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complication

complication

/ˌkɑmpɫəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
something that makes a situation or process hard to understand or deal with
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They're having complications I don't foresee.

This particular wristwatch is in a class of, what are called, astronomical complications.

People with diabetes live with a chronic disease that puts them at risk for complications that can be serious.

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crisis

crisis

/ˈkɹaɪsəs/
noun
a period of serious difficulty or danger
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Part of it is also a little bit of an identity crisis.

Sometimes it puts me in this identity crisis of like Oh my god, who am I?

One of the biggest impacts is how the crisis has affected graduations.

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predicament

predicament

/pɹiˈdɪkəmənt/, /pɹɪˈdɪkəmənt/
noun
a difficult or unpleasant situation that is hard to deal with
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And I sympathize with this predicament

It's a terrible predicament, and it's what we've created with our food system.

That said, Navalny has kind of hacked that predicament.

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to damage

to damage

/ˈdæmədʒ/, /ˈdæmɪdʒ/
verb
to physically harm someone or something
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His damaged arms and legs are replaced with high-tech artificial ones costing six million dollars.

Fortunately, the house is strongly built, and is not damaged even by the worst winter storms.

So why damage their self-esteem and worsen their signing?

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to deteriorate

to deteriorate

/dɪˈtɪɹiɝˌeɪt/
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to become worse
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But it can only be kept for about a year before it starts to deteriorate.

So, what happens if economic conditions continue to deteriorate?

Penney has had declining total sales annually since 2016, according to FactSet, as its financials deteriorated.

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to address

to address

/ˈæˌdɹɛs/, /əˈdɹɛs/
verb
to think about a problem or an issue and start to deal with it
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Titles also provide guidelines whereby people know how to address others.

Mail he receives from his political party is addressed to Mr. James Wilson.

No wonder that letters addressed to people here had never received an answer.

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to alleviate

to alleviate

/əˈɫiviˌeɪt/
verb
to make a pain less severe or a problem, issue, etc. easier to deal with
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The House of Representatives have passed two bills to alleviate the post office of its short term financial burden.

So is there anything individual drivers can do to alleviate the traffic on their commute?

So this view might see any attempts at alleviating poverty as being potentially damaging to society.

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to approach

to approach

/əˈpɹoʊtʃ/
verb
to begin to tackle or deal with a problem, issue, etc. in a particular way
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The power of ocean waves as they approach land is very strong.

So I obeyed John's order and approached his armchair, thinking how very ugly his face was.

I decided to approach from the front, to get the best view of the house.

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to eradicate

to eradicate

/ɪˈɹædəˌkeɪt/
verb
to completely uproot a problem or destroy something
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The government clearly has a huge responsibility in playing a role in trying to eradicate this level of inequality.

Army ants that fought other army ants probably eradicated themselves millions of years ago.

They are practically impossible to eradicate and the perfect parasite taxi.

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to intervene

to intervene

/ˌɪntɝˈvin/
verb
to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
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So why isn't the FDA intervening?

But then, we intervened.

New learning drives out old learning when insufficient time intervenes.

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to react

to react

/ɹiˈækt/
verb
to act or behave in a particular way in response to something
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It is not clear how those surveyed might react to the automobile names Volvo, Mazda, or Lexus.

He reacted with surprise.

His patients reacted very well to the treatment.

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to repair

to repair

/ɹɪˈpɛɹ/
verb
to restore something to a good condition; to fix something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly
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You asked John Horner to come and repair the window in the room because you knew of his time in prison.

Narrator: Repairing all these flying beasts takes a lot of skill and caution.

His company works directly with Louboutin to repair its shoes, repainting and replacing the red soles.

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to tackle

to tackle

/ˈtækəɫ/
verb
to try to deal with a difficult problem or situation in a determined manner
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Have you considered tackling the design problems with the feature?"

So, that's an issue that I've been needing to tackle so hard.

First, they tackled that delivery system.

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solution

solution

/səˈɫuʃən/
noun
a way in which a problem can be solved or dealt with
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Ashley identifies what frustrates customers on board and comes up with possible solutions.

Google naturally sought a technological solution creating software algorithms that blur faces and car license plates.

Brin and Page's solution allows ads but does not bias the page ranking results in favor of advertisers.

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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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remedy

remedy

/ˈɹɛmədi/
noun
a way of dealing with and improving a bad situation
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Today, it's used for cooking, toothpaste, soap, and various remedies.

Remedies use ingredients that cause the symptoms you want to cure.

Then, and only then, would his remedies work, according to the inventor of homeopathy.

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to cure

to cure

/ˈkjʊɹ/
verb
to solve a problem or deal with an issue
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If medical treatment is started soon enough, sick individuals can be cured.

Their old beliefs about illness may conflict with modern attempts to cure or prevent malaria.

People tried using plants and animals from their environment to cure infections and illnesses.

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resolution

resolution

/ˌɹɛzəˈɫuʃən/
noun
the act of resolving a problem or disagreement
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You have any New Year resolutions?

I mean, the display resolution is terrible.

Not only is it huge, but the quality is amazing, with 12K resolution.

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way out

way out

/wˈeɪ ˈaʊt/
noun
a way to solve a problem
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So you just kind of bluff your way out of it.

The way out is on the bus!

I think it's important to point out that more babies is not the only way out of those problems.

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fix

fix

/ˈfɪks/
noun
an easy or temporary way to solve a problem or correct an error
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but she's also trying and get a fix for her white savior complex.

I know Jacksepticeye said on Twitter that he was going to shut it off until there was a fix.

The videos make people think that it’s a fix, but it's not.

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answer

answer

/ˈænsɝ/
noun
a solution to a problem or a way out of a predicament
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None of them smells at all, so he leaves the answer blank.

Scientists needed other ways to find the answers.

We will probably learn the answer soon.

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alternative

alternative

/ɔɫˈtɝnətɪv/
adjective
available as an option for something else
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Instead, creators are using "YouTube's alternative captioning tools."

The oil has become a key ingredient in many products, perhaps most recently alternative meats.

Palm oil is so efficient that using an alternative oil would require up to 10 times the land to grow.

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arbitral

arbitral

/ˈɑːɹbɪtɹəl/
adjective
relating to the official process of settling a dispute, called arbitration

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concession

concession

/kənˈsɛʃən/
noun
something that is done, allowed, or allowed to have in order to put an end to a disagreement; the act of giving or allowing this
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Kim Moon: If they did not have concessions, they wouldn't be in business.

And in bigger theaters, there might even be multiple concession areas.

Thirty-one percent was from concessions.

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corrective

corrective

/kɝˈɛktɪv/
adjective
intended or designed to improve or correct a bad or undesirable situation
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Fortunately, corneal implants and laser surgery may one day eliminate the need for corrective devices altogether.

Corrective surgeries like LASIK don’t actually work on your lens.

Corrective action was immediate.

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cure-all

cure-all

/kjˈʊɹˈɔːl/
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a solution to any possible problem

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panacea

panacea

/ˌpænəˈsiə/
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a comprehensive solution that is believed to tackle every issue
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I'm not saying this is a panacea.

There's no panacea here.

But going electric is not a simple panacea for the world's climate problem.

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problem solving

problem solving

/pɹˈɑːbləm sˈɑːlvɪŋ/
noun
the act or process of finding ways of doing things or solving complicated problems
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So problem solving depends on this other mode of the brain.

And then, they could use class time for actual problem solving.

KiwiCo ships out crates that contain hands-on projects for kids to help develop their creative confidence and problem solving skills.

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process of elimination

process of elimination

/pɹˈɑːsɛs ʌv ɪlˌɪmᵻnˈeɪʃən/
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a way of finding an answer or solution by omitting all the other options until only one is left
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Well, you perform process of elimination, or, even more simply, you count the cards you see.

The process of elimination: Is it depression?

And so a process of elimination is always a good way.

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ADR

ADR

/ˈædɚ/
noun
(in law) a method of settling a legal case between two parties without going to the court; the use of methods other than litigation to resolve a dispute

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