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Accelerated
Acclimated
Accompanied
Accomplished
Achieved
Acquired
Acted
Activated
Actuated
Adapted
Added
Addressed
Adhered
Adjusted
Administered
Admitted
Adopted
Advanced
Advertised
Advised
Advocated
Affected
Aided
Aired
Allocated
Altered
Amended
Amplified
Analyzed
Answered
Anticipated
Applied
Appointed
Appraised
Approached
Approved
Arbitrated
Arranged
Ascertained
Assembled
Assessed
Assigned
Assisted
Assumed
Attained
Attracted
Audited
Augmented
Authored
Authorized
Automated
Avail
Awarded

Balanced
Balanced Budget
Bargained
Billed
Blazed
Borrowed
Bought
Broadened
Budgeted
Built

Calculated
Canvassed
Capitalized
Captured
Carried
Cast
Cataloged
Centralized
Chaired
Challenged
Championed
Changed
Channeled
Charted
Checked
Chose
Circulated
Clarified
Classified
Cleared
Closed
Coached
Co-authored
Cold-called
Collaborated
Collected
Combined
Commissioned
Committed
Communicated
Compared
Compiled
Completed
Composed
Computed
Conceived
Conceived
Conceptualized
Concluded
Condensed
Conduced
Conducted
Conferred
Consolidated
Constructed
Consulted
Contacted
Contrasted
Contributed
Contrived
Controlled
Converted
Convinced
Coordinated
Corrected
Corresponded
Counseled
Counted
Created
Criticized
Critiqued
Cultivated
Customized
Cut

Debated
Debugged
Decentralized
Decided
Decreased
Deferred
Defined
Delegated
Delivered
Demonstrated
Depreciated
Described
Deselected
Designated
Designed
Detected
Determined
Developed
Devised
Devoted
Diagnosed
Diagrammed
Directed
Disclosed
Discounted
Discovered
Discussed
Dispatched
Displayed
Dissembled
Distinguished
Distributed
Diversified
Divested
Documented
Doubled
Drafted

Earned
Eased
Edited
Educated
Effected
Elected
Eliminated
Employed
Enabled
Encouraged
Endorsed
Enforced
Engaged
Engineered
Enhanced
Enlarged
Enriched
Entered
Entertained
Established
Estimated
Evaluated
Examined
Exceeded
Exchanged
Executed
Exempted
Exercised
Expanded
Expedited
Experienced
Experimented
Explained
Exposed
Extended
Extracted
Extrapolated

Facilitated
Familiarized
Fashioned
Fielded
Figured
Filed
Financed
Fit
Focused
Forecasted
Formalized
Formed
Formulated
Fortified
Found
Founded
Framed
Fulfilled
Function
Functioned
Furnished

Gained
Gathered
Gauged
Gave
Generated
Governed
Graded
Graduated
Granted
Greeted
Grouped
Guided

Handled
Headed
Helped
Hired
Hosted

Identified
Illuminated
Illustrated
Implemented
Improved
Improvised
Inaugurated
Increased
Incurred
Individualized
Indoctrinated
Induced
Influenced
Informed
Initiated
Initiative
Innovated
Inquired
Inspected
Inspired
Installed
Instilled
Instituted
Instructed
Insured
Interacted
Interfaced
Interpreted
Interviewed
Introduced
Invented
Inventoried
Invested
Investigated
Invited
Involved
Isolated
Issued

Joined
Judged

Launched
Lead
Lectured
Led
Lightened
Liquidated
Listened
Litigated
Lobbied
Localized
Located

Maintained
Managed
Mapped
Marketed
Mastered
Maximized
Measured
Mediated
Merchandised
Merged
Met
Minimized
Modeled
Moderated
Modernized
Modified
Monitored
Motivated
Moved
Multiplied

Named
Narrated
Negotiated
Netted
Noticed
Nurtured

Observed
Obtained
Offered
Offset
Opened
Operated
Optimized
Orchestrated
Ordered
Organized
Oriented
Originated
Overhauled
Oversaw

Qualified
Quantified
Quoted

Ranked
Rated
Reacted
Read
Received
Recommended
Reconciled
Recorded
Recovered
Recruited
Redesigned
Reduced
Referred
Refined
Regained
Regulated
Rehabilitated
Reinforced
Reinstated
Related
Remedied
Remodeled
Removed
Renegotiated
Reorganized
Repaired
Repeated
Replaced
Reported
Represented
Requested
Researched
Resolved
Responded
Responsible
Restored
Restructured
Resulted
Retained
Retrieved
Revamped
Revealed
Reversed
Reviewed
Revised
Revitalized
Rewarded
Routed

Safeguarded
Salvaged
Saved
Scheduled
Screened
Searched
Secured
Segmented
Selected
Sent
Separated
Served
Serviced
Settled
Set-up
Shaped
Shortened
Showed
Shrank
Signed
Simplified
Sold
Solved
Spearheaded
Specified
Speculated
Spoke
Spread
Stabilized
Staffed
Staged
Standardized
Steered
Stimulated
Strategized
Streamlined
Strengthened
Stressed
Structured
Studied
Submitted
Substantiated
Substituted
Suggested
Summarized
Superseded
Supervised
Supplied
Supported
Surpassed
Surveyed
Synchronized
Synthesized
Systematized

Tabulated
Tailored
Targeted
Taught
Terminated
Tested
Testified
Tightened
Traced
Traded
Trained
Transacted
Transferred
Transformed
Translated
Transported
Traveled
Treated
Tripled
Tutored
Typed

Uncovered
Undertook
Underwrote
Unified
United
Updated
Upgraded
Utilized

Validated
Valued
Verified
Viewed
Visited
Volunteered

Weighed
Welcomed
Widened
Witnessed
Won
Worked
Wrote


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