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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 24

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
complicationnoun

something that makes a situation or process hard to understand or deal with

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crisisnoun

a period of serious difficulty or danger

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predicamentnoun

a difficult or unpleasant situation that is hard to deal with

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to damage
to damageverb

to physically harm someone or something

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to deteriorateverb

to become worse

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to addressverb

to think about a problem or an issue and start to deal with it

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to alleviateverb

to make a pain less severe or a problem, issue, etc. easier to deal with

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to approachverb

to begin to tackle or deal with a problem, issue, etc. in a particular way

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to eradicateverb

to completely uproot a problem or destroy something

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to interveneverb

to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse

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to react
to reactverb

to act or behave in a particular way in response to something

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to repair
to repairverb

to restore something to a good condition; to fix something that is damaged, broken, or not working properly

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to tackleverb

to try to deal with a difficult problem or situation in a determined manner

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solutionnoun

a way in which a problem can be solved or dealt with

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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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remedynoun

a way of dealing with and improving a bad situation

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to cureverb

to solve a problem or deal with an issue

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resolutionnoun

the act of resolving a problem or disagreement

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way outnoun

a way to solve a problem

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fixnoun

an easy or temporary way to solve a problem or correct an error

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answernoun

a solution to a problem or a way out of a predicament

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alternativeadjective

available as an option for something else

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arbitraladjective

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

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concessionnoun

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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correctiveadjective

intended or designed to improve or correct a bad or undesirable situation

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cure-allnoun

a solution to any possible problem

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panaceanoun

a comprehensive solution that is believed to tackle every issue

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problem solvingnoun

the act or process of finding ways of doing things or solving complicated problems

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process of eliminationnoun

a way of finding an answer or solution by omitting all the other options until only one is left

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ADRnoun

(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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