ˈfaɪnl/ (n) being or happening at the end of a series of events, actions, statements, etc. Example: The winner of each contest goes through to the grand final.
give /ɡɪv/ (v) to hand something to somebody so that they can look at it, use it or keep it for a time Example: She gave her ticket to the woman at the check-in desk.
habit /ˈhæbɪt/ (n) a thing that you do often and almost without thinking, especially something that is hard to stop doing Example: These things have a habit of coming back to haunt you.
important /ɪmˈpɔːtnt/ (adj) having a great effect on people or things; of great value Example: one of the most important collections of American art
less /les/ (adj) used with uncountable nouns to mean ‘a smaller amount of’ Example: less often/enthusiastically
marketing /ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ/ (n) the activity of presenting, advertising and selling a company’s products or services in the best possible way Example: Persuasion is one of the most valuable skills in marketing.