how to pronounce adversity


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adversity is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of adversity in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… there is adversity unusual opportunity …”

meanings of adversity


  1. The state of adverse conditions; state of misfortune or calamity.
  2. An event that is adverse; calamity.

adversity frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word adversity occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics adversity can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that adversity can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to adversity


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