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adversity

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1 a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship" [syn: hardship, hard knocks]
2 a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event; "a period marked by adversities"

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  • a UK /ædˈvɜ(ɹ)s.ɪ.ti/, /
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