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Mississippi tornado: US officials discuss “heartbreaking" devastation in Rolling Fork

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declaration

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US / ˌdekləˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌdɛkləˈreʃən /

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  • noun
  • Stating the cost of things purchased overseas
  • Official statement about something

everybody

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US / ˈevribɒdi /

UK / ˈɛvriˌbɑdi, -ˌbʌdi /

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everyone

exact

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US / ɪɡ'zækt /

UK / ɪɡˈzækt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Completely correct; accurate; specific
  • verb
  • To get something, sometimes using force

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

UK / wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /

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

yourself

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US / jɔ:ˈself /

UK / jʊrˈsɛlf, jɔr-, jor-, jə- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'you', used for an emphasis

difficult

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US / 'dɪfɪkəlt /

UK / ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Hard; not easy; you need to work hard to do it

rebuild

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US / ˌri:'bɪld /

UK / riˈbɪld /

A2
  • verb
  • To get back something that was lost, e.g. trust
  • To repair something that was damaged or destroyed

street

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US / stri:t /

UK / strit /

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

individual

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US / ˌɪndɪˈvɪdʒuəl /

UK / ˌɪndəˈvɪdʒuəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Made for use by one single person
  • Having a distinct manner different from others
  • noun
  • Single person, looked at separately from others

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

frequency

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US / 'fri:kwənsɪ /

UK / ˈfrikwənsi /

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  • noun
  • Number of repetitions of (radio or sound) wave
  • How often something happens

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

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

water

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US / 'wɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈwɔtɚ, ˈwɑtɚ /

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  • noun
  • Clear liquid that forms the seas, rivers and rain
  • Large area such as an ocean or sea
  • verb
  • (Of the eyes) to produce tears
  • (Mouth) to become wet at the thought of nice food
  • To pour liquids onto a plant to keep it alive

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

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / 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)

recover

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US / rɪ'kʌvə(r) /

UK / rɪ'kʌvər /

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  • verb
  • To return to a prior normal condition
  • To get back something that was lost

hour

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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

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

belonging

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US / bɪˈlɒŋɪŋ /

UK / bɪˈlɔːŋɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • The feeling to being welcomed and being treated as a full member of the group
  • An item you own
  • personal effects; goods

crisis

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US / 'kraɪsɪs /

UK / ˈkraɪsɪs /

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  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

personal

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US / ˈpɜ:sənl /

UK / ˈpɚsənəl /

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

extreme

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US / ɪk'stri:m /

UK / ɪkˈstrim /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very great in degree
  • Farthest from a center
  • Very severe; very strong
  • noun
  • Effort that is thought more than is necessary

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

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  • 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')

rubble

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US / ˈrʌbl /

UK / ˈrʌbəl /

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  • noun
  • Rough, broken stones from destroyed building

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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

director

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US / də'rektə(r) /

UK / dɪˈrɛktɚ, daɪ- /

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  • noun
  • Senior person who manages part of an organization
  • Person who controls the acting in a movie or play

ourselves

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US / ɑ:ˈselvz /

UK / aʊrˈsɛlvz, ɑr- /

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

texas

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US / ˈtɛksəs /

UK / ˈtɛksəs /

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  • other
  • The second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

weather

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US / 'weðə(r) /

UK / ˈwɛðɚ /

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  • noun
  • Whether it is raining, sunny, cold etc. outside
  • verb
  • To successfully deal with a difficult situation
  • To erode or become damaged due to the environment

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

sure

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US / ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ʃʊr /

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

additional

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US / əˈdɪʃənl /

UK / ə'dɪʃənl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Further or added

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

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

respond

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US / rɪ'spɒnd /

UK / rɪˈspɑnd /

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  • verb
  • To answer something or someone
  • To have a good reaction to e.g. medical treatment

concern

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US / kənˈsɜ:n /

UK / kənˈsɚn /

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  • noun
  • Company, firm or business
  • Feeling of worry or anxiety
  • verb
  • To be about a particular topic
  • To have a direct impact on someone
  • To be responsible or mixed up in; to be involved
  • To feel worry or anxiety

listen

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US / ˈlɪsn /

UK / ˈlɪsən /

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  • verb
  • To carefully consider what someone is saying

reason

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US / 'ri:zn /

UK / ˈrizən /

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  • noun
  • Ability to think about facts and form a judgment
  • Explanation for why something occurred or was done
  • verb
  • To think and make conclusions in a logical manner

side

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US / saɪd /

UK / saɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • In addition to the central or most important thing
  • Next to, or very close to, the right or left of
  • noun
  • Position or opinion that is opposite to another
  • Right or left part of a person's body
  • Feature of someone's personality
  • Straight edge of an object
  • One of two or more groups fighting each other
  • verb
  • To decide to agree with one point, not the other

devastation

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US / ˌdevəˈsteɪʃn /

UK / ˌdevəˈsteɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of ruining or destroying something

gravity

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US / ˈgrævəti /

UK / ˈɡrævɪti /

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  • noun
  • (Of a situation) extreme seriousness
  • Force making things fall towards the ground

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

actually

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US / ˈæktʃuəli /

UK / ˈæktʃuəli /

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

ensure

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US / ɪn'ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈʃʊr /

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

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

walk

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US / wɔ:k /

UK / wɔk /

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

extra

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US / 'ekstrə /

UK / 'ekstrə /

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  • adjecitve
  • More than necessary; additional
  • noun
  • Items more than you need; additional items
  • Person who has a small part in a movie
  • Special version of a newspaper

fema

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US / /

UK / /

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  • abbreviation
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency.

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

community

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US / kə'mju:nətɪ /

UK / kəˈmjunɪti /

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

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

process

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US / prə'ses /

UK / ˈprɑsˌɛs, ˈproˌsɛs /

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  • noun
  • Dealing with official forms in the way required
  • Set of changes that occur slowly and naturally
  • verb
  • To organize and use data in a computer
  • To deal with official forms in the way required
  • To prepare by treating something in a certain way
  • To adopt a set of actions that produce a result
  • To convert by putting something through a machine

traumatic

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US / trɔ:ˈmætɪk /

UK / traʊˈmætɪk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing upsetting emotional effects over time
  • Causing an injury

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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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

hand

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US / hænd /

UK / hænd /

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  • noun
  • Cards given to a player in a card game
  • Piece of a clock that points to the time
  • Someone who performs physical tasks or work
  • Body part at the end of a person's arm
  • Help for someone performing a particular action
  • Condition of having power or influence
  • Member of the crew of a ship
  • verb
  • To give something to someone personally

quickly

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US / ˈkwɪkli /

UK / ˈkwɪklɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

increase

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US / ɪn'kri:s /

UK / ɪnˈkris /

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

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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

injury

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US / 'ɪndʒərɪ /

UK / ˈɪndʒəri /

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  • noun
  • Physical or emotional harm or damage

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

UK / ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf- /

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

public

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US / 'pʌblɪk /

UK / ˈpʌblɪk /

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

town

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US / taʊn /

UK / taʊn /

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  • noun
  • Small city
  • Part of city with shops and entertainments

barricade

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US / ˌbærɪ'keɪd /

UK / ˈbærɪˌked, ˌbærɪˈked /

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  • noun
  • Objects (on a road) to stop people getting past
  • verb
  • To put objects (on a road) to stop people passing

damn

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US / dæm /

UK / dæm /

B2
  • exclamation
  • A mild swear word used to express annoyance
  • verb
  • To cause the downfall or failure of; criticize
  • To threaten with everlasting punishment

loss

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US / lɒs /

UK / lɔ:s /

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

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

powerful

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US / ˈpauəful /

UK / ˈpaʊəfəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having control or influence over
  • Having a lot of physical force, energy, strength

photograph

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US / ˈfəʊtəgrɑ:f /

UK / ˈfoʊtəgræf /

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  • noun
  • Picture taken with a camera
  • verb
  • To take a picture with a camera

safety

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US / ˈseɪfti /

UK / ˈsefti /

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

friend

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US / frend /

UK / frɛnd /

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  • noun
  • Person who you like and enjoy being with

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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

recovery

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US / rɪˈkʌvəri /

UK / rɪˈkʌvəri /

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  • noun
  • Process of returning to a former (good) state
  • Act of getting back something that was lost

south

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US / saʊθ /

UK / saʊθ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Direction to your right when facing the rising sun
  • Coming from the opposite direction from north
  • noun
  • The direction to your right of the rising sun

substitute

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US / 'sʌbstɪtju:t /

UK / ˈsʌbstɪˌtut, -ˌtjut /

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  • noun
  • A person or thing acting in place of another
  • verb
  • To perform the tasks instead of someone else
  • To replace one person or thing for another

prevent

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US / prɪ'vent /

UK / prɪˈvɛnt /

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  • verb
  • To stop something from happening or existing

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

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

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

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

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

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

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

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

please

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US / pli:z /

UK / pliz /

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  • adverb
  • Used when you politely ask people for things
  • verb
  • To entertain someone, by dancing, singing etc.
  • To make someone happy by doing something

resilient

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US / rɪ'zɪlɪənt /

UK / rɪˈzɪljənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Recovering quickly from something bad

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

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

funeral

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US / ˈfju:nərəl /

UK / ˈfjunərəl /

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  • noun
  • Ceremony of burying, burning a dead body

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

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

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

A1
  • 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

stand

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US / stænd /

UK / stænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

A1
  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

follow

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US / ˈfɔləu /

UK / ˈfɑlo /

A1
  • verb
  • To come after someone; be guided by someone
  • To support someone, e.g. singer or comedian
  • To be the logical result of something
  • To happen after something else happens
  • To believe a set of values or a moral teacher
  • To understand something happening or being said

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

A1
  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

unfortunately

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US / ʌnˈfɔ:tʃənətli /

UK / ʌnˈfɔːrtʃənətli /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a way that is to be regretted; unluckily

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

A1
  • 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

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

UK / ˈpaʊɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal or official right to perform certain actions
  • Ability to move forcefully and quickly
  • Energy of something (e.g. electricity or fuel)
  • Mathematical way to multiply a number
  • Condition of being in political control
  • Physical force, energy, and strength
  • verb
  • To give energy to something, e.g. by electricity
  • To move something forcefully and quickly

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈʌðər /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

A1
  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

ones

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US / wʌnz /

UK / wʌnz /

A1
  • number
  • Number 1, a single person or thing

prepared

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US / prɪˈpeəd /

UK / prɪˈpɛrd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being ready
  • verb
  • To make something ready for use

run

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US / rʌn /

UK / rʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • 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

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Skilled; good at something
  • Having the ability to do something

tragedy

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US / 'trædʒədɪ /

UK / ˈtrædʒɪdi /

B1
  • noun
  • Play that has a sad ending with many deaths
  • Very sad event that usually involves death

prepare

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US / prɪˈpeə(r) /

UK / prɪˈper /

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  • verb
  • To make something ready for use

vigilant

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US / ˈvɪdʒɪlənt /

UK / ˈvɪdʒələnt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Being watchful; careful to monitor events

appropriate

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US / ə'prəʊprɪət /

UK / əˈpropriɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Right or suitable for some situation or purpose
  • verb
  • To set aside money for a specific later purpose
  • To take (money or goods) without permission

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

firsthand

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US / 'fɜ:st'hænd /

UK / 'fɜ:st'hænd /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Received directly from a source

major

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US / 'meɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmedʒɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Main league; esp. referring to American baseball
  • Important, serious, or large in scope, size
  • noun
  • High-ranking officer in the army
  • Main subject you study at university
  • verb
  • To study a particular subject at university

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • 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

disaster

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US / dɪ'zɑ:stə(r) /

UK / dɪˈzæstɚ, -ˈsæs- /

A2
  • noun
  • State of extreme ruin and misfortune

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

houston

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US / ˈhju:stən /

UK / ˈhjustən /

A1
  • proper noun
  • An inland port of Texas, linked to the Gulf of Mexico by the Houston Ship Canal; population 2,242,19

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

resource

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US / riˈsɔ:s /

UK / ˈriˌsɔrs, -ˌsors, -ˌzɔrs, -ˌzors, rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsors, /

A2
  • noun
  • Something that can be used profitably; asset
  • An essential supply of something
  • Resourcefulness; ability to deal with problems
  • verb
  • To obtain (e.g. oil, gas) from its source

any

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US / 'enɪ /

UK / ˈɛni /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One, or some, no matter which
  • pronoun
  • One (thing) of many; some

debris

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US / dəˈbri:, deɪ-, ˈdeɪˌbri: /

UK / dəˈbri, de-, ˈdeˌbri /

B2
  • noun
  • Remains of something broken or destroyed

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

A1
  • 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

local

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US / ˈləʊkl /

UK / ˈloʊkl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Relating to a particular area, city, or town
  • noun
  • Bus or train, that stops at most stations
  • People who live in the area being discussed
  • The pub you most frequently go to

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

thompson

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

A1

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

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

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

A1
  • noun
  • Sporting competition e.g. swimming
  • verb
  • To provide something that is necessary
  • To come together at a certain time or place

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

hazard

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US / 'hæzəd /

UK / ˈhæzəd /

B1
  • noun
  • Something that is dangerous and causes problems
  • verb
  • To try, with the risk of being wrong or losing

monitor

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US / ˈmɒnɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈmɑ:nɪtə(r) /

A2
  • noun
  • A senior student at school
  • Electronic screen on which you can see images
  • verb
  • To observe and keep a record of something

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

A1
  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

prove

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US / pru:v /

UK / pruv /

A2
  • verb
  • To demonstrate truth by providing evidence

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

asset

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US / 'æset /

UK / ˈæsˌɛt /

A2
  • noun
  • Thing that has value to you

possible

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US / ˈpɒsəbl /

UK / ˈpɑsəbəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

damage

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US / ˈdæmɪdʒ /

UK / ˈdæmɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical harm that is done to something
  • verb
  • To harm physically; to hurt or break something

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

operational

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US / ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənl /

UK / ˌɑpəˈreʃənəl /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in working condition and ready to be used
  • Working; able to function

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

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

ongoing

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US / ˈɒngəʊɪŋ /

UK / ˈɑ:ngoʊɪŋ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Continuing to exist or be in progress

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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

travel

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US / ˈtrævl /

UK / ˈtrævəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Going to other places, esp. distant places
  • verb
  • To go to a place that is far away

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

A1
  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

believe

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US / bɪ'li:v /

UK / bɪˈliv /

A1
  • verb
  • To think or accept that something is true
  • To have a particular opinion about something

encourage

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US / ɪn'kʌrɪdʒ /

UK / ɛnˈkɚrɪdʒ, -ˈkʌr- /

A2
  • verb
  • To increase the chance of something happening
  • To make someone more determined or confident

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • 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

extent

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US / ɪkˈstent /

UK / ɪkˈstɛnt /

A2
  • noun
  • Point, level or limit to which something reaches
  • Range or space included in something

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

frankly

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US / ˈfræŋkli /

UK / ˈfræŋkli /

B2
  • adverb
  • Speaking honestly and directly

search

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US / sɜ:tʃ /

UK / sɜ:rtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Examination of person to find something
  • Action to find an answer to a problem
  • Action of trying to find someone or something
  • verb
  • To examine a person's clothing to find something
  • To look for an answer or explanation to a problem
  • To look carefully for someone or something

number

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US / ˈnʌmbə(r) /

UK / ˈnʌmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Symbols such as 1, 2, 56, 793
  • Particular song or dance performed during a show
  • Total quantity or amount of things
  • verb
  • To put numbers on things
  • To assign a sequence within a group, series, set
  • To claim to be part of a larger group, series, set

stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

care

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US / keə(r) /

UK / kɛr /

A1
  • noun
  • Treatment you receive for your health or safety
  • Something that a person worries about
  • verb
  • To feel interest, concern, or worry
  • To look after someone or something

optimism

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US / ˈɒptɪmɪzəm /

UK / ˈɑptəˌmɪzəm /

B2
  • noun
  • Condition of having a positive outlook or belief

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

secure

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US / sɪ'kjʊə(r) /

UK / sɪˈkjʊr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being attached to something tightly and surely
  • (Place that is) locked, guarded and safe
  • verb
  • To get or achieve something with certainty
  • To firmly attach something to something else
  • To protect from danger or harm, keep things safe

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’

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

action

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US / 'ækʃn /

UK / ˈækʃən /

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

firm

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US / fɜ:m /

UK / fɚm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Fairly hard or solid, not soft
  • Unchanging and strong
  • noun
  • Company that sells goods or services
  • verb
  • To make something become more solid or durable

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

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

inspire

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US / ɪn'spaɪə(r) /

UK / ɪnˈspaɪr /

B1
  • verb
  • To give someone an idea to do or make something
  • To make someone feel a certain emotion

severity

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US / sɪ'verətɪ /

UK / səˈvɛrɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Degree of seriousness of an event or situation

assistance

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US / əˈsɪstəns /

UK / əˈsɪstəns /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of helping someone

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

mayor

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US / meə(r) /

UK / ˈmeɪər /

B1
  • noun
  • Head of a town or city government

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

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

type

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US / taɪp /

UK / taɪp /

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  • Mississippi tornado: US officials discuss “heartbreaking" devastation in Rolling ForkThe town of Rolling Fork in Mississippi has recently experienced a devastating tornado, leaving behind a trail of destruction. US officials, including Congressman Thompson, visited the town to witness the extent of the devastation firsthand. They met with individuals, such as a volunteer from Houston who traveled to Rolling Fork to offer assistance. Reflecting on the experience, Congressman Thompson emphasized that while photographs can convey some sense of the devastation, being there in person is truly heartbreaking.The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events have become a growing concern. It is crucial for communities to be well-prepared, not only to prevent as much devastation as possible but also to respond and recover quickly. Building resilience is of utmost importance.The mayor of Rolling Fork, who is also a local funeral director, expressed the personal toll the tornado has taken. Not only has he lost personal friends, but he now has the difficult task of helping families who have lost loved ones cope with this traumatic time. However, he remains optimistic, believing that by doing right and offering support, positive outcomes will follow.Search and rescue efforts have been underway, with most of the rubble already checked. However, there is still extensive damage that needs to be addressed. The process of rebuilding communities is also hindered by the lack of power and water. Fortunately, assistance from FEMA has been secured, allowing for the restoration of crucial services.The road to recovery will be challenging, but with concerted efforts and support from various entities, Rolling Fork and its residents can start the journey towards rebuilding and healing.
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  • We walked down the street of this town, seeing devastation on both sides of the road.
  • And Congressman Thompson and I were able to speak with an individual who traveled from Houston, Texas, just to help the people of this town.
  • And he said something I thought was very appropriate and very powerful, that one can see photographs of the devastation, but there's no substitute for actually seeing it in person.
  • It is heartbreaking to hear of the loss of life, to see the devastation firsthand.
  • We see extreme weather events increasing, only increasing, in gravity, in severity, and in frequency.
  • And we have to build our communities to be best prepared for them, to prevent the devastation to the extent possible, to be able to quickly respond and recover, to prove ourselves resilient.
  • I'm Not only just the mayor of this community, but I've lost personal friends.
  • I'm also the local funeral director.
  • Now, I'm having to meet my families, those who have lost loved ones, and help them make it through this traumatic time.
  • But you know what?
  • I'm a firm believer that when you do right, right will follow you.
  • We do believe that we have searched in most of the rubble.
  • There's still a lot of damage out there.
  • There's a lot of work to be done.
  • At this point, it's really difficult to rebuild communities if you don't have power, if you don't have water.
  • And those are things that through the public assistance that we have been able to secure from our partners at FEMA, we'll be able to get those up and running and operational very, very quickly.
  • And so I can't give you exact numbers at this time, but just know that aside from the number of people that we have back at the state AOC monitoring this weather in South Mississippi today, we also continue to have assets that are monitoring and assessing damage.
  • And the easiest thing that we can do is continue to work with our local people to get that done.
  • What this major disaster declaration does is it ensures that we can bring in the right resources now to help start the recovery process and support any of the ongoing response actions that may be needed in these communities.
  • What I would say right now is our number one concern is still life safety.
  • Because you look around here and you look at the debris, I just really encourage everybody to remain vigilant, stay cautious.
  • There is a lot of hazards within this debris.
  • And unfortunately, there's been so much loss of life, which is just heartbreaking.
  • But we often see additional injuries and additional loss of life after a disaster because of the type of hazards that are in this debris.
  • So please listen to your local officials.
  • If there's roads that are closed and barricades, please don't go around them.
  • That means that there is a hazard over there.
  • And as you are going through your homes and you are looking for your belongings, please take the extra care to make sure that you're keeping yourself and your family safe.
  • What we've seen over the last 36 hours in Mississippi, on the one hand, has been heartbreaking to see the loss and devastation of these communities.
  • But on the other hand, has been inspiring and gives me great reason for optimism and, quite frankly, makes me damn proud to be a Mississippian.
  • Because Mississippians have done what Mississippians do in times of tragedy, in times of crisis.
  • They stand up and they show up.