audience a group of people who gather together to listen to an watch something, such as a concert, play, lecture, etc; a group of people who listen to or watch something at the same time: brevity 1 the use of only a few words when speaking or writing: We ask all the after-dinner speakers to aim for brevity. 2. the fact of lasting a short time: The poet comments on the brevity of life in all his poems. buzzword a word or expression which originally had a technical meaning but which has become fashionable and popular by being used more generally, especially in newspapers, on television, etc: The article on education on the newspaper contained several of the latest buzzwords. campaign a planned series of actions carried out in order to achieve a particular aim: Jack is starting a campaign to stop smoking being allowed in the office. communication the exchange of information or the expression of ideas or feeling between people, for example by speaking, letters, telephone, email, sign language, etc: Both groups wanted the same thing, but this was not understood as there has been a failure of communication. complex 1. difficult to understand or deal with The plot of his new play is extremely complex.
2. made up of several different things which are related: Some of Pam’s designs are very complex. complex a group of buildings of a similar type and with a similar purpose: There is to be a new shopping complex built on the edge of the town. culprit a person who has done something wrong or something which is against the law: Someone stole my car last year, but the police never found the culprit. gobbledegook language, found especially in official documents, which seems meaningless because it is full of complicated words that are difficult to understand: I have tried to read the instruction manual for the new computer, but it’s gobbledegook to me. impressive causing people to feel admiration for something because it is very good, very big, very attractive, etc; causing people to feel admiration for someone because they are very good at something, very skilful, etc: The new headquarters is a most impressive building. incomprehensible impossible, or extremely difficult, to understand: The new teacher speaks so quickly that some of the pupils find what he says incomprehensible. comprehend to understand: No one can comprehend Sam’s sudden violent behaviour.