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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. formally announces run for president in Boston

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tie

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US / taɪ /

UK / taɪ /

A2
  • noun
  • Item, such as string or wire, used to join things
  • Strong connection between people, countries
  • When both sides in a game, vote get same score
  • One match or game that is part of a bigger contest
  • Something that lessens a person's freedom
  • Thin piece of cloth worn round neck of shirt
  • Piece of wood/metal used to stop something moving
  • verb
  • To attach things (together) with a string or rope
  • To end a game, contest or vote with the same score
  • To require someone to be in a specific place

pedestal

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UK / ˈpɛdɪstəl /

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

attorney

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UK / əˈtɚni /

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  • noun
  • Person giving legal advice; a lawyer

audience

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UK / ˈɔdiəns /

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  • noun
  • Group of people attending a play, movie etc.

their

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UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

hotel

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  • noun
  • Place where people can stay when traveling

ago

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  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

look

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

country

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

believe

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

hold

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

skepticism

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  • noun
  • Doubting that something is true/probable/useful

very

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

they

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

crowd

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  • noun
  • Large group of people together in one place
  • verb
  • To force too many things, people into
  • (Lots of people) to meet together in one place

who

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

pocket

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  • adjecitve
  • (As if) small enough to fit in your pocket
  • noun
  • Small cloth bag sewn into clothing to hold things
  • Area of space
  • verb
  • To put something into your pocket
  • To take or hide something illegally

cynical

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  • adjecitve
  • Always believing that bad things are the reasons

acknowledge

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  • verb
  • To say you have received a letter, gift, etc.
  • To say you accept the truth or value of something
  • to publicly express appreciation

economy

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  • noun
  • Using money, resources in a careful, effective way
  • Total of all goods, services and wages in an area

slogan

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  • noun
  • Distinctive phrase used in political campaign, etc.

many

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

fresh

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  • adjecitve
  • Clean; not used or dirty
  • Remaining clear, as in a person's memory
  • Newly made or gathered
  • (Water) not salty, usually from a lake or a river

drug

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  • noun
  • Illegal substance taken for effect on the mind
  • Chemical used as a medicine
  • verb
  • To give drugs to someone to make them sleep

here

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

lock

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  • noun
  • Small portion of your hair that hangs together
  • Place on a door, etc. that you close with a key
  • verb
  • To become fixed in place and hard to move
  • To use a key, code so others can't open something

day

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

certain

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

attack

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  • noun
  • Act intended to hurt someone physically, mentally
  • verb
  • To try to destroy, beat, or injure

story

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

white

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

truth

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  • noun
  • Real facts about something

massachusetts

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  • other
  • A state in New England; one of the original colonies

censorship

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  • noun
  • Removing inappropriate material from books, films

city

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  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

tell

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  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

political

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  • adjecitve
  • Being active or interested in government matters
  • Diplomatic
  • Of the system of elections and government
  • Concerning government or public affairs
  • Involved in getting of power/influence in a group

civil

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  • adjecitve
  • Of citizens of a country; not military, criminal
  • Acting in a polite, but not truly friendly manner

pharmaceutical

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the science of drugs and medicines

family

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

down

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  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

own

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UK / on /

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

corporation

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  • noun
  • Big company or a combination of several companies

biden

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ukraine

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

robert

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  • proper noun
  • The name of three kings of Scotland.

right

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

house

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  • noun
  • Place where a specific activity or business occurs
  • Building in which a family, person lives
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

what

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

that

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

remind

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  • verb
  • To cause someone to remember what they forgot

poison

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  • noun
  • Substance that can kill when eaten/drunk
  • verb
  • To affect something in a very negative way
  • To hurt or kill with a dangerous substance

people

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

like

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

health

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

even

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

beth

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  • noun
  • Second letter of the Hebrew alphabet

about

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

president

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

get

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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

two

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  • number
  • 2

put

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

kennedy

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  • noun
  • A large airport on Long Island to the east of New York City

call

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

presidential

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the president

issue

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  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

ballot

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  • noun
  • Piece of paper used for the purpose of voting
  • verb
  • To have voted in an election

afternoon

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  • noun
  • Time after 12:00 and before the evening meal

lot

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  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

lawyer

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  • noun
  • Professional who helps people with the law

hope

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

guy

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  • noun
  • Man; boy; any person

certainly

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  • adverb
  • Sure; of course

and

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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

name

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

environmental

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  • adjecitve
  • Of the natural world of plants and animals

familiar

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  • adjecitve
  • Well-known or easily recognized

mystique

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  • noun
  • Certain quality that makes something interesting

midst

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  • noun
  • Middle area or part of something

from

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

uncle

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  • noun
  • Brother of a parent or the husband of your aunt

help

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  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

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

company

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

constitutional

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US / ˌkɒnstɪˈtju:ʃənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Regarding laws that govern a nation and its people
  • Regarding the basic health, character of a person

collusion

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  • noun
  • Secret agreement to do something wrong or illegal

have

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

careful

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  • adjecitve
  • Trying not to make mistakes; working slowly

with

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

his

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US / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

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  • noun
  • Group of people and system that rule a nation

father

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  • noun
  • A male parent
  • Man who is the first to do or invent something
  • verb
  • To create a child by making a woman pregnant

public

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  • adjecitve
  • Owned by the government
  • Concerning society in general
  • Being available or accessible to people in general
  • Known or able to be known by all people

often

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

know

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

draw

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

donald

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challenge

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  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

hour

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  • 60 minutes
  • Particular time of the day
  • Fixed, regularly occurring time

face

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

question

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  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

news

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

well

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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

lockdown

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  • Confining prisoners to their cells after a riot

nomination

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  • Act of choosing someone for a certain position

few

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  • Not many, a small number

middle

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

entitle

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  • To make you eligible to hold a title
  • To give a right (of getting benefits) to someone

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  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

range

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  • Cooking stove with multiple burners
  • Given distance from a point; how far plane can fly
  • Large grassy area where cattle wander and feed
  • Group or chain of mountains
  • Set of things with something in common
  • Limits within which something extends or varies
  • A set of products, e.g. so that people can choose
  • verb
  • To cover an area from one point to another
  • To extend to or vary within given limits
  • To put things in a row or in line
  • To wander or explore

report

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  • 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

line

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  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
  • Telephone connection
  • People waiting one behind the other; queue
  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
  • verb
  • To put material along the inside of something

just

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  • 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)

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  • To have a different opinion; to fail to agree

california

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  • A state in the western United States on the Pacific; the rd largest state; known for earthquakes

time

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  • 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

why

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

spend

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  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

hurdle

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  • Small fence a person or horse jumps over in a race
  • Problem that makes it hard to achieve something
  • verb
  • To run and jump over something
  • To overcome a problem to achieve something

for

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  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

vaccine

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  • Shot using weak disease cells to stop same disease

sound

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  • 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

plaza

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  • Open public space

mandate

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  • Official command or order
  • verb
  • To order that something is done

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  • Campaign of a candidate to be elected

trump

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  • noun
  • Any playing card of a suit that outranks another
  • verb
  • To gain an advantage over others

run

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  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking

make

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

whose

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  • Refers to the person who owns something

candidate

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  • Politician who is running for public office

chemical

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  • adjecitve
  • Made of various elements
  • noun
  • Basic substance produced by mixing elements

this

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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

may

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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

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

live

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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

also

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

bad

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  • adjecitve
  • Not good; wrong
  • Lacking in good morals; evil
  • No longer fresh; spoiled

than

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  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

one

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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

john

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  • noun
  • A toilet.
  • A prostitute's client.
  • proper noun
  • (1165–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; king of England 1199–1216; known as John Lack
  • The name of six kings of Portugal.

park

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

controversial

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  • Causing a great deal of argument, or conflict

trusting

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  • verb
  • To expect confidently
  • To have confidence or faith
  • To be confident someone is honest and reliable

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

plain

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  • adjecitve
  • Obvious; clearly so, true
  • Very simple, ordinary; not decorated; not striped
  • noun
  • Wide open area of flat, dry land

life

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

but

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  • Used before you say something different, opposite

want

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

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  • Someone who leads a campaign for a worthy cause

announcement

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  • noun
  • Act of informing people about something publicly

themselves

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  • Reflexive form of 'they'

our

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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

belief

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  • Being sure that something exists or is true
  • Trust in an idea or set of ideas
  • A particular opinion about something

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  • adjecitve
  • Careful what you say; diplomatic

now

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

legacy

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

really

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

war

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  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

pandemic

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  • (of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals, or
  • noun
  • a pandemic disease

nearly

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  • adverb
  • Not completely; almost

decision

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

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  • (Of government) giving the people power, a vote
  • Having certain aspects of democracy

child

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  • A very young person, between about 2 and 15

address

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  • 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

activism

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  • Engaged in political activity to achieve a goal
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has officially announced his run for president in Boston. Known for his environmental activism and anti-vaccine stance, Kennedy hopes to challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination. Speaking at the Park Plaza Hotel, Kennedy addressed the crowd for nearly two hours, discussing various issues including alleged collusion between the government and pharmaceutical companies, the vaccine mandate, and the war in Ukraine. While his name and political background may garner attention, Kennedy acknowledges that his politics are controversial. He expresses his belief that the government has been favoring corporations and endangering the public with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs. The event drew a crowd of around 500 people, many of whom were disillusioned Democrats, eager for a fresh face in politics. Some see Kennedy as a candidate who tells the truth, unlike what they perceive as ineffective administrations under both Biden and former President Donald Trump.
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  • Well, this sounds like a campaign slogan from 50 years ago.
  • Kennedy for president, but this time it's RFK Jr. who wants to be on the ballot.
  • Robert Kennedy Jr. made his official campaign announcement this afternoon in Boston.
  • He's an environmental lawyer known for his anti-vaccine activism and hopes to challenge President Biden for the Democratic nomination.
  • WBC's Beth Germano is live at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
  • Beth?
  • Well, he certainly had a lot to say, addressing the crowd for nearly two hours on issues ranging from what he believes is government collusion with pharmaceutical companies, the vaccine mandate, even questioning the war in Ukraine.
  • He had a receptive audience that seemed to be looking for a fresh face, but the name Kennedy does help.
  • He comes from a storied Democratic political family, but Robert F. Kennedy Jr. acknowledges his politics are more controversial.
  • I'm not one of these people who've spent their life saying I got to be really careful because one day I'm going to be in the White House.
  • He's been an environmental crusader and now an anti-vaccine candidate running for the Democratic presidential nomination, whose skepticism may put him more in line with Donald Trump than President Biden,
  • But he believes government has been lining the pockets of corporations.
  • To poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs.
  • In this crowd of some 500, there were few familiar Massachusetts Democrats, but some who call themselves disillusioned Democrats.
  • His candidacy reminds a lot of people about why they haven't been trusting the government for a long time.
  • Biden has been ineffectual and Trump was ineffectual and this guy tells the truth.
  • He attacked former President Trump's decision to lock down the country in the midst of the pandemic, calling it a constitutional crisis.
  • The worst thing that he did to this country, to our civil rights, to our economy, to the middle class in this country was the lockdown.
  • One hurdle to his candidacy may be his own family, some who have been at odds with his political views and activism.
  • Many of them also just plain disagree with me on issues like censorship, on war, on public health and they aren't entitled to their beliefs.
  • But he referred often to the legacies of his father Robert, the former U.S. attorney and presidential candidate, and his uncle John F. Kennedy and some here today admit the family ties are a draw.
  • To me, there's a certain mystique there.
  • However, I hold no one on a pedestal.
  • I'm very cynical about government.
  • Now, Kennedy lives in California but says he chose Boston to make his announcement because of his family's ties to the city.
  • Reporting live from Boston, I'm Beth Germano, WBZ News.