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Can you paraphrase "How long do we give it" in the excerpt below?

"How long do we give it" means "how long do we wait". We can have a long time as well as a long distance.
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choice between 'unique' and 'exclusive' here

The word "unique" does not only apply to distinct characteristics, as OP's linked Merriam-Webster dictionary entry (meaning 2b) appears to suggest. An alternative definition at Cambridge ...
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Can the verb 'ask' mean 'to have or express doubts about something'?

I'd say the OLD has missed that particular definition, because you are absolutely correct. In the context you give, "ask" certainly can be used to express doubt, in particular where it is ...
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

Wiktionary gives "despairing", meaning "Feeling, expressing, or caused by despair; hopeless."
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

The work you're asking me to do is very demoralizing
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

Perhaps you are "at wit's end": The limit of one's sanity or mental capacity; the point of desperation. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wits%27_end
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

I would suggest "exasperated" as a synonym for very frustrated and maybe "soul-sucking" to describe work that is very demotivating. References: List of synonyms for 'very ...
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

Disheartened no longer confident or enthusiastic about something Wordhippo.com has various synonyms for disheartened to convey Having lost determination or confidence Feeling angry or annoyed ...
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One word for highly frustrated/hopeless

You could try “despondent”: Adjective: despondent (comparative more despondent, superlative most despondent) In low spirits from loss of hope or courage. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/despondent
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priority vs. privilege

These are not interchangeable in this respect. Consider that 'priority' puts you at the head of a queue [line] & that 'privilege' is being allowed in the queue at all. In this way, you can think ...
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priority vs. privilege

Per your definition, a privilege is special right that a person has. It is normally countable: As a member of the club you have several privileges. You can use the club bar and may vote in club ...
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