sketch n.a simple, quickly-made drawing that does not have many details
She's done some really good sketches.
graphite n.a soft, dark gray form of carbon used in the center of pencils
Writing is best done with a fairly soft black graphite pencil.
plethora n.a large or excessive amount of (something)
There's a plethora of books about the royal family.
precise a.exact and accurate
They speak very precise English.
alter v.to change something
We've had to alter some of our plans.
erase v.rub out or remove (writing or marks)
It was unfortunate that she had erased the message.
rectify v.to correct something
Every effort is made to rectify any mistakes before the book is printed.
satisfied a.pleased because you have got what you wanted
Her teachers seem satisfied with her progress.
rewrite v.write (something) again so as to alter or improve it
The songs may have to be rewritten.
exhibition n.a display of a particular skill
That itself will make a good exhibition space.
delighted a.very pleased
I was delighted by your news.
display v.to show words, pictures, etc
Retailers should display delivery times and costs on their websites.
finicky a.difficult to please
He's terribly finicky about his food.
Traveling can be a hassle.
fountain pen n.a pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which the ink flows continuously to the nib
If you’ve never used a fountain pen before, you may have trouble learning how to write with one comfortably.
ink n.coloured liquid used for writing, printing, and drawing
When you fill in the form, please write clearly in black ink.
spill v.to cause a liquid to flow or fall over the edge of a container
Some milk spilled on the floor.
sharpen v.make or become sharp
He sharpened pencils.
convenient a.fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans
I phoned your office to confirm that this date is convenient.
neat a.with everything in its place
You have such neat handwriting.
tidy a.having everything ordered and arranged in the right place
I like to keep my desk tidy.
afresh adv.in a new or different way
She left the job to start afresh.
blunt a.not sharp
A blunt knife or blade is no longer sharp and does not cut well.
anxious a.worried; fearful
She was extremely anxious about her exams.
He spoke with calm assurance.
astounded a.shock or greatly surprise
Her bluntness astounded him.
revise v.to change or correct something, esp. a piece of writing
With the final exam, you don’t revise it after the teacher reads it.
privileged a.having special advantages
I felt very privileged to work at the university.
render v.to change words into a different language or form
She is rendering the book into English from French.
fade v.If something fades out, it becomes less clear and then disappears
The voice on the radio faded out.
layout n.the way something is designed or arranged
Each article in the journal has its own typeface and layout.