Business Vocabulary (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 300+ Terms)/
Upper Intermediate Deck 8

Upper Intermediate Deck 8

Total: 20 words

devise

verb

to plan or invent something carefully

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swamp

verb

to overwhelm someone, especially with tasks or projects

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controversial

adjective

highly talked about or likely to raise public disagreement

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convincing

adjective

capable of causing someone to believe that something is true or real

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profit margin

noun

the difference between the cost of buying or producing something and its selling price

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turnover

noun

the rate at which employees leave a place, such as a company or an organization, and are replaced by new people

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utilize

verb

to make use of something in a practical or effective way

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infer

verb

to conclude based on evidence or known facts

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courtesy

noun

polite behavior; can also refer to polite or courteous act or expression

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deregulate

verb

to remove or reduce government control over an industry, commodity, business, etc.

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correspondence

noun

the exchange of letters and emails; can also refer to the letters and emails being exchanged

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consecutive

adjective

following one after another in a continuous series

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deficiency

noun

a weakness or imperfection that someone or something has

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subcontract

verb

to hire a worker or business outside one's company to do work as part of a big project

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dry goods

noun

items or products that do not contain liquid, such as tobacco, sugar, flour, etc.

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on hand

phrase

present; available to help

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out of stock

phrase

(of goods or products) currently not available for sale or use

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approximate

adjective

nearly accurate or exact; close but not precise

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adjacent to

phrase

near, next to, or close to

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sophisticated

adjective

made and developed with great skill so that it can perform or deal with complicated tasks and systems

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