Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview

This list is based on the USCIS's “Vocabulary for the Naturalization Interview” self-test for immigrants preparing for their citizenship interviews.
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  1. employer
    a person or firm that hires workers
    The legislation bars employers with 15 or more workers from making employment decisions - hiring, firing or compensation - based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
  2. employee
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
    He also makes employees at large feel good about coming to work to do great things.Forbes (Nov 4, 2013)
  3. occupation
    the principal activity in one's life to earn money
    Children born early also ended up more often in a lower-status occupation than their fathers, known as being "downwardly mobile," the researchers reported in Pediatrics.
  4. currently
    at this time or period
    In fact, Twitter’s devotees, who generate the least ad revenue, are currently deemed most valuable, at $110 apiece.Forbes (Nov 7, 2013)
  5. prior
    earlier in time
    Prior to working as an attorney at a business litigation firm, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa.
  6. spouse
    a person's partner in marriage
    There are better things to share with your spouse than dessert.Slate (Oct 23, 2013)
  7. marital
    of or relating to the state of marriage
    In 2011 questionnaires posted to every household sought information ranging from marital status and qualifications to types of central heating.
  8. status
    the condition or someone or something at a particular time
    He said Switzerland could do more simply by ending tax-exempt status.
  9. widow
    a woman whose husband is dead, especially if not remarried
    With Mr Miller declared dead, his " widow" was entitled to Social Security death benefits to support their children.
  10. naturalization
    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
    But by birth or naturalization, every American has more than just an emotional stake in the United States.BusinessWeek (Feb 24, 2011)
  11. interview
    the questioning of a person, often conducted by journalists
    In the following interview, she talks about her career before, during and after working at Facebook.Forbes (Nov 5, 2013)
  12. surname
    the name used to identify the members of a family
    Panagiotis Pikramenos, Greece's newly appointed caretaker prime minister, says he was chosen because his surname means 'bitter' in Greek.
Created on November 6, 2013 (updated November 8, 2013)

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