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Poised

Ready/about to do Sth.
Ready to do a particular thing at any moment.
Eg. The company is poised to launch its new advertising campaign.
The military forces are poised for attack.

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To avoid to do Sth

Not want to do Sth

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To encompass

To include.
To include different types of things.
The festival is to encompass everything from music, theatre, and ballet to literature, cinema, and the visual arts.

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To mimic

To copy

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Disparate

Different

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Substantially

By a large amount

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A diagnosis

Identifying the problem

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To opt

To choose

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To camouflage Sth

To disguise an object so it can't be seen - hide
The way that the colour or shape of animal or plant appears to mix with its natural enviriment to prevent it from being seen by attackers.

The lizard's light brown skin acts as camouflage in the desert sand.
The troops had camouflaged themselves so effectively that the enemy didn't notice them approaching.

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To differentiate

To show how Sth is different from Sth else

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To exacerbate

To make worse.
To make Sth that is already bad even worse.
Eg. This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.

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To emerge

To come into existence

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Elusive

Hard to find.
Difficult to describe, find, achieve, or remember.
Eg. The answer to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
Success, however, remained elusive for her.
Elusive memories.

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Prospects

Chances for the future

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Retrenchment

Being made unemployed.
A situation in which a government, company, etc. spends less or reduces costs.
Eg. The downturn in business has resulted in many retrenchments.

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A justification

A reason for doing Sth.
A good reason or explanation for Sth.
Eg. There is no justification for treating people so badly.
It can be said, with some justification, that she is one of the greatest actresses on the English stage today.