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  • n  formality and propriety of manner
  • n  something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
  • n  an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
  • n  (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
  • n  a district that is reserved for particular purpose
  • n  armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
  • n  the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
  • v  hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
  • v  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • v  obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
    We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's
  • v  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
    reserve me a seat on a flight

  • The interest rate on reserves did not establish a hard floor on the federal funds rate during the short period between the time that payment of interest on reserves was introduced .
  • An annual British Petroleum report claims that the world has enough oil reserves to last 40 more years.
  • Before the winter is over reserve requirements will probably be upped a second time.
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    In general,Bernanke said, "healthy economic growth depends on well- functioning financial markets. Consequently, helping the financial markets to return to more normal functioning will continue to be a top priority of the Federal Reserve."
  • Barbara Boxer in CNN International
    Dr. Bernanke played a lead role in crafting the Bush administration's economic policies, which led to the current economic crisis,Boxer said. "Our next Federal Reserve chairman must represent a clean break from the failed policies of the...

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