across /əˈkrɒs/ (pre) from one side to the other side of something Example: I drew a line across the page.
apply /əˈplaɪ/ (v) to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a loan, permission for something, a place at a university, etc. Example: He has applied to join the army.
bored /bɔːd/ (adj) feeling tired and impatient because you have lost interest in somebody/something or because you have nothing to do Example: There was a bored expression on her face.
cable /ˈkeɪbl/ (n) a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber, that carries electricity, phone signals, etc. Example: The road has been dug up in order to lay cables.
client /ˈklaɪənt/ (n) a person who uses the services or advice of a professional person or organization Example: a lawyer with many famous clients
close /kləʊs/ (adj) to put something into a position so that it covers an opening; to get into this position Example: The President was shot at close range(= from a short distance away).
competition /ˌkɒmpəˈtɪʃn/ (n) an event in which people compete with each other to find out who is the best at something Example: We are in competition with four other companies for the contract.
confidence /ˈkɒnfɪdəns/ (n) the feeling that you can trust, believe in and be sure about the abilities or good qualities of somebody/something Example: She has every confidence in her students' abilities.
council /ˈkaʊnsl/ (n) a group of people who are elected to govern an area such as a city or county Example: a council member/meeting
defend /dɪˈfend/ (v) to protect somebody/something from attack Example: The male ape defends his females from other males.
discover /dɪˈskʌvə(r)/ (v) to be the first person to become aware that a particular place or thing exists Example: Scientists around the world are working to discover a cure for AIDS.
dump /dʌmp/ (n) to get rid of something you do not want, especially in a place that is not suitable Example: the municipal dump
education /ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn/ (n) a process of teaching, training and learning, especially in schools, colleges or universities, to improve knowledge and develop skills Example: a college/university education
engage /ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ/ (v) to succeed in attracting and keeping somebody’s attention and interest Example: Their pleas failed to engage any sympathy.
fine /faɪn/ (adj) in good health Example: a particularly fine example of Saxon architecture