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Vocabulary from an article about the current labor market and the Brazilian economy.

youth

young people

record

an extreme attainment

shortage

an acute insufficiency

at play

the result (succeeding or not succeeding) has not yet been determined

auditing

The job of reviewing and evaluating the records used to prepare a company's financial statements.

adamant

very determined

cherish

to hold in great affection

veritable

actual, true, real

sort

type or kind (category of something)

bottleneck

slow down or impede by creating an obstruction

realize

perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

in check

unable to act freely

face

deal with (something unpleasant) head on

grant

allow to have

arduous

difficult to accomplish

latter

the second of two things mentioned

ladder

steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs

spiral

to move in an adverse direction in an accelerating or out-of-control way

accompany

be associated with

attainment

an accomplishment, the act of achieving

robust

strong and healthy

mere

only; not much of something

kick off

start

fuel

a substance that can be consumed to produce energy

lengthy

protracted

defer

to delay or postpone

IPO

initial public offering: a corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public

precisely

exactly

inevitably

definitely, unavoidably

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