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discrepancy
a difference between two or more things that should be the same
tempting
attractive, and makes people want to have it, do it, etc.
articulate
to express or explain your thoughts or feelings clearly in words
presumably
used to say that you think that something is probably true
runoff
rain, water, or other liquid that runs off land into streams and rivers
perish
(intransitive) (of people or animals) to die, especially in a sudden violent way
convoluted
extremely complicated and difficult to follow | having many twists or curves
explicit
clear and easy to understand | saying something clearly, exactly, and openly (=FRANK)
stem
the main, long, thin part of a plant above the ground from which the leaves or flowers grow; a smaller part that grows from this and supports flowers or leaves
anticipate
to see what might happen in the future and take action to prepare for it
ultimate
happening at the end of a long process (=FINAL) | most extreme; best, worst, greatest, most important, etc.| basic, fundamental
advocate
to support something publicly
allege
to state something as a fact but without giving proof
dearth
(=scarcity) a lack of something; the fact of there not being enough of something
cannibalize
to take creative ideas from another source, often without showing much respect for that source
inevitable
that you cannot avoid or prevent (=unavoidable)
put forth
put sth out
analogy
[countable] a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar | the process of comparing one thing with another thing that has similar features in order to explain it
decent
of a good enough standard or quality (informal) | honest and fair; treating people with respect
stimulus
something that helps someone or something to develop better or more quickly | something that produces a reaction in a human, an animal, or a plant
paradox
a person, thing, or situation that has two opposite features and therefore seems strange
reasoning
the process of thinking about things in a logical way; opinions and ideas that are based on logical thinking
drill
a way of learning something by means of repeated exercises | =procedure
negation
the exact opposite of something; the act of causing something not to exist or to become its opposite
lump
to put or consider different things together in the same group
hinge upon
(of an action, a result, etc.) to depend on something completely
excerpt
a short piece of writing, music, film, etc. taken from a longer whole
solicit
to ask someone for something, such as support, money, or information; to try to get something or persuade someone to do something
deficiency
(=shortage) (~ IN/OF sth) the state of not having, or not having enough of, something that is essential | a fault or a weakness in something or someone that makes it or them less successful
defective
having a fault or faults; not perfect or complete (=faulty)
basis
the reason why people make a particular choice | the way things are organized or arranged | the important facts, ideas, or events that support something and that it can develop from
viable
(= feasible) that can be done; that will be successful | (biology) capable of developing and surviving independently
recoup
to get back an amount of money that you spent or lost
concession
something that you allow or do, or allow someone to have, in order to end an argument or to make a situation less difficult (nhượng bộ/nhường nhịn)
substantial
(=considerable) large in amount, value, or importance | large and solid; strongly built
lackadaisical
not showing enough care or enthusiasm (hời hợt, ẻo lả, yếu ớt)
cite FOR
to mention something as a reason or an example, or in order to support what you are saying
default
failure to do something that must be done by law, especially paying a debt
in default of something
because of a lack of something
delve
to search for something inside a bag, container, etc. | to try hard to find out more information about something
hypothesis
an idea or explanation of something that is based on a few known facts but that has not yet been proved to be true or correct (=theory)
perplex
if sth ~ you, it makes you confused or worried because you do not understand it
comply WITH
to obey a rule, an order, etc.
pulverize
to crush something into a fine powder | (informal) to defeat or destroy someone or something completely
accentuate
to emphasize something or make it more noticeable
bolt
a long, narrow piece of metal that you slide across the inside of a door or window in order to lock it
swerve
(especially of a vehicle) to change direction suddenly, especially in order to avoid hitting someone or something
prone
likely to suffer from something or to do something bad (TO sth/ TO do sth)
bolster
to improve something or make it stronger
revitalize
to make something stronger, more active, or more healthy
sustain
to provide enough of what someone or something needs in order to live or exist || maintain || suffer
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