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intertwined

if two situations, ideas etc are intertwined, they are closely related to each other

The problems of crime and unemployment are closely intertwined.

intimidation

in‧tim‧i‧date [transitive verb]

to frighten or threaten someone into making them do what you want intimidate somebody into doing something

intimidation [uncountable noun]

She had endured years of intimidation and violence.
the intimidation of voters

issue

subject/problem

[countable noun]a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political matter that affects the interests of a lot of people

COLLOCATIONS
the issue of something raise an issue (=say that an issue should be discussed) address an issue (=discuss or deal with an issue) resolve an issue

K

knowledge

the information, skills, and understanding that you have gained through learning or experience

You need specialist knowledge to do this job.
knowledge of
His knowledge of ancient civilizations is unrivalled.
knowledge about
the need to increase knowledge about birth control
He did nothavemuch knowledgeof American history.

L

lift

[transitive verb] to move something or someone upwards into the air:

Sophie lifted the phone before the second ring.
He lifted the lid on the pot of soup.

link

to connect

to link up with somebody

linked-in (social media)

listen

hear to

M

manure

waste matter from animals that is mixed with soil to improve the soil and help plants grow

middle-ground

The foreground is what looks like the closest thing to you. It's in front of everything else in the picture, and it has the most detail. The background is the opposite-- it's the farthest away and has the least amount of detail. Middle-ground is in-between.

mistreated

to treat a person or animal badly, especially in a cruel way [= ill-treat, maltreat]:

Security forces are accused of mistreating prisoners.

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