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Arizona governor stacks shipping containers along Mexico border to stop migrant crossings

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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

primarily

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UK / praɪˈmɛrəli, -ˈmɛr- /

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  • adverb
  • In the most basic or important way

block

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US / blɒk /

UK / blɑk /

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  • noun
  • Solid piece of material used for building
  • A piece of wood, chocolate etc.
  • Hard piece of wood, stone etc. with straight edges
  • Building made up of offices or apartments
  • Area of a city divided by four streets
  • verb
  • To stop from going forward or making progress

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

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  • noun
  • Movement done as part of a particular dance
  • Distance covered by one movement of a leg; stride
  • One part or stage in a process
  • Sound made by the feet while walking; footstep
  • Flat horizontal piece that forms stairs
  • verb
  • To raise and moving the foot to put it down

rhetoric

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US / ˈretərɪk /

UK / ˈrɛtərɪk /

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  • noun
  • The study of public speaking or writing techniques

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / 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

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’

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

get

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US / ɡet /

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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

unproven

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US / ˌʌnˈpruːvn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not proved

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

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

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  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

fight

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US / faɪt /

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  • noun
  • An argument or quarrel
  • Act of trying to hurt someone by hitting them
  • A struggle to do a difficult task
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

cartel

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US / kɑ:ˈtel /

UK / kɑ:rˈtel /

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  • noun
  • Groups united for a common (illegal) action

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

solve

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US / sɒlv /

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  • verb
  • To figure out a way to handle a difficult problem

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

dig

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US / dɪg /

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  • verb
  • To move material to create a hole

despite

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  • preposition
  • Without being affected by something; in spite of

mexican

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US / ˈmeksɪkən /

UK / ˈmɛksɪkən /

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

refuse

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US / rɪ'fju:z /

UK / ˈrefjus /

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  • noun
  • Garbage, waste
  • verb
  • To not accept, allow, or give something

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

UK / əˈwe /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

makeshift

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  • adjecitve
  • That only serves as something temporarily

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

without

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UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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  • noun
  • Group of people and system that rule a nation

hunger

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US / ˈhʌŋgə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Strong desire or need
  • Need for food; a severe lack of food

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

shipping

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US / ˈʃɪpɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Business of transporting goods or orders to places
  • verb
  • To transport goods by boat, truck or plane

desperation

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US / ˌdespəˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɛspəˈreʃən /

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  • noun
  • Feeling all hope is lost and you will do anything

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Skilled; good at something
  • Having the ability to do something

bad

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US / bæd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not good; wrong
  • Lacking in good morals; evil
  • No longer fresh; spoiled

detain

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US / dɪ'teɪn /

UK / dɪˈten /

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  • verb
  • To keep someone somewhere, e.g. in jail

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

climate

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US / ˈklaɪmət /

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  • noun
  • Typical weather conditions in a particular place

excavator

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US / ˈekskəveɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈɛkskəˌvetɚ /

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  • noun
  • Special heavy digging machine

ineffectiveness

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US / ˌɪnɪˈfektɪvnəs /

UK / ˌɪnɪˈfektɪvnəs /

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  • noun
  • Lack of the power to be effective

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

encounter

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US / ɪn'kaʊntə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈkaʊntɚ /

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  • noun
  • A chance meeting; unexpected or unplanned meeting
  • verb
  • To come up against a problem or trouble; meet
  • To meet someone or something unexpectedly

jurisdiction

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US / ˌdʒʊərɪsˈdɪkʃn /

UK / ˌdʒʊrɪsˈdɪkʃn /

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  • noun
  • Specific area of legal authority

resolution

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US / ˌrezə'lu:ʃn /

UK / ˌrɛzəˈluʃən /

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  • noun
  • End part of a story resolving the conflict
  • Ability of a screen or camera to display pixels
  • Statement of the decisions of a group
  • Answer to a problem or conflict
  • Promise made to accomplish something

solution

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US / səˈlu:ʃn /

UK / səˈluʃən /

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  • noun
  • Mix of a liquid and a solid or a gas
  • Way to solve or deal with a problem

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

wall

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US / wɔ:l /

UK / wɔl /

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  • noun
  • High, flat side of a room or building

dismantle

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US / dɪs'mæntl /

UK / dɪsˈmæntl /

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  • verb
  • To take something apart in an organized way

path

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US / pɑ:θ /

UK / pæθ, pɑθ /

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  • noun
  • Method of living leading to a particular result
  • Track made with stones, by walking over the ground

run

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US / rʌn /

UK / rʌn /

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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

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning region within a country
  • noun
  • Region within a country, with its own government
  • Situation or condition something is in
  • verb
  • To say; declare as fact

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

critic

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US / 'krɪtɪk /

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  • noun
  • Person who judges (e.g. art) and gives opinions

excavate

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US / ˈekskəveɪt /

UK / ˈɛkskəˌvet /

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  • verb
  • To dig holes in the ground to discover something

governor

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US / ˈgʌvənə(r) /

UK / ˈgʌvərnə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person who leads a state or province

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

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

hope

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US / həʊp /

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

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • Up to; to a time when something happens
  • preposition
  • Before (a specific time)

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

along

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US / əˈlɒŋ /

UK / əˈlɔ:ŋ /

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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 /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

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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

sentiment

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US / ˈsentɪmənt /

UK / ˈsɛntəmənt /

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  • noun
  • Feeling or attitude you have about something
  • Feeling of love, sympathy and friendly emotions

any

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US / 'enɪ /

UK / ˈɛni /

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

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

philadelphia

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US / ˌfɪlə'delfjə /

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  • proper noun
  • A city in Pennsylvania, on the Delaware River; population 1,447,395 (est. 2008). Established as a Qu

think

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US / θɪŋk /

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

august

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US / ɔːˈɡʌst /

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  • adjecitve
  • (of person) Well known and respected
  • noun
  • 8th month of the year

front

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US / frʌnt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Opposite of back; the forward part of an object
  • noun
  • Behavior not showing a person's true feelings
  • Area where fighting in a war is happening
  • Place where air of different temperatures meets
  • verb
  • To have the forward part facing something
  • To lead a group of people, usually a band

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

put

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US / pʊt /

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

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

staggering

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US / ˈstægərɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing amazement; unbelievable
  • verb
  • To greatly surprise someone

arizona

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US / ˌæriˈzəunə /

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

stack

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  • noun
  • A large number or amount of something
  • Large tube through which smoke exits a building
  • verb
  • To arrange cards in a certain order, to cheat
  • To put one thing on top of another, e.g. boxes

activist

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US / ˈæktɪvɪst /

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  • noun
  • A person who tries to change a government, society

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

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

ecology

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US / ɪ'kɒlədʒɪ /

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  • noun
  • Study of plants, animals and their environments

human

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US / 'hju:mən /

UK / ˈhjumən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or characteristic of people
  • noun
  • A person; a man, woman or child

throw

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US / θrəʊ /

UK / θroʊ /

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  • noun
  • Arm movement to make a thing fly through the air
  • Loose cloth or blanket (usually over a chair)
  • Forcibly putting someone on the ground
  • verb
  • To use your arm to make something fly in the air
  • To move part of your body suddenly and forcefully
  • To confuse or upset someone
  • (E.g. judo) to forcibly put someone on the ground
  • To put something somewhere suddenly and roughly

washington

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US / 'wɒʃɪŋtən /

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  • other
  • A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

work

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US / wɜ:k /

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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

destruction

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US / dɪ'strʌkʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of destroying; damaging beyond repair

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

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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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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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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US / ə'merɪkə /

UK / əˈmɛrɪkə /

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

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

pressure

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US / 'preʃə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Anxiety caused by difficult problems
  • Force, weight when pressing against a thing
  • Strong persuasion to do something
  • verb
  • To apply force to something
  • To persuade or force someone to do something

compare

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US / kəm'peə(r) /

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  • verb
  • To consider how similar and different things are

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

october

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US / ɒkˈtəʊbə(r) /

UK / ɑkˈtobɚ /

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  • noun
  • 10th month of the year

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)

now

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  • 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

september

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US / sepˈtembə(r) /

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  • noun
  • 9th month of the year

south

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US / saʊθ /

UK / saʊθ /

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  • 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

sight

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  • noun
  • Things or people that one can see
  • Range or distance that someone can see
  • Famous places often visited by tourists
  • Sense that allows you to see
  • Act of seeing someone or something
  • verb
  • To aim (a gun) at something to get your range
  • To see something rare or unusual

overrun

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  • noun
  • Amount by which something is too great or too long
  • verb
  • To exceed or be too much; take too long
  • To go in and be present in large numbers

trevor

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but

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

immigrant

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  • noun
  • Person moving to another country to live there

span

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  • noun
  • Distance between two supports of a bridge
  • Period of time that something continues for
  • other
  • Periods of time that something continues for
  • verb
  • To go across a certain distance between things
  • To cover or extend over a time period

stoke

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  • verb
  • To add fuel or tend a fire to make it stronger

busload

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  • other
  • The quantity of cargo or Number of passengers that a bus can carry

camp

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  • noun
  • A (military) base
  • Exaggerated behavior meant to be funny
  • Place where people live for a short time in tents
  • verb
  • To live temporarily, e.g. in a tent or a vehicle

enter

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  • 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.

crisis

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  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

send

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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

patrol

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  • noun
  • Person or group who checks an area is safe
  • verb
  • To survey an area to maintain safety and order

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

well

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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

border

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  • noun
  • Outer part or edge of something
  • Line separating one country, state from another
  • verb
  • To be right next to another country or state
  • To form the edge of something
  • To form the edge of (road, etc.)

mike

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  • 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)

for

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

deteriorate

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  • verb
  • To become worse in condition or value

soon

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  • adverb
  • At a time not long from now

news

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  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events

criminal

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

line

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  • noun
  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
  • Telephone connection
  • People waiting one behind the other; queue
  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
  • verb
  • To put material along the inside of something

report

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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

among

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  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

extreme

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

new

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

day

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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

point

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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

continue

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  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

respond

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

feel

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  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

past

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  • adjecitve
  • No longer current or new
  • adverb
  • So as to go beyond, or further than something
  • noun
  • Time that existed before now, e.g. long ago
  • preposition
  • After a particular time
  • At a later point in distance; beyond

side

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  • adjecitve
  • In addition to the central or most important thing
  • Next to, or very close to, the right or left of
  • noun
  • Position or opinion that is opposite to another
  • Right or left part of a person's body
  • Feature of someone's personality
  • Straight edge of an object
  • One of two or more groups fighting each other
  • verb
  • To decide to agree with one point, not the other

global

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, involving, affecting all of something
  • Of, affecting, or involving the entire world

million

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

traffic

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  • noun
  • The cars or vehicles on the road
  • Amount of activity over a communication system

violence

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  • noun
  • Strong physical force of nature
  • Use of physical force to harm someone

while

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  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

container

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  • noun
  • An object that can be used to hold things

drug

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

ourselves

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  • pronoun
  • (Showing speaker is affected by their own action)

texas

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  • other
  • The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The Arizona governor has taken a unique approach to address the border crisis with Mexico – stacking shipping containers along the border. Despite being told by the federal government to stop, the governor has continued this action, prompting activists to intervene. In September 2016, during the excavation of a road, activists put themselves in harm's way to prevent further progress and destruction. The border issue has worsened over the past year, with the U.S. Border Patrol reporting a staggering 2.2 million migrant encounters at the Mexican border since October 2021. Even on the Mexican side, authorities detained over 16,000 migrants in a span of four days and dismantled their makeshift camps. The migrants, primarily from Central and South America, hoped to pressure the U.S. into allowing them entry. In response to the crisis, Republican-led Texas has been sending busloads of migrants to Democratic-led cities like Philadelphia, fueling extreme sentiments with unproven political rhetoric. Despite the ongoing political battle in Washington, critics of the border wall emphasize the ineffectiveness of this approach compared to the dire conditions migrants are fleeing from, including hunger and violence.
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  • This is the new front line in the Mexico-U.S. border crisis.
  • Since August, Arizona's Republican governor has been stacking shipping containers along the border, work that has continued despite the federal government, which has jurisdiction over the border, telling them to stop.
  • But with no resolution in sight, activists have now stepped in.
  • TREVOR PAYNE, Arizona Republican Governor-Elect, September 20, 2016 They were digging this road, and they refused to stop excavating until we threw ourselves in harm's way, really, to block the excavator from being able to do the work.
  • But we felt it was important to stop the progress and the destruction.
  • The border issue has deteriorated over the past year.
  • Since October 2021, the U.S. Border Patrol reported a staggering 2.2 million migrant encounters at the Mexican border.
  • It's not any better on the Mexican side, which last week detained over 16,000 migrants over a four-day span and dismantled their makeshift camps.
  • The migrants, who are primarily from Central and South America, had hoped to put pressure on the U.S. to allow them to enter the country.
  • Republican-led Texas, for one, has responded to the crisis by sending busloads of migrants, over 13,000 so far, to Northern Democratic-led cities like Philadelphia, all the while stoking extreme sentiments with unproven political rhetoric.
  • They say every state is a border state.
  • I don't think so.
  • We get overrun every day by the cartels, the criminals, the drugs, the fentanyls, the human trafficking.
  • As the political fight continues in Washington, pro-immigration critics continue to argue the ineffectiveness of the border wall, when compared to the hunger and violence migrants are running away from.
  • I don't think it's a solution in any way, from the climate and the ecology point of view from the immigrant.
  • Immigrants are going to find other paths.
  • They're going to continue coming.
  • So it's not going to solve anything.
  • Without a solution soon, the desperation among migrants is only going to get worse.
  • Mike Drolet, Global News.