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Please/Thank You/You're Welcome
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A-OK

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fine or alright

I checked with my dad, and everything is A-OK, thank God.

APA – American Psychological Association

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a professional organization for American psychologists

I’m a proud member of the APA.

APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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a group of twenty-one countries that work together to support the Asia-Pacific region

My father is a member of an APEC committee.  He enjoys the world-wide projects that they do.

APR – Annual Percentage Rate

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the amount of interest associated with borrowing money

I have a 1.2% APR on my car loan.

ASB – Associated Student Body

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Associated Student Body

a student-run government at a school or university

I am running for ASB President in the spring.  I hope I win!

ATM – Automated Teller Machine

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a computerized banking station, often outside a bank or a business, that allows customers to perform transactions on their own

I got $200 at the ATM earlier today.

B&B – Bed and Breakfast

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a home-style place to stay while traveling, often in someone’s home that includes a home-cooked breakfast

We are staying at a B&B during our vacation.  It’ll be nice to stay in a small place this time instead of a big hotel.                                                                                                                                                                  

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts

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traditionally a four-year, undergraduate degree earned by completing courses in the arts

I’m proud to say that I have a B.A. in American History.  I hope to teach American History in high school after I get my credential.

B.S. – Bachelor of Science

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traditionally a four year, undergraduate degree earned by completing courses in the sciences

I just received my B.S. in Biology.  Now I plan to go on and get a Master's.