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Terry Douglas

High School Teacher

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abatement

1. The termination of a law suit. (abatement of action)
2. A reduction of a tax assessment.
3. The removal of a nuisance.

Community service

Community service is work without payment for the benefit of local communities. It may be performed voluntarily, may be required by government instead of military service or may be required by courts instead of other forms of punishment, such as incarceration, fines, or probation.


When performed in return for crime, it may also be referred to as community restitution or community payback.


He was sentenced to 150 hours of community service for his crime.

Endangered species

A species of animal or plant that is seriously at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat (because of human activities or changes in climate) or loss of genetic variation.


The risk of extinction is considered and categorized by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). In 2018, the IUCN Red List featured 8455 animal and plant species as endangered worldwide.


:: More Info ::
The IUCN Red List
Most famous endangered species - Britannica
Endangered animals with encyclopedical information and photos

Food additives

Food additives are some artificial substances added to food to enhance its flavor or color or to preserve it. For example, white crystalline compound and nitrite are used as food additives to enhance flavor, salt is both a preservative as well as a flavor.


Food additives can be examined under several groups such as acidity regulators, antioxidants, food coloring, fortifying agents, flavors, preservatives, and etc.


:: More Info ::
A full list of food additives - Wikipedia

Internet banking

Internet banking is a banking option that allows people to carry out money transfers and other banking processes 24 hours a day.

junk food

Food that is not healthy, especially contains lots of fat, salt, sugar, etc., but it is quick and easy to eat.


My kids aren't allowed to eat so much junk food.
She ate so much junk food that she became overweight and ill.

job satisfaction

A feeling of enjoyment that someone derives from their job.
When I choose a career, job satisfaction is always the most important factor.
Many workers are more interested in job satisfaction than in earning high
salaries.

Online shopping

Online shopping is the activity of purchasing products or services over the Internet.
An increasing number of consumers are finding online shopping quite convenient to make purchases.

old age

1. Old age is the period of someone's life when they are old. You may consider it after 65 years old.
My parents have saved enough for their old age.


2. It also refers to state of being old.
My teacher doesn't like to travel much because of old age.

platonic relationship

A relationship that is friendly but does not involve sex.
Tom and Mary have a platonic relationship because he and she are not ready for a dating relationship at present.

public school

Public school refers to a school that receives financial support from the government and is controlled by the government, in the US.


Mary sent her daughter to a public school in Boston.


:: Related Terms ::
private school

Quality of life

The level of satisfaction and comfort in someone's life.
My quality of life improved significantly once I finished paying for my MBA education.

Social networking

Websites and online services that enable users to communicate, share information or to participate in.


What's your favorite social networking website?

Social network

A network of friends, colleagues, and other personal relationships.


He is a computer geek and doesn't have much of a social network.
She has a wide social network of supportive friends and colleagues.

Target market

A particular group of customers at which a business has decided to aim its marketing efforts and ultimately its products towards.


Target market can be separated from the market by geography, buying power, psycho-graphics and demographics.


Your demographic target market (target audience) consists of consumers who have similar characteristics (such as gender, age, religion, ethnicity, income level, education, etc.) and are considered most likely to buy your product.


Young women are their target market for skin care products.


:: Similar Terms ::
target audience

bad breath

Breath that smells unpleasant.
The only thing about my new girlfriend is her bad breath.
If you don't want your breath to be so bad, you should clean your teeth more often.
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