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to reach

to reach

/ˈɹitʃ/
verb
to achieve something, especially after a lot of thinking or discussion
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Success is about reaching for somethingand getting it.

Or they may have great ambition but lack the means to reach their goals.

This status anxiety fuels the ambition needed to reach for success.

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compromise

compromise

/ˈkɑmpɹəˌmaɪz/
noun
a middle state between two opposing situations that is reached by slightly changing both of them, so that they can coexist
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There's no question that cloaked in the language of compromise are big, bold, huge progressive ideas.

There's some compromises.

So that was considered a compromise.

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to accomplish

to accomplish

/əˈkɑmpɫɪʃ/
verb
to successfully finish doing something after experiencing difficulties
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What did you accomplish and what are you most proud of?

What would you like to continue doing and what else do you hope to accomplish?"

Even the little things that I have accomplished right now with push for closed captioning and what have you.

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to secure

to secure

/sɪkˈjʊɹ/
verb
to achieve something, especially with difficulty
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But if you want to secure one, you're going to need to hurry.

Trump secured $365 million from a consortium of banks to make a bid for the Eastern Shuttle.

Already, Tesla has secured the right to mine lithium on 10,000 acres of land in Nevada.

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breakthrough

breakthrough

/ˈbɹeɪkˌθɹu/
noun
an important discovery or development that helps improve a situation or answer a problem
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It later came out in a lawsuit that Nikola intended to obtain this breakthrough technology by acquiring battery company ZapGo.

This would be a huge breakthrough for people with chronic conditions like diabetes.

There is, however, promising potential for a new breakthrough in ultraviolet tech that could help.

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to achieve

to achieve

/əˈtʃiv/
verb
to finally get the desired goal after dealing with many difficulties
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The principles of hydroponics are simple, and very little special knowledge or equipment is needed to achieve success.

Fame in a Foreign Language: Joseph Conrad Literary success is hard enough to achieve in one's native language.

Thus, ants provide an excellent illustration of how simple devices can achieve complex results.

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to realize

to realize

/ˈɹiəˌɫaɪz/
verb
to achieve something that is desired
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When did you realize that you were wrong?'

I now realize we have been wrong about Louisa.' '

Then in the afternoon I realized we were driving through countryside.

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to attain

to attain

/əˈteɪn/
verb
to succeed in reaching a goal, after hard work
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It is about attaining something that is valued by others.

Since that merger, Costco has attained explosive growth.

How we attain that balance is still very much an open question.

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to fulfill

to fulfill

/fʊɫˈfɪɫ/
verb
to do or reach something desired or expected
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And right now, Trump is waiting to see if China will fulfill its obligation.

A new line of vehicles meant to help fulfill Akio Toyoda is no more boring car's mandate.

Kaikeyi goes to Dasartha, and begs him to fulfill the promise he made years before.

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to manage

to manage

/ˈmænədʒ/, /ˈmænɪdʒ/
verb
to do something successfully, particularly something difficult
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Then one year he managed to get a new and better job at another university.

Although she could hardly speak, she had recently managed to express a wish to see me.

I am no bird, but a free human being,' and I managed to break away. '

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to abandon

to abandon

/əˈbændən/
verb
to completely give up
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Consider the hundreds of abandoned statues.

My own mother abandoned me.

Abandon a child in the streets, like I was abandoned.

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to collapse

to collapse

/kəˈɫæps/
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to experience a sudden and complete failure

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to falter

to falter

/ˈfɔɫtɝ/
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to be hesitant or lose strength
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Some industry watchers have also seen the brand falter slightly on other metrics.

The enemy is faltering but he is not yet beaten.

Attacks on Europe faltered.

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to fold

to fold

/ˈfoʊɫd/
verb
(of a company, organization, etc.) to close or stop trading due to financial problems
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You know, the ones that actually kind of fold a little bit.

Many carpet businesses In Istanbul have folded.

Fold the first sheet with you and your rackmate now.

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to fall through

to fall through

/fˈɔːl θɹˈuː/
verb
to fail to happen; to go down
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Why is YouTube letting things fall through the crack?

Next month, we've got some plans that just fell through today and I'm very excited.

But the deal fell through, and GM shut down all manufacturing and sales of Hummer.

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to misfire

to misfire

/mɪsˈfaɪɝ/
verb
(of a plan) to fail to have the intended result
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That causes your ganglion cells to misfire random signals, and you see those little dots and flashes.

In another incident while President, one Richard Lawrence attempted to assassinate Jackson, but his guns misfired.

Electrical therapy likely works because depression seems to stem from when the brain's regular electrical signals misfire.

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to attempt

to attempt

/əˈtɛmpt/
verb
to try to complete or do something difficult
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What have you ever done to actually attempt to fix it?

Because for Vlogmas I was attempting to upload every single day.

This is actually my second time attempting BetterHelp.

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to overcome

to overcome

/ˈoʊvɝˌkəm/
verb
to defeat someone or something in a contest or battle
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But believe me, I have overcome this weakness of mine, and become as hard as a rock.

I realized he had managed to overcome what he called his weakness.

But the still fairly small scale of the business isn't the only hurdle Adam's had to overcome.

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to struggle

to struggle

/ˈstɹəɡəɫ/
verb
to put a great deal of effort into doing something, although it is extremely hard
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Don't struggle, Jane, like a wild restless bird!' '

I had been struggling with tears for some time and now I let them flow freely.

Not really struggling with accessibility.

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obstacle

obstacle

/ˈɑbstəkəɫ/
noun
a situation or problem that prevents one from succeeding
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That price presents an obstacle for expanding this business.

This group begins with an enhanced obstacle course.

I don't know why you're smiling when you're struggling with a simple obstacle.

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to progress

to progress

/ˈpɹɑˌɡɹɛs/, /pɹəˈɡɹɛs/, /pɹoʊˈɡɹɛs/
verb
to develop to a more advanced or improved stage
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But that may not be the case for China, and it looks like they're still progressing.

As the 2000s progressed, consumer habits shifted away from the department store altogether.

You see what progress they have made!

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advancement

advancement

/ədˈvænsmənt/
noun
the process of improvement or progress
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Carlo was an automotive engineer who made advancements that served Maserati after his untimely death in 1910.

And with the advancement in technologies like continuous glucose monitors, traditional pumps are evolving into smarter devices.

Thanks to these advancements, there are many folding phones on the market today.

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fulfilment

fulfilment

/fʊlfˈɪlmənt/
noun
the act of doing or achieving something that was promised, expected or hoped for
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As a result, he was completely dedicated to the fulfilment of the Fuhrer’s goals.

What broken part of us can’t leave a lack of fulfilment alone?

But we didn't get that sense of fulfilment.

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underdog

underdog

/ˈəndɝˌdɔɡ/
noun
a person, team, etc. that does not have a high chance of success or winning because of being seemingly weaker than others
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A surprising underdog candidate won the day: the light water reactor.

Bush is now the third underdog to get a boost from the caucuses.

Clay is a seven-to-one underdog.

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prosperous

prosperous

/ˈpɹɑspɝəs/
adjective
rich and financially successful
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If the economy is healthy and the people are prosperous, our defenses will be strong.

The rare fish make the fisherman a very prosperous man.

The tiny prosperous city state has expanded its land mass by about 25 percent in recent years.

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to thrive

to thrive

/ˈθɹaɪv/
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to develop or grow well or continue to be successful
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He's thriving, he's really happy doing really well.

And the industry thrived selling papyrus art to tourists.

But to thrive, in certain social circles.

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triumph

triumph

/ˈtɹaɪəmf/
noun
a great victory, success, or achievement gained through struggle
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followed by Suleyman the Magnificent’s series of triumphs across the Middle East 5.

And it's just a triumph of the will.

But here, in a triumph of hindsight, we are.

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disappointingly

disappointingly

/dɪsəˈpɔɪnɪŋɫi/, /dɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋɫi/
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in a manner that is not as one had hoped for

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unsuccessfully

unsuccessfully

/ˌənsəkˈsɛsfəɫi/
adverb
in a way that does not succeed in achieving what you intended for
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Lee’s father was an attorney who unsuccessfully defended two African American men accused of murder.

The party tried unsuccessfully to get out of it for many years.

Frances was being unsuccessfully courted by another author and journalist, Rufus W. Griswold, keep an eye on him.

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brilliantly

brilliantly

/ˈbɹɪɫjəntɫi/
adverb
in an outstanding way that shows a lot of skill or intelligence
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Even people who hated the idea had to agree that it works brilliantly.

He didn't know if he could pull it off before he started, but he did it brilliantly.

And he is an interesting person, and they cast him brilliantly.

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