Success and Failure

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 14

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
to reachverb

to achieve something, especially after a lot of thinking or discussion

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compromisenoun

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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to accomplishverb

to successfully finish doing something after experiencing difficulties

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to secureverb

to achieve something, especially with difficulty

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breakthroughnoun

an important discovery or development that helps improve a situation or answer a problem

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to achieveverb

to finally get the desired goal after dealing with many difficulties

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to realizeverb

to achieve something that is desired

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to attainverb

to succeed in reaching a goal, after hard work

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to fulfillverb

to do or reach something desired or expected

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to manageverb

to do something successfully, particularly something difficult

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to abandonverb

to completely give up

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to collapseverb

to experience a sudden and complete failure

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to falterverb

to be hesitant or lose strength

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to foldverb

(of a company, organization, etc.) to close or stop trading due to financial problems

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to fall throughverb

to fail to happen; to go down

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to misfireverb

(of a plan) to fail to have the intended result

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to attemptverb

to try to complete or do something difficult

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to overcomeverb

to defeat someone or something in a contest or battle

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to struggleverb

to put a great deal of effort into doing something, although it is extremely hard

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obstaclenoun

a situation or problem that prevents one from succeeding

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to progressverb

to develop to a more advanced or improved stage

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advancementnoun

the process of improvement or progress

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fulfilmentnoun

the act of doing or achieving something that was promised, expected or hoped for

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underdognoun

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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prosperousadjective

rich and financially successful

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to thriveverb

to develop or grow well or continue to be successful

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triumph
triumphnoun

a great victory, success, or achievement gained through struggle

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disappointinglyadverb

in a manner that is not as one had hoped for

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unsuccessfullyadverb

in a way that does not succeed in achieving what you intended for

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brilliantlyadverb

in an outstanding way that shows a lot of skill or intelligence

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