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Academic 18: closet, colleague, concert, congratulation, corner

1. closet

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A cupboard or wardrobe, especially one tall enough to walk into.
– Example:
+ he has a closet full of designer suits
+ The Interrogation Chamber was scarcely more than a small closet of a room.
+ He walked into his closet and grabbed some clothes to change into.
+ I jump off my bed and walk to my closet scanning the clothes, but not really looking, for my mind is recalling the events that happened earlier.
+ Keeley walked out of the closet with clothes in her hands and threw them on the bed, smiling at me.
+ I sat in my room, in my closet to be exact, and stared at the wall with my journal lying on my lap, waiting for me to fill its pages with tonight’s occurrences.
+ The hall, closets, laundry room, bathroom, and den all had their own muted colored doors.
+ Spare bedrooms or large closets make good drying rooms, but hot attics and damp cellars generally do not.
+ Close doors to rooms that don’t need to be heated, like closets, storage rooms, etc.

2. colleague

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A person with whom one works in a profession or business.
– Example:
+ Spent part of today writing a couple of spoof company memos for a select group of colleagues.
+ I have a dear friend who is being unfairly targeted by colleagues he used to be in business with.
+ Once inside, he began to deliver a lecture about how lazy he and my work colleagues think I am.
+ He would require the support of Labour Party colleagues on Hull City Council to do so.
+ We are with him through the deaths of colleagues and family, including his father.
+ Police colleagues in Bedale already have a joint base with the local fire brigade.
+ Yesterday felt really weird and nasty as I found out that two of my colleagues had been laid off.
+ Her work colleagues have described her as the person who puts a smile on everyone’s face.
+ I just want to move on with one more issue before I invite my colleagues to come in.

3. concert

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A musical performance given in public, typically by several performers or of several compositions.
– Example:
+ a pop concert
+ I was a bin man at the time and I also used to go to concerts at Wallington Public Hall.
+ He has packed the concerts with his soft pop mates and ignored musical stars from cultures different to his own.
+ Pop concerts present very different safety and public order issues to football.
+ The groups are set to perform numerous concerts throughout the year either in the centre or Dalton church.
+ Last week I was talking about some of the big musical concerts coming up in the region.
+ In this bleak midwinter, no art looks ahead to the New Year with less confidence than orchestral concerts.
+ The band has performed at several concerts abroad and is at present recording its third album.
+ Public concerts were mostly on a small scale and often given in the main room of a tavern.

4. congratulation

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: Words expressing one’s praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion.
– Example:
+ our congratulations to the winners
+ The couple wish to thank all concerned for their good wishes of congratulations.
+ All who took part deserved warmest congratulations for what was achieved.
+ To all of you who hold or are seeking elected office, congratulations and best wishes.
+ I wish to record my gratitude and congratulations to all those involved.
+ This is a great achievement and congratulations are extended to all concerned.
+ Mutual congratulations between friends followed with the best of wishes for the year in which they had entered.
+ Their family and friends have been on hand to send congratulations and best wishes.
+ The record speaks for itself and the home side deserves hearty congratulations.

5. corner

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A place or angle where two sides or edges meet.
– Example:
+ Jan sat at one corner of the table
+ The sides must always be straight and also be of equal length, with all four corners having equal angles.
+ The sides are straight and the corners at right angles.
+ Form lines must be parallel and corners at right angles.
+ Stitch, using straight stitch around outer edges, sewing across corners where marked.
+ By 50, gravity is taking its toll, pushing down the corners at the edge of the mouth; ear lobes become longer.
+ Snowy sat at the corner of the table, eyes narrowed in disgust.
+ Colourful material and tassels hung down from the top edges and corners of the bed.
+ Spoon the crumbs into the tart tin and smooth into the corners and up the sides.

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