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GOP megadonor paid tuition of Justice Thomas' family member, adding to ethics concerns

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question

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US / 'kwestʃən /

UK / ˈkwɛstʃən /

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  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

purchase

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US / ˈpɜːtʃəs /

UK / ˈpɜːrtʃəs /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that you bought
  • Strong hold on something; grip
  • verb
  • To buy something; to get by paying money for it

fact

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US / fækt /

UK / fækt /

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  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • 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

statement

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US / ˈsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˈstetmənt /

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  • noun
  • Record of activity in a bank account over time
  • Act or process of saying something formally

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

A1
  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

crowe

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US / kroʊ /

UK / /

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well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • 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

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to
  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

quality

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US / 'kwɒlətɪ /

UK / ˈkwɑlɪti /

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  • noun
  • Feature associated with someone or something
  • High level of worth or excellence

send

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US / send /

UK / sɛnd /

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

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

A1
  • 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

request

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US / rɪ'kwest /

UK / rɪˈkwɛst /

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  • noun
  • Thing that has been asked for
  • verb
  • To ask for, usually politely and formally

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

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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

tuition

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US / tjuˈɪʃn /

UK / tuˈɪʃən, tju- /

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  • noun
  • Money that is paid for lessons

imprison

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US / ɪm'prɪzn /

UK / ɪmˈprɪzən /

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  • verb
  • To put someone (e.g. a criminal) in prison

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

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

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

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • 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

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

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

virginia

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US / və(:)ˈdʒinjə /

UK / vɚˈdʒɪnjə /

A1
  • other
  • A state in the eastern United States; one of the original colonies; one of the Confederate States in

ethic

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US / ˈeθɪk /

UK / ˈɛθɪk /

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  • noun
  • Set of moral principles; rules of behavior

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

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  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

grandnephew

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US / ˈɡrænˌnefjuː; ˈɡrænˌnevjuː /

UK / ˈɡrændˌnefjʊ /

C2
  • noun
  • Son of your niece or nephew

law

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US / lɔ: /

UK / lɔ /

A1
  • noun
  • Field of study that relates to the legal profession
  • A rule made and enforced by a government
  • System or rules made by the government

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

george

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US / dʒɔ:dʒ /

UK / dʒɔ:dʒ /

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  • noun
  • Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in whic

expect

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US / ɪk'spekt /

UK / ɪkˈspɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To believe something is probably going to happen

mother

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US / ˈmʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈmʌðɚ /

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  • noun
  • Female who has a child or children; female parent
  • verb
  • To take care of someone as if they were your child

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

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

passionate

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US / ˈpæʃənət /

UK / ˈpæʃənɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being easily excited to strong emotions
  • Having strong sexual desires

understand

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US / ˌʌndə'stænd /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstænd /

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

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

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

nearly

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US / ˈniəli /

UK / ˈnɪrli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not completely; almost

towards

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US / tə'wɔ:dz /

UK / 'təuədz, twɔ:dz /

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  • preposition
  • In the direction of someone or something

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

generally

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US / /

UK / /

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  • adverb
  • Usually; as a rule; by, to or for most people

especially

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US / ɪˈspeʃəli /

UK / ɛˈspɛʃəli, ɪˈspɛʃ- /

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  • adverb
  • More than usual; extremely

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

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

clarence

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US / 'klærəns /

UK / 'klærəns /

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  • other
  • A closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers

child

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US / tʃaɪld /

UK / tʃaɪld /

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

role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

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  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

fund

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  • noun
  • Money collected, saved, or provided for a purpose
  • A specific account into which you put money
  • verb
  • To supply money for something

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

bill

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US / bɪl /

UK / bɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Plan for a new law being discussed by a government
  • Sign or poster advertising something
  • Paper money; a bank note
  • Piece of paper showing what you have to pay
  • Hard, often pointed part of a bird's mouth
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To request payment by handing over an invoice

education

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US / ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɛdʒəˈkeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Academic field studying the practice of teaching
  • Process of giving or receiving teaching

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

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  • 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

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

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  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

arrangement

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US / əˈreɪndʒmənt /

UK / əˈrendʒmənt /

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  • noun
  • Particular design of a device
  • Piece of music written for a particular instrument
  • Group of things organized in a particular way
  • Organized plan, event for a time and place
  • Action done in order for something to happen

comment

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US / 'kɒment /

UK / ˈkɑmɛnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you say, giving an opinion; remark
  • verb
  • To say something that gives your opinion

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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

generous

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US / ˈdʒenərəs /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Giving or ready to give freely
  • (Of an amount) larger than usual; lavish

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

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

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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  • 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

present

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US / 'preznt /

UK / ˈprɛznt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being in attendance; being there; having turned up
  • noun
  • Gift
  • Verb tense indicating an action is happening now
  • Current time; now
  • verb
  • To introduce someone to others
  • To host a program on television or radio
  • To give a speech or presentation
  • To show something to someone who will examine it
  • To appear or happen
  • To give an award or prize to someone

assistance

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US / əˈsɪstəns /

UK / əˈsɪstəns /

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  • noun
  • Act of helping someone

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

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

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  • noun
  • Object discovered by chance
  • Things that have been discovered from searching
  • verb
  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
  • To decide if someone is guilty of a crime, or not
  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

require

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US / rɪ'kwaɪə(r) /

UK / rɪˈkwaɪr /

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  • verb
  • To demand that someone does something
  • To need to do something, to make it necessary

disappointing

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US / ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ /

UK / ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling you did not meet expectations
  • verb
  • To not meet the expectations of others or yourself

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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

argue

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US / ˈɑ:gju: /

UK / ˈɑ:rgju: /

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  • verb
  • To fight or disagree over something
  • To state your reasons for or against an idea

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

about

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UK / əˈbaʊt /

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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)

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’

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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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

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

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  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

secretly

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US / 'si:krətlɪ /

UK / ˈsikrɪtlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • So that others don't know

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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

evidence

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US / 'evɪdəns /

UK / ˈɛvɪdəns /

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  • noun
  • Factual proof that helps to establish the truth

thomas

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US / 'tɒməs /

UK / 'tɑməs /

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  • other
  • A radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

disclose

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US / dɪs'kləʊz /

UK / dɪˈskloz /

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  • verb
  • To make once private information public

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

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  • 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

responsibility

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US / rɪˌspɒnsə'bɪlətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Job, task or thing you are expected to look after
  • A thing to be done because it is morally correct
  • State of being dependable or reliable

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

vacation

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US / vəˈkeɪʃn /

UK / veˈkeʃən, və- /

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  • noun
  • Time off work used for relaxation or travel
  • verb
  • To take or spend time on holiday

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

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  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

general

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US / 'dʒenrəl /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəl /

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

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

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

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

journalism

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US / ˈdʒɜ:nəlɪzəm /

UK / ˈdʒɜ:rnəlɪzəm /

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  • noun
  • Profession of writing or reporting news

supreme

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US / su:ˈpri:m /

UK / sʊˈprim /

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  • adjecitve
  • Greatest in degree/nature/quality; absolute best
  • Holding the highest power, status or authority

add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

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

distant

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US / 'dɪstənt /

UK / ˈdɪstənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Unfriendly; cold
  • Existing or happening far away in place or time
  • (Of relationships) not being closely related

son

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US / sʌn /

UK / sʌn /

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  • noun
  • Male child; friendly way of addressing a boy

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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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

geoff

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US / hɑ:ˈməʊniəs /

UK / hɑrˈmoniəs /

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risk

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US / rɪsk /

UK / rɪsk /

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  • noun
  • Actions that cause potential problems
  • verb
  • To do something potentially dangerous or foolish

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

crow

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US / krəʊ /

UK / kroʊ /

B2
  • noun
  • Large black bird
  • Loud cry of a bird
  • verb
  • To make a high loud sound, e.g. like a rooster
  • To be very proud of something and talk about it

father

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US / ˈfɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈfɑðɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • A male parent
  • Man who is the first to do or invent something
  • verb
  • To create a child by making a woman pregnant

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

publication

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US / ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌpʌblɪˈkeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Process of producing a book, magazine
  • Written work that has been printed and issued

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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

accord

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US / ə'kɔ:d /

UK / əˈkɔ:rd /

B1
  • noun
  • Agreement or harmony
  • An agreement or treaty between countries
  • verb
  • To be in harmony or agreement; consent
  • To give (someone) the respect due to them

boy

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US / bɔɪ /

UK / bɔɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • A young male person

expert

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US / 'ekspɜ:t /

UK / ˈɛkˌspɚt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Having special knowledge or skill
  • noun
  • Skillful person with special knowledge

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

A1
  • 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)

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

UK / sɚv /

A2
  • 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

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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

six

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US / sɪks /

UK / sɪks /

A1
  • number
  • 6

break

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US / breɪk /

UK / brek /

A1
  • 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

filing

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US / ˈfaɪlɪŋ /

UK / ˈfaɪlɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To make something smooth by rubbing it with a tool
  • To organize documents by storing them safely
  • To submit legal documents to an authority

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

foot

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US / fʊt /

UK / fʊt /

A1
  • noun
  • Base of something such as a mountain or vase
  • Length of 12 inches or about 25 cm
  • Lowest part of the leg we use to stand on

georgia

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US / ˈdʒɔ:dʒə /

UK / ˈdʒɔrdʒə /

A1
  • noun
  • A republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly
  • other
  • A state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Owned by the government
  • Concerning society in general
  • Being available or accessible to people in general
  • Known or able to be known by all people

interest

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US / 'ɪntrəst /

UK / ˈɪntrɪst, -tərɪst, -ˌtrɛst /

A1
  • 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

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

A1
  • noun
  • Increase in a bet above another when playing cards
  • Pay increase
  • verb
  • To increase a bet above another when playing cards
  • To gather donations for a cause or charity
  • To bring up and educate a child to maturity
  • To bring a dead person to life
  • To increase a quantity, size, intensity or price
  • To lift (e.g. your hand) to a higher position
  • To mention a topic /issue for discussion; bring up
  • To increase (salary, etc.)
  • To grow or care for plants or animals

gift

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US / gɪft /

UK / ɡɪft /

A2
  • noun
  • Something given to another for a reason; present
  • Special skill or natural ability to do something

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A long way away
  • Being a long way away
  • adverb
  • To a large degree or extent

reporter

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US / rɪˈpɔ:tə(r) /

UK / rɪˈpɔrtɚ, -ˈpor- /

A1
  • noun
  • Someone whose job is to report news

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

UK / ˈpɪktʃɚ /

A1
  • 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

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

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

bush

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US / bʊʃ /

UK / bʊʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • A wooden plant that is smaller than a tree

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

custody

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US / ˈkʌstədi /

UK / ˈkʌstədi /

B2
  • noun
  • Legal right to be responsible and care for a child

lavish

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US / ˈlævɪʃ /

UK / ˈlævɪʃ /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Generous; providing a lot of something
  • verb
  • To use or give a lot of something

lawyer

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US / ˈlɔ:jə(r) /

UK / ˈlɔjɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Professional who helps people with the law

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

obligation

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US / ˌɒblɪ'ɡeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɑblɪˈɡeʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Duty to be done because of a law, rule or promise
  • other
  • Fact of being forced morally to do something

failure

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US / ˈfeɪljə(r) /

UK / 'feɪljər /

A1
  • noun
  • When things go wrong; lack of function
  • Act or result of not achieving your goals

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

A1
  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

newshour

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US / ɪn'vælɪd /

UK / ˈɪnvəlɪd /

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think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

beyond

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US / bɪ'jɒnd /

UK / biˈɑnd, bɪˈjɑnd /

A2
  • adverb
  • On or to the farther side
  • In addition to
  • preposition
  • Later in time than
  • Out of the limits of

josh

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US / dʒɒʃ /

UK / dʒɑ:ʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Good-natured banter.
  • transitive verb
  • Tease (someone) in a playful way.

paint

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US / peɪnt /

UK / pent /

A1
  • noun
  • Colored liquid you apply with a brush
  • verb
  • To make a picture with colored liquids
  • To describe as
  • To apply a color, oil or sealant with a brush

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

arizona

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US / ˌæriˈzəunə /

UK / ˌærɪˈzonə /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A state in the southwestern US, on the border with Mexico; population 6,500,180 (est. 2008); capital

gop

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US / ˌdʒi:əʊ'pi: /

UK / oʊ /

A1
  • abbreviation
  • GOP is an acronym for the US Republican party

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

office

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US / ˈɒfɪs /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Room or building used for business
  • Important job position, often in a government

secret

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US / 'si:krət /

UK / 'si:krət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That you don't want others to know; private
  • noun
  • Information you do not want others to know

connection

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US / kəˈnekʃn /

UK / kəˈnɛkʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that joins things together; being joined
  • Person you know who can help you in some way
  • Changing vehicles when traveling

join

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US / dʒɔɪn /

UK / dʒɔɪn /

A1
  • verb
  • To bring something close to another, to become one
  • To become a member of
  • To participate in an activity with others

partisan

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US / ˌpɑ:tɪˈzæn /

UK / ˈpɑ:rtəzn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Showing too much support for one person, group
  • noun
  • Resistance fighters in World War II

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

share

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US / ʃeə(r) /

UK / ʃɛr /

A2
  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

combine

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US / kəmˈbaɪn /

UK / kəmˈbaɪn /

A2
  • verb
  • To mix several things together to form one thing

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

dimension

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US / daɪˈmenʃn /

UK / dɪˈmɛnʃən, daɪ- /

B1
  • noun
  • Number of planes (X, Y, Z axes) an object has
  • Measurement in space, e.g. length or diameter
  • Scope, extent or size of something abstract

drug

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US / drʌɡ /

UK / drʌɡ /

A2
  • noun
  • Illegal substance taken for effect on the mind
  • Chemical used as a medicine
  • verb
  • To give drugs to someone to make them sleep

among

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US / əˈmʌŋ /

UK / əˈmʌŋ /

A1
  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

A1
  • 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

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

A1
  • 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')

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • 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

previous

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US / ˈpri:viəs /

UK / ˈpriviəs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Existing or happening before the present time

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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

exclusive

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US / ɪk'sklu:sɪv /

UK / ɪkˈsklusɪv /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being available only to people with a lot of money
  • Available to only a particular person, group

immediately

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US / ɪˈmi:diətli /

UK / ɪˈmidiɪtli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Without any delay; straight away

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey on foot done for pleasure or exercise
  • verb
  • To move with your legs at a slowish pace

story

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

A1
  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building
  • Account or description of how something happened

longtime

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US / 'lɒŋtaɪm /

UK / 'lɒŋtaɪm /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning for a long duration

nefarious

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US / nɪˈfeəriəs /

UK / nəˈfɛriəs /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Extremely wicked

age

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US / eɪdʒ /

UK / edʒ /

A1
  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

fortunate

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US / ˈfɔ:tʃənət /

UK / ˈfɔrtʃənɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having good luck

respond

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US / rɪ'spɒnd /

UK / rɪˈspɑnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To answer something or someone
  • To have a good reaction to e.g. medical treatment

should

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US / ʃʊd /

UK / ʃʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

white

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US / waɪt /

UK / hwaɪt, waɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belonging to a race of people with light skin
  • Of the color of fresh snow and milk
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Lightest color; The color of fresh snow.

donor

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US / ˈdəʊnə(r) /

UK / ˈdoʊnə(r) /

B1
  • noun
  • Someone giving money or gifts to support a cause

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

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

payment

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US / ˈpeɪmənt /

UK / ˈpemənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of money that is paid for something

rent

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US / rent /

UK / rɛnt /

A2
  • verb
  • To give the use of something in return for payment
  • To cut a piece of cloth by tearing it

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

accept

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US / ək'sept /

UK / ækˈsɛpt /

A1
  • verb
  • To agree to receive or take something offered
  • To admit that something is true or correct

apparently

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US / əˈpærəntli /

UK / əˈpærəntlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • According to what you heard; from what can be seen

legal

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US / 'li:ɡl /

UK / ˈliɡəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the law; allowed by law

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

youth

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US / ju:θ /

UK / juθ /

A2
  • noun
  • Being young; time when you are young
  • Young person or teenager
  • Quality or state of being young
  • Boy or a young man

free

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US / fri: /

UK / fri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Living, happening without being controlled
  • Costing no money
  • Not working; not busy
  • verb
  • To release (e.g. bird) from a cage or prison

guardian

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US / 'ɡɑ:dɪən /

UK / ˈɡɑrdiən /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who guards, protects, or preserves

school

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US / sku:l /

UK / skul /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being to do with schools and education
  • noun
  • Large group of fish that swim together
  • Education of a child
  • Building where you learn in classes with a teacher
  • A particular belief or idea about something
  • verb
  • To teach or train someone to know or do something

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

walter

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US / ˈwɔːltə /

UK / ˈwɔltər /

A1

word

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US / wɜ:d /

UK / wɚd /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of language that has a meaning
  • Promise
  • Short remark or piece of information
  • verb
  • To express something by choosing particular words

pricey

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US / ˈpraɪsi /

UK / ˈpraɪsi /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Expensive; dear; costly

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

university

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US / ˌju:nɪ'vɜ:sətɪ /

UK / ˌjunɪˈvɜrsəti /

A1
  • noun
  • High-level educational institution; college

welcome

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US / 'welkəm /

UK / ˈwɛlkəm /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being what was wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Friendly greeting to someone who has arrived
  • verb
  • To greet someone who has just arrived
  • To accept or receive something happily and gladly

dispute

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US / dɪ'spju:t /

UK / dɪˈspjut /

B1
  • noun
  • Argument with someone about something
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  • GOP megadonor Harlan Crow paid the tuition of a family member of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, raising concerns about ethics. This exclusive report by ProPublica reveals that Thomas never disclosed in official filings that Crow was paying for the boy's boarding school education, even though Thomas was raising him as his son. This revelation, along with previous reporting by ProPublica, suggests a pattern of a billionaire donor providing lavish vacations and purchasing homes for Thomas and his family. The incident in question occurred nearly 20 years ago, when Thomas was taking care of his grandnephew due to his father's imprisonment. Josh Kaplan, one of the reporters who broke the story, joins us to discuss the details.
    According to ProPublica, Harlan Crow, a billionaire Republican megadonor, secretly paid for the private school education of Thomas' grandnephew. It's important to note that this was not a distant relative; Thomas was legally responsible for the child and considered him his own son. For high school, Thomas sent the boy to two different boarding schools in Georgia and Virginia, with Crow discreetly covering the expenses. This new information adds another layer to ProPublica's previous reporting on Crow's involvement in supporting Thomas and his family's lifestyle.
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  • in the west at the Walter Cronkite school of journalism at Arizona state university.
  • Geoff: The billionaire GOP donor Harlan crow for several years paid the pricey boarding school tuition for a grand-nephew of supreme court justice Clarence Thomas.
  • That's according to exclusive new reporting by propublica.
  • Thomas never disclosed in official filings that crow was paying tuition for the boy, who Thomas at the time was raising as his son.
  • Combined with propublica's previous reporting on Thomas and crow, it paints a picture of a billionaire political donor providing a supreme court justice with lavish vacations and purchasing a house where Thomas' mother lives, apparently rent free.
  • Josh Kaplan is among the propublica reporters who broke this story and joins us now.
  • Welcome back to the newshour.
  • We should say this was nearly 20 years ago justice Thomas says he was raising his grandnephew as his son because the boy's father at the time was imprisoned in connection with a drug case.
  • Walk us through your reporting about this tuition arrangement and justice Thomas's failure to disclose it.
  • >> So we found that this billionaire Republican megadonor Harlan Crowe secretly paid private school tuition for Thomas's grandnephew, and as you said, I mean, this was not a distant relative of Thomas's, he was his legal guardian.
  • He had taken custody of him at the age of six.
  • And he said in his own words, that he was raising him as a son And then for high school, Thomas sent the child to two boarding schools, one in Georgia, one in Virginia.
  • And Harlan Crowe secretly footed the bill.
  • We've been reporting on crows unusual role helping fund the life of Thomas and his family.
  • And this adds a whole new dimension to that.
  • Geoff: There is another unusual dimension here in that justice Thomas did not disclose that Crowe was paying for tuition, but he didn't disclose another much less generous payment of $5,000 by another friend that was paid toward the tuition and that raises the question, why disclose one payment and not the other?
  • >> Yeah, we had that question too.
  • And we asked Thomas, he didn't respond.
  • Ethics experts told us this can be seen as evidence that he understood his legal obligation to disclose such gifts.
  • So there's a federal law passed after watergate that requires justices and most other officials to report most gifts to the public.
  • And experts told us that they believe Thomas is required by law to disclose these payments.
  • They said he could argue that the gifts were to the child, not to him, and so we didn't have to, but they said that was far -- far-fetched.
  • Children do not generally pay their own tuition, it's the legal guardians responsibility to do so.
  • Geoff: Well, the supreme court did not immediately respond to our request for comment, but Mr.
  • Crowes office told your publication in part in a statement that reads this way, "Harland crow has long been passionate about the importance of quality education and giving back to those less fortunate,
  • especially at risk youth. It's disappointing that those with partisan political interests but try to turn helping at-risk youth with with tuition assistance into something nefarious or political." He is not disputing the facts presented in the story.
  • >> No, he is not.
  • A longtime friend of Thomas who served as a lawyer for his wife apparently paid for two years of tuition, one at one school, one at the other.
  • Geoff: I think in general one of the things that gets lost is the ethics of such payments.
  • How we should expect our public what gifts we think are ok for them to accept, especially in secret.
  • We talked to a former white house ethics lawyer for George Bush who said this is way beyond anything he has ever seen and that when he was at the white house if an official had accepted what Thomas had, he would have been fired.
  • Thank you for sharing your reporting with us.
  • >> Thank you for having me.