Occupations Starting with "A" Vocabulary Study Guide

audition
(v) to try or compete for a role or part in a performance

black hole
(n) an object in space created when a star explodes where no electromagnetic radiation can escape

chisel
(n) a tool shaped like a wedge with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, used to cut or shape wood or stone

collaborate
(v) to work together or cooperate

construct
(v) to build or form by putting together parts

contract
(n) a written agreement between two or more parties

contractor
(n) a person that agrees to supply materials or labor especially for building

coordinates
(n) a way to define the position of a point, line, or location

debate
(v) to engage in an organized argument over a question or issue or discussion

expenditures
(n) something that needs to be paid for like a service or goods

limelight
(n) the center of public attention, interest, or observation

Louvre
(n) an art museum in Paris, France

moderate
(v) to manage over a public forum, meeting, or discussion

nuclear fission
(n) the splitting of an atomic nucleus

ovation
(n) an enthusiastic public reception of a person shown by loud and prolonged applause

portfolio
(n) a collection of work, drawings, or documents

quagmire
(n) a challenging problem that is difficult to solve

receipt
(n) a written proof of something purchased, bought, or sold

relativity
(n) theory by Albert Einstein about space and time

schmooze
(v) to chat to someone or talk to someone for the purpose of promoting yourself, client, or product to gain an advantage

site
(n) in construction the area or exact plot of ground in which something is built

sketch
(v) to draw something

specs
(n) a drawing design with specific details needed to construct a building

thespian
(n) an actor or actress, usually relating to the theatre