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Creating a monument to Harriet Tubman 'rooted in community' in Newark, NJ

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lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the main part in movies or plays
  • noun
  • Wire for electricity, computer, etc.; cable
  • Information that could help to solve a crime
  • Main part in a play or movie
  • Heavy, gray metal element
  • Rope used to tie something to stop it escaping
  • Act of being at the front in a race or game
  • verb
  • To show the way or guide others
  • To be at the front of a race or game
  • To travel in front of; go in advance of others

murder

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US / 'mɜ:də(r) /

UK / ˈmɚdɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that is difficult or painful to do
  • Crime of deliberately killing a person
  • verb
  • To intentionally kill a person
  • To spoil, ruin something by doing it poorly

oppression

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US / ə'preʃn /

UK / əˈprɛʃən /

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  • noun
  • Treatment of people to limit their freedom

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

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  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

summer

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US / ˈsʌmə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌmɚ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the year when the weather is hot
  • verb
  • To spend time in a place in the warm months

wall

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US / wɔ:l /

UK / wɔl /

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

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

A1
  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

free

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US / fri: /

UK / fri /

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

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

A1
  • 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

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

A1
  • 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

slave

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US / sleɪv /

UK / slev /

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  • noun
  • Someone who is legally owned by another person

this

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US / 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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

kind

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US / kaɪnd /

UK / kaɪnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • In a caring and helpful manner
  • friendly and considerate
  • noun
  • One type of thing

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

you

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

woman

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  • noun
  • Adult female human being

able

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

cape

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  • noun
  • Clothing without sleeves worn over the shoulders
  • Large area of land that sticks out into a sea

highlight

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  • noun
  • Best or most interesting part of something
  • Spot or section lighter than the area around it
  • verb
  • To use chemicals to make some hair a lighter color
  • To make people aware of a problem, subject, issue
  • To focus particular attention on; draw attention
  • To use a pen to mark places of interest in a book

park

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US / pɑ:k /

UK / pɑ:rk /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Public green area in a town for exercise, relaxing
  • Field upon which a sport is played, e.g. baseball
  • verb
  • To stay still without moving
  • To leave your car, bike in a certain place

ra

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US / ˈrɑː /

UK / ˈrɑː /

A1
  • abbreviation
  • Regular army.
  • Resident adviser.
  • Right ascension.
  • crossReference
  • The chemical element radium.
  • proper noun
  • The sun god, the supreme Egyptian deity, worshiped as the creator of all life and typically with a f

half

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  • adjecitve
  • Not complete
  • adverb
  • Partly; somewhat
  • noun
  • One of two equal periods of game time in a sport
  • The part you get when one is divided into two;

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

level

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US / 'levl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Sports) equal to another
  • Being steady and determined (e.g. a voice)
  • noun
  • Specific height of something
  • Amount of ability you have compared to others
  • Floor or deck within a building
  • Tool used to determine if something is lying flat
  • verb
  • To aim a gun at someone
  • To destroy a building; flatten an area completely
  • To make things flat or even
  • To make a score equal to another, in sports

physical

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the body of a person
  • Concerning things that can be seen or touched
  • noun
  • Health check at the doctors' or hospital

runaway

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C2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of a victory) easy; hardly contested
  • Unhappy child who runs away from home
  • noun
  • Unhappy child who runs away from home

stand

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  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

whose

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US / hu:z /

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  • pronoun
  • Refers to the person who owns something

into

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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

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 /

A1
  • 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

quote

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US / kwəʊt /

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  • noun
  • Written statement of the cost of something
  • The (often wise or famous) words of another person
  • verb
  • To tell someone how much a task will cost
  • To repeat precisely what a person said or wrote

root

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US / ru:t /

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  • noun
  • Emotional connection with a place, history etc.
  • The origin or starting place of something
  • A number that is multiplied by itself
  • Part of plant growing underground, as to get water
  • Part of tooth, hair etc. from which the rest grows
  • Base part of a word to which affixes can be added
  • verb
  • To cause a plant to develop or grow roots
  • (Animals) to search for e.g. food in earth
  • To stop someone moving, as through fear

strength

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US / streŋθ /

UK / strɛŋkθ, strɛŋθ, strɛnθ /

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  • noun
  • Condition of being strong

bridge

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US / brɪdʒ /

UK / brɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Structure built over river, road so you can cross
  • verb
  • To make a link between; bring together

image

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US / 'ɪmɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Picture, sculpture or painting of something
  • General idea or opinion of something
  • verb
  • To obtain pictures by scanning them with a machine

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

wage

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US / weɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Money paid to a worker for the hours they worked
  • verb
  • To start (war, etc.) to achieve a particular goal

draw

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US / drɔ: /

UK / drɔ /

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  • noun
  • Something that attracts people to visit a place
  • A lottery or prize
  • Result of a game, contest where the score is equal
  • verb
  • To attract attention to someone or something
  • To get closer to or approach something or someone
  • To influence a person's involvement in something
  • To move an object by pulling
  • To create an image using pen or pencil and paper
  • To take one thing out of a container, etc.
  • (Of 2 teams) to finish a game with the same score

full

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Containing all the parts; complete
  • Containing or holding as much as possible
  • Having had enough food
  • adverb
  • In a direct manner; completely

history

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US / 'hɪstrɪ /

UK / ˈhɪstəri /

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

linkage

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US / ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ /

UK / ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • A system of connections joining items

engagement

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US / ɪnˈgeɪdʒmənt /

UK / ɛnˈɡedʒmənt /

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  • noun
  • Something you must do at a set time; appointment
  • Fight between opposing military forces in a war
  • Act of asking someone to marry you

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

commission

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  • noun
  • Money paid for a service, e.g. money exchanging
  • An official role or title in the military
  • Group officially put in charge of e.g. education
  • Order for a specific piece of work, usually of art
  • verb
  • To hire someone, order work to be done for payment

equality

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US / iˈkwɒləti /

UK / iˈkwɑ:ləti /

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  • noun
  • Idea that all people have the same rights

floyd

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UK / ˌʌnə'fɔ:rdəbl /

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his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

social

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US / ˈsəuʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving activity with people, e.g. in free time
  • Liking being with other people; friendly
  • Living together and depending on each other

southern

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a region in the south
  • Being in or toward the south

upon

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US / əˈpɔn, əpən /

UK / əˈpɑn, əˈpɔn /

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  • preposition
  • More formal term for 'on'

with

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US / wɪð /

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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

anti

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US / 'æntɪ /

UK / ˈæntaɪ, -ti /

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  • adjecitve
  • A prefix meaning 'against' or 'opposed'

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

group

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US / ɡru:p /

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  • noun
  • Two or more musicians who play music together
  • Number of people or things gathered together
  • verb
  • To combine or collect objects or people together

everyday

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UK / ˈɛvriˈde /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used or seen daily; for daily use; ordinary

freedom

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UK / ˈfridəm /

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  • noun
  • State of being free, not being controlled

founder

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US / ˈfaʊndə(r) /

UK / ˈfaʊndɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person establishing an organization, school etc.
  • verb
  • (Of business, idea, etc.) to fail
  • (Of a ship) To be sinking after hitting rocks

mind

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  • noun
  • One's opinion or way of thinking about something
  • Part of humans that allows us to think or feel
  • verb
  • To be bothered or upset by something
  • To take care of someone e.g. as a bodyguard

next

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US / nekst /

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

art

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US / ɑ:t /

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  • noun
  • Creative skill using the imagination e.g. painting
  • A skill or talent you have

accord

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US / ə'kɔ:d /

UK / əˈkɔ:rd /

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

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

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  • noun
  • Group of people who share a common idea or area

expert

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

see

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US / si: /

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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)

activate

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US / ˈæktɪveɪt /

UK / ˈæktəˌvet /

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  • verb
  • To cause to happen; cause a chemical reaction
  • To make something start working

canada

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US / 'kænədə /

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

could

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

monument

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  • noun
  • Something built to remember an event or person

know

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US / nəʊ /

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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 /

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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

suffer

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US / 'sʌfə(r) /

UK / ˈsʌfɚ /

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  • verb
  • To experience pain, illness, or injury

center

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US / 'sentə /

UK / ˈsɛntɚ /

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  • noun
  • Community place people go health or social reasons
  • Place in the middle of something
  • Person or thing that is attracting attention
  • verb
  • To direct focus toward something

exist

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US / ɪɡ'zɪst /

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  • verb
  • To be present, alive or real

symbolize

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US / 'sɪmbəlaɪz /

UK / ˈsɪmbəˌlaɪz /

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  • verb
  • To represent to show a thing's essential character

audio

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US / ˈɔ:diəʊ /

UK / ˈɔ:dioʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning sound

company

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US / 'kʌmpənɪ /

UK / ˈkʌmpəni /

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  • noun
  • Good feeling from being with someone else
  • A business that sells things or provides services
  • Guests, especially in your home
  • Being with another person rather than alone

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

church

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US / tʃɜ:tʃ /

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  • noun
  • Building where Christians gather and pray to God
  • An occasion of Christian religious prayer, worship

decide

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US / dɪ'saɪd /

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  • verb
  • To make a choice or choose after thinking about it
  • To make a legal judgment in court
  • to affect the result of something

distance

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US / 'dɪstəns /

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  • noun
  • Lack of friendliness toward another person
  • Amount of space between two places or things
  • verb
  • To make it clear that you are not involved

donna

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US / ˈdɔnə /

UK / ˈdɑnə, ˈdɔnnɑ /

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  • noun
  • An Italian woman of rank

etch

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US / etʃ /

UK / ɛtʃ /

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  • verb
  • To cut lines on metal to make a picture

literally

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  • adverb
  • So as to express the exact meaning of something
  • Used to say something is true, even if unlikely

local

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US / ˈləʊkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Relating to a particular area, city, or town
  • noun
  • Bus or train, that stops at most stations
  • People who live in the area being discussed
  • The pub you most frequently go to

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

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

certainly

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US / ˈsə:tnli /

UK / ˈsɚtnli /

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  • adverb
  • Sure; of course

christopher

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UK / ˈkrɪstəfər /

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hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

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

hopefully

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US / ˈhəʊpfəli /

UK / ˈhopfəli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a manner wishing 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)

legend

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US / 'ledʒənd /

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  • noun
  • List of explanations of symbols on map, etc.
  • Person famous for doing something very well
  • Old story generally believed, although not proven

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

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  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

native

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US / ˈneɪtɪv /

UK / ˈnetɪv /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Caused by natural ability; innate
  • noun
  • Someone from or born in a specific country
  • Original inhabitant, e.g. before others
  • Person speaking a language from birth

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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

escape

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US / ɪ'skeɪp /

UK / ɪˈskep /

A2
  • noun
  • Act to briefly ignoring boring or bad things
  • The 'esc key' on a keyboard
  • Act of getting away from where you are being kept
  • verb
  • To avoid something undesirable, dangerous or bad
  • To get away from a place where you are being kept
  • (Gas, water) to come out from a pipe, container
  • To not to be noticed or remembered by someone

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

invite

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US / ɪnˈvaɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvaɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • An invitation
  • verb
  • To ask someone to go somewhere or do something

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • 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

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

cross

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US / krɒs /

UK / krɔs, krɑs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Angry and upset
  • From one side of something to the other
  • noun
  • (Of animals) mixture of breeds in one animal
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To put one thing over another e.g. arms
  • To breed one type of animal or plant with another
  • To not to agree with someone; oppose
  • To go from one side of something to the other
  • To meet at one point

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

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

flag

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US / flæɡ /

UK / flæɡ /

A2
  • noun
  • Piece of cloth representing a team, country etc.
  • verb
  • To indicate something should get special attention
  • To work, run etc. more slowly or with less power

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

A1
  • noun
  • Permission to do something
  • Vacation time; time off work
  • verb
  • To go away from; depart
  • To gift property to someone after you die
  • To allow something to continue happening
  • To let something remain unused or available
  • To let something or someone remain somewhere

newark

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US / ˈnuərk /

UK / /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A city in northwestern Delaware, home to the University of Delaware; population 29,886 (est. 2008).
  • An industrial city in New Jersey; population 278,980 (est. 2008).
  • An industrial and commercial city in central Ohio; population 47,236 (est. 2008).

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

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

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

hang

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US / hæŋ /

UK / hæŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To attach a picture, photograph etc. onto a wall
  • To float, move softly, or remain in the air
  • To kill by putting a rope around neck and dropping
  • To remain undecided, unsolved or unclear

kid

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US / kɪd /

UK / kɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Made from young goat skin
  • noun
  • Child or young person
  • Young goat
  • verb
  • To make fun of someone in a gentle way; to tease

large

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US / lɑ:dʒ /

UK / lɑ:rdʒ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Big; of great size; broad, tall, wide, or fat

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

mostly

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US / ˈməʊstli /

UK / ˈmoʊstli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In large part; mainly or chiefly

permanence

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US / ˈpɜ:mənəns /

UK / ˈpɜ:rmənəns /

B2
  • noun
  • Condition or state of always staying the same

permanently

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US / 'pɜ:mənəntlɪ /

UK / ˈpəmənəntlɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • For a long time; always

confederate

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US / kənˈfedərət /

UK / kənˈfɛdərət /

C1
  • noun
  • One who helps someone do something, often illegal

connection

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US / kəˈnekʃn /

UK / kəˈnɛkʃən /

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

duane

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US / /

UK / /

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only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • 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

spring

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US / sprɪŋ /

UK / sprɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Coil of metal that lessens impact, e.g. on cars
  • Sudden jump from one place to another
  • The time when plants start growing after winter
  • Place where water flows from beneath the ground
  • verb
  • To lessen the impact of something under pressure
  • To jump into the air

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

A1
  • 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 /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

present

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US / 'preznt /

UK / ˈprɛznt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in attendance; being there; having turned up
  • noun
  • Gift
  • Verb tense indicating an action is happening now
  • Current time; now
  • verb
  • To introduce someone to others
  • To host a program on television or radio
  • To give a speech or presentation
  • To show something to someone who will examine it
  • To appear or happen
  • To give an award or prize to someone

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

A2
  • noun
  • Person in charge of a country, or organization

oversized

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US / ˈəʊvəsaɪzd /

UK / ˈoʊvərsaɪzd /

C2
  • adjecitve
  • Being larger than the normal or usual size

rename

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US / ˌri:ˈneɪm /

UK / ˌriːˈneɪm /

B1
  • verb
  • To change the name of something or someone

prayer

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US / prɛə /

UK / prɛr /

A2
  • noun
  • Words spoken to your god for help
  • (+negative) small chance of succeeding
  • Strong desire, wish, or hope for a thing to happen

during

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US / ˈdjʊərɪŋ /

UK / ˈdʊrɪŋ, ˈdjʊr- /

A1
  • preposition
  • At some point in the course of an event or thing

friday

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US / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

UK / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Fifth day of the week; the day after Thursday

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

A1
  • verb
  • To make someone, something part of a group

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

evening

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US / ˈi:vnɪŋ /

UK / ˈivnɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Last part of the day and early part of night
  • A social event in the early part of the night
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

A1
  • noun
  • Particular location, area or region
  • verb
  • To put someone in a particular type of situation
  • To put something in a certain location or position

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

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

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

case

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US / keɪs /

UK / kes /

A1
  • noun
  • Container used to carry things, e.g. clothes
  • Set of facts about a crime
  • Set of facts about an event
  • Example or instance of something
  • verb
  • To find out about a place, as in planning to steal

enough

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US / ɪˈnʌf /

UK / ɪˈnʌf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

mayor

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US / meə(r) /

UK / ˈmeɪər /

B1
  • noun
  • Head of a town or city government

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • 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

nina

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US / ˈpætrik /

UK / ˈpætrɪk /

A1

partner

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US / 'pɑ:tnə(r) /

UK / ˈpɑrtnɚ /

A2
  • 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

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • 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)

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

A1
  • 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

different

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US / ˈdɪfrənt /

UK / ˈdɪfrənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not of the same kind; unlike other things

continually

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US / kən'tɪnjʊəlɪ /

UK / kənˈtɪnjʊəlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • Constantly; all the time

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • 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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

A1
  • 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

sit

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US / sɪt /

UK / sɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To take an exam
  • To be in a resting position on a chair
  • To provide seating for people
  • To remain in a still position while being painted

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • 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’

storey

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

B1
  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • 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

bill

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US / bɪl /

UK / bɪl /

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

grab

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US / ɡræb /

UK / ɡræb /

A2
  • verb
  • To take and hold something quickly

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

A2
  • 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

square

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US / skweə(r) /

UK / skwɛr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being fair or honest
  • Multiply a number by itself e.g. 2x2 or 6x6
  • noun
  • Shape with 4 equal length sides and 4 equal angles
  • The result of multiplying Length by the width
  • Open public area in the middle of the town
  • verb
  • To make something balance or be equal
  • To multiply a number by itself, e.g. 2x2 or 6x8
  • To straighten the edge to form a four-sided shape

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • 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

tile

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US / taɪl /

UK / taɪl /

B1
  • noun
  • Squares of hard material to cover floor/roof/wall

downtown

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US / ˌdaʊnˈtaʊn /

UK / ˈdaʊnˌtaʊn /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Located in the business part of a town

select

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US / sɪ'lekt /

UK / sɪˈlɛkt /

A2
  • verb
  • To choose a suitable thing from a group

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

A1
  • 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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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

touch

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US / tʌtʃ /

UK / tʌtʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • Certain way of doing that makes something special
  • A small amount of something
  • Feeling of a surface
  • verb
  • To affect feelings, especially by causing sympathy
  • To be next to each other with no space between
  • To get involved with (used in negative)
  • To feel an object with your fingers, etc.

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

A1
  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

each

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US / i:tʃ /

UK / itʃ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Every one of two or more things
  • pronoun
  • Per one person or thing

fight

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US / faɪt /

UK / faɪt /

A1
  • 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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • 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 /

A1
  • noun
  • The United States of America; North America and/or South America

historian

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US / hɪˈstɔ:riən /

UK / hɪˈstɔriən /

B1
  • noun
  • Someone who studies the course of history

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

remove

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US / rɪˈmu:v /

UK / rɪˈmuv /

A1
  • verb
  • To get rid of something completely
  • To make someone leave his or her job or position
  • To move, erase or take away from a place
  • To take something off (e.g. clothing)

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • A structure with a roof and walls, e.g. a house
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

committee

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US / kəˈmɪti /

UK / kəˈmɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people who do or decide something

wallace

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US / ˈwɒlɪs /

UK / ˈwɔləs /

A1

washington

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US / 'wɒʃɪŋtən /

UK / 'wɑ:ʃɪŋtənˌ 'wɔ:ʃɪŋ- /

A1
  • other
  • A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

A1
  • 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

design

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US / dɪˈzaɪn /

UK / dɪˈzaɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • The way something is planned, to fulfill a purpose
  • verb
  • To plan in a particular way to fulfill a purpose
  • To think of a plan

doorway

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US / ˈdɔ:weɪ /

UK / ˈdɔ:rweɪ /

B1
  • noun
  • The space that a door can close

figure

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US / ˈfiɡə /

UK / ˈfɪɡjɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Your body shape
  • Numbers in a calculation
  • Doll-like thing meant to represent a person
  • Picture or diagram giving information in a text
  • Person who is very important or famous
  • Shape of a person seen indistinctly or in outline
  • Amount that is expressed in numbers
  • verb
  • To appear in a game, play or event
  • To calculate how much something will cost
  • To understand after thinking; work out

reflect

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US / rɪ'flekt /

UK / rɪˈflɛkt /

A2
  • verb
  • To indicate or be a sign of something
  • To bounce back light, heat, sound from a surface
  • To show an image in glass, water, a mirror etc.
  • To think of something seriously and carefully

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • 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

activist

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US / ˈæktɪvɪst /

UK / ˈæktəvɪst /

B1
  • noun
  • A person who tries to change a government, society

african

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US / ˈæfrɪkən /

UK / ˈæfrɪkən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Africa
  • noun
  • Person from Africa

attention

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US / əˈtenʃn /

UK / əˈtɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Taking notice of someone or something
  • (Soldiers) Standing with straight backs

civic

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US / ˈsɪvɪk /

UK / ˈsɪvɪk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Of a town or city; of rights or duties of citizens

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

UK / ˈkʌntri /

A1
  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

envision

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US / ɪnˈvɪʒn /

UK / ɪnˈvɪʒn /

C2
  • verb
  • To imagine or picture in your mind

embed

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US / ɪm'bed /

UK / ɛmˈbɛd /

B2
  • verb
  • To place or set inside rock, etc.

rethink

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US / ˌri:ˈθɪŋk /

UK / riˈθɪŋk /

A2
  • verb
  • To reconsider or think again about something

risk

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US / rɪsk /

UK / rɪsk /

A1
  • noun
  • Actions that cause potential problems
  • verb
  • To do something potentially dangerous or foolish

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

audible

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US / ˈɔ:dəbl /

UK / ˈɔdəbəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Capable of being heard; loud enough to be heard

pedestal

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US / 'pedɪstl /

UK / ˈpɛdɪstəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Support or base as for a pillar or statue

spark

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US / spɑ:k /

UK / spɑrk /

B1
  • noun
  • Small piece of burning material produced by fire
  • Tiny, brief bit of light caused by electric energy
  • First small part of an idea or feeling
  • verb
  • To make tiny, brief bits of light
  • To start something new; To set in motion, activate

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

A1
  • noun
  • Section of a ship or plane used for storing things
  • Influence or power held over someone
  • Place of support for hands or feet when climbing
  • verb
  • To agree to keep something for someone
  • To have the capacity to support/contain something
  • To control an area and protect it from attack
  • To not allow someone to leave a place
  • To cause an event to happen at a place or time
  • To use hands or arms to carry or keep something
  • To have a specific quality or property
  • To keep an image, belief or feeling in your mind
  • To have or own something
  • To wait before being able to talk on the phone
  • To limit the movement of someone in a sport

ongoing

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US / ˈɒngəʊɪŋ /

UK / ˈɑ:ngoʊɪŋ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Continuing to exist or be in progress

pushback

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US / 'pʊʃbæk /

UK / 'pʊʃbæk /

A1
  • other
  • An effort to resist or reverse the effects of a previous action

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

A1
  • noun
  • False display of love, emotion or action
  • An event for displaying or promoting goods
  • Play, opera or theater production
  • Presentation that is broadcast on TV or radio
  • verb
  • To be easily seen or displayed
  • To display your emotions or feelings
  • To let someone see something; display
  • To explain or teach how something is done
  • To lead someone somewhere; point them to something
  • To prove something to be true, correct
  • To reveal or allow something to be seen

space

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US / speɪs /

UK / spes /

A1
  • noun
  • Empty area kept for a specific reason, like a car
  • Empty area with nothing in it
  • Area in the sky where the stars are
  • Area between written words on a page
  • verb
  • To make a certain distance or time between

someday

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US / 'sʌmdeɪ /

UK / 'sʌmˌdeɪ /

C2
  • adverb
  • At some unspecified time in the future

artist

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US / ˈɑ:tɪst /

UK / ˈɑrtɪst /

A2
  • noun
  • A person skilled and creative in art e.g. painter

basement

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US / ˈbeɪsmənt /

UK / ˈbesmənt /

B1
  • noun
  • Floor or room in a building beneath the ground

discover

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US / dɪˈskʌvə(r) /

UK / dɪˈskʌvɚ /

A2
  • verb
  • To find something new that was not known before

emotionally

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US / ɪ'məʊʃənəlɪ /

UK / ɪˈmoʃənl:ɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a way that shows your feelings

headquarter

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US / 'hed'kwɔ:tə /

UK / 'hed'kwɔ:tə /

B1
  • noun
  • Main office of a company or organisation

room

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US / ru:m /

UK / rum, rʊm /

A1
  • noun
  • All of the people inside a particular room
  • Part of building enclosed by walls, e.g. kitchen
  • Opportunity to exist, happen, or be true
  • verb
  • To share a home with someone

removal

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US / rɪ'mu:vl /

UK / rɪˈmuvəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of getting rid of something completely
  • Act of making someone leave their job or position
  • Act of moving to a different place or position

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • 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

sense

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US / sens /

UK / sɛns /

A1
  • noun
  • Certain mental feeling or emotion
  • Normal or clear state of mind
  • Meaning of a particular word, phrase or text
  • verb
  • To perceive using sight, sound, taste touch etc.
  • To recognize the presence of something

represent

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US / ˌreprɪ'zent /

UK / ˌrɛprɪˈzɛnt /

A2
  • 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

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

color

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US / 'kʌlə(r) /

UK / ˈkʌlɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Quality of things you can see, e.g. red, blue
  • Pink or red in your face, e.g. after being ill
  • The shade of someone's skin e.g. black, or yellow
  • verb
  • To change or affect someone's opinion
  • To make something colorful using colored pencils

historical

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US / /

UK / /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Connected with the past

italian

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US / ɪ'tælɪən /

UK / ɪˈtæljən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Italy
  • noun
  • Person from Italy

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

texture

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US / ˈtekstʃə(r) /

UK / ˈtɛkstʃɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Quality from different elements, as in music
  • Look and feel of a substance or material
  • verb
  • To give a particular look or feel to a surface

statue

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US / ˈstætʃu: /

UK / ˈstætʃu /

B1
  • noun
  • Stone or metal image of a person, often carved

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

against

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US / əˈgenst /

UK / əˈɡenst /

A1
  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

experience

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US / ɪk'spɪərɪəns /

UK / ɪkˈspɪriəns /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing a person has done or that happened to them
  • An event at which you learned something
  • Knowledge gained by living life, doing new things
  • verb
  • To gain knowledge by doing things

jamaica

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US / dʒəˈmeɪkə /

UK / dʒəˈmeɪkə /

A1
  • noun
  • A country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in; much poverty; the major indust
  • An island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who is in charge of a group or task
  • Person or group who is currently winning

legacy

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US / 'leɡəsɪ /

UK / ˈlɛɡəsi /

B2
  • noun
  • Literature, arts etc. from previous generations
  • Something left or given by a person who has died

museum

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US / mjuˈzi:əm /

UK / mjuˈziəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Building to display art/science/history objects

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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

presentation

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US / ˌpreznˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌprɛzənˈteʃən, ˌprizən- /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of giving a formal talk about something
  • Talk to show or describe something on a screen
  • Way in which something is displayed or shown
  • Ceremony to give an award or prize to someone

structure

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US / ˈstrʌk.tʃə /

UK / ˈstrʌk.tʃɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • The way in which the parts of a system or object are arranged or organized, or a system arranged in
  • verb
  • To plan, organize, or arrange the parts of something

tall

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US / tɔ:l /

UK / tɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • High in height

trial

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US / ˈtraɪəl /

UK / ˈtraɪəl, traɪl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being made or done as a test or experiment
  • noun
  • Hearing and judgment of a case in court
  • Act or process of testing or experimenting
  • verb
  • To be made or done as a test or experiment

clay

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US / kleɪ /

UK / kle /

B1
  • noun
  • Heavy sticky earth used to make pottery
  • Person's name

excited

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US / ɪkˈsaɪtɪd /

UK / ɪkˈsaɪtɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Happy, interested or eager; enthusiastic
  • verb
  • To make something or someone become more active
  • To make someone feel happy, interested or eager

north

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US / nɔ:θ /

UK / nɔ:rθ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Coming from the opposite direction to the south
  • noun
  • Direction to your left when facing the rising sun

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Part of the body of a human, animal
  • Person or thing belonging to a group or team

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

final

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US / ˈfaɪnl /

UK / ˈfaɪnəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That will not be changed; permanent
  • Being the last thing in a series
  • noun
  • Last game in a series in a competition

role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

A2
  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

unveil

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US / ˌʌnˈveɪl /

UK / ʌnˈvel /

B1
  • verb
  • To remove something's outer covering

africa

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US / 'æfrɪkə /

UK / ˈæfrɪkə /

A1
  • noun
  • Continent between the Atlantic and Indian oceans

columbus

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US / kə'lʌmbəs /

UK / kə'lʌmbəs /

A1
  • proper noun
  • An industrial city in western Georgia, on the Chattahoochee River, noted as a textile center; popula
  • An industrial city in south central Indiana; population 40,001 (est. 2008).
  • A city in eastern Mississippi, on the Tombigbee River; population 23,798 (est. 2008).
  • A city in eastern Nebraska, southwest of Lincoln, where the Loup and Platte Rivers meet; pop: 21,595
  • The capital of Ohio, in the central part of the state; population 754,885 (est. 2008).

george

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US / dʒɔ:dʒ /

UK / dʒɔ:dʒ /

A1
  • noun
  • Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in whic

intertwine

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US / ˌɪntə'twaɪn /

UK / ˌɪntɚˈtwaɪn /

A1
  • verb
  • To wind together; to cause to be wound together

liberation

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US / ˌlɪbə'reɪʃn /

UK / ˌlɪbəˈreʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Act of setting someone or something free

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

achieve

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US / ə'tʃi:v /

UK / əˈtʃiv /

A2
  • verb
  • To succeed in doing good, usually by working hard

architect

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US / ˈɑ:kɪtekt /

UK / ˈɑrkɪˌtɛkt /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who designs and advises on buildings

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

decision

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US / dɪ'sɪʒn /

UK / dɪˈsɪʒən /

A1
  • noun
  • Choice made after thinking; final judgment
  • Ability to make quick and confident choices

oral

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US / ˈɔ:rəl /

UK / ˈɔrəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the mouth
  • Spoken text

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

ability

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US / ə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / əˈbɪlɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • The power, resources or skill to do something

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

A1
  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

star

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US / stɑ:(r) /

UK / stɑr /

A1
  • noun
  • Very famous person, usually an entertainer
  • Someone who does something very well
  • Your horoscope
  • A bright planet of hot gas in the night sky
  • A 5-6 sided asterisk-shape
  • verb
  • To perform or play a main role in a movie, play
  • To do something very well
  • To mark with a 5-6 sided asterisk-shape

underground

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US / ˈʌndəgraʊnd /

UK / ˈʌndərgraʊnd /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • (Being or living) under the surface of the earth
  • noun
  • Secret group organized to overthrow a government
  • Subway system, e.g. in London

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

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

conductor

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US / kənˈdʌktə(r) /

UK / kənˈdʌktɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Material which can transfer electricity through it
  • Person who leads a musical group
  • Employee in charge of a train, bus etc.

dedicated

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US / 'dedɪkeɪtɪd /

UK / ˈdɛdɪˌketɪd /

B1
  • verb
  • To state a person's name in book, song, in respect
  • To give your energy, time, etc. completely

jersey

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US / 'dʒɜ:zɪ /

UK / ˈdʒə:zi /

B2
  • noun
  • Shirt worn as part of a sports uniform

piece

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US / pi:s /

UK / pis /

A1
  • noun
  • A counter in a board game
  • Small part of something larger
  • verb
  • To put items together to assemble something

protest

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US / 'prəʊtest /

UK / ˈproʊtɛst /

A2
  • noun
  • Forceful argument against something
  • Objection to something
  • verb
  • To argue against something in a forceful way
  • To express a strong objection or dislike

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • 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

set

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US / set /

UK / sɛt /

A1
  • 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

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Distinctive series of sounds made by a bird
  • Music with words that are sung to it
  • Art or tradition of singing

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

UK / wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /

A1
  • adverb
  • Inside the limits of an area, time or range
  • preposition
  • From the inside of something

board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

A1
  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

fact

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US / fækt /

UK / fækt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that is known or proved to be true

incorporate

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US / ɪn'kɔ:pəreɪt /

UK / ɪnˈkɔrpəˌret /

A2
  • verb
  • To form into a company or business corporation
  • To include or involve as part of something else

statement

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US / ˈsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˈstetmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Record of activity in a bank account over time
  • Act or process of saying something formally

black

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US / blæk /

UK / blæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Color of the sky on a dark night
  • noun
  • A person with dark skin, often of African origin
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To fill in something to make it a very dark color

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

leverage

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US / 'li:vərɪdʒ /

UK / ˈlɛvərɪdʒ, ˈlivə- /

B2
  • noun
  • An advantage which gives you influence or power
  • verb
  • To use an advantage which gives you influence

personal

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US / ˈpɜ:sənl /

UK / ˈpɚsənəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Done by or to a particular person; individual
  • Concerning a person's private life or feelings

replace

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US / rɪ'pleɪs /

UK / rɪˈples /

A2
  • verb
  • To use instead of something else
  • To return an item to its original location

adversity

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US / əd'vɜ:sətɪ /

UK / ædˈvə:sɪti /

B2
  • noun
  • Bad or difficult situation or times; trouble

abolitionist

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US / ˌæbəˈlɪʃənɪst /

UK / ˌæbəˈlɪʃənɪst /

B2
  • noun
  • A person supporting the ending of a bad law

communicate

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US / kə'mju:nɪkeɪt /

UK / kəˈmjunɪˌket /

A2
  • verb
  • To give and exchange information

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

A1
  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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

ownership

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US / ˈəʊnəʃɪp /

UK / ˈoʊnərʃɪp /

A2
  • noun
  • State of having a legal right to possess something

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

UK / ˈstrʌɡəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Strong efforts made to do something difficult
  • verb
  • To try very hard to do something difficult

street

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US / stri:t /

UK / strit /

A1
  • noun
  • Road in a city with buildings and places to walk

fully

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US / 'fʊlɪ /

UK / ˈfʊli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely or entirely

line

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US / laɪn /

UK / laɪn /

A1
  • 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

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • 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 /

UK / tɔk /

A1
  • 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

controversy

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US / 'kɒntrəvɜ:sɪ /

UK / ˈkɑntrəˌvɚsi /

B1
  • noun
  • Strong public disagreement about something

destroy

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US / dɪ'strɔɪ /

UK / dɪˈstrɔɪ /

A2
  • verb
  • To damage so badly that something no longer exists
  • To defeat someone or something easily
  • To kill a sick or unwanted animal

face

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US / feɪs /

UK / fes /

A1
  • noun
  • Side or outer surface of something
  • An expression using mouth, nose, eyes etc.
  • Front part of the head where eyes, mouth etc. are
  • Characteristics you show in public
  • verb
  • To cover a surface with something like paint
  • To deal with a problem or responsibilities
  • To look toward; point in a certain direction

light

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US / laɪt /

UK / laɪt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being bright making it easy to see; not dark
  • Being pale and lacking darkness of color
  • Not heavy; weighing only a little
  • adverb
  • Carrying few bags when traveling
  • noun
  • A source of energy that makes a room or area bright
  • Way in which something or someone is understood
  • verb
  • To cause something to burn; put a burning match to
  • To provide a way to see ahead

railroad

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US / ˈreɪlrəʊd /

UK / ˈreɪlroʊd /

C2
  • noun
  • System of tracks on which trains travel

capture

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US / 'kæptʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkæptʃɚ /

B1
  • verb
  • To attract and hold e.g. interest, attention
  • To record, tape, or film something
  • To catch and prevent from being free
  • To take control of a place or object by force

feel

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US / fi:l /

UK / fil /

A1
  • verb
  • To be aware of or experience an emotion, sensation
  • To sense through direct contact; touch

harry

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US / 'hærɪ /

UK / ˈhæri /

A1
  • noun
  • Make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

past

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US / pɑ:st /

UK / pæst /

A2
  • 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

currency

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US / 'kʌrənsɪ /

UK / ˈkɚrənsi, ˈkʌr- /

B1
  • noun
  • Widespread acceptance
  • Money system that a country uses

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

try

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US / traɪ /

UK / traɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of putting the ball over the rugby goal line
  • verb
  • To make an effort, to attempt to do something
  • To examine someone or something in a court of law
  • To test to see if it is good or you like it
  • To make a person go through hardship; test
  • To examine something to see if it works

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

A1
  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

integrate

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US / ˈɪntɪgreɪt /

UK / ˈɪntɪˌɡret /

A2
  • verb
  • To combine together; make into one thing

slavery

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US / ˈsleɪvəri /

UK / ˈslevəri, ˈslevri /

B1
  • noun
  • State or condition of being a slave

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to add new (often different) information

enslave

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US / ɪn'sleɪv /

UK / ɛnˈslev /

C2
  • verb
  • To make someone live like a slave

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

A1
  • 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

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

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

workshop

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US / ˈwɜ:kʃɒp /

UK / ˈwɜ:rkʃɑ:p /

B1
  • noun
  • A brief intensive course for a small group

series

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US / ˈsɪəri:z /

UK / ˈsɪriz /

A1
  • noun
  • Set of stories or articles on a particular subject
  • other
  • Number of things that happen one after another

should

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US / ʃʊd /

UK / ʃʊd /

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

white

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US / waɪt /

UK / hwaɪt, waɪt /

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

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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

always

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US / 'ɔ:lweɪz /

UK / ˈɔlwez,-wɪz,-wiz /

A1
  • adverb
  • For a very long time
  • At all times; in every situation
  • For ever

barbarism

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US / ˈbɑ:bərɪzəm /

UK / ˈbɑ:rbərɪzəm /

C1
  • noun
  • Thing that is evil, primitive or lacking culture

cook

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US / kʊk /

UK / kʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • A person who prepares food
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To heat food until it is ready to eat

guess

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US / ɡes /

UK / ɡɛs /

A1
  • noun
  • Answer given when you don't know if it is correct
  • verb
  • To give an answer without knowing if it is correct

itself

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US / ɪtˈself /

UK / ɪtˈsɛlf /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Referring to it

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

ourselves

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US / ɑ:ˈselvz /

UK / aʊrˈsɛlvz, ɑr- /

A2
  • pronoun
  • (Showing speaker is affected by their own action)

overcome

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US / ˌəʊvə'kʌm /

UK / ˌovɚˈkʌm /

A2
  • verb
  • To succeed in a struggle against; defeat

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • 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

explorer

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US / ɪkˈsplɔ:rə(r) /

UK / ɪkˈsplɔrɚ, -ˈsplor- /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who travels to places to discover more them

ras

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US / ræs /

UK / /

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  • abbreviation
  • RAS is an acronym

story

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

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

visit

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US / ˈvɪzɪt /

UK / ˈvɪzɪt /

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  • noun
  • Trip to a place for a time, usually for a reason
  • verb
  • To go to a place for a time, usually for a reason

memorialize

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US / mə'mɔ:rɪəlaɪz /

UK / məˈmɔriəˌlaɪz, məˈmor- /

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  • other
  • Address in a memorial

obviously

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US / ˈɒbviəsli /

UK / ˈɑːbviəsli /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is obvious/easy to see or understand

profile

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US / 'prəʊfaɪl /

UK / ˈproˌfaɪl /

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  • noun
  • A short description of a person or group
  • Shape of someone's head when viewed from the side
  • verb
  • To write a short description of a person or group

once

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US / wʌns /

UK / wʌns /

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  • adverb
  • One time; one instance
  • At a time in the past
  • conjunction
  • When; as soon as
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  • In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, many communities around the country started to take a closer look at the mostly white men memorialized on public statues.
  • Monuments to Confederate leaders were removed and activists targeted statues of slave-owning founders and monuments to Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who, quote, discovered America.
  • In Newark, New Jersey, officials commissioned a new monument to replace a statue of Columbus.
  • It's dedicated to abolitionist Harry Tubman, who was selected to be the first black person and woman depicted on U.S. currency, the $20 bill.
  • Tubman escaped slavery and then risked her life to lead other enslaved people to freedom using the Underground Railroad.
  • She once said, God's time is always near.
  • He gave me my strength and he set the North Star in the heavens.
  • He meant I should be free.
  • Emotionally, whatever that kind of speech.
  • This is the community engagement that architect Nina Cook-John envisioned for the monument that she's been commissioned to create for Newark's city center.
  • Both New Jersey as well as Newark played a really important role in the Underground Railroad.
  • At the Newark Museum of Art on a recent Friday evening, community members were designing clay tiles after reflecting on what liberation means to them.
  • Cook-John will permanently embed these tiles as part of a new monument to legendary Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman.
  • Mayor Ras Baraka says the decision to highlight Tubman was in line with a five-year-old campaign to rethink who sits upon pedestals in this mostly black and brown city.
  • We thought it wasn't enough to remove statues.
  • We thought that we should be replacing them and building them and talking about the history itself.
  • And so Harriet Tubman obviously came to mind for us because the Underground Railroad actually existed in Newark in that downtown community.
  • According to legend, Tubman led runaway slaves to Newark's first Presbyterian church, which still stands in downtown Newark today, and its basement, a stop on the railroad for runaways to reach as far away as Canada.
  • Tubman also worked as a maid in Cape May in Southern New Jersey, using her wages to support the Underground Railroad.
  • But for Tubman to take her place in Newark, Columbus had to go.
  • During the social justice protests in spring of 2020, Mayor Baraka decided to have the city remove this statue one night.
  • At the time, he said Columbus's removal was, quote, a statement against the barbarism, enslavement, and oppression that this explorer represents.
  • This is all that's left of the Christopher Columbus statue.
  • Cook John's monument to Harriet Tubman will replace this.
  • It will include a two and a half story tall structure, a figure for visitors literally to walk into.
  • I envision, you know, you would stand here.
  • So you would stand within this space, and you could feel like, you know, you are a part of her.
  • You are part of this legacy that is Harriet Tubman.
  • You know, you are Harriet Tubman in a way.
  • A newer committee of historians, art experts, and civic leaders selected Cook John's design, the center of which is a series of intertwined profiles of Tubman.
  • And where the profiles connect at the head, a north star, which will be lit up at night.
  • The monument also includes a wall with historical facts, room for congregating, and an oversized figure of Tubman's face at the street level.
  • What I'm hoping for is that for people to really connect with Harriet Tubman on a personal level, and see her more as an everyday person who did heroic things by bridging the connection to her through larger ideas of liberation,
  • Where they can walk around the monument, where they can touch her face.
  • It will be something that they can feel more connected to.
  • Hold on a second.
  • You said touch her face.
  • Most architects, most artists would say, don't touch that.
  • No, we want them to touch her face.
  • And so the oversized face of Harriet Tubman that will be on one of the walls of the monument, I'm actually planning on making it up of many different pieces so that it's actually more textured and invites people to touch,
  • So that they're actually physically connected to her and not only connected to her story.
  • Are you trying to create an experience by people visiting this monument?
  • Absolutely.
  • It should be an experience, an experience rooted in the Harriet Tubman story, but also an experience rooted in community.
  • So it also should be a place that you come and hang out in.
  • It really should be a space that activates the park, but also activates community engagement.
  • I think when people feel connected to physical things that represent their community, they're more engaged in larger community life and community political life even.
  • Which is where events such as this tile-making workshop come in, giving the community a sense of ownership in the monument.
  • The tiles that you make in this workshop today will represent the people of Newark and your struggles, your own liberation stories integrated with the liberation stories of Harriet Tubman.
  • Cheryl Forbes was etching a flag of her native Jamaica and crosses, her own North Star.
  • You know, slaves, when they were going through the trials and tribulations of their lives, prayer got them through, song got them through, and community with each other.
  • So this is like my linkage to my past.
  • Donna Wallace worked on an image of an African drum.
  • I guess I wanted them to feel the connection that she had to Africa.
  • And the drum in some ways symbolizes the ability to communicate over distance.
  • And they were able to still overcome things and achieve things even in the adversity that they were suffering.
  • And a sense of permanence was also a draw for some participants.
  • What do you think of your tile permanently becoming part of the Harriet Tubman monument?
  • I think it's, I'm really excited and I'd be really proud to show this to my kids someday.
  • Daryl Dwayne directs community engagement at the Newark Museum of Art.
  • He says choosing Tubman to replace Columbus resonates with the community.
  • Is there a connection from Harriet Tubman to the present right now?
  • Oh, certainly.
  • Harriet Tubman's legacy still lives on today.
  • I mean, the fight for equality for people of color is an ongoing thing that until it's fully leveraged, it's going to be something that we're continually fighting for.
  • I feel that art has always been the doorway in, the doorway that grabs the attention of the public.
  • And once you have their attention, you need to do something with it.
  • So hopefully we hope the sculpture will do just that.
  • Mayor Ras Baraka says his decision to remove Columbus sparks controversy to this day.
  • Even in here in New Jersey, I'm getting pushback saying that what we're doing is anti this group or anti this person and we are destroying history, but that's not the case.
  • What we actually doing is telling history as it is.
  • And we're including ourselves in it.
  • Our story has not been told.
  • So we're including ourselves in history to make a full presentation of what actually took place.
  • Architect Nina Cook-John says she hopes the monument is an immersive experience.
  • She's also partnered with audio company, Audible, whose headquarters boarded the park to capture and incorporate oral histories of local Newarkers.
  • The final monument will be unveiled here next summer and the whole park will be renamed from Washington Square to Harriet Tubman Square, replacing the name of the nation's slave-owning first president with that of the conductor of the Underground Railroad.