- Conundrum (noun)
- A problem that is difficult to deal with
- Arranging childcare during the school holidays can be a real conundrum for working parents.
- A question that is a trick, often involving a humorous use of words that have two meanings
- Sally never misses out solving the puzzles in the daily paper as she enjoys solving riddles and conundrums.
2. Tautology (noun)
- The unnecessary and usually unintentional use of two words to explain one meaning
- When the English professor told us to prepay for the trip in advance, I wondered if she realized the tautology in her statement.
3. Patronize (verb)
- To give money or support to someone or something
- The Corleone family patronizes the arts by donating huge sums of money to The National Museum of Contemporary arts every month.
4. Mediate (verb)
- To intervene between people at dispute in order to achieve agreement or reconciliation
- Johns effort to mediate between the arguing couple seems to be in vain as their rage towards each other was unmistakably too big.
5. Dispute (verb)
- To disagree, argue, or debate
- The territorial dispute between Casablanca and Genova has affected the economy of both countries as international trade is currently at a standstill.
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