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  • 1 aggravate — verb 1) the new law could aggravate the situation Syn: worsen, make worse, exacerbate, inflame, compound; add fuel to the fire/flames, add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound Ant: alleviate, improve 2) informal you don …

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  • 2 problem — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 sth that causes difficulties ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, big, enormous, grave, great, huge, important, major, serious, significant …

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  • 3 aggravate — verb ADVERB ▪ seriously, severely ▪ Their negative reactions have greatly aggravated the situation. ▪ slightly ▪ further Aggravate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ …

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  • 4 aggravate — verb 1》 make (a problem, illness, etc.) worse. 2》 informal annoy (someone). Derivatives aggravating adjective aggravatingly adverb aggravation noun Origin C16 (earlier (C15) as aggravation): from L. aggravat , aggravare make heavy . Usage …

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  • 5 aggravate — verb (T) 1 to make a bad situation worse: Their debt problem was aggravated by a rise in interest rates. 2 informal to make someone angry or annoyed: Stop aggravating the cat! aggravating adjective aggravatingly adverb aggravation noun (C, U) …

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  • 10 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 11 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 13 police — /peuh lees /, n., v., policed, policing. n. 1. Also called police force. an organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws. 2. (used with a pl. v.) members of such a force: Several police are… …

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  • 14 bother — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. nuisance, annoyance; trouble; perplexity, worry. v. t. irritate, pester, worry. See pain, adversity, discontent. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Trouble or worry] Syn. vexation, fuss, inconvenience, anxiety;… …

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  • 15 aggravation — noun 1. an exasperated feeling of annoyance • Syn: ↑exasperation • Derivationally related forms: ↑exasperate (for: ↑exasperation), ↑aggravate • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 17 Sexual harassment — is unwelcome attention of a sexual nature and is a form of legal and social harassment. It includes a range of behavior from seemingly mild transgressions and annoyances to actual sexual abuse or sexual assault. (Dziech et al 1990, Boland 2002)… …

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  • 20 social security — 1. (usually caps.) a program of old age, unemployment, health, disability, and survivors insurance maintained by the U.S. federal government through compulsory payments by specific employer and employee groups. 2. the theory or practice of… …

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