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Hawaii wildfires raze resort city and leave dozens dead

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blaze

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US / bleɪz /

UK / blez /

B1
  • noun
  • Bright light, as from a burning fire
  • a sudden show of very strong feeling
  • verb
  • (Of a fire) to burn brightly
  • (Of the sun, etc.) to shine brightly
  • to make news or information widely known by telling people about it in a way they are sure to notice

coast

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US / kəʊst /

UK / kost /

A2
  • noun
  • Land near the sea or ocean
  • verb
  • To progress in something without trying hard
  • (Of a vehicle) to move forward without power

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

island

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US / ˈaɪlənd /

UK / ˈaɪlənd /

A1
  • noun
  • Area of land that is surrounded by water

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • To some degree; half; not fully
  • noun
  • Division of a book
  • Ratio of something, e.g. 3 of gin, 1 of tonic
  • A line in a person's hair, made with a comb
  • Character an actor plays on stage, movie, or TV
  • Some, but not all of a specific thing
  • Role in causing something to happen
  • verb
  • To make a line in a person's hair, by using a comb
  • To move two things apart creating a space
  • To leave someone, or to break off a relationship

tuesday

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US / ˈtjuːzdeɪ /

UK / ˈtuːzdeɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Second day of the week; the day after Monday

western

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US / ˈwestən /

UK / ˈwestərn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Movies often about cowboys in the American West
  • Coming from, found in, or facing towards the west

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

UK / ˈkænədə /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; population 35,900,000

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

UK / ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf- /

A1
  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

town

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US / taʊn /

UK / taʊn /

A1
  • noun
  • Small city
  • Part of city with shops and entertainments

guard

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US / ɡɑ:d /

UK / ɡɑrd /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone who watches a place or prevents escapes
  • verb
  • To keep watch over something to protect it

scientist

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US / ˈsaɪəntɪst /

UK / ˈsaɪəntɪst /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who is trained in a science

gosh

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US / gɔʃ /

UK / ɡɑʃ /

C2
  • exclamation
  • Expression showing surprise

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

car

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US / kɑ:(r) /

UK / kɑr /

A1
  • noun
  • A vehicle with wheels and engine to carry people

smoke

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US / sməʊk /

UK / smoʊk /

B1
  • noun
  • Grey gas from fires and cigarettes
  • Fog of air coming from e.g. a cigarette, fire
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by putting it near a fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

hundred

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US / 'hʌndrəd /

UK / ˈhʌndrɪd /

A1
  • number
  • 100

ruin

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US / 'ru:ɪn /

UK / ˈruɪn /

B1
  • verb
  • To damage or completely destroy something
  • To cause someone to lose their money or status
  • noun
  • Remains of a building that has been destroyed

scene

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US / si:n /

UK / sin /

A2
  • noun
  • Incident where someone behaves angrily, badly
  • View that looks like a picture
  • Place where something particular happened
  • Part of an act in a play

air

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US / eə(r) /

UK / er /

A1
  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

increase

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US / ɪn'kri:s /

UK / ɪnˈkris /

A1
  • noun
  • Fact of increasing; amount something grows by
  • verb
  • To make or become larger in size or amount

pollute

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US / pə'lu:t /

UK / pəˈlut /

B1
  • verb
  • To make dirty, impure or harmful to environment
  • To make something negative

food

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US / fu:d /

UK / fud /

A1
  • 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

powerful

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US / ˈpauəful /

UK / ˈpaʊəfəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having control or influence over
  • Having a lot of physical force, energy, strength

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

fossil

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US / 'fɒsl /

UK / ˈfɑsəl /

B1
  • noun
  • Plant or animal that became rock after many years

prevent

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US / prɪ'vent /

UK / prɪˈvɛnt /

A2
  • verb
  • To stop something from happening or existing

evacuation

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US / ɪˌvækjʊ'eɪʃn /

UK / ɪˌvækjuˈeʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Sending to a safer place because of danger

fuel

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US / 'fju:əl /

UK / ˈfjuəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Material used to produce heat or power when burned
  • verb
  • To give power to (a mob, anger, etc.); incite
  • To provide gas or petrol for something

sweep

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US / swi:p /

UK / swip /

A2
  • noun
  • Man who cleans chimneys
  • Act of cleaning a surface with a brush
  • Long, smooth movement made with your arm or a tool
  • Movement or search that covers a large area
  • verb
  • To clean something from a surface with a brush
  • To move or pass quickly and steadily
  • To search a very wide area for something

waterfront

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US / ˈwɔ:təfrʌnt /

UK / ˈwɔ:tərfrʌnt /

C2
  • noun
  • Harbor or dockyard of city near the water

north

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US / nɔ:θ /

UK / nɔ:rθ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Coming from the opposite direction to the south
  • noun
  • Direction to your left when facing the rising sun

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

cloud

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US / klaʊd /

UK / klaʊd /

A1
  • noun
  • A mass of smoke or mist hanging in the air
  • verb
  • To confuse the mind/judgment of a person
  • (Of the sky) to get darker and fill with clouds
  • To make (glass, etc.) difficult to see through
  • To make an activity less pleasant or enjoyable
  • (Of person's face, etc.) to show worry/anger

county

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US / ˈkaʊnti /

UK / ˈkaʊnti /

A2
  • noun
  • Administrative region within a country or a state

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

A1
  • noun
  • Group of persons trained for military action; army
  • Pressure; attraction
  • The use of physical strength/violence to persuade
  • verb
  • To use physical strength or violence to persuade

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Heat and the flame produced when burning
  • Intense energy for or about something
  • verb
  • To apply heat to something to make it hard
  • To make a person leave their job; dismiss
  • To shoot a gun or weapon
  • To launch something into the sky, e.g. a rocket
  • To start working on something e.g. a project

must

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US / məst /

UK / mʌst /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is necessary or required
  • other
  • (Used to state that something ought to be true)
  • Used to say something is required or necessary

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

wildfire

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US / ˈwaɪldfaɪə(r) /

UK / ˈwaɪldˌfaɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Raging and rapidly spreading large fire

fatal

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US / ˈfeɪtl /

UK / ˈfetl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Causing death; having very bad consequences
  • Causing negative results

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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  • noun
  • Place where a specific activity or business occurs
  • Building in which a family, person lives
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

A1
  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

jump

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US / dʒʌmp /

UK / dʒʌmp /

A1
  • noun
  • Large sudden increase
  • An act of springing into the air
  • Bar or other thing that is jumped over
  • A sudden movement due to surprise
  • verb
  • To attack someone suddenly
  • To push your body into the air with your legs
  • To suddenly decide to do something
  • To make a sudden movement due to surprise

cause

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US / kɔ:z /

UK / kɔz /

A2
  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

A1
  • noun
  • Particular location, area or region
  • verb
  • To put someone in a particular type of situation
  • To put something in a certain location or position

nothing

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US / 'nʌθɪŋ /

UK / ˈnʌθɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Item of little or no value, importance, interest
  • Number or value of zero
  • pronoun
  • Not anything, not a single thing

stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

evacuate

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US / ɪ'vækjʊeɪt /

UK / ɪˈvækjuˌet /

B2
  • verb
  • To move people from dangerous to a safe places

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

A1
  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

dead

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US / ded /

UK / dɛd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not alive
  • Being bored or not interested
  • Unable to operate because electricity etc. ran out
  • Being unable to feel, physically or emotionally
  • adverb
  • Completely; absolutely

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

europe

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US / ˈjʊərəp /

UK / ˈjʊrəp /

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  • noun
  • A continent including Germany, France and Spain
  • other
  • The second smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to re

escape

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US / ɪ'skeɪp /

UK / ɪˈskep /

A2
  • noun
  • Act to briefly ignoring boring or bad things
  • The 'esc key' on a keyboard
  • Act of getting away from where you are being kept
  • verb
  • To avoid something undesirable, dangerous or bad
  • To get away from a place where you are being kept
  • (Gas, water) to come out from a pipe, container
  • To not to be noticed or remembered by someone

flame

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US / fleɪm /

UK / flem /

A2
  • noun
  • The red part you can see in fire
  • verb
  • To glow
  • To burn or glow in a fire
  • To glow (as in the sun or sunset)
  • To send angry messages over the Internet; to troll

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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

press

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US / pres /

UK / prɛs /

A2
  • noun
  • Machine using pressure to shape, flatten, squeeze
  • General term for TV, radio, newspapers
  • A machine that prints books and newspapers
  • verb
  • To make clothes smooth using a heated iron; iron
  • To repeatedly ask someone to do something
  • To print something such as a book or newspaper
  • To push something against something else
  • To squeeze the liquid out of grapes, etc.

smolder

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US / 'sməʊldə /

UK / ˈsmoldɚ /

B2
  • verb
  • To burn slowly and without a flame

bathroom

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US / ˈbɑ:θru:m /

UK / ˈbæθru:m /

B1
  • noun
  • Room where you take a bath or go to the toilet

footage

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US / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

B2
  • noun
  • A certain amount of film or video of something
  • Measurement in feet

hey

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US / heɪ /

UK / he /

A1
  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention

kid

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US / kɪd /

UK / kɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Made from young goat skin
  • noun
  • Child or young person
  • Young goat
  • verb
  • To make fun of someone in a gentle way; to tease

resident

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US / ˈrezɪdənt /

UK / ˈrɛzɪdənt, -ˌdɛnt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Someone who lives in a particular place
  • noun
  • Trainee doctor who works/lives in a hospital

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

hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

A1
  • noun
  • When you wish something will happen; what you wish
  • verb
  • To expect and want something to happen

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪktʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

picturesque

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US / ˌpɪktʃəˈresk /

UK / ˌpɪktʃəˈrɛsk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Pretty/interesting in a cute, old-fashioned way

baghdad

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US / ˈbægˌdæd /

UK / ˈbæɡˌdæd /

A1
  • proper noun
  • The capital of Iraq, on the Tigris River; population 6,194,800 (est. 2009).

familiar

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US / fəˈmɪliə(r) /

UK / fəˈmɪljɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Well-known or easily recognized

slash

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US / slæʃ /

UK / slæʃ /

B2
  • noun
  • Line ( / ) used in writing
  • Long, deep cut, caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To cut violently with a sharp object
  • To decrease something by a large amount

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

release

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US / rɪ'li:s /

UK / rɪ'li:s /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of freeing someone from a duty or burden
  • Introduction of a new product, film, book, etc.
  • Relief from sadness, suffering or trouble
  • Act of freeing from a jail, cage, prison, etc.
  • verb
  • To free someone from a responsibility or burden
  • To allow a film, music etc. to be sold/distributed
  • To allow to leave a jail, cage, etc.; let out
  • To let go of something you are holding

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

decide

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US / dɪ'saɪd /

UK / dɪˈsaɪd /

A2
  • verb
  • To make a choice or choose after thinking about it
  • To make a legal judgment in court
  • to affect the result of something

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

sleep

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US / sli:p /

UK / slip /

A1
  • noun
  • Substance in a person's eyes after waking up
  • Period of time during which a person is asleep
  • verb
  • To have enough beds for
  • To rest your body in bed, as at night time

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

change

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US / tʃeɪndʒ /

UK / tʃendʒ /

A1
  • 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

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

severe

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US / sɪ'vɪə(r) /

UK / səˈvɪr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Very bad; harsh
  • Being very serious or extremely bad
  • (Of clothes, etc.) plain; simple; not decorated

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • 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

lim

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US / /

UK / /

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look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

its

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  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

among

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US / əˈmʌŋ /

UK / əˈmʌŋ /

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  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

extreme

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US / ɪk'stri:m /

UK / ɪkˈstrim /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very great in degree
  • Farthest from a center
  • Very severe; very strong
  • noun
  • Effort that is thought more than is necessary

here

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UK / hɪr /

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  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

authority

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US / ɔ:ˈθɒrəti /

UK / əˈθɔrɪti, əˈθɑr-, ɔˈθɔr-, ɔˈθɑr- /

A2
  • noun
  • The power to give orders to people
  • Person who is an expert on a particular topic
  • Expert knowledge on a given subject
  • The power to decide or approve things
  • a group of people who have the official power to make decisions

race

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  • noun
  • Speed contest between people, animals or vehicles
  • People who share physical features or culture
  • verb
  • To take part in a running or swimming competition
  • To move or go at a very fast pace
  • To take someone, something to a place very quickly

series

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US / ˈsɪəri:z /

UK / ˈsɪriz /

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  • noun
  • Set of stories or articles on a particular subject
  • other
  • Number of things that happen one after another

greece

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  • noun
  • A republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and

visit

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US / ˈvɪzɪt /

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  • noun
  • Trip to a place for a time, usually for a reason
  • verb
  • To go to a place for a time, usually for a reason

portugal

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US / 'pɔ:tʃʊɡl /

UK / 'pɔ:rtʃʊɡl /

A1
  • other
  • A republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in th

thousand

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US / ˈθaʊznd /

UK / ˈθaʊzənd /

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  • number
  • Number 1,000

unusually

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US / ʌnˈju:ʒuəli /

UK / ʌnˈjuʒʊəlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • To an uncommon degree or extent

warn

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US / wɔ:n /

UK / wɔrn /

A2
  • verb
  • To tell someone about possible danger

weather

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  • noun
  • Whether it is raining, sunny, cold etc. outside
  • verb
  • To successfully deal with a difficult situation
  • To erode or become damaged due to the environment

cinder

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UK / ˈsɪndɚ /

C1
  • noun
  • Piece of burnt wood/coal that is still warm

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

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  • verb
  • To exchange something for money
  • To persuade people to do, like or agree

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

devastation

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US / ˌdevəˈsteɪʃn /

UK / ˌdevəˈsteɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of ruining or destroying something

heat

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US / hi:t /

UK / hit /

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  • noun
  • State of anger, excitement, or arguing
  • Particular temperature at which to cook something
  • High temperature
  • One of series of races to find the finalists
  • Hot temperature, conditions, or weather
  • verb
  • To make hot or hotter

four

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US / fɔ:(r) /

UK / fɔr, for /

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  • number
  • 4

once

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US / wʌns /

UK / wʌns /

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  • adverb
  • One time; one instance
  • At a time in the past
  • conjunction
  • When; as soon as

rescue

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US / 'reskju: /

UK / ˈrɛskju /

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  • verb
  • To save someone who is in danger or in trouble

carbon

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US / 'kɑ:bən /

UK / ˈkɑrbən /

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  • noun
  • Chemical element with an atomic number of 6

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition, also; with emphasis
  • Say that something is more than you want

aerial

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US / 'eərɪəl /

UK / ˈɛriəl, eˈɪriəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being done, living or seen in the air
  • noun
  • Antenna; device for receiving radio/ TV signal

catastrophe

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US / kə'tæstrəfɪ /

UK / kəˈtæstrəfi /

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  • noun
  • Very bad disaster causing much suffering, etc.

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
  • House, apartment or building to be rented or sold
  • Institution for sick or elderly people
  • Place where a person or a family lives
  • Country where a person lives or was born
  • Region that is native to peoples, plant or animals
  • verb
  • To move towards a particular target location

nation

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US / 'neɪʃn /

UK / ˈneʃən /

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  • noun
  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

tens

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US / tɛnz /

UK / tɛnz /

A1
  • number
  • 10s

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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

frequency

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US / 'fri:kwənsɪ /

UK / ˈfrikwənsi /

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  • noun
  • Number of repetitions of (radio or sound) wave
  • How often something happens

resort

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US / rɪ'zɔ:t /

UK / rɪ'zɔ:rt /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of choosing something to help with a problem
  • Vacation hotel or complex; area for holidays

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

time

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

wind

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  • adjecitve
  • (Musical instruments) that you blow into to play
  • noun
  • A current of air moving approximately horizontally, especially one strong enough to be felt
  • Something that has influence
  • verb
  • If a road, path, or river winds, it follows a route that turns repeatedly in different directions
  • To turn or cause something to turn
  • To twist around something

ocean

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US / 'əʊʃn /

UK / ˈoʃən /

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  • noun
  • Large body of salt water; a large sea

clothe

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US / kləʊð /

UK / kloʊð /

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  • verb
  • To put a certain type of clothing on someone; dress

los

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UK / /

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  • abbreviation
  • Law of the sea.
  • Length of stay.
  • Line of scrimmage.
  • Line of sight.
  • Loss of signal.

vast

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US / vɑ:st /

UK / væst /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being very large in size or amount

send

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US / send /

UK / sɛnd /

A1
  • verb
  • To cause to behave or respond in a particular way
  • To cause mail or packages to go to another place
  • To move something quickly in a particular way
  • To give information or greetings to someone

emission

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US / iˈmɪʃn /

UK / ɪˈmɪʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • A substance (e.g. gas) released into the air

fan

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US / fæn /

UK / fæn /

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  • noun
  • Thing you wave in front of your face to stay cool
  • Someone who admires a famous person, sport etc.
  • verb
  • To blow air upon a fire to make it stronger
  • To use a device to cool yourself, something

begin

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US / bɪ'ɡɪn /

UK / ˈbeɡɪn /

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  • verb
  • To do the first part of an action; to start

populate

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US / 'pɒpjʊleɪt /

UK / ˈpɑpjəˌlet /

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  • verb
  • To live in a particular area, as a group

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

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  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to
  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)

jamie

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US / dʒeimz /

UK / dʒemz /

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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

char

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US / tʃɑ:(r) /

UK / tʃɑr /

B2
  • verb
  • To become burnt and the outside appears black

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

phone

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US / fəʊn /

UK / foʊn /

A2
  • noun
  • Machine used to talk to someone who is far away
  • verb
  • To talk to someone using a telephone

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

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  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

climate

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UK / ˈklaɪmɪt /

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  • noun
  • Typical weather conditions in a particular place

harbour

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UK / ˈhɑrbɚ /

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  • noun
  • Area of water protected by land and used by ships
  • Place providing comfort and shelter from danger
  • verb
  • To contain, hold, include, or hide something
  • To feel certain thoughts/emotions for a long time
  • To have a thought/feeling without expressing it
  • To hide or give shelter to (when in danger)
  • To secretly give shelter/protection to a criminal

maui

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US / ˈmaʊɪ /

UK / ˈmaʊi /

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  • noun
  • The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands

parking

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UK / ˈpɑ:rkɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • The area you can park your car
  • verb
  • To stay still without moving
  • To leave your car, bike in a certain place

spain

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US / speɪn /

UK / speɪn /

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  • proper noun
  • A country in southwestern Europe, occupying the greater part of the Iberian peninsula; population 46

angeles

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UK / ˈændʒəlɪs /

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make

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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

summer

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  • noun
  • Part of the year when the weather is hot
  • verb
  • To spend time in a place in the warm months

the

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US / 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
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  • A fatal wildfire has swept through a picturesque resort town on Hawaii's Maui Island, leaving behind smoldering ruins and forcing thousands to flee the devastation. The wildfire, which has claimed at least 36 lives, ravaged populated areas of the city and turned it into a scene resembling a war-torn city like Baghdad. Aerial footage shows the charred remains of the waterfront, while residents were forced to evacuate, some even resorting to jumping into the ocean to escape the smoke and fire. Many were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The scale of the destruction is evident as eyewitnesses recount waking up to find their houses reduced to a slab and engulfed in smoke and cinders. Evacuees, with only the clothes on their back and their pets and children, were left with no choice but to find shelter elsewhere, with some even sleeping in their cars. The wildfires were ignited by powerful winds from Hurricane Dora, which brushed Maui Island from the southwest. Sadly, scenes like these have become all too familiar this summer, as wildfires caused by record-setting heat have devastated regions in Greece, Spain, Portugal, and other parts of Europe, as well as western Canada, where severe fires have polluted the air with smoke that spread over vast areas of the United States.
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  • A fatal wildfire that swept through a picturesque resort town on Hawaii's Maui Island left smoldering ruins in its wake and forced thousands to flee the devastation.
  • Oh, my gosh.
  • Look at the harbor.
  • Authorities said at least 36 people are dead.
  • This looks like Baghdad or something.
  • Aerial footage shows the charred remains of the waterfront.
  • The wildfires tore through populated parts of this city, once home to 13,000 people.
  • Hey, if anybody's still out here, it's time to go.
  • A Maui County press release said some residents were forced to jump into the ocean to escape smoke and fire and were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Others raced to evacuate, among them Jamie Brown.
  • My wife and dog slept in the parking lot at Whole Foods.
  • Woke up this morning and got on our phones to pictures of our house just down to the slab, nothing but smoke and cinders.
  • Came with the clothes we got on and a dog and two kids.
  • Here we are.
  • We got evacuated at four in the morning.
  • Julia Lim was visiting from Los Angeles.
  • We slept in our car, went to the bathroom there, and then decided to make our way up on the North Island and was hoping for a place to stay there, but everything sold out.
  • The blazes began on Tuesday night as powerful winds from Hurricane Dora, hundreds of miles to the southwest, fanned the flames.
  • Such scenes of devastation have become all too familiar all around the globe this summer.
  • Wildfires, often caused by record-setting heat, forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in Greece, Spain, Portugal and other parts of Europe.
  • In western Canada, a series of unusually severe fires sent clouds of smoke over vast swaths of the U.S., polluting the air.
  • Scientists say human-caused climate change, driven by fossil fuel use, is increasing the frequency and intensity of such extreme weather events and have long warned that nations must slash carbon emissions to prevent climate catastrophe.