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Advocates: Feds couldn't change Bernardo's prison transfer

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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

killer

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US / ˈkɪlə(r) /

UK / ˈkɪlɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being appealing or funny
  • noun
  • Something that is a challenge to deal with
  • Person, thing or animal that kills

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US / ˈɪnmeɪt /

UK / ˈɪnˌmet /

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  • noun
  • Person who lives somewhere, especially in jail

minister

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  • noun
  • An official who heads a government department
  • Person who performs Christian services

who

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US / hu: /

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

believe

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

nature

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US / 'neɪtʃə(r) /

UK / ˈnetʃɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person's character or particular way of behaving
  • Basic look, feel or function of something
  • Physical world, including plants, animals, rocks

staff

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US / stɑ:f /

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  • noun
  • Employees of a company
  • Long stick that a person uses to help them walk
  • verb
  • To hire workers for a business

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

assessment

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US / əˈsesmənt /

UK / əˈsɛsmənt /

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  • noun
  • Conclusion, opinion formed after due consideration

agree

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US / əˈgri: /

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  • verb
  • To have the same opinion as someone else

move

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US / mu:v /

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  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

regardless

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US / rɪˈgɑ:dləs /

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  • adverb
  • Without being affected or concerned by something

their

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

charter

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US / ˈtʃɑ:tə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Official document giving certain rights to a group
  • verb
  • To hire (plane, bus) for your exclusive use

risk

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

very

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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

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

represent

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US / ˌreprɪ'zent /

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  • verb
  • To depict art objects, figures, scenes; to portray
  • To show or describe something in a particular way
  • To act on behalf of others in government
  • To act or speak for another person or other people

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

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

can

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US / kæn /

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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

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

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  • noun
  • Choice made after thinking; final judgment
  • Ability to make quick and confident choices

especially

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US / ɪˈspeʃəli /

UK / ɛˈspɛʃəli, ɪˈspɛʃ- /

A1
  • 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

good

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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

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Department in a company in charge of protection
  • Financial document, like stocks, bonds and notes
  • Person paid to protect property and people
  • Things done to protect people, buildings etc.
  • Condition of being safe from danger or harm

march

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US / mɑ:tʃ /

UK / mɑ:rtʃ /

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  • noun
  • Walk by a group of soldiers who walk in time
  • 3rd month of the year
  • Music played for soldiers to walk in time to
  • Progress towards a future time or place
  • Public walk by a group to demand change
  • verb
  • To force someone to walk somewhere
  • (Soldiers) to walk in time with others
  • To walk as a group to demand some kind of change
  • To walk somewhere quickly often in an angry manner

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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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

classification

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US / ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Putting similar items into groups or sets

safety

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US / ˈseɪfti /

UK / ˈsefti /

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  • noun
  • Device on a gun to prevent accidental shooting
  • State of being free from harm or danger

incompetent

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US / ɪnˈkɒmpɪtənt /

UK / ɪnˈkɑ:mpɪtənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not having the skill or ability to do a thing well
  • noun
  • Person who is completely unable to do something

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)

paul

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  • other
  • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

commissioner

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US / kəˈmɪʃənə(r) /

UK / kəˈmɪʃənɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person heading a group in charge of something

explanation

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US / ˌekspləˈneɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Details or reasons given to make something clear

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

dark

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US / dɑ:k /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a color that is not light
  • Marked by unhappiness or hopelessness
  • Having little or no light; not light in color
  • noun
  • The time of day when the sky is black

accordance

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US / əˈkɔ:dns /

UK / əˈkɔ:rdns /

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  • noun
  • Agreement (with a statement, plan etc.)

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

UK / ˈkænədə /

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  • proper noun
  • A country in northern North America, the second largest country in the world; population 35,900,000

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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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

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

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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

prime

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US / praɪm /

UK / praɪm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the highest in quality or value
  • Concerning the highest level of achievement
  • Most important, chief importance in value
  • verb
  • To get a person ready for; prepare someone
  • To coat with paint to prepare it for the main coat

his

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US / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

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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

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only a little less than, nearly, not quite

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

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

transfer

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US / træns'fɜ:(r) /

UK / trænsˈfɚ /

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  • noun
  • Moving to a different place, job, or school
  • Act of giving the right to a property to another
  • Picture that is pressed to copy it onto something
  • Use of ideas or skills in a different situation
  • Ticket allowing you to get on another plane, bus
  • verb
  • To move to a different place, job or school
  • To give someone an illness through contact
  • To give someone your right to a property
  • To move something from one place to another
  • To use ideas or skills in a different situation
  • To get off a plane, bus etc. and get on another

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

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  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

freedom

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US / 'fri:dəm /

UK / ˈfridəm /

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  • noun
  • State of being free, not being controlled

exceptional

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US / ɪkˈsepʃənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being extremely and unusually good
  • (Of circumstance, etc.) being unusual; not normal

job

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

french

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

head

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

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elect

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  • verb
  • To select someone for a position by voting

few

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  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

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US / 'kwestʃən /

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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

crime

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

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

circumstance

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US / 'sɜ:kəmstəns /

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  • noun
  • Condition or fact that affects a situation

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

short

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US / ʃɔ:t /

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  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
  • Happening for a small amount of time
  • Unfriendly or rude

why

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US / waɪ /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

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

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

leslie

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one

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US / 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

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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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

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US / ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the study of the mind
  • Concerning psychology

prisoner

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US / 'prɪznə(r) /

UK / ˈprɪzənɚ, ˈprɪznɚ /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

correctional

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US / kəˈrekʃənl /

UK / kəˈrekʃənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerned with or providing correction

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

A1
  • number
  • 5

maximum

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US / ˈmæksɪməm /

UK / ˈmæksəməm /

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  • noun
  • Largest or highest number or amount of something

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

annie

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US / ˈæni /

UK / ˈæni /

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accept

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US / ək'sept /

UK / ækˈsɛpt /

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

brief

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US / bri:f /

UK / brif /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of period of time) short; using few words
  • noun
  • Information and instructions given for a meeting
  • verb
  • To give information/instructions before a meeting

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

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  • noun
  • 5th month of the year
  • other
  • Used to express a desire
  • Expresses permission, possibility or probability
  • Used to show that a thing could be true

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

answer

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US / 'ɑ:nsə(r) /

UK / ˈænsɚ /

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  • noun
  • Reply to a question someone asks
  • Solution to a problem or test question
  • verb
  • To reply to a question someone asks
  • To solve a test question or a problem

controversial

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US / ˌkɔntrəˈvə:ʃəl /

UK / ˌkɑntrəˈvɚʃəl, -siəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing a great deal of argument, or conflict

administer

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US / əd'mɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ædˈmɪnɪstɚ /

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  • verb
  • To give e.g. medicine to a patient
  • To manage or have responsibility for something
  • To ensure something is performed correctly, fairly

omar

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US / ˈəʊmɑː(r) /

UK / ˈoʊmɑːr /

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finally

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US / ˈfaɪnəli /

UK / ˈfaɪnəli /

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

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

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  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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  • 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

direct

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US / də'rekt /

UK / dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ- /

A2
  • adverb
  • Coming straight from something
  • verb
  • To tell someone in a very clear way to do something
  • To show the way by conducting or leading
  • To control the acting in a movie or play

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

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  • noun
  • Sporting competition e.g. swimming
  • verb
  • To provide something that is necessary
  • To come together at a certain time or place

office

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US / ˈɒfɪs /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪs /

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

trudeau

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US / truˈdoʊ /

UK / /

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legislation

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US / ˌledʒɪsˈleɪʃn /

UK / ˌlɛdʒɪˈsleʃən /

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  • noun
  • Act or process of writing and passing laws

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • 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

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  • noun
  • Place military personnel live, train, and operate
  • Bottom part of an object that touches a surface
  • Unit of counting, e.g. 10 for counting
  • Most important idea or ingredient to add others
  • Origin or start from which something came
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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
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  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

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  • Professional who helps people with the law

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  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
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  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
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from

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

escape

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  • Act to briefly ignoring boring or bad things
  • The 'esc key' on a keyboard
  • Act of getting away from where you are being kept
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  • To avoid something undesirable, dangerous or bad
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  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
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  • To tell people a secret

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  • A lawyer who protects a clients interests
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  • To request change
  • To publicly support a belief

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

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

prison

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  • Place the court puts criminals as punishment; jail

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  • Object discovered by chance
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  • To become aware of something that is happening
  • To discover or meet by chance
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  • To learn through study, research, or effort
  • To discover something by looking for it

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  • Price you say you are willing to pay for something
  • Act of making a thing available to be accepted
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  • To suggest a price you are willing to pay
  • To give the opportunity to accept something
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  • 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
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  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

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  • Garbage, waste
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happen

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

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  • verb
  • To give information or facts about something

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  • 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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  • 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

fire

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

include

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  • To make someone, something part of a group

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  • 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

again

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about

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

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  • Making your own decisions; acting by yourself
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  • A person not connected to a political party

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  • 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’

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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

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  • The same (male) person who did the action

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  • Having the wrong or mistaken idea
  • verb
  • To make someone have the wrong idea about a thing

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  • Not being or behaving in the correct or right way

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

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

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  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

among

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  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

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  • In an abundant manner

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Federal officials are facing scrutiny for their handling of a controversial prison transfer involving serial killer Paul Bernardo. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his public safety minister, Marco Mendicino, were among the last to know about the move, despite members of their staff being informed beforehand. The lack of a clear explanation has raised questions about why the information was withheld. When Mendicino finally addressed the issue, he provided few details about the transfer. The Correctional Service of Canada claimed to have informed Mendicino's office in March and again five days before the move took place in May. However, Mendicino maintains that he was not made aware until the day of the transfer. The prime minister's office was also notified in March, and Trudeau himself was briefed on the day of the transfer. This revelation has further fueled criticism, with some concluding that Trudeau's involvement in accepting the transfer may be why Mendicino has not faced consequences for the mishandling. Despite the controversy, prisoner advocates assert that elected officials cannot dictate the actions of the independent corrections commissioner.
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  • There is still no clear explanation on why Justin Trudeau and his public safety minister were among the last to know about a controversial prison transfer, especially since members of their staff were given a heads up about serial killer Paul Bernardo's move from maximum security.
  • CTV's Annie Bergeron-Oliver on the questions met with tight-lipped responses.
  • For a minister who almost always stops to take questions, this was unusual.
  • What happened in your office?
  • Good morning.
  • And when Marco Mendicino finally did step up to the mic, he offered few answers about Paul Bernardo's transfer to a medium security prison.
  • It is very clear that I should have been briefed at the time and that is something that I made abundantly clear to my staff.
  • The Correctional Service of Canada says it informed the minister's office in March and again five days before Bernardo was moved on May 29th from a maximum to a medium security prison.
  • No!
  • All that time, the minister was kept in the dark.
  • What was the explanation from your staff as to why they didn't tell you?
  • The short answer is it is unacceptable and my job is to make sure that it doesn't happen again.
  • The prime minister's office also found out in March.
  • Justin Trudeau was briefed the day the transfer happened, the same day the corrections commissioner first informed the families of Leslie Mahaffey and Kristen French.
  • We now know why the prime minister refuses to fire his incompetent and misleading public safety minister and it is that the prime minister himself was the one who accepted the transfer of Paul Bernardo.
  • Regardless of who knew what when, prisoner advocates say Mendicino and other elected officials can't tell the independent corrections commissioner what to do.
  • And that decisions about transfers are based on factors including an inmate's security classification, their risk to public safety, staff and other inmates, their escape risk and their psychological risk assessment.
  • These things are all administered under the legislation in accordance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and it's left to them to do that without political interference.
  • The lawyer representing the victim's families doesn't agree with that assessment and believes that the nature of Bernardo's crimes makes this an exceptional circumstance that should enable the public safety minister to direct the commissioner of corrections Omar to put Bernardo back in maximum security.