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The murder investigation that made the FBI- BBC News

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begin

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

branch

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  • noun
  • Part of a family related to the same members
  • Part of organization with a specific function
  • Part of a tree growing outward from the trunk
  • One of several streams combining to create a river
  • Local office or store of a bank or large company
  • (Often secret) group or subgroup of a religion
  • Specific area of knowledge or study
  • verb
  • To separate away from the main part

per

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  • preposition
  • In the manner directed or suggested
  • For each; during each

crime

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  • noun
  • Act that is believed to be a mistake or foolish
  • Act that is against the law; murder, theft etc.

land

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  • noun
  • Region or country
  • Earth; the ground
  • verb
  • To arrive or cause a boat to arrive at the shore
  • To obtain or get something that you wanted
  • To (cause to) come down to the ground safely
  • To cause to arrive in a specific place or state

street

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  • noun
  • Road in a city with buildings and places to walk

shoot

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  • noun
  • Emerging new part of a plant
  • verb
  • To kick or throw a ball at a goal
  • To fire a gun; injure or kill someone with a gun
  • To (cause to) fly away forcefully
  • To use a camera to record a film/take a photograph

eventually

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  • adverb
  • After a long time; after many attempts; in the end

people

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

reaction

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  • noun
  • Bodily response to a drug or something eaten
  • Feeling or action in response to something

sit

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  • verb
  • To take an exam
  • To be in a resting position on a chair
  • To provide seating for people
  • To remain in a still position while being painted

that

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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’

own

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  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

servant

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  • noun
  • Person paid to clean, cook, etc. in another's home

understanding

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  • adjecitve
  • Being sympathetic
  • noun
  • When you get the meaning correctly; comprehension
  • Knowledge about something or someone
  • verb
  • To know the meaning of language, what someone says

dig

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  • verb
  • To move material to create a hole

case

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  • noun
  • Container used to carry things, e.g. clothes
  • Set of facts about a crime
  • Set of facts about an event
  • Example or instance of something
  • verb
  • To find out about a place, as in planning to steal

birth

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  • noun
  • Time when a baby or young animal is born
  • Beginning of something
  • Social position based on the family you come from

each

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  • determiner
  • Every one of two or more things
  • pronoun
  • Per one person or thing

outlaw

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  • noun
  • Person hiding from police after breaking the law
  • verb
  • To make a practice or thing illegal

particularly

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  • adverb
  • Specially; more than others

rename

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  • verb
  • To change the name of something or someone

first

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  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

capita

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  • noun
  • If you express an amount per capita, you mean that amount for each person.

then

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  • 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

force

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  • 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

original

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  • adjecitve
  • Being first made, thought or performed; fresh
  • Being unique or thinking differently from others

they

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

very

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

move

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  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

their

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

territory

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  • noun
  • Area of land defended by an animal
  • Area of particular knowledge or experience
  • Area owned or controlled by a government, person
  • Area of land with a specific defining feature

whereas

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  • conjunction
  • Taking into consideration the fact that

country

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  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

moon

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  • noun
  • Round object circling the Earth at night
  • verb
  • To expose your buttocks as a joke

take

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

wealth

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  • noun
  • Amount of money or possessions you own, e.g. large
  • Great quantity, amount, or number of something

all

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  • 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”

killer

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  • adjecitve
  • Being appealing or funny
  • noun
  • Something that is a challenge to deal with
  • Person, thing or animal that kills

pocket

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  • adjecitve
  • (As if) small enough to fit in your pocket
  • noun
  • Small cloth bag sewn into clothing to hold things
  • Area of space
  • verb
  • To put something into your pocket
  • To take or hide something illegally

who

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US / hu: /

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

department

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  • noun
  • Division of a larger part or organization

pretty

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  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

bear

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  • noun
  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

prospector

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  • noun
  • Person who searches for mineral deposits

upon

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  • preposition
  • More formal term for 'on'

with

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  • 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

know

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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

sin

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  • noun
  • Act that breaks a religious law
  • verb
  • To do something that breaks a religious law

secretive

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  • adjecitve
  • Acting to not let other people know information

young

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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

whom

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  • pronoun
  • Used in formal writing or speech

world

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

forsake

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ragtag

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  • noun

sort

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  • noun
  • Group or class of similar things or people
  • verb
  • To organize things by putting them into groups
  • To deal with things in an organized way

white

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  • adjecitve
  • Belonging to a race of people with light skin
  • Of the color of fresh snow and milk
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Lightest color; The color of fresh snow.

should

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

caput

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  • noun
  • Head-like protuberance on an organ or structure

consider

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  • verb
  • To think carefully about something

realize

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  • verb
  • To become aware of or understand mentally

million

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

once

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

among

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  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

chief

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  • adjecitve
  • The one highest in authority or importance
  • noun
  • Leader of a race or group of people
  • The one highest in authority or importance

new

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  • adjecitve
  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

provoke

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  • verb
  • To deliberately annoy to make someone aggressive

after

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  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

director

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  • noun
  • Senior person who manages part of an organization
  • Person who controls the acting in a movie or play

homicide

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  • noun
  • A murder

many

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

wild

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  • adjecitve
  • Living in nature; not tame
  • (Of land) not developed by people
  • adverb
  • In a manner which lacks control
  • noun
  • A natural environment e.g. jungle, forest

will

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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

become

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

flower

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  • noun
  • Plant with a pretty head, e.g. a rose
  • verb
  • (Of flowers) to emerge into full shape; to bloom
  • To develop successfully or fully

can

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  • 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

graham

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  • adjective
  • Denoting or made from wholewheat flour that has not been sifted.

really

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  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

understand

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  • verb
  • To know the meaning of language, what someone says

worthless

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  • adjecitve
  • Being of no value; without positive aspects
  • Having no importance or value

would

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  • 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

formation

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  • noun
  • Process of creating; making a particular shape

not

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

bureau

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  • noun
  • Administrative unit of government

deposit

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  • noun
  • Concentration of mineral left by a river
  • Part payment so that an item will be kept for you
  • Amount of money that is put into a bank account
  • verb
  • (Of rivers) to leave a layer of minerals, etc.
  • To lay down of layers, e.g. of soil, over time
  • To place or put something down in a certain place
  • To put money or valuable items in a bank

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

envy

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  • noun
  • Feeling of wanting something that someone else has
  • verb
  • To feel that you want something someone else has

oil

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  • noun
  • A liquid used for frying foods
  • Thick, black liquid in the ground used as fuel
  • verb
  • To add a liquid for frying foods
  • To put liquid in a machine so it will run smoothly

much

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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

remnant

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  • noun
  • Piece of cloth left over
  • Small parts left of thing that has been destroyed

wealthy

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a great quantity of money or property

ambitious

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  • adjecitve
  • Having the desire to be successful in life, work

card

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  • noun
  • One of 54 pieces of paper used in a game of cards
  • Small piece of paper or plastic used as ID
  • verb
  • (Golf) to record how many hits you took

never

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

score

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  • noun
  • A sharp mark or cut in the surface of something
  • Current number of points given in a game, contest
  • The written notes and parts of a piece of music
  • An achievement of success
  • Number of points on a test
  • verb
  • To mark or cut something with a sharp object
  • To get or give points in a game, contest, or test
  • To achieve success with something
  • To get points in a test

operation

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  • noun
  • Business or company, or its activities
  • Functioning; use
  • Medical procedure involving surgery

control

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US / kən'trəʊl /

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  • noun
  • A device designed to operate a machine
  • Participant in experiment that is left untouched
  • Act to dominate or command; make manageable
  • A law limiting the growth or spread of something
  • A place which overseas or manages e.g. a factory
  • verb
  • To direct or influence the behavior of something

history

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  • noun
  • Established pattern or record
  • Study of past events as an academic subject

century

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  • noun
  • Period of 100 years

investigation

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  • noun
  • Search for information about something

have

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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
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

six

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US / sɪks /

UK / sɪks /

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  • number
  • 6

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

fbi

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US / ˌefbi:'aɪ /

UK / ˌefbi:'aɪ /

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  • abbreviation
  • short for Federal Bureau of Investigation

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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  • 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

mysteriously

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US / mɪ'stɪərɪəslɪ /

UK / mɪsˈtɪrɪəslɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a confusing or difficult to understand way

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

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

dozen

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US / ˈdʌzn /

UK / ˈdʌzən /

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  • noun
  • 12 people or things

major

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US / 'meɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmedʒɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Main league; esp. referring to American baseball
  • Important, serious, or large in scope, size
  • noun
  • High-ranking officer in the army
  • Main subject you study at university
  • verb
  • To study a particular subject at university

large

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US / lɑ:dʒ /

UK / lɑ:rdʒ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Big; of great size; broad, tall, wide, or fat

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

A1
  • adverb
  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

investigate

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US / ɪn'vestɪɡeɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡet /

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  • verb
  • To try to find out facts; to carry out research

finally

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US / ˈfaɪnəli /

UK / ˈfaɪnəli /

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  • adverb
  • used especially at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the last point or idea
  • After a long time or some difficulty

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

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  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

rather

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US / 'rɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈræðɚ, ˈrɑðɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Somewhat; fairly; not that much

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

cede

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US / si:d /

UK / sid /

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  • verb
  • To give someone control of something

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

jealousy

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US / ˈdʒeləsi /

UK / ˈdʒɛləsi /

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  • noun
  • Unhappy feeling of wanting what someone else has

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

infertile

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US / ɪnˈfɜ:tl /

UK / ɪnˈfə:tl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being unable to have children or reproduce

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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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

remarkably

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US / rɪ'mɑ:kəblɪ /

UK / rɪˈmɑrkəblɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • In an interesting or unexpected manner

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

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  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

hoover

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US / ˈhu:və(r) /

UK / ˈhuːvər /

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  • noun
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • verb
  • To clean with a vacuum cleaner

alone

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US / ə'ləʊn /

UK / əˈlon /

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  • adjecitve
  • Apart from others
  • Without equal
  • adverb
  • Without anyone or anything else

might

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US / maɪt /

UK / maɪt /

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  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

murder

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US / 'mɜ:də(r) /

UK / ˈmɚdɚ /

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  • noun
  • Something that is difficult or painful to do
  • Crime of deliberately killing a person
  • verb
  • To intentionally kill a person
  • To spoil, ruin something by doing it poorly

sinister

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US / ˈsɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈsɪnɪstɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Suggesting evil or danger; threatening

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

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

deep

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US / di:p /

UK / dip /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complex and important
  • Extreme or intense
  • Going far down from the surface
  • Low in pitch, as a sound
  • adverb
  • At a certain distance beneath the surface

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

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  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

stand

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US / stænd /

UK / stænd /

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  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning region within a country
  • noun
  • Region within a country, with its own government
  • Situation or condition something is in
  • verb
  • To say; declare as fact
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  • The United States was still a remarkably lawless country back in the 1920s, and particularly in this last remnant of the Wild West.
  • You had outlaws wandering the streets with their six shooters in their pockets.
  • You had sheriffs.
  • You had oil men there and prospectors.
  • My name is David Graham, and I'm the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, the Osage Murders, and the Birth of the FBI.
  • The Osage Indians, who once controlled much of the central part of the United States, were eventually forced to cede more than 100 million acres of their territory.
  • It was at that time that an Osage chief stood up, and he said we should move to this territory that would later become part of the state of Oklahoma, because the land there is infertile, and the white man considers it worthless,
  • And so they'll finally leave us alone.
  • This seemingly forsaken land turned out to be sitting upon some of the largest deposits of oil then in the United States, and in the beginning of the 20th century, the 2,000 or so Osage became the wealthiest people per capita in the world.
  • They had servants, many of whom were white.
  • It was said at the time, whereas one American might own a card, each Osage owned 11 of them.
  • The Osage wealth provoked all sorts of reactions among white Americans.
  • There was envy.
  • There was jealousy.
  • They then began to be mysteriously murdered in one of the most sinister crimes in American history.
  • In 1923, after there were more than two dozen Osage murders, the case was taken up by a rather obscure branch of the Justice Department, a pretty ragtag operation.
  • It was then known as the Bureau of Investigation, and it would later be renamed as the FBI.
  • The Osage murder cases became one of the FBI's first major homicide investigations, and one of the first major homicide investigations of its new, very young, very secretive, very ambitious director, J. Edgar Hoover.
  • As you begin to dig deeper, you begin to realize that there were really scores of murders, and that many of these cases were never investigated.
  • You can't understand the formation of the United States without understanding this case, this original sin from which this country was born.