V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a core group of people at the center of an organization, especially military; 2. a small group of highly trained people, often part of a political movement
Synonyms: core, framework, infrastructure, faculty, staff, personnel, organization
Tips: Cadre is derived from the Latin quadrum, "a square." Think of a square framework--a framework of individuals who constitute a skilled work force which can be expanded upon.
The cadre of political activists bore a unifying zeal for helping the environment. (organization)
The cadre of therapists volunteered to travel to the disaster area to assist victims and train locals to understand psychological damage. (faculty)
The company needs a cadre of executives who can face the competitive challenges before them. (staff)
The Presidentís cadre is always on hand to advise and inform him as needed. (staff, personnel)
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