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The U.S. needs to be careful how it handles its relationship with China: Atlantic Council CEO

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big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

UK / ˈmɛnʃən /

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  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

order

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US / 'ɔ:də(r) /

UK / ˈɔrdɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Religious or social group, as of nuns
  • Instructions to others to do what you want
  • State in which things are neat and organized
  • What you ask to buy, e.g. food in restaurant
  • Social or political control of an area
  • verb
  • To put things in a sequence, e.g. a, b, c
  • To give instructions to others to do what you want
  • To ask for something you want to buy, e.g. a meal

peacefully

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US / 'pi:sfəlɪ /

UK / ˈpisfʊlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a calm and quiet manner; without using force

neutrality

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US / njuːˈtræləti /

UK / nuːˈtræləti /

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  • noun
  • Status of not participating in a dispute or war

cuban

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US / ˈkju:bən /

UK / ˈkjuːbən /

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

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

you

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UK / ju /

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

kemp

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UK / kemp /

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  • noun
  • A coarse hair or fiber in wool.

arm

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US / ɑ:m /

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

inflection

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US / ɪnˈflekʃn /

UK / ɪnˈflɛkʃən /

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  • noun
  • Change in a person's voice when talking
  • Change in ending depending on use in a sentence

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

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

word

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US / wɜ:d /

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

airlift

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  • noun
  • Transport of items to inaccessible places by plane
  • verb
  • To fly things to inaccessible places

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

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

opinion

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UK / əˈpɪnjən /

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  • noun
  • Court judge's statement why a decision was made
  • A person's thoughts on a topic

control

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US / kən'trəʊl /

UK / kənˈtrol /

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

those

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

evolve

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UK / ɪˈvɑlv /

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  • verb
  • To develop certain features
  • To develop or change slowly over time
  • To slowly change or develop into something better

cold

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US / kəʊld /

UK / kold /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a very low temperature
  • Being unfriendly or lacking emotion
  • noun
  • Illness of sneezing, coughing, and a sore throat

for

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UK / fɔr,fə /

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

time

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  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

wonder

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

brink

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  • noun
  • Near to happening; on the verge of

berlin

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  • noun
  • A limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats
  • other
  • Capital of Germany located in eastern Germany

grow

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US / ɡrəʊ /

UK / ɡro /

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  • verb
  • To get bigger and more mature; make plants do this
  • To improve; to develop better skills over time
  • To develop and become bigger or taller over time

piece

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US / pi:s /

UK / pis /

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  • noun
  • A counter in a board game
  • Small part of something larger
  • verb
  • To put items together to assemble something

set

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US / set /

UK / sɛt /

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

since

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US / sɪns /

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

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

exchange

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  • noun
  • Sharing/directing a look, etc. at someone else
  • Short discussion or talk
  • The place you can change money to another currency
  • Place where things or services are exchanged
  • Act of returning something to a store
  • Act of giving a thing in return for another thing
  • verb
  • To share (a look, a few words etc.)
  • To sell one currency to get another
  • To return something to a store
  • To give things of similar value to each other

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

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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

autocrat

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US / ˈɔ:təkræt /

UK / ˈɔtəˌkræt /

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  • noun
  • Person having complete power and control

crisis

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US / 'kraɪsɪs /

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  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

french

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US / frentʃ /

UK / frentʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of France
  • noun
  • Person's name

period

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  • noun
  • Set amount of time during which events take place
  • A way to emphasize what you will say
  • A full stop (.), marking the end of a sentence
  • A menstrual cycle
  • A set time for a class to be held

replace

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US / rɪ'pleɪs /

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  • verb
  • To use instead of something else
  • To return an item to its original location

taiwan

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  • other
  • A government on the island of Taiwan established in by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainlan
  • An island in southeastern Asia miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea

balloon

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US / bəˈlu:n /

UK / bəˈlun /

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  • noun
  • Thin bag of rubber filled with air, used as a toy
  • Large air-filled bag to carry people into the air
  • verb
  • To grow larger quickly; spring up suddenly
  • To travel in a large balloon

first

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US / fɜ:st /

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

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

president

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UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

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

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

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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)

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

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

even

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

like

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

second

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

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

week

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US / wi:k /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

what

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

nothing

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  • noun
  • Item of little or no value, importance, interest
  • Number or value of zero
  • pronoun
  • Not anything, not a single thing

ambiguity

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  • noun
  • State of being confusing, uncertain or unclear

respect

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  • noun
  • Behavior that follows the established rules
  • Admiration for someone
  • Regard or admiration for someone or something
  • verb
  • To follow the established rules
  • To think very highly of another person

everywhere

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UK / ˈevriwer /

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  • adverb
  • Every place

least

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US / li:st /

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  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

right

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

she

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

ukraine

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  • other
  • A republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian st

assistance

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  • noun
  • Act of helping someone

great

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  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

mean

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US / mi:n /

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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

partner

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

any

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US / 'enɪ /

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

come

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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

think

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

join

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

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / 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

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

back

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  • 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

increasingly

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US / ɪnˈkri:sɪŋli /

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  • adverb
  • More and more; in greater degree or amount

journal

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US / ˈdʒə:nl /

UK / ˈdʒɚnəl /

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  • noun
  • A diary; record of what you do every day
  • Magazine of academic papers

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

invite

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US / ɪnˈvaɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvaɪt /

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  • noun
  • An invitation
  • verb
  • To ask someone to go somewhere or do something

call

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US / kɔ:l /

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

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

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

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

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

prepare

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US / prɪˈpeə(r) /

UK / prɪˈper /

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  • verb
  • To make something ready for use

decisive

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US / dɪˈsaɪsɪv /

UK / dɪˈsaɪsɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Able to make choices quickly and confidently

early

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US / ˈɜ:li /

UK / ˈɜ:rli /

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

frightening

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US / ˈfraɪtnɪŋ /

UK / ˈfraɪtnɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being scary
  • verb
  • To make someone afraid or nervous

moscow

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  • proper noun
  • The capital of Russia, located at the center of European Russia, on the Moskva River; population 10,
  • A city in northwestern Idaho, home to the University of Idaho; population 22,798 (est. 2008).

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

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  • 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

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  • Strong feeling of dislike or hostility; hatred

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

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  • Act of joining two or more things into one
  • Marriage
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  • Metal box with a lock to keep valuable things in
  • adjecitve
  • Highly likely
  • Being out of danger

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

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  • Definite, fixed
  • Referring to an unspecified amount or quantity
  • Being sure about something; without doubt

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  • Group chosen to make decisions about something

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  • 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

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  • Official meeting(s) of the leaders of countries
  • Highest part or top point of a mountain

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  • Hostile action; an act of war

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  • (Of work) starting at a certain time, as at night
  • noun
  • A change in a persons plans, opinions or beliefs
  • Period of work starting at a certain time
  • verb
  • To change in position or direction
  • To move something from one place to another

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  • Feeling troubled or concerned
  • verb
  • To cause concern or trouble over something
  • To feel concerned or troubled about something

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

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  • Used to refer a large number of things

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  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

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  • Widespread acceptance
  • Money system that a country uses

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  • 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

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  • Of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people
  • noun
  • Elected government council in a communist country

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

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  • Amount of something that moves through an area
  • verb
  • To move steadily and easily in a certain direction

strategic

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  • Concerned with strategy; well thought out

use

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

america

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

all

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

contributor

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  • Someone who gives money to cause, charity

outcome

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  • noun
  • Something that happens as a result, consequence

russia

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  • proper noun
  • A country in northern Asia and eastern Europe; population 143,500,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Mos

add

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

article

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  • noun
  • Word such as 'a', 'an', or 'the' used before nouns
  • Piece of writing about a particular subject
  • Piece of something, e.g. clothing
  • Section of a business contract or law

take

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

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  • A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the wo
  • other
  • High quality porcelain originally made only in China

chart

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  • noun
  • Drawing showing information in a clear way
  • Map of the sea or stars
  • verb
  • To make a plan for future action
  • To make a map of
  • To keep a record of developments over time

between

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  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

dollar

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  • A basic unit of money equal to 100 cent

they

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  • Two or more people, animals, or things

very

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

geopolitical

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  • Concerning geopolitics

throw

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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

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  • adjecitve
  • Of the ocean between Africa and the Americas

fred

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

country

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

pattern

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  • noun
  • Model to follow in making or doing something
  • Colors or shapes which are repeated on objects
  • Regular repeated behavior
  • verb
  • To copy the way something else is made

pleasure

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  • Feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction

whether

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  • conjunction
  • If something will happen or not

but

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

give

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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

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

ceo

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  • abbreviation
  • CEO for Chief Operating Officer

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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

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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

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  • noun
  • Someone who supports, helps, or defends you
  • verb
  • To join a group to offer or receive support

behaviour

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  • noun
  • The way a person or thing acts; manner

deplete

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  • verb
  • To reduce the amount, strength or number of

putin

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  • noun
  • An act or the right of putting the ball into a scrum.

want

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

gate

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  • noun
  • Place in a fence which can be opened or closed

our

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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

quite

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  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

relationship

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  • noun
  • Connection between two or more people or things
  • Way people interact or live with each other
  • Romantic or loving friendship between two people

can

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

recent

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

seriously

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  • adverb
  • Involving or requiring great thought or study

superpower

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  • State powerful enough to influence world events

von

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  • Situation where armies fight each other

box

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  • noun
  • A marked area of a baseball field
  • A container with four straight sides and a lid
  • Area of seating in a theater separated from others
  • A 4 sided container or shape printed on a page
  • Entire amount of something inside a container
  • verb
  • To strike someone on the side of the head
  • To pack an object in a six-sided container
  • To fight with gloved hands as a sport

concerned

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  • adjecitve
  • Worried or anxious
  • verb
  • To be about a particular topic
  • To have a direct impact on someone
  • To be responsible or mixed up in; to be involved
  • To feel worry or anxiety

embrace

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US / ɪm'breɪs /

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  • noun
  • Act of holding someone closely
  • verb
  • To hold closely; cuddle, kiss or hug

mutual

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  • adjecitve
  • Shared between two or more people
  • noun

really

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

awry

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  • adjecitve
  • Go awry to go wrong; not go as planned

history

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

cnbc

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  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

relation

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  • noun
  • Connection between two or more things
  • A member of your family
  • Way in which two or more things are connected

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving the chance of hurt or damage; risky

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  • other
  • Imaginative intellectual play
  • Pretending with intention to deceive
  • Act of giving a false appearance

with

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

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  • noun
  • Mistake in mathematics; error in calculating

page

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • One side of a sheet of paper
  • (Olden times) boy servant of a king or queen
  • Screen of information on an online service
  • verb
  • To call for someone via a phone or speaker

see

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

before

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

careful

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  • adjecitve
  • Trying not to make mistakes; working slowly

have

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

last

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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

information

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  • noun
  • Collection of facts and details about something

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  • adverb
  • In an open way

could

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

know

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  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

moment

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  • noun
  • Very short or brief period of time
  • A particular period in time

public

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  • 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

away

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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

world

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The relationship between the United States and China is a crucial one that needs to be handled carefully, according to the Atlantic Council. Fred Kemp, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, joins the discussion to shed light on the current state of affairs. Kemp compares the growing animosity and hostility in the relationship to the period between 1948 and 1962 with the Soviet Union. He emphasizes the importance of avoiding miscalculations that could lead to dangerous consequences. Kemp mentions the need for patterns of behavior, arms control talks, superpower summits, and exchanges of information to navigate the Cold War peacefully. He highlights the potential dangers of the current period before such patterns can be established. In light of recent events, including the opinion article about being unprepared for war with China, concerns about the military's readiness, the situation with Taiwan, strategic ambiguity, and the use of a different currency in South America, the need for caution and careful handling of the relationship becomes even more apparent.
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  • For more on China, joining us is now Fred Kemp.
  • He is the President and CEO for the Atlantic Council and a CNBC contributor.
  • And I see you everywhere, Fred, but it's been a while since you've been on Squawk Box.
  • It's good to have you on this morning.
  • I was gonna say, since the last time you were on, has anything happened with our relationship with China?
  • Nothing at all.
  • So first of all, it's a pleasure to be back.
  • And I'm seeing that where we are right now, where mutual animosity, hostility growing greater.
  • And it feels to me like the period between 1948 and 1962 with the Soviet Union.
  • And it took us that period of time from the Berlin Airlift to the Cuban Missile Crisis where we came to the brink of war to get into patterns of behavior, arms control talks, superpower summits, exchanges of information that allowed us to navigate the Cold War peacefully.
  • But it's a very dangerous period before 1962.
  • And I think that's the period of time we're in now where a miscalculation could go seriously awry even if we don't want it to at the moment.
  • So we really have to be quite careful.
  • I mean, you do need a flow chart, Fred, because I can just think of so many things.
  • There was an article, opinion earlier this week in the op-ed pages of the journal, we're not prepared for war with China.
  • I mean, even saying those words is frightening.
  • We think about, you know, is our military depleted given all of our assistance to Ukraine?
  • What's the situation with Taiwan?
  • What does strategic ambiguity even mean?
  • What about the balloon gate?
  • There's so many things.
  • And the recent, I don't know, when President Xi goes to Russia and embraces Putin, and, you know, they start using a different currency in South America in certain countries instead of the dollar.
  • All these things make me wonder whether there really is something we need to be very, very concerned with in our future relations with China, which are so important.
  • I am so glad you put all those pieces together because it all adds up to an increasingly dangerous moment in the world's most important, most decisive relationship.
  • It feels to me there have been inflection points in history, end of World War I, end of World War II, end of the Cold War.
  • And I think Putin's war in Ukraine has set off another one of those things.
  • And President Xi's trip to Moscow last week was important in two respects.
  • First of all, he threw away any pretense of neutrality in the war in Ukraine.
  • The President of Ukraine's invited him to come to Ukraine, but he hasn't even called him after the meeting.
  • But the second one, and you mentioned President von der Leyen's trip to China coming in, and she'll be going with French President Macron.
  • The second one that Xi's worried about, and she talked about in a speech this week, is the creation of a new international order that's China-led, safer for autocrats, replacing the order that we, or at least evolving the order that we created with our allies and partners after World War II. And I think that's a big play.
  • And he talked quite openly about that with Putin and said it's the biggest geopolitical shift, and this is President Xi, biggest geopolitical shift in 100 years, and the two of us together can shape it.
  • So President Xi's being very public about that outcome, that outcome that he's trying to get.