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A
accelerated
accessed
accomplished
accounted for
achieved
acquired
acted
activated
adapted
added
addressed
adjusted
administered
adopted
advanced
advertised
advised
aided
allocated
altered
amended
analyzed
answered
anticipated
applied
appointed
approved
arbitrated
arranged
articulated
ascertained
assembled
assessed
assigned
assisted
attained
attended
attracted
audited
augmented
authored
authorized
automated
awarded

B
balanced
bargained
began
bid
blended
bought
broadened
budgeted
built

C
calculated
calibrated
catalogued
categorized
centralized
certified
chaired
championed
changed
charted
checked
chose
clarified
classified
cleaned
cleared
closed
coached
collaborated
collated
collected
combined
communicated
compared
compiled
completed
contacted
contained
composed
computed
conceived
conceptualized
concluded
condensed
conducted
conserved
consolidated
constructed
consulted
continued
contracted
contributed
controlled
converted
conveyed
convinced
cooperated
coordinated
copied
corrected
correlated
counseled
crafted
created
critiqued
cultivated
cut

D
dealt with
debugged
decentralized
decided
decreased
defined
delegated
  delivered
demonstrated
derived
designated
designed
detected
determined
developed
devised
differentiated
diagnosed
directed
disbursed
disclosed
discovered
dispatched
dispensed
displayed
dissected
disseminated
distributed
diverted
documented
doubled
drafted
drove

E
earned
edited
effected
elaborated
eliminated
empathized
employed
emptied
enabled
encouraged
enforced
engaged
engineered
enhanced
exhibited
enlarged
enlisted
enriched
ensured
entered
established
estimated
evaluated
examined
exceeded
exchanged
executed
exercised
expanded
expedited
experimented
explained
exposed
extended
extracted

F
fabricated
facilitated
fielded
filed
filled
finalized
financed
finished
fired
fixed
focused
folded
followed
forecasted
formalized
formed
formulated
fostered
founded
fulfilled
furnished
furthered

G
gained
gathered
gave
generated
governed
granted
guaranteed
guided

H
handled
headed
heightened
helped
hired
hosted
hypothesized

I
identified
illustrated
imagined
implemented
  improved
improvised
incorporated
increased
influenced
informed
initiated
innovated
inspected
inspired
installed
instigated
instituted
itemized
instructed
integrated
interacted
interfaced
interpreted
interviewed
introduced
invented
inventoried
invested
investigated
invited
isolated
issued

J
joined
judged
justified

K
kept
L
labeled
launched
learned
lectured
led
lessened
lifted
limited
liquidated
listened
litigated
located
logged

M
made
magnified
maintained
managed
manipulated
manufactured
mapped
marked
marketed
mastered
maximized
measured
mediated
mended
mentored
merged
met
minimized
mixed
modeled
moderated
modernized
modified
molded
monitored
motivated
moved
multiplied

N
named
narrated
navigated
negotiated
neutralized
nominated
noted
notified
nurtured

O
observed
obtained
offered
opened
operated
orchestrated
organized
oriented
originated
outlined
outsold
overcame
overhauled
oversaw
  P
packed
paid
painted
participated
perceived
perfected
performed
persuaded
photographed
piloted
pin-pointed
pioneered
placed
planned
played
pointed out
positioned
predicted
prepared
prescribed
presented
presided
prevented
priced
printed
prioritized
problem-solved
processed
procured
produced
programmed
projected
promoted
prompted
proof-read
proposed
protected
prototyped
proved
provided
publicized
published
purchased

Q
qualified
quantified
queried
questioned
quoted

R
raised
read
realized
rearranged
reasoned
received
recognized
recommended
reconciled
reconstructed
recorded
recovered
recruited
rectified
redesigned
reduced
re-engineered
reevaluated
referred
refined
regained
regulated
rehabilitated
replicated
reproduced
reinforced
rejected
related
remedied
remodeled
rendered
renegotiated
renewed
reorganized
repaired
replaced
replenished
reported
represented
requested
researched
resolved
responded
restored
restructured
retrieved
returned
revamped
revealed
reversed
reviewed
revised
revitalized
rewarded
risked

S
sampled
satisfied
saved
scheduled
scored
screened
sealed
searched
secured
selected
  sent
separated
served
serviced
set
set up
shaped
shared
shifted
shipped
shortened
showed
signed
simplified
sketched
sold
solidified
solved
sorted
sought
spearheaded
specified
speculated
spoke
sponsored
spurred
stabilized
staffed
started
stenciled
stimulated
stocked
streamlined
strengthened
stressed
stretched
structured
studied
submitted
systematized
substituted
succeeded
suggested
summarized
supervised
supplemented
supplied
supported
surpassed
surveyed
swept
symbolized
synchronized
synergized
synthesized

T
tabulated
tailored
tallied
targeted
taught
tempered
tended
terminated
tested
testified
tightened
traced
tracked
traded
trained
transcribed
transferred
transformed
translated
transmitted
transported
traveled
treated
trimmed
tripled
trouble-shot
tutored

U
uncovered
underlined
underscored
undertook
underwrote
unearthed
unified
united
updated
upgraded
used
utilized

V
vacated
validated
vaulted
verified
viewed
vitalized
volunteered

W
washed
waxed
weighed
widened
wired
withdrew
witnessed
won
worked
wrote