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all-inclusive
including everything
allow
to give someone permission for something
authorize
to give official permission for something
ban
to forbid something, especially officially
compulsory
If something is compulsory, you must do it because of a rule or law.
confusion
when people do not understand what is happening, what they should do or who someone or something is
contingency
an event or situation that might happen in the future, especially one which could cause problems
criminalize
to make something illegal
cut it fine
to allow very little time for something
disorientating
making someone confused about where they are and where they are going
dissatisfaction
when someone is dissatisfied
exhilarating
making you feel very excited and happy
grant
to give or allow someone something, usually in an official way
great
large in amount, size or degree
harsh
very cold, dangerous, or unpleasant and difficult to live in
infringe on
If something infringes on someone's rights or freedom, it takes away some of their rights or limits their freedom.
legalize
to make something legal
legislation
a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament
liable
legally responsible
limit
to control something so that it is less than a particular amount or number
objection
when someone says that they do not like or approve of something or someone
paragliding
the sport of jumping out of an aircraft with a special parachute that allows you to travel a long horizontal distance before you land
permit
to allow something
play (it) safe
to be careful and not take risks
portfolio
a collection of company shares and other investments that are owned by a particular person or organization
prevention
when you stop something from happening or stop someone from doing something
prohibit
to officially refuse to allow something
prudence
carefulness and avoidance risks
reduction
when something is reduced
regulation
an official rule that controls how something is done
responsibility
something that it is your job or duty to deal with
restrict
to limit something
thrilling
very exciting
uncomfortable
not feeling comfortable and pleasant, or not making you feel comfortable and pleasant
uncontrolled
too strong or violent to be controlled

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