4.8 Glossary - IELTS Collocations
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abject poverty /ˈæbdʒektˈpɒvəti/
describes living in such poor conditions and being so poor that you have little hope or happiness
absolutely vital /ˈæbsəluːtliˈvaɪtəl/
extremely important; essential
address a problem
address a problem /əˈdresəˈprɒbləm/
take action in order to solve or overcome a problem
adhere to standards
adhere to standards /ədˈhɪətəˈstændədz/
a formal way to describe something meeting the required standards set by a person, organisation etc.
antisocial behaviour /ˌæntiˈsəʊʃəlbəˈheɪvjə/
actions or behaviour which causes distress or annoyance to other people