Property and Departments


adjacent /əˈdʒeɪsnt/
(adjective) next to something
Example: My office is adjacent to the receptionist area on the third floor

collaboration /kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃn/
(noun) the act of working with another person or group of people to create or produce something
Example: We believe that it was our collaboration that enabled us to achieve such favorable results

concentrate /ˈkɑːnsntreɪt/
(verb) to give all your attention to something and not think about anything else
Example: We should concentrate our efforts on the last quarter of the year

conducive /kənˈduːsɪv/
(adjective) making it easy, possible or likely for something to happen
Example: The soft lights and music were conducive to a relaxed atmosphere.

disruption /dɪsˈrʌpʃn/
(noun) a situation in which it is difficult for something to continue in the normal way; the act of stopping something from continuing in the normal way
Example: If there are no disruptions, the office renovations will be finished this week

hamper /ˈhæmpər/
(verb) to prevent somebody from easily doing or achieving something
Example: The lack of supplies hampered our ability to finish on schedule

inconsiderately /ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərətli/
(adverb) in a way that does not give enough thought to other people's feelings or needs
Example: The manager inconsiderately scheduled the meeting for late Friday afternoon

lobby /ˈlɑːbi/
(noun) a large area inside the entrance of a public building where people can meet and wait
Example: The reception area was moved from the lobby of the building to the third floor

move up
move up /muːv ʌp/
(verb) to advance, improve position
Example: In order to move up in the company, employees had to demonstrate their loyalty

open to
open to /ˈəʊpən tə/
Example: Since the junior executive was still on probation, he was open to much scrutiny and criticism

opt /ɑːpt/
(verb) to choose to take or not to take a particular course of action
Example: The operations manager opted for the less expensive office design

scrutiny /ˈskruːtəni/
(noun) careful and complete examination
Example: Jim left his old job because he found it difficult to work under the close scrutiny of his boss