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News Wrap: Suspect in 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 appears in U.S. court

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authority

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US / ɔ:ˈθɒrəti /

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

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  • 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

corruption

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US / kəˈrʌpʃn /

UK / kəˈrʌpʃən /

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  • noun
  • State of being damaged or spoiled
  • Illegal, immoral dishonesty

raid

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US / reɪd /

UK / red /

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  • noun
  • Sudden entry by police; surprise attack by army
  • (Army) to suddenly enter or attack a place
  • verb
  • (Army) to suddenly enter or attack a place
  • To suddenly enter or attack, e.g. to steal or harm

attack

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US / ə'tæk /

UK / əˈtæk /

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  • noun
  • Act intended to hurt someone physically, mentally
  • verb
  • To try to destroy, beat, or injure

immediately

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US / ɪˈmi:diətli /

UK / ɪˈmidiɪtli /

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  • adverb
  • Without any delay; straight away

violent

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US / ˈvaɪələnt /

UK / ˈvaɪələnt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Done with force; likely to produce physical damage

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')

occupy

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US / 'ɒkjʊpaɪ /

UK / ˈɑkjəˌpaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To enter and take control of land/property
  • To fill a time, a space, or an area
  • To live in a particular building
  • To fill someone's thoughts or make a person busy

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

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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

small

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US / smɔ:l /

UK / smɔl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Little in size; not big
  • (Of letters) not written in capital letters
  • Being insignificant or minor
  • (Of a business) with few people or things; local
  • (Of voice) being soft and quiet
  • (Of a child) being young

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

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  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

declare

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US / dɪ'kleə(r) /

UK / dɪˈklɛr /

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  • verb
  • To make a statement in a strong and confident way
  • To show the cost of things purchased overseas
  • To say something in an official or sure way

inside

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US / ˌɪn'saɪd /

UK / ɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪnˌsaɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in something
  • Being in a building
  • adverb
  • Into a house; indoors
  • noun
  • Inner part or surface of something

delay

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US / dɪˈleɪ /

UK / dɪˈle /

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  • noun
  • Action of being late or happening later
  • verb
  • To wait some amount of time before doing something
  • To do something later than is planned or expected
  • To stop something from happening for a time

cope

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US / kəʊp /

UK / koʊp /

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  • verb
  • To deal with something in spite of difficulties

flick

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US / flɪk /

UK / flɪk /

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  • noun
  • Hitting something with your finger to move it
  • verb
  • To hit something with your finger to move it
  • To move a button, switch from on, off positions

fervent

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US / ˈfɜ:vənt /

UK / ˈfəvənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very strongly-felt; passionate; earnest

memory

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US / 'memərɪ /

UK / ˈmɛməri /

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  • noun
  • Ability of the mind to call back past things
  • Space for the storage of information on a computer
  • Something that has been remembered

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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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

appear

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US / ə'pɪə(r) /

UK / əˈpɪr /

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  • verb
  • To be seen, become visible; come into sight
  • To seem to be
  • To act in a play, movie, or be mentioned in media

warn

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US / wɔ:n /

UK / wɔrn /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone about possible danger

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

deny

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US / dɪ'naɪ /

UK / dɪˈnaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To refuse to allow or accept something

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

third

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US / θɜ:d /

UK / θɜ:rd /

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  • adjecitve
  • 3rd: Number after second

film

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US / fɪlm /

UK / fɪlm /

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  • noun
  • Thin layer that covers something
  • Movie
  • verb
  • To record moving action with a camera

spike

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US / spaɪk /

UK / spaɪk /

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  • noun
  • The top point in a graph
  • Long, thin metal rod that ends in a point
  • verb
  • To go up to a point on a graph

swear

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US / sweə(r) /

UK / swɛr /

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  • verb
  • To say bad or impolite words to someone
  • To make a serious promise to do something

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

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

wreckage

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US / ˈrekɪdʒ /

UK / ˈrɛkɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Remaining parts of something that has been wrecked

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

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

interest

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US / 'ɪntrəst /

UK / ˈɪntrɪst, -tərɪst, -ˌtrɛst /

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  • noun
  • Best or most advantageous thing for someone
  • Activity or subject one enjoys doing or learning
  • Fee for borrowing money
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

prime

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US / praɪm /

UK / praɪm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the highest in quality or value
  • Concerning the highest level of achievement
  • Most important, chief importance in value
  • verb
  • To get a person ready for; prepare someone
  • To coat with paint to prepare it for the main coat

headline

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US / ˈhedlaɪn /

UK / ˈhedlaɪn /

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  • noun
  • Title summarizing a news story
  • verb
  • To be the main performer at a show

jumbo

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US / 'dʒʌmbəʊ /

UK / ˈdʒʌmbo /

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  • noun
  • Something that is very large

station

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US / 'steɪʃn /

UK / ˈsteʃən /

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  • noun
  • Building, area, place used for a specific reason
  • A person's place in society
  • Place where you can catch a train or a bus
  • Company that broadcasts radio or TV programs
  • verb
  • (Army) to be posted to a place to perform duties
  • To put a person in a certain place or position

break

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US / breɪk /

UK / brek /

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  • noun
  • Time you stop an activity before continuing
  • End of a relationship
  • An escape from a place such as a jail
  • (Lucky) advantage or benefit from something
  • Find a solution or answer to a problem or crime
  • Change in the weather
  • verb
  • To create a new record e.g. running the 100m dash
  • To form a crack in something
  • To burst or become damaged
  • To end a relationship
  • To escape from a place such as a jail
  • To train a wild animal e.g. a horse
  • To separate into pieces by force, or by dropping
  • To act against a law, rule, or promise
  • To become known suddenly, as in the news
  • To not do what you promised e.g. not keep promises
  • To solve a crime, or answer a problem
  • To stop functioning properly
  • To suddenly start, open or commence
  • To change in pitch suddenly, as in a voice
  • To fall on the shore, as in waves
  • To begin or change suddenly; the dawn or weather
  • To defeat by causing the person to lose their will

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

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  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

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

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

UK / sɚv /

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  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

wade

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US / weɪd /

UK / wed /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To walk in shallow water

grande

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US / ˌrekəˈlekt /

UK / ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt /

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his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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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

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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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

yang

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US / jæŋ /

UK / jæŋ /

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  • other
  • Bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology

amount

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US / ə'maʊnt /

UK / əˈmaʊnt /

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  • noun
  • Quantity of something
  • verb
  • To add up to a certain figure

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

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  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

informant

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US / ɪnˈfɔ:mənt /

UK / ɪnˈfɔrmənt /

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  • noun
  • Person who reports what happened at an event

arrest

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US / əˈrest /

UK / əˈrɛst /

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  • noun
  • Act of catching people who committed crimes
  • verb
  • To attract someone's attention and hold interest
  • (Police) to catch and keep criminals
  • To stop or slow something that is happening

die

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US / daɪ /

UK / daɪ /

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  • noun
  • Cube with dots numbering 1-6 on it used in games
  • verb
  • To cease to function or work
  • (Of a thing) to stop being used or done
  • (Of a person) to stop living

crime

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US / kraɪm /

UK / kraɪm /

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

protest

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US / 'prəʊtest /

UK / ˈproʊtɛst /

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  • noun
  • Forceful argument against something
  • Objection to something
  • verb
  • To argue against something in a forceful way
  • To express a strong objection or dislike

since

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US / sɪns /

UK / sɪns /

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  • adverb
  • At a point before the present time
  • conjunction
  • For this reason; because
  • preposition
  • From the time in the past that

soil

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US / sɔɪl /

UK / sɔɪl /

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  • noun
  • Conditions in which something develops
  • Mix of natural material in which plants grow
  • Land of a certain country
  • verb
  • To get or become dirty

face

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US / feɪs /

UK / fes /

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  • noun
  • Side or outer surface of something
  • An expression using mouth, nose, eyes etc.
  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
  • verb
  • To cover a surface with something like paint
  • To deal with a problem or responsibilities
  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

hour

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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

racism

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US / ˈreɪsɪzəm /

UK / ˈreˌsɪzəm /

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  • noun
  • Belief that people of other races are bad/inferior

victim

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US / ˈvɪktɪm /

UK / ˈvɪktɪm /

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  • noun
  • Person/thing affected by an unpleasant event
  • Person/animal killed and offered as a sacrifice
  • Person feeling helpless in times of bad luck
  • Person who is tricked or made to suffer

criminal

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US / ˈkrɪmɪnl /

UK / ˈkrɪmənəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving illegal activity; relating to crime
  • Not justifiable; shameful
  • noun
  • Person who commits a crime

convict

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US / kənˈvɪkt /

UK / kənˈvɪkt /

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  • noun
  • Person in prison
  • verb
  • To say someone is guilty of a crime in a law court

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

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  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

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

charge

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US / tʃɑ:dʒ /

UK / tʃɑrdʒ /

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  • noun
  • An attack by running quickly toward someone
  • A price for a service or goods
  • When a battery has a certain amount of electricity
  • Amount of money you pay for a service
  • verb
  • To run quickly toward someone to attack them
  • To ask for money as a price for a service or goods
  • To put electricity in a battery
  • To give responsibility to take care of or manage
  • To state that someone has committed a crime

deteriorate

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US / dɪ'tɪərɪəreɪt /

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  • verb
  • To become worse in condition or value

kill

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US / kɪl /

UK / kɪl /

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  • noun
  • Animal killed by a person or other animal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to experience a lot of pain
  • To end the life of a person or other living thing
  • To be very funny
  • To prevent something from continuing or operating
  • To do something unimportant to pass time quickly

flight

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US / flaɪt /

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  • noun
  • Act of leaving a place, usually to escape danger
  • Trip by plane, helicopter etc.

shoot

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US / ʃu:t /

UK / ʃut /

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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

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

UK / ˈstrʌɡəl /

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  • noun
  • Strong efforts made to do something difficult
  • verb
  • To try very hard to do something difficult

emergency

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US / ɪ'mɜ:dʒənsɪ /

UK / ɪˈmɚdʒənsi /

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  • noun
  • Sudden event needing an immediate action

inch

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US / ɪntʃ /

UK / ɪntʃ /

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  • noun
  • 1/12th of a foot (2.54 centimeters)
  • Very small distance
  • verb
  • To move or cause to move a small bit at a time

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / 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

industrial

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US / ɪnˈdʌstriəl /

UK / ɪnˈdʌstriəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning making things in factories

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

fly

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US / flaɪ /

UK / flai /

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  • noun
  • Common flying insect, sometimes blue in color
  • Opening with fold of cloth hiding zipper on pants
  • verb
  • To move in the wind, e.g. a flag
  • To move at a high speed
  • To travel in a plane, helicopter, balloon etc.
  • To pilot people or items by plane
  • To travel through the air using wings

index

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US / ˈɪndeks /

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  • noun
  • Number showing how prices, wages changed over time
  • Written or printed (usually alphabetical) list
  • verb
  • To adjust a value/wages as other things change
  • To make a list of things in alphabetical order

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

like

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US / laɪk /

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  • 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

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

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  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon

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’

witness

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US / 'wɪtnəs /

UK / ˈwɪtnɪs /

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  • noun
  • Person who was present to see an event take place
  • Evidence or proof of something
  • verb
  • To see the signing of an official document
  • To see an event take place (usually a crime)
  • To serve as an example or evidence of something

case

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US / keɪs /

UK / kes /

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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

extradite

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US / ˈekstrədaɪt /

UK / ˈɛkstrəˌdaɪt /

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  • verb
  • To send someone to another country to stand trial

mayor

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US / meə(r) /

UK / ˈmeɪər /

B1
  • noun
  • Head of a town or city government

partner

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US / 'pɑ:tnə(r) /

UK / ˈpɑrtnɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • One you have a business/personal relationship with
  • Someone you have personal relationship with
  • verb
  • To join with others for work or other activity

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

A1
  • preposition
  • At some point in the course of an event or thing

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

A1
  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

bomb

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US / bɒm /

UK / bɑm /

B1
  • noun
  • An explosive device
  • verb
  • To attack with explosives
  • To fail or be completely unsuccessful

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

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

ground

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US / graʊnd /

UK / ɡraʊnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Connection of electrical equipment to earth
  • Place where people play particular sports
  • Solid surface of the earth that we stand on
  • verb
  • To break (coffee, etc.) into tiny bits with machine
  • To make loud jarring noise by pressing hard
  • To make sharp or smooth through friction
  • To press together with force making a sound
  • To punish someone by not allowing them to go out
  • To hit the bottom
  • (Of boat) to hit the bottom so it cannot move
  • To prevent a plane from taking off
  • To place the ball over the goal line in rugby

disappear

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US / ˌdɪsəˈpɪə(r) /

UK / ˌdɪsəˈpɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To no longer see because it's not there any more

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

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

aware

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US / əˈwɛə /

UK / əˈwɛr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Knowing or feeling that something exists

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

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

medium

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US / 'mi:dɪəm /

UK / ˈmidiəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Method of expressing ideas or feelings
  • Something available in a middle size or condition
  • Person who claims to communicate with the dead

prison

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US / 'prɪzn /

UK / ˈprɪzən /

A2
  • noun
  • Place the court puts criminals as punishment; jail

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being active or interested in government matters
  • Diplomatic
  • Of the system of elections and government
  • Concerning government or public affairs
  • Involved in getting of power/influence in a group

number

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US / ˈnʌmbə(r) /

UK / ˈnʌmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Symbols such as 1, 2, 56, 793
  • Particular song or dance performed during a show
  • Total quantity or amount of things
  • verb
  • To put numbers on things
  • To assign a sequence within a group, series, set
  • To claim to be part of a larger group, series, set

square

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US / skweə(r) /

UK / skwɛr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being fair or honest
  • Multiply a number by itself e.g. 2x2 or 6x6
  • noun
  • Shape with 4 equal length sides and 4 equal angles
  • The result of multiplying Length by the width
  • Open public area in the middle of the town
  • verb
  • To make something balance or be equal
  • To multiply a number by itself, e.g. 2x2 or 6x8
  • To straighten the edge to form a four-sided shape

winter

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US / ˈwɪntə(r) /

UK / ˈwɪntɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • (Food) planted in fall and gathered next year
  • noun
  • Time or season of idleness or decay
  • Coldest season of the year
  • verb
  • To spend the cold months at a certain place

bombing

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US / ˈbɒmɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɑ:mɪŋ /

B1
  • noun
  • Dropping, attacking or throwing of bombs
  • verb
  • To attack with explosives
  • To fail or be completely unsuccessful

wish

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US / wɪʃ /

UK / wɪʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Expression of a hope for something in the future
  • verb
  • To want something to happen or to become true

courtroom

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US / ˈkɔ:tru:m /

UK / ˈkɔrtˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈkort- /

C2
  • noun
  • Room in which a law court sits

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

A1
  • number
  • Number 3

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

arm

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US / ɑ:m /

UK / ɑrm /

A1
  • noun
  • Part of your body from your shoulder to your hand
  • A branch of another object e.g. company
  • The side part of a chair where your arms go
  • The influence or power an authority has
  • verb
  • To activate a weapon or bomb for use
  • To give a gun or other weapon to a person or group

shortly

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US / ˈʃɔ:tli /

UK / ˈʃɔrtli /

B1
  • adverb
  • Quickly; soon; in a moment
  • In an unfriendly or rude way

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1
  • 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

average

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US / 'ævərɪdʒ /

UK / ˈævərɪdʒ, ˈævrɪdʒ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Typical or normal; usual; ordinary
  • noun
  • Total of numbers divided by the number of items
  • verb
  • To add numbers then divide by the number of items

crack

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US / kræk /

UK / kræk /

B1
  • noun
  • Attempt to achieve a goal or objective
  • Unexpected and hard hit to the body
  • Joke or impolite comment about something
  • Sound that is short, unexpected and loud
  • Small gap between two things or parts of things
  • verb
  • To attempt to achieve a goal or objective
  • To hit someone or something hard and unexpectedly
  • To tell (a joke)
  • To solve a challenging problem or mystery
  • To make a sound that is short, unexpected and loud
  • To lose control, e.g. under pressure; break down
  • To break so lines appear, but it is not in pieces

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • 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

deadly

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US / ˈdedli /

UK / ˈdɛdli /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Causing or capable of causing death
  • Being very accurate

prostate

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US / ˈprɒsteɪt /

UK / ˈprɑsˌtet /

B2
  • noun
  • Male gland important in the creation of semen

prisoner

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US / 'prɪznə(r) /

UK / ˈprɪzənɚ, ˈprɪznɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone kept in a prison as punishment for a crime

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

A1
  • 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

accuse

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US / ə'kju:z /

UK / əˈkjuz /

A2
  • verb
  • To claim that someone has done something wrong

lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the main part in movies or plays
  • noun
  • Wire for electricity, computer, etc.; cable
  • Information that could help to solve a crime
  • Main part in a play or movie
  • Heavy, gray metal element
  • Rope used to tie something to stop it escaping
  • Act of being at the front in a race or game
  • verb
  • To show the way or guide others
  • To be at the front of a race or game
  • To travel in front of; go in advance of others

newly

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US / ˈnu:li:, ˈnju:- /

UK / ˈnuli, ˈnju- /

A2
  • adverb
  • Very recently; just done or made

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

A1
  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

rate

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US / reɪt /

UK / ret /

A1
  • noun
  • Current price or cost of something
  • Speed or frequency of events over time
  • verb
  • To assess something or consider its qualities

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • 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

citizen

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US / 'sɪtɪzn /

UK / ˈsɪtɪzən /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who belongs to and has rights in a country

hungry

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US / ˈhʌŋgri /

UK / ˈhʌŋɡri /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Feeling a need or want to eat food
  • Being eager to get or do something

price

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US / praɪs /

UK / praɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Cost of something in money
  • verb
  • To determine or set the cost of something

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

A1
  • 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

suspect

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US / sə'spekt /

UK / səˈspɛkt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of a thing) causing doubt; suspicious
  • noun
  • Person thought to have committed a crime
  • verb
  • To consider someone is the one guilty of a crime
  • To doubt or lack trust

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • 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

woman

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US / ˈwʊmən /

UK / ˈwʊmən /

A1
  • noun
  • Adult female human being

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

A1
  • 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 /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

carry

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US / ˈkæri /

UK / ˈkæri /

A1
  • verb
  • To have a child, be pregnant
  • To have a disease you might give to others
  • (Of stores) to sell a particular product
  • To hold something and move it to another place
  • To travel a long distance (sound)
  • To support the weight or burden of something

child

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US / tʃaɪld /

UK / tʃaɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • A very young person, between about 2 and 15

plea

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US / pli: /

UK / pli /

B1
  • noun
  • Response given by a person charged with a crime
  • Urgent request

jet

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US / dʒet /

UK / dʒɛt /

B1
  • noun
  • Stream of liquid/gas shooting out of small opening
  • (Of liquid, gas) to shoot out of a small opening
  • A pipe that water or gas goes through
  • Hard, black, usually shiny stone
  • verb
  • (Of liquid, gas) to shoot out of a small opening
  • To travel on a jet plane

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Part of the body of a human, animal
  • Person or thing belonging to a group or team

stab

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US / stæb /

UK / stæb /

B1
  • verb
  • To strike a blow with a knife, as to kill someone

stock

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US / stɒk /

UK / stɑk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • (E.g. of a response) standard; usual; not original
  • noun
  • Animals such as cattle kept for breeding
  • Tasty liquid added to stews, soups etc.
  • Merchandise; goods kept by a business for sale
  • Piece of a business, bought in the form of shares
  • verb
  • To keep some of, as items for sale

friendship

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US / ˈfrendʃɪp /

UK / ˈfrɛndˌʃɪp /

B1
  • noun
  • Feeling of liking someone; good relationship

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

surge

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US / sɜ:dʒ /

UK / sɜ:rdʒ /

B2
  • noun
  • Sudden movement in one direction by many
  • Sudden or unexpected increase in amount
  • Unexpected increase or movement, as in sea/prices
  • verb
  • To move unexpectedly and quickly in one direction
  • To rise to an unexpected height

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

plain

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US / pleɪn /

UK / plen /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Obvious; clearly so, true
  • Very simple, ordinary; not decorated; not striped
  • noun
  • Wide open area of flat, dry land

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

enter

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US / 'entə(r) /

UK / ˈɛntɚ /

A1
  • verb
  • To start a career or an education
  • To become a competitor in a contest
  • To add or type information in a computer
  • To go into a room, building etc.

paramilitary

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US / ˌpærəˈmɪlətri /

UK / ˌpærəˈmɪləteri /

B2
  • noun
  • Fighting force patterned on military training

record

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US / 'rekɔ:d /

UK / ˈrekərd /

A1
  • noun
  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
  • verb
  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
  • To write down or say what happened
  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

A2
  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

announcement

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US / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

UK / əˈnaʊnsmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of informing people about something publicly

scatter

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US / 'skætə(r) /

UK / ˈskætɚ /

B2
  • other
  • To place or leave things in various places
  • verb
  • To throw or move into various different directions

south

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US / saʊθ /

UK / saʊθ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Direction to your right when facing the rising sun
  • Coming from the opposite direction from north
  • noun
  • The direction to your right of the rising sun

snowfall

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US / ˈsnəʊfɔ:l /

UK / ˈsnoˌfɔl /

C2
  • noun
  • Precipitation falling in the form of ice crystals

trial

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US / ˈtraɪəl /

UK / ˈtraɪəl, traɪl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being made or done as a test or experiment
  • noun
  • Hearing and judgment of a case in court
  • Act or process of testing or experimenting
  • verb
  • To be made or done as a test or experiment

execute

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US / ˈeksɪkju:t /

UK / ˈɛksɪˌkjut /

B1
  • verb
  • To kill someone, usually as an official punishment
  • To perform a plan or action

pan

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US / pæn /

UK / pæn /

A2
  • noun
  • Open metal container used for cooking
  • Steel drum
  • Big, flat bowl, used to find gold with water
  • verb
  • To follow an object being filmed with a camera
  • To criticize, e.g. a film, in a strong way
  • To sort gold from other materials using water

pursue

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US / pə'sju: /

UK / pɚˈsu /

B1
  • verb
  • To follow and try to catch, or to reach a goal
  • To try to achieve or get something over time

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

act

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US / ækt /

UK / ækt /

A1
  • noun
  • What someone did; action; behavior
  • A law or rule passed by a government we must obey
  • One of the parts that a stage play is divided into
  • verb
  • To behave in a certain way
  • To perform on a stage or in a movie

allege

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US / əˈledʒ /

UK / əˈlɛdʒ /

B1
  • verb
  • To state without proof

aboard

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US / əˈbɔ:d /

UK / əˈbɔrd, əˈbord /

B1
  • adverb
  • On or onto a boat, airplane, train, etc.

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

UK / ˈkʌntri /

A1
  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

general

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US / 'dʒenrəl /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Widespread, normal or usual
  • noun
  • Top ranked officer in the army

proceed

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US / prəˈsi:d /

UK / proʊˈsi:d /

A2
  • verb
  • To continue to do something; carry on
  • To go forward in a certain direction

viewer

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US / ˈvju:ə(r) /

UK / ˈvjuɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Special machine to look at pictures
  • Someone who watches, e.g. television

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

gain

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US / ɡeɪn /

UK / ɡen /

A2
  • noun
  • An increase in something, such as weight
  • verb
  • To increase in something, such as weight
  • To get something wanted, needed or valued

heavy

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US / 'hevɪ /

UK / ˈhɛvi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Greater in amount, degree, or severity than usual
  • Involving serious or strong emotions
  • Having a lot of weight

add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

A1
  • verb
  • To include as well
  • To put two things or numbers together, e.g. 2+2

improbable

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US / ɪmˈprɒbəbl /

UK / ɪmˈprɑbəbəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not likely to happen or be true

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • 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

homelessness

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US / 'həʊmləsnəs /

UK / 'hoʊmləsnəs /

B1
  • noun
  • Having no home; living on the streets

military

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US / 'mɪlətrɪ /

UK / ˈmɪlɪˌtɛri /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the army or navy
  • noun
  • Army or armed forces

acknowledge

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US / ək'nɒlɪdʒ /

UK / ækˈnɑlɪdʒ /

A2
  • verb
  • To say you have received a letter, gift, etc.
  • To say you accept the truth or value of something
  • to publicly express appreciation

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

A2
  • noun
  • Place king or queen meet people, makes laws etc.
  • Place where legal cases are decided
  • Large, flat area, to play tennis or basketball
  • verb
  • To act in a way to shows you wish to marry someone
  • To encourage dangerous behavior
  • To pay attention to someone to get their support

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

officer

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US / ˈɒfɪsə(r) /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪsə(r) /

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  • Person of high position in an organization
  • Person of high position in the military

who

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US / hu: /

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  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

countryside

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  • Natural open land away from towns

evidence

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  • Factual proof that helps to establish the truth

possible

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  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

diagnose

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  • To determine the cause of an illness or problem

death

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US / deθ /

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  • When someone dies; the end of life

install

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US / ɪnˈstɔ:l /

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  • To set up equipment so that it is ready to use
  • To place someone officially in a job position

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US / leɪk /

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  • Large area of water surrounded by land

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  • Violent storm with strong winds

their

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US / ðɛː /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

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  • Group of people
  • Group of mammals or birds
  • A group of soldiers
  • verb
  • To walk past in a group or large number
  • To move or gather in a crowd

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US / əˈlɒŋ /

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  • adverb
  • As a companion; taken with someone
  • preposition
  • At a point on a line

from

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US / frəm /

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

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US / 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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

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  • 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

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US / blɑ:st /

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  • Destructive wave of air from an explosion
  • Strong current of wind
  • verb
  • To attack someone with words
  • To destroy something with explosives
  • To make a loud noise on or with something

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US / i:st /

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  • noun
  • Direction where the sun rises
  • Geographic area including India, China, Japan etc.

finally

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US / ˈfaɪnəli /

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

gunman

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US / ˈgʌnmən /

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  • Person who shoots a gun (as specified)

soldier

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US / 'səʊldʒə(r) /

UK / ˈsoldʒɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person working in an army to fight

girl

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US / gɜ:l /

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  • A female child; a young woman

husband

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US / ˈhʌzbənd /

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  • noun
  • Married man

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

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  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

region

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US / 'ri:dʒən /

UK / ˈridʒən /

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  • noun
  • Part of a country, of the world, area, etc.

cancer

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US / 'kænsə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Any growth caused by abnormal cell division

release

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US / rɪ'li:s /

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  • 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

only

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US / ˈəunli /

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  • 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

nine

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US / naɪn /

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  • number
  • 9

sentence

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US / 'sentəns /

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  • noun
  • Official punishment given by a court of law
  • Set of words that make a whole statement
  • verb
  • (Of a judge) to decide the punishment of

two

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US / tu: /

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  • number
  • 2

hang

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US / hæŋ /

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  • verb
  • To attach a picture, photograph etc. onto a wall
  • To float, move softly, or remain in the air
  • To kill by putting a rope around neck and dropping
  • To remain undecided, unsolved or unclear

large

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US / lɑ:dʒ /

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

most

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US / məʊst /

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

mostly

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US / ˈməʊstli /

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  • adverb
  • In large part; mainly or chiefly

aim

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US / eɪm /

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  • Act of pointing something at a target
  • Purpose or goal
  • verb
  • To point something at a target
  • To intend to get a thing or for a thing to happen

distance

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US / 'dɪstəns /

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  • noun
  • Lack of friendliness toward another person
  • Amount of space between two places or things
  • verb
  • To make it clear that you are not involved

come

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US / kʌm /

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  • 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

debris

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US / dəˈbri:, deɪ-, ˈdeɪˌbri: /

UK / dəˈbri, de-, ˈdeˌbri /

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  • noun
  • Remains of something broken or destroyed

newshour

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  • Relating to a particular area, city, or town
  • noun
  • Bus or train, that stops at most stations
  • People who live in the area being discussed
  • The pub you most frequently go to

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  • To keep ready for future needs
  • To be ready to happen, or about to happen

cross

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US / krɒs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Angry and upset
  • From one side of something to the other
  • noun
  • (Of animals) mixture of breeds in one animal
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To put one thing over another e.g. arms
  • To breed one type of animal or plant with another
  • To not to agree with someone; oppose
  • To go from one side of something to the other
  • To meet at one point

publicly

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  • adverb
  • In a way that anyone can see, hear, use or know

and

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US / ənd /

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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 /

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  • 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

guy

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US / ɡaɪ /

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  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

hike

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US / haɪk /

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  • noun
  • Large and unexpected increase in price, level etc.
  • A long walk in mountains, etc. for exercise
  • Long walk, often in a rural area, for exercise
  • verb
  • To make a large and unexpected increase in a price
  • To take a long walk in mountains etc. for exercise

intelligence

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  • adjecitve
  • Of the spying services; acting in secrecy
  • noun
  • Collection of secret information about something
  • Ability to learn things or to consider situations

hope

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

major

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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
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  • After decades of waiting, U.S. prosecutors finally had the opportunity to bring a prime suspect in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 to American court. The suspect, Mas'ud, appeared before a federal magistrate in Washington after being extradited from Libya. However, he did not enter a plea. This bombing, which occurred nearly 34 years ago, was the deadliest terror attack on British soil, claiming the lives of 270 people. The majority of the victims were American, with citizens from 21 different countries among the casualties. Today, we look back at this tragic event and the long-awaited pursuit of justice.The wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 rained down over Scotland on that fateful day. Mas'ud, who is believed to be the bomb maker, finally faces the consequences of his alleged actions. The United States charged him in 2020 after he admitted to Libyan authorities that he had built the bomb. Attorney General William Barr announced the charges on the 37th anniversary of the attack, emphasizing the unwavering commitment of the United States and their Scottish partners to pursue justice, regardless of time or distance.It's important to note that Mas'ud is not the first Libyan intelligence officer to be charged in connection with this case. However, he is the first to be tried in an American courtroom. For the families of the victims, justice delayed is justice denied. After 34 years, informants and witnesses have passed away, memories have faded, and evidence may have deteriorated or disappeared. Therefore, it is the fervent wish of these families that the criminal trial proceedings begin immediately.The impact of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing on the victims' families is immeasurable. For instance, Victoria lost her husband John in the attack. The pain and grief they have endured for over three decades cannot be overstated. As time goes on, the pursuit of justice becomes even more challenging, but their determination remains unwavering. They understand that the trial may shed light on the events that unfolded on that tragic day and provide some closure.Today, as the accused bomb maker finally sees the inside of an American court, we remember the lives lost and the families seeking justice. It is a solemn moment, but also a step forward in the long journey towards accountability. May the memory of the victims be honored, and may the truth prevail.
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  • Amna: It's been decades in the making, but U.S. Prosecutors got a crack today at a prime suspect in the pan am bombing that killed 270 people.
  • He appeared before a federal magistrate in Washington, after being extradited from Libya, but did not enter a plea.
  • John yang has our report.
  • John: Nearly 34 years after the wreckage of pan am flight 103 rained down over Scotland, today the accused bomb maker finally saw the inside of an American court.
  • Mas'ud is facing federal criminal charges in the deadliest terror attack ever on British soil.
  • All 250 nine people aboard died, along with 11 on the ground, when the jumbo jet was flown out of these guys shortly after taking off from London for new York.
  • There were citizens of 21 different countries.
  • The majority, 100 90, were American.
  • One of them, Tom.
  • >> He was 36.
  • He didn't get to live his life.
  • John: The blast scattered debris across 845 square miles of Scottish countryside.
  • The United States charged mas'ud in 2020 after learning he had admitted to Libyan authorities he had built the bomb.
  • Attorney general William Barr made the announcement on the 37th anniversary of the attack.
  • >> No amount of time or distance will stop the United States and our Scottish partners from pursuing justice.
  • John: Mas'ud is the third Libyan intelligence officer the united States has charged in the case but the first to be tried in an American courtroom.
  • Victoria lost her husband John.
  • >> It is the victim family fervent wish that U.S. Criminal trial proceedings begin immediately.
  • Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • Families are keenly aware that after 34 years, informants and witnesses died, memories fade, and evidence can deteriorate or disappear.
  • John: For years the only person convicted was sentenced by a Scottish court to life in prison.
  • In 2009 authorities released him on humanitarian grounds after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • He died in Tripoli three years later.
  • With mas'ud in U.S. Custody, the families of the victims hope that justice will finally be served.
  • For the pbs newshour, I am John yang/ amna: Across the nation, a major winter storm pushed east after pummeling northern California and obata.
  • Soda springs, California recorded 43 inches of snowfall in 48 hours.
  • Areas south of lake tahoe saw 36 inches.
  • Blizzard warnings were issued in the northern plains with heavy rain and possible tornadoes headed for the south.
  • Iran has executed a second prisoner for alleged crimes during anti-government protests.
  • State media reports he was publicly hanged today.
  • Majid Reza rahnavard had appeared in court after his arrest in mid-november.
  • Prosecutors said he stabbed two paramilitary members to death.
  • Israel has acknowledged that its troops shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian girl overnight during a raid in the occupied west bank.
  • The military says it was unintentional, and that the soldiers were aiming at a gunman who shot at them.
  • This has been the region's most violent year since 2006 with at least 150 Palestinians and 31 Israelis killed.
  • Back in this country, federal and local officials around el Paso, Texas, struggled today to cope with one of the largest migrant crossings in recent years.
  • Up to 1000 people, mostly from Nicaragua, waded across the Rio grande late Saturday night.
  • Some carried children in their arms as they headed for El Paso to await processing.
  • Border crossings in the region have surged in recent months.
  • The newly installed mayor of los Angeles, Democrat Karen bass, has declared a state of emergency on homelessness in her first official act today.
  • Bass was sworn in Sunday as the first woman to lead the city.
  • She also faces high crime rates and racism and corruption scandals.
  • And on Wall Street today, stocks rose on hopes that the federal reserve will go smaller on interest rate hikes.
  • Major indexes were up 1.25% to 1.5%.
  • The Dow Jones industrial average gained 500 28 points to close back above 34,000.
  • The NASDAQ rose 139 points.
  • The S&P 500 added 56.
  • Still to come on the “Newshour,“ Tamara Keith and Amy Walter break down the latest political headlines.
  • An increasing number of people in the United Kingdom go hungry because of price spikes.
  • A new film dramatizes an improbable friendship during the Korean war.
  • Plus much more.
  • >> This is the pbs newshour,