earnings (n. pl) salaries, profits, dividends, interest received 收入
[例] The meager earnings can hardly make a living for me.
economic (adj.) 1. providing enough money, profitable 赚钱的,有利润的
[例] This project doesn’t make economic sense.
2. referring to state of the national economy 经济的
[例] There is an economic crisis.
economic efficiency (n.) the ratio of outputs to inputs 经济效益
[例] The economic efficiency is higher this year than last year.
economic sanctions (n.) measures taken to force a country to obey international law, by stopping or reducing trade with that country. 经济制裁
[例] The UN decided to life the long-term economic sanctions on Iraq.
economical (adj.) money-saving 节约的
[例] an economical car
economics (n. pl) the study of macro and micro economics 经济学
economist (n.) person who specializes in the study of economics 经济学家
economise (v.) save money by spending less 节约
economies (n. pl) savings 积蓄
[例] We need to introduce some economies.
economy (n.) financial organization of a country 经济体制
[例] a free market economy
economy class the cheapest class of a air travel 经济舱
economy of scale 规模经济
edge (n.) advantage 优势
[例] a competitive edge
effective (adj.) able to produce the right results 有效的，给人深刻印象的
[例] The new pricelist will become effective from January.; an effective resume
[同义词] efficient, effectual, efficacious
efficiency (n.) ability to do the right thing 效率
[例] This machine has a good efficiency.
efficient (adj.) able to produce the right results quickly 效率高的
[例] The new type of machine is efficient to produce products.
[同义词] effective, effectual, efficacious
(be) eligible for qualified or entitled to be chosen 有资格的
[例] They are eligible for the grant from the government.
embezzle (v.) to take (money, for example) for one's own use in violation of a trust 挪用公款
[例] The GM is charged with embezzling funds from the company’s account.
employ (v.) take on or use a person as a paid worker 雇佣
[例] During the year we employed an average of 65.
[同义词] engage, hire
employee (n.) person taken on as a paid worker 雇员