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tenuous

ˈtɛnjʊəs/
adjective

1.

very weak or slight.
“the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
opportunity – ɒpəˈtjuːnɪti/
noun
a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
“increased opportunities for export”
synonyms: chance, lucky chance, good time, golden opportunity, timeoccasion,moment, favourable time/occasion/moment, right set of circumstances,appropriate time/occasion/moment, suitable time/occasion/moment,opportune time/occasion/moment, openingoption, window (of opportunity), slotturngo, (clear) run, field day; More

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preparation

ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
 1. the action or process of preparing or being prepared for use or consideration.
“the preparation of a draft contract”
synonyms: devising, putting together, thinking up, drawing up, construction,composing, composition, editing, fashioning, concocting, production,getting ready, making ready, arrangementdevelopment, assembling,assembly

2. a substance that is specially made up, especially a medicine or food.

“there are several effective preparations you can buy over the counter”

  1. criticize
    ˈkrɪtɪsʌɪz/
    verb
    verb: criticise
    1. 1.
      indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way.
      “the opposition criticized the government’s failure to consult adequately”
      synonyms: find fault with, censuredenouncecondemnarraignattacklambaste,pillory, disapprove of, carp at, cavil at, rail against, inveigh against, cast aspersions on, pour scorn on, disparagedenigratedeprecatemalign,vilifybesmirch, run down, give a bad press to; More

    2. 2.
      form and express a judgement of (a literary or artistic work).
      “a literary text may be criticized on two grounds: the semantic and the expressive”

English definition of “bargain”

bargain

noun [C] (LOW PRICE)    /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/ US  /ˈbɑːr-/

B1
(Definition of bargain noun (LOW PRICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

emphasise

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

emphasise (third-person singular simple present emphasisespresent participle emphasisingsimple past and past participle emphasised)

  1. (UK) Alternative spelling of emphasize.

Usage notes[edit]

The “s” spelling has co-existed with the “z” spelling for at least 150 years (Thackeray wrote emphasised), and is becoming more common in the UK, with the “z” spelling gradually falling out of usage.

honour
ˈɒnə/
noun
  1. 1.
    high respect; great esteem.
    “his portrait hangs in the place of honour”
    synonyms: distinctionprivilegeglorytributekudoscachetprestigefamerenown,meritcreditimportance, illustriousness, notability; More

  2. 2.
    the quality of knowing and doing what is morally right.
    “I must as a matter of honour avoid any taint of dishonesty”
    synonyms: integrity, honourableness, honestyuprightnessethics, morals, morality,principle, (high) principles, righteousnessrectitudenobility, high-mindedness, right-mindedness, noble-mindedness; More

verb
  1. 1.
    regard with great respect.
    “Joyce has now learned to honour her father’s memory”
    synonyms: hold in great respect, hold in high esteem, have a high regard for, esteem,respectadmire, defer to, look up to, think highly of; More

  2. 2.
    fulfil (an obligation) or keep (an agreement).
    “make sure the franchisees honour the terms of the contract”
    synonyms: fulfilobservekeepdischargeimplementperformexecuteeffectobey,heedfollow, carry out, carry through, keep to, abide by, adhere to, comply with, conform to, act in accordance with, be true to, be faithful to, live up to;More

institutionalize
ɪnstɪˈtjuːʃ(ə)n(ə)lʌɪz/
verb
past tense: institutionalised; past participle: institutionalised
  1. 1.
    establish (something, typically a practice or activity) as a convention or norm in an organization or culture.
    “he institutionalized the practice of collaborative research on a grand scale”
  2. 2.
    place or keep (someone) in a residential institution.
    “he was institutionalized in a school for the destitute”

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anomalous
əˈnɒm(ə)ləs/
adjective
  1. 1.
    deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
    “an anomalous situation”
    synonyms: abnormalatypical, non-typical, irregularaberrantexceptionalfreak,freakishoddbizarrepeculiarunusual, out of the ordinary, inconsistent,incongruousdeviant, deviating, divergenteccentric; More

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