vulnerability

noun
ADJECTIVE
extreme, great
critical
potential
known, well-known
economic, financial, political

the economic vulnerability of unskilled workers

security
software
genetic

evidence of a genetic vulnerability to cancer

emotional, physical
VERB + VULNERABILITY
demonstrate, discover, expose, highlight, identify, reveal, show

The earthquake highlighted the vulnerability of elevated highways.

address
fix (computing)

We attempt to fix security vulnerabilities as soon as possible.

decrease, reduce
increase
exploit, take advantage of

The gang had taken advantage of the immigrants' vulnerability.

PREPOSITION
vulnerability to

the extreme vulnerability of old people to crime


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