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Flashcards in 151-165 Deck (16):
1

Pronounced

big, serious, impactful

2

Net prositive (negative) benefits

benefits greater than disadvantages

3

Are fraught with pitfalls

full of disadvantages

4

Job loss oversea

useful phrase

5

Offshore outsourcing

same meaning

6

The wide discrepancy

a big difference

7

In an attempt to

in hopes of, in trying to

8

Largely contributes to + noun or V-ing
(*"contribute to" is a good cause-effect verb and
so should be used more extensively in IELTS)

~cause (not exact meaning but yeah)

9

Income inequality

big difference in income between different classes of society

10

Narrow the gap

create problems

11

Pose problems

make the gap less wide

12

Spread infectious diseases

good phrase to know

13

Get around rules and regulations

bend rules, try to not follow the rules in a legal way

14

are packed with

contains a lot of

15

Imperative
"it is imperative to"

very important, very crucial
"It's very important to"

16

proficiency

a high degree of competence or skill; expertise