Focus on the pronunciation of paradox
English definition of “paradox”
/ˈpær·əˌdɑks/ n [C]
› a statement or situation that may be true but seems impossible or difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics: It’s a strange paradox that people who say you shouldn’t criticize the government criticize it as soon as they disagree with it. paradoxical
/ˌpær·əˈdɑk·sɪ·kəl/ adj › a paradoxical quality paradoxically
/ˌpær·əˈdɑk·sɪ·kli/ adv › The hot thing in video equipment is, paradoxically, sound.