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Coolio: Gangsta's Paradise rapper dead at 59 – BBC News

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talented

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US / ˈtæləntɪd /

UK / ˈtæləntəd /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Highly proficient or good at something

role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

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

disease

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US / dɪˈzi:z /

UK / dɪˈziz /

A2
  • noun
  • Illness that affects a person, animal, or plant

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

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

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

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

yet

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US / jet /

UK / jɛt /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a later time (used after ‘not’)
  • (Used to emphasize that thing is, will be greater)
  • Eventually; at a future time
  • Until now; up to the present
  • conjunction
  • Adding to what has been said, often as a contrast

internet

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US / ˈɪn.tə.net /

UK / ˋɪntɚ͵nɛt /

A1
  • noun
  • Worldwide computer network system

book

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US / bʊk /

UK / bʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing made of pages with writing on that you read
  • verb
  • (Police) to officially record someone's crimes
  • To reserve (hotel room, etc.) in advance
  • To produce a red or yellow card to a soccer player

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

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

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

cut

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US / kʌt /

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  • noun
  • Act/instance of reducing the size or amount of
  • Small opening made using a sharp object, knife
  • A wound on someone's skin caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To reduce the size or amount of something
  • To use knife or scissors to divide, open surfaces

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

embrace

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US / ɪm'breɪs /

UK / ɛmˈbres /

B1
  • noun
  • Act of holding someone closely
  • verb
  • To hold closely; cuddle, kiss or hug

award

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US / ə'wɔ:d /

UK / əˈwɔrd /

A2
  • noun
  • Prize given to you because you did something well
  • verb
  • To give a prize for doing something well

reject

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US / rɪˈdʒekt /

UK / rɪˈdʒɛkt /

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  • noun
  • Goods that are not suitable for sale at full price
  • Person others do not like, or refuse to accept
  • verb
  • To decide that something is not good enough
  • To refuse, deny to believe, accept, or consider

record

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US / 'rekɔ:d /

UK / ˈrekərd /

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  • noun
  • Highest or most extreme level achieved
  • Round plastic disc on which music has been stored
  • History of a person's past actions or achievements
  • verb
  • To indicate a temperature, speed, etc.; register
  • To write down or say what happened
  • To put music, sounds onto a device to store it

brother

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US / ˈbrʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈbrʌðɚ /

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  • noun
  • A boy or man who shares a parent with you

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

food

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US / fu:d /

UK / fud /

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  • noun
  • What people and animals eat to live
  • Things taken in by plants to maintain life
  • A particular style or type of cooking, e.g. Asian

series

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US / ˈsɪəri:z /

UK / ˈsɪriz /

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

bower

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US / ˈbaʊə(r) /

UK / ˈbaʊɚ /

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  • noun
  • A shaded, leafy recess; an arbor

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

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

cook

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

appear

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UK / əˈpɪr /

A1
  • verb
  • To be seen, become visible; come into sight
  • To seem to be
  • To act in a play, movie, or be mentioned in media

eat

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US / i:t /

UK / it /

A1
  • verb
  • To put food in your mouth

talent

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US / 'tælənt /

UK / ˈtælənt /

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  • noun
  • Natural ability of a person to do something well
  • Person with a strong natural ability in something

performance

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US / pə'fɔ:məns /

UK / pɚˈfɔrməns /

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  • noun
  • Act of doing something
  • Activity done to entertain an audience

too

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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

what

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UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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

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’

label

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US / 'leɪbl /

UK / ˈlebəl /

A2
  • noun
  • A (luxury) brand owned by a company
  • A word or term used to describe a person, thing
  • A piece of paper or material to identify something
  • verb
  • To use a term to describe, often negatively
  • To attach material to identify something

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

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)

hit

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US / hɪt /

UK / hɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • A planned killing, usually for money
  • Song, movie etc. that is successful
  • When someone strikes someone or something
  • Time when a player makes contact with the ball
  • Time when a website is accessed
  • verb
  • To have a negative impact on a person/place/thing
  • To press something, such as a button or switch
  • To suddenly realize the importance of something
  • To move your hand, a bat, etc. against with force
  • To fight, attack or damage something or someone
  • To arrive at a specific place, level, or goal
  • To make contact with the ball in a game or sport

track

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US / træk /

UK / træk /

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  • noun
  • A circular course for running
  • Course or way someone takes, e.g. in education
  • Path in a field or a forest made by walkers
  • Often circular course laid out for car racing
  • One of multiple musical recordings on an album
  • Band surrounding the wheels of a tank
  • Metal lines that trains ride on
  • verb
  • To use marks to follow a wild animal
  • To move a certain way/follow a particular course
  • To record and examine the progress of something

actor

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US / ˈæktə(r) /

UK / ˈæktɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who acts in the theater, movies, or TV

rapper

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US / ˈræpə(r) /

UK / ˈræpɚ /

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  • noun
  • Singer who performs rap music

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

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

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

touch

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US / tʌtʃ /

UK / tʌtʃ /

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  • 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.

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

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

right

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US / raɪt /

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

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

A1
  • adverb
  • In the smallest or lowest way
  • noun
  • Something that is of the lowest or smallest degree

manager

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US / ˈmænɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who controls and runs a business or group

win

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US / wɪn /

UK / wɪn /

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  • noun
  • Success in beating the other team or competitors
  • Success in a game or contest
  • verb
  • To get something as a prize because of a success
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

advocate

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UK / ˈædvəˌket /

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  • noun
  • A lawyer who protects a clients interests
  • Person who supports a movement for changes
  • verb
  • To request change
  • To publicly support a belief

achievement

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US / əˈtʃi:vmənt /

UK / əˈtʃivmənt /

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  • noun
  • Something good that you have successfully done

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

rap

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US / ræp /

UK / ræp /

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  • noun
  • Music with a strong beat and spoken lyrics
  • verb
  • To hit sharply or repeatedly with something

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

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

huge

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US / hju:dʒ /

UK / hjudʒ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very very large

death

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US / deθ /

UK / dɛθ /

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  • noun
  • When someone dies; the end of life

artist

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US / ˈɑ:tɪst /

UK / ˈɑrtɪst /

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

pennsylvania

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US / pensɪl'veɪnjə /

UK / ˌpensəl'veɪnjə /

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  • other
  • A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original colonies

outlet

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US / 'aʊtlet /

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  • noun
  • Place in a wall to supply electricity to a device
  • A pipe, hole or wire through which something flows
  • Market or store that sells a product

miss

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US / mɪs /

UK / mɪs /

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  • noun
  • Action of not hitting something or someone
  • Form of address to unmarried girl or woman
  • verb
  • To be absent
  • To fail to hit something e.g. a ball
  • To do without something
  • To fail to see or sense something
  • To fail to understand someone's message
  • To be too late to ride on something e.g. train
  • To feel you want to see someone who is not there

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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  • 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

leon

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US / liːˈɒn /

UK / ˈliɑn /

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  • other
  • A historical area and former kingdom in northwestern Spain

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

old

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  • adjecitve
  • Having existed for a long time, not young or new
  • Age of a person since birth

feature

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  • adjecitve
  • Main; important
  • noun
  • Special report in a magazine or paper
  • Distinctive or important point of something
  • verb
  • To highlight or give special importance to

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

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

for

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

music

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UK / ˈmjuzɪk /

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  • noun
  • Sounds that are sung or played to give pleasure
  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
  • Written symbols that represent musical sounds

solo

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US / ˈsəʊləʊ /

UK / ˈsoʊloʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being performed or done alone
  • noun
  • Activity that one does alone, e.g. playing music
  • verb
  • To perform a song or play music by yourself

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

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

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

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

fan

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US / fæn /

UK / fæn /

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  • noun
  • Thing you wave in front of your face to stay cool
  • Someone who admires a famous person, sport etc.
  • verb
  • To blow air upon a fire to make it stronger
  • To use a device to cool yourself, something

gangster

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US / ˈgæŋstə(r) /

UK / ˈɡæŋstɚ /

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  • noun
  • Member of a gang of violent criminals

period

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UK / ˈpɪriəd /

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

producer

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UK / prəˈdu:sə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Company producing or growing a certain product
  • Person who organizes the making of a movie

black

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US / blæk /

UK / blæk /

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  • 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

report

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US / rɪ'pɔ:t /

UK / rɪˈpɔrt, ˈport /

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  • noun
  • Account of the necessary facts and information
  • The telling of news in the media
  • Official statement about something
  • verb
  • To submit a report or bill to the government
  • To write in a newspaper or speak on a news program
  • To state something officially
  • To officially present yourself to an authority
  • To describe something by telling it to others

just

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

career

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UK / kəˈrɪr /

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  • noun
  • Particular occupation in professional life
  • verb
  • To move forward very fast and without control

vegetable

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US / ˈvedʒtəbl /

UK / ˈvɛdʒtəbəl, ˈvɛdʒɪtə- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Made from plants such as tomato, lettuce, carrots
  • noun
  • Plant that is raised and eaten as food

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

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

personality

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US / ˌpɜ:səˈnæləti /

UK / ˌpɚsəˈnælɪti /

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  • noun
  • Way someone is or reacts to life or other people
  • Person who is famous; celebrity

die

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US / daɪ /

UK / daɪ /

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  • noun
  • Cube with dots numbering 1-6 on it used in games
  • verb
  • To cease to function or work
  • (Of a thing) to stop being used or done
  • (Of a person) to stop living

rich

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a lot of money or valuable possessions
  • Containing a lot of exciting events or experiences and therefore very interesting
  • (of a color, sound, smell, etc.) Pleasantly deep or strong
  • If food is rich, it contains a large amount of oil, butter, eggs, or cream.

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

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

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  • 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

film

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  • Thin layer that covers something
  • Movie
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  • To record moving action with a camera

bear

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  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

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  • 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

his

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  • Something belonging to a male person

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  • Involving the chance of hurt or damage; risky

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  • Group of people who share a common idea or area

boy

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  • A young male person

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  • Residential area on the outskirts of a city

tweet

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  • Weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • Message sent to Twitter
  • verb
  • To make a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • To write a message on Twitter

loss

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  • Friend, family, or other loved person's death
  • Decrease or decline in quantity or amount
  • Experience or state of failing to have or keep
  • A situation when you lose a game
  • Process of failing to have or keep something
  • Difficulty or trouble caused by someone's leaving
  • Situation when more money is spent than is earned

grammy

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  • Annual awards for musicians

entertainment

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  • Act or process of providing service for someone
  • Singing, dancing, telling jokes to amuse people

world

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  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

pinnacle

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  • Highest point of success, power, fame, etc.

away

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  • 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

suffer

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  • To experience pain, illness, or injury

know

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  • 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

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have

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  • 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

hear

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  • To be aware of sound; to perceive with the ear
  • To be told or find out information or facts
  • To consider or listen to a court case

trinity

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  • Christianity union of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

shocked

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  • Very upset by some unexpected event
  • verb
  • To affect someone with an electrical current
  • To cause great surprise, horror, or anger

you

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

year

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

how

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

also

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

whose

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  • pronoun
  • Refers to the person who owns something

state

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

angeles

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dear

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  • adjecitve
  • Loved or valued very much
  • Expensive

won

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  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

one

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  • 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

love

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

flourish

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  • Fancy addition or decoration
  • verb
  • To show and direct attention by waving something
  • To add a fancy addition or decoration
  • To be healthy or successful

play

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  • 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

entertainer

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  • One paid to sing, tell jokes etc. to amuse people

the

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

rocket

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  • noun
  • Powerful engine that releases hot gases
  • Dark green, hot-tasting salad leaf
  • Weapon shaped like a long tube carrying bombs
  • Vehicle transporting people or things into space
  • verb
  • To travel, increase, or rise very quickly

paradise

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  • Place with everything needed for specific activity
  • Place where good people are said to go after death
  • State of happiness or delight

let

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  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

client

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  • noun
  • Person paying for professional services

big

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

from

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

entirely

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  • adverb
  • Wholly; completely

money

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  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

dozen

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  • noun
  • 12 people or things

and

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

leave

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  • 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

gift

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

release

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  • Act of freeing someone from a duty or burden
  • Introduction of a new product, film, book, etc.
  • Relief from sadness, suffering or trouble
  • Act of freeing from a jail, cage, prison, etc.
  • verb
  • To free someone from a responsibility or burden
  • To allow a film, music etc. to be sold/distributed
  • To allow to leave a jail, cage, etc.; let out
  • To let go of something you are holding

fame

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  • (Person, thing) being well-known by many people

something

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

peter

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  • noun
  • Disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth

name

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

most

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

kid

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  • 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

real

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  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

particular

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  • One specific (one)
  • Having firm ideas about what is desirable
  • Being special or more than is typical
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Coolio, the Grammy award-winning rapper, has died at the age of 59 in Los Angeles. Born as Leon Ivey Jr., the artist rose to fame in the late 1980s and gained immense popularity with his song Gangster's Paradise, featured in the film Dangerous Minds. Coolio, who rejected the label of Gangster Rapper, was known for his multifaceted talents as a producer, actor, and TV personality. He appeared in various films and TV shows, including a stint on Big Brother UK and a cooking series called Cooking With Coolio. His death has come as a shock to his numerous fans.
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  • The Grammy award-winning U.S. rapper Coolio has died in Los Angeles.
  • The legendary entertainer, whose real name is artist Leon Ivey Jr., was 59 years old.
  • Coolio was an up-and-comer in the late 1980s who rocketed to fame with Gangster's Paradise, which he recorded for the soundtrack to the film Dangerous Minds.
  • An official cause of death has not yet been released.
  • Peter Bowes reports from L.A.
  • Coolio, one of the biggest and most recognisable names in rap music.
  • Born in the state of Pennsylvania, artist Leon Ivey Jr. moved to the L.A. suburb of Compton when he was a boy.
  • It was there that his music career flourished.
  • Gangster's Paradise was a huge hit in 1995.
  • It featured in the film Dangerous Minds, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and went on to become one of the most successful rap songs of all time.
  • The track won Coolio a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.
  • It lets me know that we've been doing something good, you know, we did something right, and that's...
  • I mean, you know, it's not...
  • An award is not really the pinnacle of what your achievements are because you get an award.
  • An award just lets you know that you worked hard, at least for that time, for that particular period of time.
  • Coolio rejected the label Gangster Rapper.
  • Instead, he embraced the role of an all-round entertainer.
  • A talented producer and actor, he appeared in dozens of films and TV shows.
  • He was a big personality.
  • He appeared on Big Brother in the UK and even found an outlet for his love of food with a book and Internet series Cooking With Coolio.
  • Today, I am going to show you how to get your kids to eat their vegetables.
  • Coolio's death at 59 has shocked his many fans.
  • Sheila Finnegan, his manager at Trinity Artists International, said, ''We're saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client Coolio.
  • ''He touched the world with the gift of his talent ''and will be missed profoundly.'' And Michelle Pfeiffer tweeted that she was ''heartbroken to hear of the passing of the gifted artist Coolio, ''a life cut entirely too short.'' MUSIC PLAYS Away from entertainment, Coolio advocated for those suffering from respiratory diseases.
  • He also raised money and awareness about HIV-AIDS in black communities.
  • He leaves a rich and varied legacy.
  • Peter Bowers, BBC News, Los Angeles.