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clever

Clever_3 

Having a sharp brain; intelligent.

Examples:

My father is a doctor. He is really clever.

You must be clever to learn a new language! It is not easy.

crisis

Crisis

A difficult situation where immediate decisions must be made.

Examples:

During the crisis the manager was smart to get everyone out of the building.

Calm down! This is not a crisis. We can solve the problem.

corruption

/kəˈrʌpʃən/ (n)

Having illegal activities – usually involving stealing money.

Example:

There’s a lot of corruption in the government. Money gets used for personal reasons.

compelling

/kəmpəlˈɪng/ (adj)

Requires a lot of attention.

Example:

The news about the flood victims is compelling. I’m going to donate some money to help them.

climate

/ˈklaɪmɪt/ (n)

The typical/normal weather conditions in an area.

Example:

The climate in Thailand is very hot at this time of the year.

catering

/ˈkeɪtərɪŋ/ (n)

The food and drinks at a party or event.

Example:

The catering at the wedding was terrible. The food was cold and the staff was rude.

clatter

/ˈklætər/ (n)

Loud noise(s) made when things hit each other – such as pots and pans.

Example:

What’s all the clatter coming from the kitchen?

cheesecake

/ˈtʃizkeɪk/ (n)

A dessert made with white cheese.

Example:

Strawberry cheesecake is a popular dessert in Canada.

constantly

/ˈkɑnstəntli/ (adj)

Happening all the time.

Example:

Emily is constantly late for meetings. You need to give her a warning.

cardiac

/ˈkɑrdiˌæk/ (n)

Relating to the heart or heart disease.

Example:

James had a heart attack. He’s in the cardiac word at Prince of Wales Hospital.

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