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intractable

view main entry for intractableadjective  /ɪnˈtræktəb(ə)l/
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intractably

adverb

intractability

  /ɪnˌtræktəˈbɪləti/  noun [uncountable]
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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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