Office Procedures


appreciation /əˌpriːʃiˈeɪʃn/
(noun) pleasure that you have when you recognize and enjoy the good qualities of somebody/something
Example: In appreciation of your hard work on the Castcon project, the department will hold a casual lunch party on November third

be made of
be made of /bi meɪd əv/
(verb) be produced of
Example: This job will really test what you are made of

bring in
bring in /brɪŋ ɪn/
(phrasal verb) to ask somebody to do a particular job or to be involved in something
Example: The company brought in new team of project planners

casually /ˈkæʒuəli/
(adverb) in a way that shows you are calm and relaxed
Example: On Fridays, most employees dress casually

code /kəʊd/
(noun) a system of words, letters, numbers or symbols that represent a message or record information secretly or in a shorter form
Example: Even the most traditional companies are changing their dress code to something less formal

expose /ɪkˈspəʊz/
(verb) to show something that is usually hidden
Example: He did not want to expose his fears and insecurity to anyone.

glimpse /ɡlɪmps/
(noun) a sight of somebody/something for a very short time, when you do not see the person or thing completely
Example: The secretary caught a glimpse of her new boss as she was leaving the office.

out of
out of /aʊt əv/
(adjective) no longer having
Example: The presenter ran out of time before he reached his conclusion

outdated /ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd/
(adjective) no longer useful because of being old-fashioned
Example: Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses is outdated.

practice /ˈpræktɪs/
(noun) doing an activity or training regularly so that you can improve your skill; the time you spend doing this
Example: Bill practiced answering the telephone until he was satisfied

reinforce /ˌriːɪnˈfɔːrs/
(verb) to make a feeling, an idea, etc. stronger
Example: Employees reinforced their learning with practice in the workplace

verbally /ˈvɜːrbəli/
(adverb) in spoken words and not in writing or actions
Example: The guarantee was made only verbally