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lifestyle
the way a person or group of people live; way of living
pursue
to continue doing an activity or try to achieve something over a long period of time
measure
to find the size, length, or amount of something using standard units
well-being
a feeling of being comfortable, healthy and happy
prosperity
the state of being successful and having a lot of money [= affluence]
order
the way in which people or things are arranged [= sequence]
dissatisfaction
a feeling of not being satisfied or happy [= disappointment, unhappiness]
drawback
a disadvantage of a situation, plan, product, etc.
disaster
a sudden event such as a flood, storm, or accident which causes great damage or suffering
increasingly
more and more all the time
component
a part which combines with other parts to form something bigger [= element]
income
the money that you earn from your work [= salary]
life expectancy
the length of time that a living thing, especially a human being, is likely to live
enthusiastically
feeling or showing a lot of interest and excitement about something [= eagerly]
ranking
a ranking person has the highest position in an organization, or is one of the best at an activity
[= level, status]
missing
something that is missing is not in its usual place or cannot be found [= lacking, absent]
mental
existing for relating to the mind and thinking, or happening only in the mind [= intellectual]
point out
to direct other people's attention to something [= show]
unemployment
When people are without work and actively seeking work [= joblessness]
complex
not easy to understand or explain [= complicated]
concept
an idea of how something is [= notion, idea]
constitution
a set of basic laws and principles that a country or organization is governed by
poll
a study in which people are asked for their opinions about their subject or person [=questionnaire]
satisfaction
a feeling of happiness because you have achieved something or got what you wanted
balance
a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper
amount of importance
leisure
the time when you are not working or doing other duties
spread
when something moves to cover a larger area or affect a larger number of people
conference
a meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion
proposal
a plan or suggestion which is made formally to an official person or group [= offer]
wellness
the state of being healthy [= wellbeing]
characteristic
a quality or feature of something or someone that is typical of them
reasonable
fair and sensible ≠ unreasonable
event
something that happens, especially something important, interesting or unusual
finding
the information that someone has discovered as a result of their study, work etc. [= discovery]
challenging
difficult in an interesting or enjoyable way
sum total
the whole of an amount
focus
to give special attention to particular person or thing, or to make people do this [=concentrate]
combination
two or more different things that exist together[= mixture]
abbreviation
a short form of a word or expression
interpret
to explain the meaning of something
guideline
rules or instruction about the best way to do something
rely
to trust or depend on others to do what you need or expect them to do
contradictory
different from each other
trust
to be sure that something is correct [= believe]
host
to provide the place and everything that is needed for an organized event
reputation
the opinion that people have about someone or something [= image]
wisely
sensibly and based on good judgment
associate
to make a connection in your mind between one thing or person and other [= link, connect]
security
protection from bad things that could happen
comfort
a feeling of being physically relaxed and satisfied, so that nothing is hurting you
identical
exactly the same, or very similar
partly
to some degree, but not completely
temporary
continuing for only a limited period of time ≠permanent
appropriate
suitable, proper
harsh
tough, severe
survival
the state of continuing to live or exist
emotional
relating to your feelings
gathering
a meeting of a group of people
interestingly
in an interesting way
unique
being the only one of its kind
expand
to become larger in size, number, or amount
virtual
made, done, seen etc. on the internet
besides
in addition to
tangible
clear enough or definite enough to be easily seen or noticed ≠intangible
reflect
show
tiny
extremely small
uncover
to find out about something that has been kept secret [= discover]
inconvenient
causing problems, often in a way that is annoying [= untimely]
unpopular
not liked by many people
disrespect
lack of respect for someone or something
outward
directed towards the outside or away from a place
encourage
to give someone the courage or confidence to do something
move
to make someone feel strong emotions, especially of sadness or sympathy
provoke
to cause a reaction or a feeling, especially a sudden one