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Chicago senior feels the pinch of reduced SNAP benefits

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think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

early

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US / ˈɜ:li /

UK / ˈɜ:rli /

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

agreement

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US / əˈgri:mənt /

UK / əˈɡrimənt /

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  • noun
  • Sharing the same opinion or reach a decision

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

beneficiary

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US / ˌbenɪ'fɪʃərɪ /

UK / ˌbɛnəˈfɪʃiˌɛri, -ˈfɪʃəri /

B2
  • noun
  • Person who benefits from something

compensate

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US / ˈkɒmpenseɪt /

UK / ˈkɑ:mpenseɪt /

A2
  • verb
  • To give (money) to as a form of correcting a loss

participate

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US / pɑ:ˈtɪsɪpeɪt /

UK / pɑ:rˈtɪsɪpeɪt /

B1
  • verb
  • To take part with others in doing something

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

A1
  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

UK / ˈbɪznɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • A company formed for making profit
  • Matter that has to be dealt with; task; situation
  • Activity of working to make a profit

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

drastically

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US / 'drɑ:stɪklɪ /

UK / ˈdræstɪkl:ɪ /

B2
  • adverb
  • In a sudden, extreme or severe manner

pandemic

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US / pæn'demɪk /

UK / pænˈdɛmɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • (of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals, or
  • noun
  • a pandemic disease

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

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  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

feeling

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US / ˈfi:lɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Sensation or emotion you experience
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

UK / sɪˈkjʊrɪtisə'kjurətɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Department in a company in charge of protection
  • Financial document, like stocks, bonds and notes
  • Person paid to protect property and people
  • Things done to protect people, buildings etc.
  • Condition of being safe from danger or harm

supplementary

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US / ˌsʌplɪˈmentri /

UK / ˌsʌplɪˈmentri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Functioning in a supporting capacity

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

food

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US / fu:d /

UK / fud /

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  • noun
  • What people and animals eat to live
  • Things taken in by plants to maintain life
  • A particular style or type of cooking, e.g. Asian

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

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  • verb
  • To cope with something - usually troubles
  • To give (something bad e.g. news) to
  • To buy and sell illegal drugs
  • To give out (cards, etc.) to; distribute
  • To do business with someone or to sell products

debt

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US / det /

UK / dɛt /

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  • noun
  • Sum of money owed to someone that is not yet paid

age

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US / eɪdʒ /

UK / edʒ /

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  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

unless

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US / ənˈles /

UK / ʌnˈlɛs /

A2
  • conjunction
  • Negative of 'if'

obviously

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US / ˈɒbviəsli /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

deluge

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US / 'delju:dʒ /

UK / ˈdɛljudʒ /

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  • noun
  • Heavy rain, usually brief and sudden
  • verb
  • To rain heavily, usually brief and sudden

exempt

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US / ɪɡ'zempt /

UK / ɪɡˈzɛmpt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Released from some duty that others have to do
  • (Tax) Not needed to pay

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

write

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US / raɪt /

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  • verb
  • To compose letters and words on paper or a screen
  • To invent or create a computer program
  • To create a song or piece of music

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

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  • verb
  • To be unable to keep in check or control something
  • To decrease in value or quantity (e.g. weight)
  • To stop having certain qualities or abilities
  • To stop having or being entitled to
  • To fail to win something that is being contested
  • To be unable to find something you once had
  • To be dependent on someone (used with 'not')

veteran

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US / 'vetərən /

UK / ˈvɛtərən /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Experienced through long service or practice
  • noun
  • Person experienced through long service

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

UK / ɔlˈrɛdi /

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

foster

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US / 'fɒstə(r) /

UK / 'fɔ:stər /

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  • other
  • To raise a child who is not yours, for payment
  • verb
  • To raise a child who is not yours, for payment

item

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US / ˈaɪtəm /

UK / ˈaɪtəm /

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  • noun
  • Single, brief piece of news or reporting
  • Distinct, individual thing, often part of a group

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

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  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

eligible

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US / ˈelɪdʒəbl /

UK / ˈɛlɪdʒəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being able to be chosen or selected; suitable

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

return

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US / rɪ'tɜ:n /

UK / rɪ'tɜ:rn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Do again; repeated
  • noun
  • Faulty or unwanted product sent back to a company
  • Enter key; the main key on the computer keyboard
  • Profit made as a result of a business activity
  • Process of going back to a previous way or state
  • verb
  • To hit something back to the other player or team
  • To come back after being away from somewhere
  • To repay someone's actions, kindness etc.
  • To put, bring, take, give, or send something back
  • To occur again

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

francis

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UK / ˈfrænsɪs /

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  • proper noun
  • (born 1936), Argentinian cleric, pope since 2013; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the first pope f

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

pre

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US / ˈpriː /

UK / ˈpriː /

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  • prefix
  • A prefix meaning 'before'
  • In preparation or in advance

snap

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US / snæp /

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  • noun
  • An informal word for a photograph
  • verb
  • To close your mouth quickly like biting something
  • To break something dry and thin, e.g. a branch
  • To lose control of your emotions; get angry

pay

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US / peɪ /

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  • noun
  • Money you receive from your job, work, etc.
  • verb
  • To give money for goods or work done
  • To give (attention, respect, etc.) to
  • To be punished or suffer for something you did
  • To make (a visit) to a person or place

sabrina

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  • noun
  • A woman's name.

work

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US / wɜ:k /

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  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

worry

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  • noun
  • Something that causes trouble or concern
  • verb
  • To cause concern or trouble over something

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

alright

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US / ɔ:lˈraɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • OK; fine; good

one

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

follow

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US / ˈfɔləu /

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  • verb
  • To come after someone; be guided by someone
  • To support someone, e.g. singer or comedian
  • To be the logical result of something
  • To happen after something else happens
  • To believe a set of values or a moral teacher
  • To understand something happening or being said

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

congress

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US / 'kɒŋɡres /

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  • noun
  • Meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  • American governing body of elected representatives

program

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US / 'prəʊɡræm /

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  • noun
  • Small book of events in a play, concert or movie
  • A plan or schedule of events
  • Series of classes at a college or university
  • A computer application
  • TV show
  • verb
  • To make someone act or think in a certain way
  • To write computer code for a piece of software

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

level

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US / 'levl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Sports) equal to another
  • Being steady and determined (e.g. a voice)
  • noun
  • Specific height of something
  • Amount of ability you have compared to others
  • Floor or deck within a building
  • Tool used to determine if something is lying flat
  • verb
  • To aim a gun at someone
  • To destroy a building; flatten an area completely
  • To make things flat or even
  • To make a score equal to another, in sports

live

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US / lɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

year

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US / jə: /

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

eight

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  • number
  • 8

latest

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US / ˈleɪtɪst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the most recent or newest

nicely

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US / ˈnaɪsli /

UK / 'naɪslɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a pleasing way; in a polite way

for

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US / fə(r) /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

spend

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US / spend /

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  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

hour

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  • noun
  • 60 minutes
  • Particular time of the day
  • Fixed, regularly occurring time

myself

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  • pronoun
  • The same person who did the action mentioned
  • My regular, usual, or healthy self

though

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  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

basis

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US / ˈbeɪsɪs /

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  • noun
  • Main ingredient or part of something
  • Starting situation, fact, idea to develop from

benefit

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  • noun
  • Good result or effect, something advantageous
  • verb
  • To have a good effect or be helpful

everybody

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US / ˈevribɒdi /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everyone

restrict

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US / rɪ'strɪkt /

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  • verb
  • To prevent a person from doing something

senator

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  • noun
  • An elected politician belonging to the senate

news

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  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

training

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US / ˈtreɪnɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Act of educating someone to get better at
  • verb
  • To teach a pet a behavior or a trick
  • To educate someone in something, e.g. medicine
  • To cause a plant to grow a certain way by cutting
  • To point a certain way or toward something
  • To practice to get better at a thing, e.g. sports

individual

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US / ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Made for use by one single person
  • Having a distinct manner different from others
  • noun
  • Single person, looked at separately from others

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

could

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US / kəd /

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  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

slightly

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US / ˈslaɪtli /

UK / ˈslaɪtli /

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  • adverb
  • Only a little

feed

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UK / fid /

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  • noun
  • Food given to animals
  • verb
  • To give food, e.g. to animals or a baby
  • To push something through an opening
  • To provide necessary supplies to

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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  • verb
  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

increase

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US / ɪn'kri:s /

UK / ɪnˈkris /

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  • noun
  • Fact of increasing; amount something grows by
  • verb
  • To make or become larger in size or amount

senior

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US / 'si:nɪə(r) /

UK / ˈsinjɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being older than another person
  • Concerning the needs or activities of older people
  • (Student) in the final year of school
  • noun
  • Person who has usually reached a specific old age
  • Person who is older than someone else
  • Person with higher status or authority than
  • Student who is in the final year of school

end

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  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

loss

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US / lɒs /

UK / lɔ:s /

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  • noun
  • Friend, family, or other loved person's death
  • Decrease or decline in quantity or amount
  • Experience or state of failing to have or keep
  • A situation when you lose a game
  • Process of failing to have or keep something
  • Difficulty or trouble caused by someone's leaving
  • Situation when more money is spent than is earned

month

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US / mʌnθ /

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  • noun
  • One of 12 28-31 day periods in the year

young

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US / jʌŋ /

UK / jʌŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • At an early stage of existence; not mature
  • Being recently created or started
  • noun
  • Babies in a group or family of animals

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • IntroductionIn a recent video, a senior citizen from Chicago shares her experience of feeling the impact of reduced SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. The video sheds light on the changes brought about by the latest debt ceiling deal, which affects Americans who rely on food benefits.Changes in Work RequirementsThe debt ceiling deal includes alterations to the work requirements for SNAP recipients. Previously, individuals aged 49 and younger were required to work or participate in a training program. However, under the new agreement, this age limit extends to 54 years. Recipients within this age range must now work or engage in training for a minimum of 80 hours per month.A Senior Citizen's StruggleDiane Darvis Nelson, who has been on SNAP for eight years, opens up about her challenges. She lost her business and home, finding herself in a difficult situation in 2020. While SNAP benefits had increased during the pandemic, these temporary boosts ended earlier this year. As a result, Nelson expected her funds to return to pre-pandemic levels, amounting to $138. However, she was shocked when her benefits were reduced to only $23. She expresses her frustration, stating that it is impossible to sustain oneself with such a minimal amount. Nelson's Social Security benefits also saw a slight increase but fell short of compensating for the loss in SNAP benefits. Consequently, she struggles to cover essential expenses like food and healthcare.Concerns for the FutureNelson worries that the recent debt ceiling deal could lead to similar hardships for others. She highlights the exemptions in the agreement, which protect veterans, the unhoused, and young adults transitioning from foster care. Despite her concerns, Nelson has reached out to various political representatives but has received no response. She emphasizes that unless a significant number of people voice their concerns, individual efforts may go unnoticed. It is worth noting that the debt ceiling deal must still pass through Congress to become binding.Final ThoughtsSNAP beneficiaries are limited to spending their funds exclusively on food items. With reduced benefits, individuals like Diane Darvis Nelson struggle to meet their basic needs. The video provides insight into the impact of the latest debt ceiling deal on SNAP recipients and raises awareness about the challenges faced by senior citizens and vulnerable members of society.
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  • The latest debt ceiling deal includes some changes for Americans who get food benefits.
  • The program known as snap.
  • This agreement would change work requirements for recipients from 49 years of age and younger and make it 54 and younger.
  • They would need to work or participate in a training program for at least 80 hours a month.
  • To be eligible only on two are Sabrina Francis spoke with one senior who's already feeling the pinch.
  • Diane Darvis Nelson has been on snap for about eight years.
  • My business went kapook.
  • Alright, I lost my house.
  • I lost my business and I found myself in this situation in 2020.
  • She, like everyone on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, saw an increase in benefits because of the pandemic.
  • Earlier this year that ended, beneficiaries assumed the funds would return to pre pandemic levels, which for her would be $138.
  • Instead, it went down to $23, but this year it was down to $23.
  • You can't feed a dog for that.
  • It's ridiculous, she says.
  • Her Social Security benefit did increase slightly, but not enough to compensate for the snap loss.
  • So I have to pay food out of that.
  • Health care out of that Dorvis Nelson worries the same could happen to individuals following the latest debt ceiling deal.
  • The agreement does, though, exempt veterans, the unhoused, and young adults transitioning from foster care.
  • And I've written to the president.
  • I've written to the congressman.
  • I've written to my senators.
  • Everybody I can think of.
  • Did you hear back from anyone?
  • I've heard nothing unless there's a deluge of people doing it.
  • It doesn't mean anything.
  • That deal will still has to pass Congress to become binding.
  • Obviously you have to spend snap money on food items.
  • You're restricted to that, but not having this money drastically impacts the way that you live on a day to day basis.
  • I'm I'm I'm 89.
  • So I don't have much longer to live.
  • I would like to live it nicely in Skokie Sabrina Franza, CBS 2 news.