Property and Departments


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

collaboration /kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃn/
(n) 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 /ˈkɒnsntreɪt/
(v)q 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 /kənˈdjuːsɪv/
(adj) making it easy, possible, or likely for something to happen
Example: The soft lights and music were conducive to a relaxed atmosphere.

disruption /dɪsˈrʌpʃn/
(n) to make it difficult for something to continue in the normal way
Example: If there are no disruptions, the office renovations will be finished this week

hamper /ˈhæmpə(r)/
(v) to prevent someone from easily doing or achieving something
Example: The lack of supplies hampered our ability to finish on schedule

inconsiderately /ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərətli/
(adv) not giving enough thought to other people's feeling or needs
Example: The manager inconsiderately scheduled the meeting for late Friday afternoon

lobby /ˈlɒbi/
(n) 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
(v) to advance, improve position
Example: In order to move up in the company, employees had to demonstrate their loyalty

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

opt /ɒpt/
(v) to choose, to decide on
Example: The operations manager opted for the less expensive office design

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