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News Wrap: Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Middle East in Easter address

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holocaust

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US / ˈhɒləkɔ:st /

UK / ˈhɑ:ləkɔ:st /

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  • noun
  • Act of mass destruction and loss of life in a war

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

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

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  • noun
  • Place king or queen meet people, makes laws etc.
  • Place where legal cases are decided
  • Large, flat area, to play tennis or basketball
  • verb
  • To act in a way to shows you wish to marry someone
  • To encourage dangerous behavior
  • To pay attention to someone to get their support

journey

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US / 'dʒɜ:nɪ /

UK / ˈdʒɚni /

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  • noun
  • Act of traveling from one place to another; trip
  • verb
  • To travel through a place

russia

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US / 'rʌʃə /

UK / 'rʌʃə /

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

return

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US / rɪ'tɜ:n /

UK / rɪ'tɜ:rn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Do again; repeated
  • noun
  • Faulty or unwanted product sent back to a company
  • Enter key; the main key on the computer keyboard
  • Profit made as a result of a business activity
  • Process of going back to a previous way or state
  • verb
  • To hit something back to the other player or team
  • To come back after being away from somewhere
  • To repay someone's actions, kindness etc.
  • To put, bring, take, give, or send something back
  • To occur again

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

worker

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US / ˈwɜ:kə(r) /

UK / ˈwɜ:rkə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person who works

regardless

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US / rɪˈgɑ:dləs /

UK / rɪˈɡɑrdlɪs /

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  • adverb
  • Without being affected or concerned by something

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

defense

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US / dɪ'fens /

UK / dɪˈfɛns /

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  • noun
  • Argument in support of something
  • The process of protecting something from attack
  • Part of a team that prevents others from scoring

old

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UK / old /

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

vote

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UK / vot /

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  • noun
  • Act of deciding who to choose in an election
  • verb
  • To make a choice for or against, as in an election

washington

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US / 'wɒʃɪŋtən /

UK / 'wɑ:ʃɪŋtənˌ 'wɔ:ʃɪŋ- /

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

approve

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US / əˈpru:v /

UK / əˈpruv /

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  • verb
  • To formally accept something or grant permission
  • To have a positive opinion of someone or something

innovation

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US / ˌɪnəˈveɪʃn /

UK / ˌɪnəˈveʃən /

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  • noun
  • Process of creating new ideas or inventions

thank

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UK / θæŋk /

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  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

francis

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US / ˈfrɑ:nsɪs /

UK / ˈfrænsɪs /

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  • proper noun
  • (born 1936), Argentinian cleric, pope since 2013; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He is the first pope f

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

close

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US / kləʊz /

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  • adjecitve
  • Almost; near
  • (Of a friend) well-known; liked by others
  • Being near or related
  • Similar; nearly the same
  • verb
  • To come progressively nearer to something
  • To end; to bring to an end
  • To make something shut; stop from being open

yesterday

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  • adverb
  • Day before today
  • noun
  • Day before today

both

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UK / boθ /

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

change

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UK / tʃendʒ /

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  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

military

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US / 'mɪlətrɪ /

UK / ˈmɪlɪˌtɛri /

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

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

easter

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US / ˈiːstə(r) /

UK / ˈiːstər /

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  • noun
  • Christian celebration of Christ's Resurrection

los

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US / /

UK / /

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  • abbreviation
  • Law of the sea.
  • Length of stay.
  • Line of scrimmage.
  • Line of sight.
  • Loss of signal.

news

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

responsible

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UK / rɪˈspɑnsəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the cause of something that has occurred
  • Having the duty of dealing with something
  • Able to be trusted to do what needs to be done

ramadan

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US / ˈræmədæn /

UK / ˌræməˈdɑn, ˈræməˌdɑn /

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  • noun
  • 9th month of Muslim year, when you fast during day

kill

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US / kɪl /

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  • noun
  • Animal killed by a person or other animal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to experience a lot of pain
  • To end the life of a person or other living thing
  • To be very funny
  • To prevent something from continuing or operating
  • To do something unimportant to pass time quickly

sound

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US / saʊnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
  • Firm or solid in structure
  • Sane; not mentally ill
  • Clearly reasoned; involving sense, good judgment
  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
  • Waves traveling in air or water that can be heard
  • verb
  • To seem or appear to be, from what was said
  • To say in a clear deliberate manner
  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

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  • 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

extermination

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US / ɪkˌstɜ:mɪ'neɪʃn /

UK / ɪkˌstɜ:mɪ'neɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of killing an entire group of animals, insects

labor

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US / 'leɪbə(r) /

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  • noun
  • The people with work in a community
  • All of the workers in a country, specific company
  • verb
  • To struggle to do something because it's difficult
  • To work hard (often physically) for many hours

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

statement

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US / ˈsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˈstetmənt /

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

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

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  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

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

protest

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US / 'prəʊtest /

UK / ˈproʊtɛst /

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

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

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

benefit

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US / 'benɪfɪt /

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  • noun
  • Good result or effect, something advantageous
  • verb
  • To have a good effect or be helpful

compensation

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US / ˌkɒmpenˈseɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • (Money) given or received as payment for loss

middle

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US / 'mɪdl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Equal distance from extremes
  • noun
  • Place that is halfway between two things

traditional

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US / trəˈdɪʃənl /

UK / trəˈdɪʃənəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involved in a custom or event common to a people

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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

compound

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US / 'kɒmpaʊnd /

UK / kɑmˈpaUnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of a term) created by combining two or more words
  • noun
  • Series of buildings that are walled or fenced off
  • Chemical made up of several others
  • Closed walled area, as in a prison
  • Something formed by combining elements/parts
  • Term created by using two or more words together
  • verb
  • To pay interest on a loan including the interest
  • To make something from various parts or components
  • To make a mistake or problem worse

grant

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  • noun
  • Money given for education or research
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To admit an opinion is true but not fully agreeing
  • To give or let someone do what they want

observance

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US / əbˈzɜ:vəns /

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  • noun
  • Practice of following a rule, law, or custom

light

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US / laɪt /

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  • 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

ritual

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US / 'rɪtʃʊəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Performed as part of a ceremony
  • Being done in a regular, expected or similar way
  • noun
  • Social or religious ceremony always done the same

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

unify

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US / 'ju:nɪfaɪ /

UK / ˈjunəˌfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To bring or join together into one

victim

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  • noun
  • Person/thing affected by an unpleasant event
  • Person/animal killed and offered as a sacrifice
  • Person feeling helpless in times of bad luck
  • Person who is tricked or made to suffer

criminal

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US / ˈkrɪmɪnl /

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

convict

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US / kənˈvɪkt /

UK / kənˈvɪkt /

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  • noun
  • Person in prison
  • verb
  • To say someone is guilty of a crime in a law court

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

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  • adjecitve
  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
  • House, apartment or building to be rented or sold
  • Institution for sick or elderly people
  • Place where a person or a family lives
  • Country where a person lives or was born
  • Region that is native to peoples, plant or animals
  • verb
  • To move towards a particular target location

jew

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US / dʒuː /

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  • noun
  • One of a people whose religion is Judaism

just

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US / dʒʌst /

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

religious

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US / rɪˈlɪdʒəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Following the rules and beliefs of a faith

tens

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US / tɛnz /

UK / tɛnz /

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  • number
  • 10s

nazi

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US / ˈnɑ:tsi /

UK / ˈnɑtsi, ˈnæt- /

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  • noun
  • Relating to or consistent with or typical of the ideology and practice of Nazism or the Nazis

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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

lead

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US / li:d /

UK / lid /

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  • 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

palestinians

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US / ˌpælɪˈstɪnɪənz /

UK / ˌpælɪˈstɪniənz /

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  • other
  • People from Palestine

rocket

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US / 'rɒkɪt /

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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

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

seek

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  • verb
  • To ask someone for help
  • To search for; try to find or do; look for
  • To try to achieve something

wall

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

also

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

bronchitis

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US / brɒŋˈkaɪtɪs /

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  • noun
  • Illness of bronchial tubes, causing bad coughing

climate

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US / ˈklaɪmət /

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  • noun
  • Typical weather conditions in a particular place

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)

live

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US / lɪv /

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  • 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

year

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

UK / əˈkrɔs,əˈkrɑs /

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  • adverb
  • Distance from one side to another
  • (Go) from one side to the other of something

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

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

school

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  • adjecitve
  • Being to do with schools and education
  • noun
  • Large group of fish that swim together
  • Education of a child
  • Building where you learn in classes with a teacher
  • A particular belief or idea about something
  • verb
  • To teach or train someone to know or do something

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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

weekend

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US / ˌwi:kˈend /

UK / ˈwi:kend /

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  • noun
  • Saturday and Sunday, after the normal working week

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

goal

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UK / ɡol /

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  • noun
  • Something you try to do or achieve; an aim
  • (Sports) net into which you put a ball to score
  • (Sports) act of scoring by putting a ball in a net

angeles

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US / ˈeɪndʒəlz /

UK / ˈændʒəlɪs /

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ones

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US / wʌnz /

UK / wʌnz /

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  • number
  • Number 1, a single person or thing

outside

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UK / aʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd /

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  • adverb
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing
  • noun
  • Area around or near something, such as a building
  • preposition
  • Beyond the limits or edges of some place, thing

russian

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US / ˈrʌʃn /

UK / ˈrʌʃn /

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

wage

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US / weɪdʒ /

UK / wedʒ /

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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

steal

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UK / stil /

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  • noun
  • A bargain; something bought very cheaply
  • Act of taking the ball or a base from another
  • verb
  • To move quietly or secretly to or from a place
  • To secretly take something that belongs to another

hollywood

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  • adjecitve
  • A flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
  • noun
  • A district of Los Angeles long associated with the American film industry
  • other
  • Of or relating to the film industry in the United States
  • Film industry of the United States

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

message

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  • noun
  • Main idea or theme in a story, book, or film
  • Piece of information that is told/given to someone
  • verb
  • To communicate using text

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

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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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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

prisoner

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US / 'prɪznə(r) /

UK / ˈprɪzənɚ, ˈprɪznɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone kept in a prison as punishment for a crime

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

education

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US / ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɛdʒəˈkeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Academic field studying the practice of teaching
  • Process of giving or receiving teaching

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

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

action

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US / 'ækʃn /

UK / ˈækʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that a person or thing does
  • verb
  • To act to do something

advocate

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US / 'ædvəkeɪt /

UK / ˈædvəˌket /

B1
  • noun
  • A lawyer who protects a clients interests
  • Person who supports a movement for changes
  • verb
  • To request change
  • To publicly support a belief

district

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US / 'dɪstrɪkt /

UK / ˈdɪstrɪkt /

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  • noun
  • Area of a country, city, or town

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

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

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
  • verb
  • To agree to support a proposal at a meeting

syrian

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US / 'sɪrɪən /

UK / 'sɪrɪrn /

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

cause

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US / kɔ:z /

UK / kɔz /

A2
  • noun
  • Belief, goal or organization that people support
  • Reason for
  • verb
  • To make something happen; create effect or result

defendant

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US / dɪˈfendənt /

UK / dɪˈfɛndənt /

B1
  • noun
  • Person accused or sued in a legal case

retribution

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US / ˌretrɪ'bju:ʃn /

UK / ˌrɛtrəˈbjuʃən /

C1

wta

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • abbreviation
  • WTA is an acronym

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

A1
  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Heat and the flame produced when burning
  • Intense energy for or about something
  • verb
  • To apply heat to something to make it hard
  • To make a person leave their job; dismiss
  • To shoot a gun or weapon
  • To launch something into the sky, e.g. a rocket
  • To start working on something e.g. a project

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

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  • noun
  • Group of persons trained for military action; army
  • Pressure; attraction
  • The use of physical strength/violence to persuade
  • verb
  • To use physical strength or violence to persuade

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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

vision

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US / 'vɪʒn /

UK / ˈvɪʒən /

A2
  • noun
  • Ability to see; eyesight
  • Something you see in your imagination or dreams
  • Ability to plan for the future of something

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

pray

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US / preɪ /

UK / pre /

A2
  • verb
  • To speak to your god to request help
  • To wish or hope for something to happen or be true

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

eventually

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US / ɪˈventʃuəli /

UK / ɪˈvɛntʃuəli /

A2
  • adverb
  • After a long time; after many attempts; in the end

health

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US / helθ /

UK / hɛlθ /

A1
  • noun
  • (Person, company) being in a good condition; well

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

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’

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

witness

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US / 'wɪtnəs /

UK / ˈwɪtnɪs /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who was present to see an event take place
  • Evidence or proof of something
  • verb
  • To see the signing of an official document
  • To see an event take place (usually a crime)
  • To serve as an example or evidence of something

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

nuremberg

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US / ˈnʊərəmˌbɜ:g, ˈnjʊər- /

UK / ˈnʊrəmˌbɚɡ, ˈnjʊr- /

A1
  • proper noun
  • A city in southern Germany, in Bavaria; population 500,900 (est. 2006). During the 1930s, Nazi Party

portion

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US / 'pɔ:ʃn /

UK / ˈpɔrʃən, ˈpor- /

B1
  • noun
  • Serving of food that is intended for one person
  • Part of something shared that belongs to a whole
  • verb
  • To separate something to divide among people

penal

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US / ˈpi:nl /

UK / ˈpinəl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning punishment or penalties for crimes

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

document

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US / 'dɒkjʊmənt /

UK / ˈdɑkjəmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Official (printed) record that gives information
  • verb
  • To support an opinion with recorded evidence

nor

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US / nɔ:(r) /

UK / nɔr /

A2
  • conjunction
  • Not this or that; also not

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

UK / sɚv /

A2
  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

B1
  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

increase

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US / ɪn'kri:s /

UK / ɪnˈkris /

A1
  • noun
  • Fact of increasing; amount something grows by
  • verb
  • To make or become larger in size or amount

warplane

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US / ˈwɔ:pleɪn /

UK / ˈwɔ:rpleɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • An aircraft designed and used for combat, fighting

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

upon

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US / əˈpɔn, əpən /

UK / əˈpɑn, əˈpɔn /

A1
  • preposition
  • More formal term for 'on'

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

A1
  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

holiday

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US / ˈhɒlədeɪ /

UK / ˈhɑ:lədeɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Day when people don't go to work or school
  • A day for a culture to celebrate; festival day
  • Time of year when people go somewhere for fun/rest

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

merely

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US / ˈmiəli /

UK / ˈmɪrli /

B1
  • adverb
  • Only, simply, or nothing more than

prior

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US / 'praɪə(r) /

UK / ˈpraɪɚ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Existing or coming earlier in time
  • (Of a claim, etc.) more important than another one
  • noun
  • Monk or priest in charge of a monastery

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

tonight

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US / təˈnaɪt /

UK / təˈnaɪt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Night following this day
  • noun
  • This evening; the night of today

western

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US / ˈwestən /

UK / ˈwestərn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Movies often about cowboys in the American West
  • Coming from, found in, or facing towards the west

estimate

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US / 'estɪmət /

UK / ˈɛstəˌmet /

A2
  • noun
  • Guess or calculation of cost, size or value
  • verb
  • To guess or calculate the cost, size or value of

hundred

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US / 'hʌndrəd /

UK / ˈhʌndrɪd /

A1
  • number
  • 100

month

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US / mʌnθ /

UK / mʌnθ /

A1
  • noun
  • One of 12 28-31 day periods in the year

reich

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US / raik /

UK / raɪk, raɪū /

A1
  • other
  • Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed th
  • The German state

gather

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US / ˈgæðə(r) /

UK / ˈɡæðɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Fold in cloth, as in a full skirt
  • verb
  • To bring objects together into one place
  • (Of liquids) To come to a head, as in boil
  • To collect foods such as wild berries or crops
  • To increase or accumulate
  • To bring people, animals together into a group
  • To activate strength, courage to prepare for task
  • To understand or believe some information

film

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US / fɪlm /

UK / fɪlm /

A2
  • noun
  • Thin layer that covers something
  • Movie
  • verb
  • To record moving action with a camera

holy

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US / 'həʊlɪ /

UK / ˈholi /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good according to religious standards

israeli

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US / ɪz'reɪlɪ /

UK / ɪzˈreli /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Israel

squad

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US / skwɒd /

UK / skwɑ:d /

B1
  • noun
  • A sports team

calm

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US / kɑ:m /

UK / kɑm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Without wind or storm; quiet; peaceful
  • Relaxed and not worried or angry
  • verb
  • To make or become relaxed and not worried or angry

video

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US / 'vɪdɪəʊ /

UK / ˈvɪdiˌo /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

establish

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US / ɪˈstæblɪʃ /

UK / ɪˈstæblɪʃ /

A2
  • verb
  • To set or create something to last for a long time
  • To use facts, evidence to show truth or clarity

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

hospitalize

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US / ˈhɒspɪtəlaɪz /

UK / ˈhɑ:spɪtəlaɪz /

A1
  • verb
  • To be put in hospital because you are sick

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

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

opening

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US / ˈəʊpnɪŋ /

UK / ˈoʊpnɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Free job; job you can apply for
  • Action of starting something, e.g. a new business
  • verb
  • To make accessible or able to be used, e.g. road
  • To start the activities or services of a business
  • To make a space or hole appear in something
  • To move or change so that it is no longer closed
  • To start something, e.g. a new business

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

survive

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US / sə'vaɪv /

UK / sɚˈvaɪv /

A2
  • verb
  • To continue to live despite illness or trouble

weeknight

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US / ˈwiːknaɪt /

UK / ˈwiːknaɪt /

B2
  • noun
  • Any night of the week except Saturday or Sunday

address

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US / ə'dres /

UK / əˈdrɛs /

A1
  • noun
  • Exact street location of a place
  • A formal speech to a group of people
  • verb
  • To write the place someone lives on a letter
  • To refer to someone or something formally
  • To make a formal speech to a group of people
  • To try to find a solution to; think about

mosque

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US / mɒsk /

UK / mɑ:sk /

B1
  • noun
  • Muslim temple or place of worship

vengeance

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US / 'vendʒəns /

UK / ˈvɛndʒəns /

B2
  • noun
  • Punishment in return for an injury or a wrong

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

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

wound

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US / waʊnd /

UK / waʊnd /

A2
  • noun
  • Sadness or displeasure caused by a bad memory
  • Physical injury, especially that suffered in war
  • verb
  • To rotate a part of say a watch to make it work
  • To hurt someone emotionally
  • To injure someone in a fight with a knife gun etc.

benjamin

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US / ˈbendʒəmin /

UK / ˈbɛndʒəmən /

A1
  • proper noun
  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 35:18, 42, etc.).

camp

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US / kæmp /

UK / kæmp /

A2
  • noun
  • A (military) base
  • Exaggerated behavior meant to be funny
  • Place where people live for a short time in tents
  • verb
  • To live temporarily, e.g. in a tent or a vehicle

towards

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US / tə'wɔ:dz /

UK / 'təuədz, twɔ:dz /

A1
  • preposition
  • In the direction of someone or something

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

A2
  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

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

appear

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US / ə'pɪə(r) /

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

survivor

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US / səˈvaɪvə(r) /

UK / sərˈvaɪvə(r) /

A2
  • noun
  • Person, thing that continues to live or exist

thousand

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US / ˈθaʊznd /

UK / ˈθaʊzənd /

A1
  • number
  • Number 1,000

affirm

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US / ə'fɜ:m /

UK / əˈfɚm /

B2
  • verb
  • To state, strengthen or support a belief you have
  • To show you support or agree

creed

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US / kri:d /

UK / krid /

B2
  • noun
  • Set of beliefs/principles by which people live

dignity

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US / ˈdɪgnəti /

UK / ˈdɪgnəti /

B1
  • noun
  • Person of high rank deserving respect
  • Quality or state of deserving respect

simultaneous

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US / ˌsɪmlˈteɪniəs /

UK / ˌsaɪməlˈteniəs, ˌsɪməl- /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening at exactly the same time as another

ukrainian

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US / ju:'kreɪnɪən /

UK / ju:'kreɪnɪrn /

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

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

develop

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US / dɪ'veləp /

UK / dɪˈvɛləp /

A1
  • verb
  • To explain something in steps and in detail
  • To create or think of something
  • To grow bigger, more complex, or more advanced
  • To make a photograph from film

strike

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US / straɪk /

UK / straɪk /

A2
  • noun
  • A punch or hit
  • Fact of not hitting the ball when playing baseball
  • Refusal to work to get more pay, protest something
  • verb
  • To hit something
  • To suddenly become (e.g. rich)
  • To have an idea occur to you

third

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US / θɜ:d /

UK / θɜ:rd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 3rd: Number after second

beloved

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US / bɪ'lʌvd /

UK / bɪˈlʌvɪd, -ˈlʌvd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Loved very much

chief

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US / tʃi:f /

UK / tʃif /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • The one highest in authority or importance
  • noun
  • Leader of a race or group of people
  • The one highest in authority or importance

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

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

A1
  • verb
  • To be unable to keep in check or control something
  • To decrease in value or quantity (e.g. weight)
  • To stop having certain qualities or abilities
  • To stop having or being entitled to
  • To fail to win something that is being contested
  • To be unable to find something you once had
  • To be dependent on someone (used with 'not')

roam

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US / rəʊm /

UK / rom /

B1
  • verb
  • To move about freely without a set destination

ensure

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US / ɪn'ʃʊə(r) /

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  • verb
  • To make something sure, certain, or safe

comfort

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US / 'kʌmfət /

UK / ˈkʌmfət /

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  • noun
  • Acts or words that reduce pain or sadness
  • State of being relaxed, warm or happy
  • verb
  • To try to make distressed person feel better

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

age

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US / eɪdʒ /

UK / edʒ /

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  • verb
  • To keep food, wine for a long time to improve it
  • To get older
  • noun
  • Period of time in history
  • Number of years a person or thing has lived

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

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

passover

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UK / ˈpæsˌovɚ /

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  • noun
  • Jewish religious holiday

race

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US / reɪs /

UK / res /

A2
  • noun
  • Speed contest between people, animals or vehicles
  • People who share physical features or culture
  • verb
  • To take part in a running or swimming competition
  • To move or go at a very fast pace
  • To take someone, something to a place very quickly

inside

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US / ˌɪn'saɪd /

UK / ɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪnˌsaɪd /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being in something
  • Being in a building
  • adverb
  • Into a house; indoors
  • noun
  • Inner part or surface of something

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

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  • number
  • 1,000,000

safe

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US / seɪf /

UK / sef /

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  • noun
  • Metal box with a lock to keep valuable things in
  • adjecitve
  • Highly likely
  • Being out of danger

sunday

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US / ˈsʌndeɪ /

UK / ˈsʌndi, -ˌde /

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  • noun
  • Seventh day of the week, the day after Saturday

consider

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US / kən'sɪdə(r) /

UK / kənˈsɪdər /

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  • verb
  • To think carefully about something

contract

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US / 'kɒntrækt /

UK / 'kɑ:ntrækt /

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  • noun
  • Legal agreement, e.g. for doing work for money
  • Agreement to pay someone to kill a person
  • verb
  • To become ill as a result of getting a disease
  • To make an agreement for doing work for money
  • To reduce in size, length due to heat loss
  • To reduce the amount of

ukranian

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  • other
  • A native or inhabitant of the Ukraine

attend

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US / əˈtend /

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  • verb
  • To take care of someone in need
  • To listen or watch carefully; to concentrate
  • To be present at an event
  • To go to a place regularly

game

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US / ɡeɪm /

UK / ɡem /

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  • noun
  • Activity with rules that people play to have fun
  • Birds and animals people hunt to kill and eat
  • Match between two teams

come

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  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

newshour

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pontiff

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US / ˈpɒntɪf /

UK / ˈpɑntɪf /

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  • noun
  • Head of the Roman Catholic Church

studio

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US / 'stju:dɪəʊ /

UK / ˈstudio, ˈstju- /

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  • noun
  • Place for painting, broadcasting, etc.

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

invasion

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US / ɪnˈveɪʒn /

UK / ɪnˈveʒən /

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  • noun
  • Entry into a place to cause harm

approval

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US / əˈpru:vl /

UK / əˈpruvəl /

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  • noun
  • Agreement that person/thing is acceptable
  • Positive opinion of something or someone

dan

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  • noun
  • Any of ten degrees of advanced proficiency in judo or karate.
  • A small marker buoy with a lightweight flagpole.
  • proper noun
  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Bilhah.

east

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US / i:st /

UK / i:st /

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  • noun
  • Direction where the sun rises
  • Geographic area including India, China, Japan etc.

forge

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US / fɔ:dʒ /

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  • noun
  • A furnace to melt and shape metals with heat
  • verb
  • To create something by hammering hot metal
  • To form something new, such a relationship
  • To make a false copy to deceive others

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

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

bangladesh

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US / ˌbɑ:ŋgləˈdeʃ, ˌbæŋ- /

UK / ˌbɑŋɡləˈdɛʃ, ˌbæŋ- /

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  • noun
  • A Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of B

retaliation

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US / rɪˌtælɪˈeɪʃn /

UK / rɪˌtælɪˈeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Revenge for something harmful or wrong

rare

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of meat) cooked, but still red and juicy
  • Unusual or out of the ordinary; not common

join

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

syria

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US / 'sɪrɪə /

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  • other
  • An Asian republic in the Middle East at the east end of the Mediterranean; site of some of the world

share

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  • noun
  • Part-ownership in a property, business or company
  • Part of a company you own, shown by a certificate
  • verb
  • To divide something between two or more people
  • To allow others to use your things equally
  • To give information, etc. to someone

press

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US / pres /

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  • noun
  • Machine using pressure to shape, flatten, squeeze
  • General term for TV, radio, newspapers
  • A machine that prints books and newspapers
  • verb
  • To make clothes smooth using a heated iron; iron
  • To repeatedly ask someone to do something
  • To print something such as a book or newspaper
  • To push something against something else
  • To squeeze the liquid out of grapes, etc.

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

from

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US / frəm /

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  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • In this video, the news covers various events happening in different parts of the world. Firstly, Israeli warplanes and artillery strike targets in Syria in retaliation for rocket fire from Syria the previous day. However, in Jerusalem, the situation remains calm as both Jews and Palestinians engage in religious rituals. Jews pray at the Western Wall for the Passover holiday, while Palestinians pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound as part of their observance of Ramadan. On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis prays for the Middle East, urging Israelis and Palestinians to establish a 'climate of trust.' He also addresses the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, expressing his support for peace and healing. The pope's traditional address in St. Peter's Square is attended by tens of thousands of people. Despite his recent hospitalization for bronchitis, the 86-year-old pontiff appears to be in good health. Additionally, the Los Angeles Unified School District reaches a new contract agreement with workers, granting them increased wages and better benefits after protests and school closures.}
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  • William: Dan, thank you so much for being here.
  • Darren: Thank you.
  • William: In other news today Israeli warplanes and artillery , hit targets inside Syria, in retaliation for rare rocket fire coming from Syria yesterday.
  • Night vision video from Israel's defense force showed some of the strikes, including one on a Syrian military compound.
  • But in Jerusalem, things remain calm as both Jews and Palestinians gathered for simultaneous religious rituals.
  • Hundreds of Jews prayed at the western wall for the passover holiday.
  • And at the al-aqsa mosque compound, just above the western wall, Palestinians prayed as part of their observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
  • On this Easter Sunday, pope Francis kept the Middle East in his prayers, appealing to Israelis and Palestinians to forge a "Climate of trust." Tens of thousands attended the pope's traditional address in St. Peter's square.
  • The pontiff spoke of troubles across the globe, including a message for ukranians and Russians, as fighting over Russia's invasion continues into a second year.
  • >> Halep the beloved Ukrainian people on their journey towards peace, and shared the light of Easter upon the people of Russia.
  • Comfort the wounded and all those who have lost loved ones because of the war, and grant that prisoners may return safe and sound to their families.
  • William: Pope Francis appeared in good health.
  • The 86 old pontiff was hospitalized three days last week with bronchitis.
  • Workers in the Los Angeles unified school district of voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract that gives them increased wages and better benefits.
  • The vote comes after thousands protested last month, causing schools in the nation's second-largest school district to close for three days.
  • The contract still needs approval from the district's board of education.
  • And a passing of note tonight -- Benjamin Ferenz, the last surviving prosecutor from the nuremberg war trials has died.
  • He was one of the first outside witnesses to document Nazi atrocities in their forced labor and concentration camps.
  • At age 27, and with no prior trial experience, Ferenz served as the chief prosecutor in the case against 22 Nazis who led hitler's roaming extermination squads.
  • Those 22 were responsible for killing an estimated one million Jews, Romani, and other people who were considered enemies of the third Reich.
  • Here is a portion of Ferenz's opening statement at the 1947 nuremberg trial.
  • >> Vengeance is not our goal.
  • Nor do we seek merely a just retribution.
  • We ask this court to affirm by international penal action man's right to live in peace and dignity, regardless of his race or creed.
  • William: All the defendants were convicted.
  • Ferenz went on to fight to get compensation for victims and survivors of the holocaust, and to have their stolen goods returned.
  • For decades, he also advocated for the creation of an international criminal court, which was eventually established in 2002.
  • He pressed the United States to recognize ensuring that court, but it still hasn't -- recognize and join that court, but it still hasn't.
  • Benjamin Ferenz was 103-years-old.
  • Still to come on "Pbs news weekend," the innovations developed in Bangladesh to fight climate change.
  • And, how Hollywood is turning video games into hit TV shows and films.
  • ♪♪ >> This is pbs news weekend from wta studios in Washington, home of the pbs newshour, weeknights