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bacalao
portuguese for cod fish

klabb
klumsete

barm
a bun is called a barm in Lancashire, e.g. chip barm is chips in a bun.

fully licensed
permission to sell alcohol

marinated kid
goat

fado
traditional portuguese music

fado
traditional portuguese music

saudade
sentimento ao mesmo tempo de tristeza, melancolia, e um misto de alegria perdida no tempo.

fado
traditional portuguese music

gutted
the building's been gutted

Cream

Cream

Cream Tea ( assam tea )

afternoon tea

afternoon tea

afternoon tea

Jubilee cake
A cake made to celebrate the queen's jubilee.

street party
Held to celebrate the jubilee. The road was temporarily shut so that neighbours could hold a party in the road.

Lido
outdoor swimming pool

Constabulary
police

pollution permit
the right to emit a given amount of waste or pollution into the environment

poverty trap
when individuals or households are no better off following a pay rise because tax paid increased and benefits are withdrawn

shadow price
a price calculated to reflect more accurately the private and external costs and benefits of a product, especially if no market price has been calculated

carbon footprint
the amount of greenhouse gases produced measured in terms of carbon dioxide

enterpreneur
an individual who organises the factors of production in order to gain profit

corporation
a private enterprise firm incorporated with the Registrar of Companies

hostile bid
a bid to buy more shares in an attempt to gain control of the company which is opposed by directors who fear job loss

perk
non-monetary benefit such as an expensive car provided by firms

optimal output
the combination of fixed and variable factors that create the lowest average total cost

trade union
organisation of workers who join together to further their own interests

economic rent
the payment received by a factor of production over and above that which is needed to keep it employed in its current occupation

transfer earning
the minimum amount required to keep a factor in its current occupation

wealth
a stock of valuable assets.

monopsonist
a single, dominant buyer

Wage differential
differences in wages arising between individuals, occupations, firms, industries and regions.

Impairment
Damage or deterioration.

Ovation
Cheering

Massacre
Bloodshed

Super ribs ( the Kite pub )
Large cut of ribs marinated in barbecue sauce and served with potato wedges and side salad

Published financial statements purposes
shows if the company is successful in profit or not. It also helps users of information such as shareholders, investors to assess their investments and make decisions.

Bunting
Flags used for festive activities.

Flag carrier
It is a national transport company e.g. British Airways or Singapore Airlines

Hamper

Leverage
The degree to which a busines is utilising the borrowed capital.

Flag carrier
A transportation company such as airline company.

Rolling stock
all the vehicles that move on a railway

Republic Coffee
opposite the Odeon Cinema in city center.

Influx
Flow

Eurovision
The Eurovision Song Contest.

Capital redemption reserve
is created when the company redeems shares from the shareholders. the company is required to create a reserve from profits equal to the amount of redemption if there is no issue of shares.

Eton mess
Traditional English dessert, made of meringue and strawberries.

BBQ weather
Hot sunny weather - perfect for a BBQ!

Regulatory Capture
when agencie set up to regulate firms or industries can be captured, or influenced by the firms they are intended to oversee

dead-weight loss
a reduction in consumer and producer surplus when the output is restricted to less than the optimal level

banger

BBQ

pins and needles
when your hand is in a bad position for a while as blood can not circulated through the hand and your hand hurts for a while

imposition
a burden e.g I don't want to be an imposition!

Pedicure

mound
a man made hill

crouton
a small piece of rebaked bread, used with salads.

pavlova
a meringue-based dessert. Crops crust on the outside, but soft inside

Goldsmiths
A university in south east London.

Regulatory Capture
When the Government agencies are supposed to regulate firms in order to create economic welfare for society and consumers, but in fact the Government agencies seek for their interests and collude with firms, thus against public interest.

imposition
lie

Control Account
Cash sales are not included in control account

Impede
Prevent

Pipe

THE IMPORTANCE OF AUDITORS
To reflect the true and fair financial position of the business by examining the accounting information

Landfill
The process of burying the refuse or waste materials in landfill sites.

Bunting

Union Jack
The flag of the United Kingdom

Sunday Roast
Traditional British meal served on Sundays, consisting of roasted meat, roast potato or mashed potato, and boiled vegetables like corn, carrots, broccoli, etc.

Tea caddy
box, jar, canister to store loose tea leaves.

Meat pie
A type of savoury pie, with meat filling and ingredients.

banger
English sausage (colloquial). Made from fresh meats, served with mashed potato and gravy

Creditor payment period
measure how quickly a business pays its debts to its suppliers and other short term creditors. Creditors divided by credit purchases or cost of sales, times 365

Debts' collection period
activity ratio. to measure the efficiency of a business's credit control system. Debtors divided by turnover, then time 365

Stock turnover
how quickly a business uses or sells its stock. can be calculated by dividing cost of sales by average stock.

Asset turnover
activity ratio. measure the productivity of assets, how much turnover is generated by the assets employed. Can be calculated by dividing turnover by net assets.

Gross profit margin
Performance ratio. The percentage amount by which the cost of a good is increased. Can be calculated by dividing the gross profit by turnover, times 100

Net profit margin
Performance ratio. Net profit before tax and interest divided by turnover, times 100.

Return on capital employed
An accounting ratio that compares the profit made by a business with the amount of money invested

Materiality concept
Expenses should be recorded in the profit and lost account, not in the balance sheet as fixed assets

Quantitative Easing
When the central banks purchase bonds from commercial banks or private sector firms in order to inject more money into the economy

Disburse
Pay out

propensity
an inclination to something

chauvinistic
It can also refer to a belief in the superiority of one gender over the other. E.g. Male chauvinism

Headington
An area of Oxford.

Coincide
Occur at the same time

fathom
e.g I'm having trouble fathoming out how my new phone works.

chauvinistic
having thr belief that one's own country is superior to any others

amalgamation

fathom
to understand what something means

Headington

Bargain
A great offer or deal on a purchase e.g. I bought an iPad on eBay, it was a real bargain!

seepage
Leakage

Vendor
Salesman

Bargain
1. An argeement between buyer and seller 2. Negotiate

QR code

whitewater

Aggravate
Make something more serious and worse

Wilful
Intentional

Rant
Speak in a wild way.

Vehement
intense

austerity

Contingency
Something happens accidentally

barbed wire
a type of fencing

Unknown Tree
The pedals are pink in colour

train spotter
hobby where people write a train number and take picture from,it when a train is passing

malmaison
hotel in oxford

mound
small hill

mound
handmade hill

stocks

Lifebuoy
keeping a person afloat in water

flood gate

flood gate

flood gate

pelican crossing
pedestrian light

belisha beacon
beacon means light, it's the light near a zebra crossing

beacon
warning light

tagging

tagging
put name on drawings

street art

to let
to rent

scaffolding

scaffholding

Bookshelf

Oxfordshire library

Amnesty

Cover up
Conceal

with a view to do sth
do sth with an intention

sewage
is waste matter such as faeces or dirty water from homes and factories which flows away through sewers

yield
http://m.dictionary.com/d/?q=yield&o=0&l=dir

profanity

marmite
I really like the extra strong version.

marmite
It is great on toast.

Envisage
Imagine

jeopardy
if someone or smth in jeopardy, they are in a dangerous situation where they might fail, be lost or be destroyed

wellied
(slang) drunk short form of Wiilington boot

marmite

Augmented reality
It's a live, direct or indirect view of a physical, real world environmentwhose element are argumented by images, informations

trousered
get drunk

trousered
to be extremely drunk

rat arsed
extremely drunk

Hot Cross Bun

crust

Hot Cross Bun
bread

rat-arsed
means drunk

idiosyncratic
1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group. 2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.

Manicure
French manicure : type of manicure that there will be a white line on top of the nail. it is called French because in past years French people had dirt under their nail so they used to make their nail white to hide the dirt.

Manicure

Census
information is obtained from all members of population.

Revamp
Renovate

Manicure
A beauy treatment for hands and fingernails.

Puberty
Adolescence

Revolt
Uprising

myopia
short sighted

Podium
A podium can also be called a 'lectern' when it is refers to a stand used to hold notes when giving a speech.

Philanthropy
Love of humanity

Pasture
Meadow

Fly-past

Adamant
Refuse to change one's mind

'Crowd in'
When government spending increase the level of investment in the economy

Auction
The sale of assets to the highest bidder.

Confidential
Secret

Empathy
The ability to understand others' feelings and situations.

Reciprocity
A mutual agreement to exchange dependence or smt

Trait
Feature, characteristic

Yelling
Cry out loudly

Podium

Versus
Against

Boat Race
The Boat Race is a rowing race held annually between Oxford University and Cambridge University.

Good Friday
The day after Maundy Thursday and two days before Easter Sunday.

stratum
a social class

stratum
a layer of rock or earth

balkanise
to divide a territory into small states

balkanise
to divide a territory into small states

stultify
prevent something or someone from developing to the best state

oriental
relating to or from the Eastern part of the world

occidental
someone from the Western part of the world

assimilate
to absorb, to complety take in new ideas, information.

Sovereign debt
when the Government fails to pay its debts in full.

Ratify
to approve or sanction

Expel
Force someone to leave a country.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
an international organisation with the main aims are to stabilise currencies by monitoring the exchange rates of mrmber countries and lending money to developing nations.

fastidious
laity great attention to details because they like everything to be very neat, accurate and in good order

harassment
is behaviour which is intended to trouble or annoy someone

brewer
people or companies who make beer

belligerent
hostile and aggressive

slavish
to describe things that copy or imitate something exactly, without any attempt to be original

neat
a neat place, thing or person is tidy and smart and had everything in correct place

glossy
means smooth and shiny

skirmish
is a minor battle if people skirmish, they fight

elation
is a feeling of great happiness and excitement about something that had happened

serpent
snake

hazard
something which could be dangerous to you, your health or safety, your plans or reputation

torture
it causes you great mental or physical suffering

elegiac
expresses or shows sadness

tranquil
something is calm and peaceful

condemnation
is the act of saying that something or someone is very bad and unacceptable

irrational
if someone's feelings and behaviour is irrational, they are not based on logical reasons or clear thinking

exuberance
is behaviour which is energetic, excited and cheerful

disclosure
the act of giving people new or secret information

lurch
to make a sudden movement, especially forwards, in an uncontrolled way

bleak
if situation is bleak, it means that it is get bad and seems unlikely to improve if place is bleak, you mean that it looks cold, empty and unattractive if someone looks or sound bleak, they look or sound depressed

superfluous
something that is unnecessary or is no longer needed

amplify
to increase strength or intensity

adjust
to adopt or to get used to

strive
make a great effort to do something or get it

tin
is a soft silvery-white metal

stagnate
if business or society stagnates, it stops changing or progressing

deplore
think that something is very wrong or immoral

exquisite
something that extremely beautiful or pleasant

idiocy
you mean that you think it is very stupid

tumultuous event
period of time involves many exciting and confusing events or feelings

infancy
is the period of your life when you are very young

barter
if you barter goods you exchange them for something, rather than selling for money

seductive
something that is seductive is very attractive or makes you want to do something that you would not otherwise do

beckon
if you beckon to someone, you signal to them to come to you

shabby
things or places look old and in bad condition

pale
something is very light in colour or almost white

stab
if someone stabs you, they push a knife or sharp object into your body

perky
someone is cheerful and lively

probationer
is someone who is still being trained to do a job and is on trial

preliminary
discussions take place at the beginning of an event, often as a form of preparation

shelter
is a small building or covered place which is made to protect people from bad weather or danger

dormitory
is a large bedroom where several people sleep

sycophant
flatterer

Golly
they might also say 'golly gosh'

barn

Farm shop
A shop attached to a farm selling produce grown on that farm.

Beams
Wooden beams found in old buildings, they hold up the ceiling.

reserved
A sign that is used to indicate a table in a restaurant is booked.

reserved
A sign that is used to indicate a table in a restaurant is booked.

Thatched roof
A roof made of reeds, often found on old cottages.

Stream

Easter Egg Hunt
a traditional game during Easter. Decorated eggs would be hidden in various places for children to find.

Savvy
Understand

Compounding
When investment earnings/return is added to the original capital, forming larger investment base, it has the potential to grow faster.

Maundy money
Money given out by the Queen on Maundy Thursday.

malady
disease

quarantine
isolation

cumbersome
difficult to move because of the size/shape/weight eg the lorry was very cumbersome to drive.

cumbersome
difficult to move because of the size/shape/weight eg the lorry was very cumbersome to drive.

vow
as in wedding vows or marriage vows.

Broadside
a side of ship which is above water line

Vessel
A large ship

Unveil
Reveal

Preminate
Dominate

Grief
Sorrow

Uphold
Keep or maintain in unaltered condition

Chapel

Golly
Some people say golly when they are very surprised

Irk
If something irks you, it irritates or annoys you

iridescent
Smth has many bright colours that seem to keep changing

apprentice
Is a young person who works for someone in order to learn their skill

percussion instruments
Musical instruments that you hit, e.g. drums

bagpipes
Scottish instrument

jellyfish

devour
eat very quickly

cumbersome
it means that something is very complicated

ad-volorem
a tax which is a percentage of the price of the unit

cartel
a group of firms working together or colluding

vow
when you make a serious promise or decision that you will do it

incumbent
existing firm in the industry

prominent
it means 'top'

turnover
the word means 'sales' in final account for publication

turgid
bombastic language

impracticable
not possible

Feast
A large meal.

Deter
Prevent

Deviance
Differing from the accepted standards of a society.

Hinder
Cause difficulty, interruption

solicit
to beg, seek earnestly

loath
unwilling

To have cold feet

ambrosial
delicious

Disuse
The fact or smt of becoming unused. Eg: Manipulation system falls into disuse

Imitate
to ape

Rituals
A regilious ceremony

bonnie lass
a pretty little girl e.g wee bonnie lass

stoop
e.g he walks with a stoop

To have cold feet
to hesitate because of fear or uncertainity

To look a gift horse in the mouth
to be critical of a present

Dementia
the loss of mental processing ability, especially with memory.

Avalanche
When a large mass of snow, ice or rock falling down in a moutainside

stoop
bent over

hell's teeth

Iranian mothers day
birthday anniversary of the daughter of the prophet Mohammed

fizzer
a multicolored fizzy sweet

bonnie lass
folk music

Refreshers
a type of chewy sweet, lemon or orange tastes.

Parma Violet
A very peculiar type of sweet that appeals to many people, tastes like soap to others.

love hearts
heart shape candies

hell's teeth
an alternative way to express the need of swearing. Old fashioned.

Doctor Who

TARDIS
Abbreviation of 'Time and Relative Dimension in Space'. A time machine and spacecraft for the time lords in the BBC series 'Doctor Who'.

hell's teeth
polite way to swear. traditional phrase in Britain.

ceilidh dancing