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 inflected forms:
circulates; circulated; circulating 
to move without stopping though a system, place, etc. [no object] Blood circulates through the body.  Steam circulates in the pipes. [with object]  A pump circulates the water through the filter.  Fans circulate the air. 
2 a
[no object]
to go or spread from one person or place to another  Rumorsare circulating around town.  The report circulated among the students. 
[with object]
to cause (something) to go or spread from one person or place toanother  Stories were circulated about mismanagement.  He is circulating a petitionasking for a new election. 
[no object]:
to go from group to group at a party or social gathering in order to talk to different people She circulated among her guests. 
 Status: finance
1 :
money that is made by or paid to a business or an organization [noncount] The factory lost revenue b
ecause of the strike by the workers.  The company receivesmillions of dollars in advertisingrevenue. [=money paid by advertisers]  The firm islooking for another source of revenue.[plural] advertising and sales revenues 
2 :
money that is collected for public use by a government through taxes [noncount]Government officials have reported a decrease inrevenue.[plural] state and  federa
tax revenues
 Affect vs effect 
 These words in some cases can have similar meaning, however, they are very often used incorrectly.
is a verb; it means 'to have an influence on or effect a change in', e.g.Your answer will not affect my decision'.
may be used as a noun, as well as a verb. As a verb it is used rather in formal  speech and means 'to bring into existence', e.g. He tried to effect a reconciliationbetween his parents. As a noun it is used with the meaning of 'result, influence', e.g. Hehas recovered from the effects of his illness.
Continual vs continuous
 These two adjectives are often confused.
means 'very frequent', e.g. I had continual interruptions all morning .
 , on the other hand, means 'without any pause', e.g.continuous noise(anoise that never stops).
verb [with object] 
 inflected forms:
boosts; boosted; boosting 
1 :
to increase the force, power, or amount of (something) The farmhas boosted [=increased] wheat production by 25 percent. boost [=raise] prices  Thearticle discusses a number of ways people can boost [=strengthen] their immune systems.  The company needs to find ways to boost [=improve] morale. 
2 :
to push or shove (something or someone) up from below Sheboosted the boy ontohis father¶s shoulders. ² sometimes used figuratively  His work on the high-profilelawsuit has boosted him into the political arena.  Learn about boost as a noun.The Latest Obamacare Implosion  Inefficient programs that don't solve problems and are passed against the will of the American people seem to be the Obama Administration's forte. Now their high-minded aspirations of a health care revolution are quickly unraveling as fatal glitches inObamacare become apparent.
  Next up for implosion? The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act,otherwise known as the "CLASS Act," which creates a government-run long term careinsurance program too costly to sustain. At a time when entitlement programs in America have spun out of control, liberal proponents of Obamacare were pushing anew one that had no hope of staying afloat. Now, they are trying hide the fact that theywere wrong as another bungling layer of Obamacare is exposed. From its creation, the CLASS Act was completely unsustainable as written into law. The problem? Due to the effects of adverse selection, the program would charge high premiums that would deter less risky individuals from participating. Indeed, participating in the CLASS program would only appeal to those in poor healthexpecting to need long-term care in the future, further escalating premiums. Due to its design, it was clear to Medicare actuaries and even liberal Members of Congress that CLASS would fail before it began. Like so many other aspects of the struggling Obamacare law, this one's flaws are abundantly clear. Brian Blaseexplainswhy the CLASS Act is broken and how its ill-conceived design would lead to itsinevitable collapse or bailout:
The main problem is that the program's design will result in a badly skewed pool of  participants ... This means healthy individuals are less likely to participate because theydo not receive credit in the form of a lower premium, like they would if they purchased [long-term-care] insurance in the private market. Instead, CLASS participants arelikely to be disabled individuals who are able to work part-time and individuals whoanticipate future [long-term-care] needs. Moreover, the adverse selection problem is exacerbated because individuals earning below the poverty line are subjected to only a $5 monthly premium, and less healthy people are much more likely to be below the poverty line. The artificially low premium for them means that premiums will have to be much higher for others, which will diminish overall enrollment in the program and worsen its long-run solvency. The poor design of CLASS almost guarantees that the program will collapse or need a bailout. Last week, Heritagereported on internal emailssent prior to Obamacare's passagewarning the Obama Administration of CLASS's impending disaster. While former  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and friends were frantically shoving the 3,000 page healthcare bill through Congress, they were ignoring vital information about a program that was actuarially unsound and completely unworkable. In fact, as Heritage's Lachlan Markayreported  , federal health experts told them via email that CLASS would result inan "insurance death spiral." Congress passed it anyway. Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius has since stated that CLASS is"totally sustainable" and "financially unsound." The Department claimed it could solvethese problems using its administrative authority, but the only way CLASS could 

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