Study the following definitions and
1. achieve v., to
succeed, to reach a goal
a. I hope to achieve as much as you have in
your short time with the company.
b. The new Board of Directors has achieved all
of its goals in the first six months.
v., to add to; to donate, to give
a. Make sure your boss is aware of the work you
contributed to the project.
b. All employees are asked to contribute a few
minutes of their spare time to clean up the office.
n., a commitment to something
a. The director's dedication to a high-quality
product has motivated many of his employees.
b. We would never be where we are today if it
weren't for many long hours and so much dedication.
forward to v., to
anticipate, to be eager for something to happen
a. The regional director was looking forward to
the new, larger offices.
b. We look forward to seeing you at the next
to v., to depend on, to rely on
a. The workers always looked to him to settle
b. The staff is looking to their supervisor for
guidance and direction.
adj., faithful, believing in someone or something
a. You have been such a loyal advisor for so
many years, I'm not sure what I'll do without you.
b. Even though your assistant is loyal, you
have to question his job performance.
n., excellence, high quality
a. Employees are evaluated on their merit and
not on seniority.
b. Your work has improved tremendously and is
of great merit.
adj., easy to see or understand
a. The marketing coordinator is the obvious
choice to replace Ms. Nance.
b. In many companies, it is very obvious who
will be promoted.
adj., useful, getting a lot done
a. The researcher wasn't as productive when he
first started working here.
b. The managers had a very productive meeting
and were able to solve many of the problems.
10. promote v, to
give someone a better job; to support, to make known
a. Even though the sales associate had a good
year, it wasn't possible to promote him.
b. The Assistant Director promoted the idea
that the Director was incompetent.
n., credit, praise for doing something well
a. The president's personal assistant was
finally given the recognition that she has deserved for many years.
b. Recognition of excellent work should be
routine for every manager.
12. value n., worth
a. It is difficult to put a value on the work
that an employee does.
b. Employees value their colleagues' opinions.