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Vocabulary lesson 85

durable (adj.) sturdy, strong, lasting
– These chairs are more durable than the first ones we looked at.
initiative (n.) the first step; an active role
– Employees are encouraged to take the initiative and share their ideas with management.
reduction (n.) a lessening; a decrease
– The outlet store gave a 20 percent reduction in the price of the shelves and bookcases.
appreciation (n.) recognition, understanding; thanks
– Your appreciation of my efforts inspired me through the final stages of the construction.
outdated (adj.) out of date; obsolete
– Before you do a mailing, make sure that none of the addresses is outdated.