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Cognate (adjective, noun) Definition: (adj.) 1. allied by blood–having a common ancestor or parentage; 2. in language, having the same root or origin; (n.) words that have the same root or languages that are genetically...

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Accountability (noun) Definition: 1. responsibility to someone or something; 2. liability or answerability for something Example Sentences: – We don’t have enough accountability at the big banks; no one wants to take responsibility for bad...

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Remuneration (noun) Definition: 1. payment or compensation for services rendered or losses sustained; 2. the act of paying or compensating someone Example Sentences: – The Labour Union is not asking for a lot; they just...

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Curt (adjective) Definition: Spoken shortly and often rudely–terse. It’s similar to the words brief and concise, but those words usually have a positive connotation. curt means “short” in a negative, often impolite, way. Example Sentences:...

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Factor (noun, verb) Definition: (n.) 1. an element contributing to the result of something; 2. a mathematical quantity multiplied with other numbers, or the amount by which something is multiplied; 3. a person or organization...

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Usury (noun) Definition: 1. the act of lending money while charging the borrower a terribly large or illegally high amount of interest; 2. excessive interest on a loan. Usury originally referred to money lent with...

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Collateral (noun, adjective) Definition: (n.) 1. a security pledged for the repayment of a loan; 2. accompaniment to something else (as in: collateral damage); Example Sentences: -This brochure is one of the best collateral pieces...

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Nemesis (noun) Definition: 1. an arch rival, especially one who seems incapable of being overcome or beaten; 2. something that harms or interferes with something else, especially good intentions; 3. a just punishment that results...

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