Unit 8: Vocabulary

To pass this unit, please study the 15 vocabulary words below.
adjudicate
to act as a judge
The HR manager will be adjudicating the meeting and will help you to reach an agreement.
advise
to recommend or suggest
I strongly advise you to listen to what he says.
code of conduct
a set of rules which show how an employee should behave
The companies code of conduct forbids employees from swearing.
compromise
an agreement in which people reduce their demands or change their opinion in order to agree
John and Mark eventually came to a compromise which satisfied them both.
conflict
an active disagreement between people
It is very stressful when you have a conflict with your boss.
disciplinary action
punishment of some kind given to an employee
When she was caught stealing from her employer, the company started disciplinary action.
dispute
an argument or quarrel
They had a small dispute over the best way to achieve the goal.
existing
current or being now
Our existing clients are all very happy with our service.
parties
people or organizations involved in a particular situation
The contract was signed by both parties in front of a lawyer.
run into
to meet or experience something unexpectedly
We ran into a few problems while preparing for the launch of the product.
settle
to end or resolve (a disagreement) by coming to an agreement
Mark settled the disagreement by agreeing to do part of the work himself.
suspend
to force someone to leave a job for a short time as a method of punishment
Mary was suspended from work for three days.
tactful
considerate and not offensive
A good manager needs to be tactful when talking to their employees.
terminate
to bring to an end or put an end to
The contract will be terminated at the end of the year.
work out
to find a solution to
The whole department is busy working out how to meet their deadline.
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