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Trump indictment a first in American politics

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head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • 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

job

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US / dʒɒb /

UK / dʒɑ:b /

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  • noun
  • Something that must be done
  • Regular work at which you earn money

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

mike

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US / maɪk /

UK / maɪk /

A1
  • intransitive verb
  • Idle away one's time.
  • noun
  • A microphone.
  • A period of idleness.
  • A code word representing the letter M, used in radio communication.
  • transitive verb
  • Place a microphone close to (someone or something) or in (a place)

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

since

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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

set

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  • adjecitve
  • Prepared for something; ready
  • noun
  • Complete group of something
  • Place where a television show or movie is filmed
  • Group of games in a tennis match
  • Device that receives radio or television signals
  • verb
  • To make a clock state or ring at a particular time
  • To decide upon or choose something
  • To make something ready for use (e.g. table)
  • To decide on a price for something
  • To become hard (of glue, concrete etc.)
  • To be located in a specific place or time
  • To put (e.g. a vase) down carefully in a place
  • To put someone in a certain condition or state
  • (Of the sun) to go lower than the horizon

talk

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  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

why

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

melt

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UK / mɛlt /

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  • verb
  • To disappear or to go away
  • To make, become soft or liquid due to heat
  • To become liquid through heating

for

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

those

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UK / ðoz /

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  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

greek

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Greece
  • noun
  • Person from Greece

wonder

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  • noun
  • Surprise caused by experiencing something amazing
  • verb
  • To feel curious about something
  • To think or consider about something over time

fond

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  • adjecitve
  • Happy and loving; To like someone or something very much

thank

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

look

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

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

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”

historian

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  • noun
  • Someone who studies the course of history

everyone

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

all

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

america

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  • noun
  • The United States of America; North America and/or South America

zoom

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  • noun
  • Camera lens used to magnify images
  • verb
  • To move along or go somewhere very quickly

work

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

option

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  • noun
  • A choice
  • Right to buy or sell at a certain price and time

show

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

ongoing

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  • adjecitve
  • Continuing to exist or be in progress

they

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

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

penny

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US / ˈpeni /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Small coin worth 1/100th of a pound
  • A small amount of British money

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

big

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

you

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UK / ju /

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

spectacle

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  • noun
  • Impressive performance, public event or show
  • Large public event, performance, or show
  • Public show of your bad or shameful actions

january

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UK / ˈdʒænjueri /

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  • noun
  • 1st month of the year

also

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UK / ˈɔlso /

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

this

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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

judge

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US / dʒʌdʒ /

UK / dʒʌdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Person who decides on the results of a contest
  • Person who has the power to make a decision
  • verb
  • To reach a decision about who won a contest
  • To form an opinion after careful consideration
  • To make a decision in court

discuss

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UK / dɪˈskʌs /

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  • verb
  • To talk about seriously or in great detail

message

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  • noun
  • Main idea or theme in a story, book, or film
  • Piece of information that is told/given to someone
  • verb
  • To communicate using text

famous

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US / 'feɪməs /

UK / ˈfeməs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Excellent
  • Widely known; recognized by many people

favourite

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UK / 'fevərɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Best liked or most enjoyed
  • noun
  • A thing that someone likes best or enjoys most

constitution

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UK / ˌkɑnstɪˈtuʃən, -ˈtju- /

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  • noun
  • Statement of fundamental principles of a country
  • Condition of your health
  • Different parts that make something

although

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US / ɔ:lˈðəu /

UK / ɔlˈðo /

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  • conjunction
  • Despite the fact that; however

trump

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  • noun
  • Any playing card of a suit that outranks another
  • verb
  • To gain an advantage over others

run

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  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking

make

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

magnitude

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  • noun
  • Number representing force of an earthquake
  • Size or importance
  • Number representing the brightness of a star

accountability

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  • noun
  • Responsibility to someone or for some activity

underestimate

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  • verb
  • To make too low a guess of something's size, value

think

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

assure

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  • verb
  • To confirm; state with certainty something is so
  • To make sure that something happens

any

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US / 'enɪ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
  • pronoun
  • One (thing) of many; some

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

presidential

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US / ˌprezɪ'denʃl /

UK / ˌprɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the president

office

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US / ˈɒfɪs /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪs /

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  • noun
  • Room or building used for business
  • Important job position, often in a government

out

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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

from

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US / frəm /

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

session

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US / ˈseʃn /

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  • noun
  • Period of time used for a specific activity
  • Series of meetings for e.g. a court, legislature

join

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  • verb
  • To bring something close to another, to become one
  • To become a member of
  • To participate in an activity with others

wax

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  • noun
  • Substance naturally produced inside the earhole
  • Soft substance that melts, used for candles
  • verb
  • (Of the moon) to get bigger, like a full circle
  • To remove body hair by applying a paste and pulling
  • To speak emotionally about a particular memory
  • To apply a greasy substance to protect a surface

picture

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

far

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  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

call

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  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

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

president

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  • noun
  • Person in charge of a country, or organization

hard

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

place

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

honor

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  • noun
  • Award you get for doing well; prize, title, etc.
  • Chance to do something special; privilege
  • Respect given to someone who is admired
  • Good standing a person has in a community
  • verb
  • To fulfill an agreement
  • To give an award to someone
  • To respect someone or something

during

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

what

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  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

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’

fly

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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

even

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US / 'i:vn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

about

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

closely

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US / 'kləʊslɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a careful manner
  • Nearby; just next to

interesting

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UK / ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, -tərɪstɪŋ, -təˌrɛstɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Taking your attention; making you want to know
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

historic

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US / hɪˈstɒrɪk /

UK / hɪˈstɔrɪk, -ˈstɑr- /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of past event) having an effect on future; famous
  • Connected with the past

sure

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  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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

tool

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US / tu:l /

UK / tul /

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  • noun
  • Device used to make things, e.g. a hammer
  • verb
  • To provide a workshop with the right equipment

phoenix

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US / ˈfi:nɪks /

UK / ˈfinɪks /

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  • noun
  • Mythical bird that was burned but rose from ashes

should

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US / ʃʊd /

UK / ʃʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

hew

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US / hju: /

UK / hju /

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  • verb
  • To make or shape as with an ax

wait

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US / weɪt /

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  • verb
  • To delay or not do something until later
  • To spend time until an expected thing happens
  • To remain in a place until a thing happens

precedent

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US / ˈpresɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛsɪdənt /

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  • noun
  • A similar action happening before now

will

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US / wɪl /

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
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our

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  • A metal container for storing food
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • On an unprecedented day for America, the indictment of former President Donald Trump marks a significant moment in American political history. Presidential historian Alexis Koh joins us to discuss the implications of this event in the larger narrative of the United States. The magnitude of this moment should not be underestimated, despite the ongoing spectacle that may obscure its significance. It is evident that the country is seeking accountability, and Trump, as always, is adept at capitalizing on the moment. As we delve into American history, we must consider the implications and precedent set for future presidents. Trump's former Vice President, Mike Pence, often mentioned that history would be the judge of Trump. However, as a historian, Koh recognizes the limitation of judging historical events in the present. Instead, their role is to analyze the details and events as they unfold. It is now known that Trump had the option of a Zoom session but chose to proceed with the proceedings. Looking to future presidents, it is important for them to learn from the mistakes of the past. During Trump's presidency, there were references to famous characters from Greek mythology, with Icarus being a personal favorite. The analogy of Icarus flying too close to the sun and the question of what his wax wings were made of resonates, particularly in light of events like January 6th. The message to future presidents is clear – they cannot predict what may ultimately lead to their downfall.
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  • Well, you've heard that today is an unprecedented day for America.
  • Joining us to discuss its place in the American narrative is presidential historian, Alexis Koh.
  • So, Alexis, what would be the chapter heading in American history for this moment?
  • The historic magnitude of this moment should not be underestimated, although the spectacle that is ongoing makes it hard to see.
  • I think that the country is showing that they are interested in accountability.
  • And of course, Trump is taking advantage of the moment, as he always does so well.
  • Alexis, I wonder, you know, we have to think about, and as we discuss American history, we have to think about future presidents.
  • And the precedent set for this case, what big picture implications does this have for future presidencies?
  • Well, it's interesting, Mike Pence, Trump's former VP, is quite fond of saying that history will judge Trump.
  • And of course, I can assure you, as a historian, that I don't have the tools to do that.
  • And also, that's not our job.
  • Our job is to look at the events and to look at the details of it.
  • We have some of those now.
  • We know that Trump was given the option of a Zoom session, and he chose to go in, he chose to have this happen.
  • But I think as far as, you know, what future presidents can learn from this is, we've heard Trump, we've heard various, you know, famous characters from Greek mythology trumped out, if you will, during this presidency since 2016.
  • And my favorite, of course, has been Icarus, and everyone has been waiting, you know, he's flown so close to the sun, what is this wax made of?
  • Why isn't January 6th working?
  • Why aren't any of these things working?
  • And I think the message to future presidents are, you don't know what will melt your wax.
  • And so you should hew closely to the Constitution and to the expectations and the honor of the office.
  • What's called the Teflon Don even before he ran for president.
  • Yeah, I'm sure his supporters will talk about the Phoenix instead.
  • Alex Isco, thank you so much for all of that history.
  • Thank you.