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Name the Indian-American, who has been nominated to top-key position in trade promotion arm of the US Commerce department?


Stanford University engineers Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started their company in a Palo Alto garage with $1,538. Their first product was an audio oscillator bought by Walt Disney studios for use in the movie Fantasia.      .. More >>

unacknowledged:
adj.
1.not recognized or admitted
2.not openly acknowledged      .. More >>

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If you give an apology, you say you are sorry for doing something wrong.

If you give an excuse, you provide a reason or explanation for the problem (this can be seen as trying to avoid responsibility).
  • Apology: "I'm sorry I was late. It won't happen again."
  • Excuse: "I was late because my car wouldn't start."
  • Apology: "I'm sorry for the mistake in my report. I should have checked the statistics more carefully."
  • Excuse: "Well, if you hadn't rushed me to finish the report, I wouldn't have made a mistake!"

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