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News Wrap: Massive wildfire burns in California's Mojave National Preserve

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

attempt

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US / ə'tempt /

UK / əˈtɛmpt /

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  • noun
  • Effort made to try to do or accomplish something
  • verb
  • To try to do something challenging or difficult

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

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  • number
  • 5

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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

advance

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US / əd'vɑ:ns /

UK / ædˈvæns /

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  • noun
  • Forward movement by an army
  • An attempt to seduce someone
  • verb
  • (Of an army) to move forward
  • To change or improve
  • To increase in price or value
  • To move forward in a certain direction
  • To try to seduce someone

devin

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UK / 'devlrɪ /

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illusion

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US / ɪ'lu:ʒn /

UK / ɪˈluʒən /

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  • noun
  • Idea, image or impression that is not correct

intense

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US / ɪn'tens /

UK / ɪnˈtɛns /

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  • adjecitve
  • Very strong, great or extreme in degree

jason

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US / ˈdʒeɪsən /

UK / ˈdʒesən /

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  • proper noun
  • The son of the king of Iolcos in Thessaly, and leader of the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden F

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

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  • number
  • Number 3

welcome

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US / 'welkəm /

UK / ˈwɛlkəm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being what was wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Friendly greeting to someone who has arrived
  • verb
  • To greet someone who has just arrived
  • To accept or receive something happily and gladly

university

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US / ˌju:nɪ'vɜ:sətɪ /

UK / ˌjunɪˈvɜrsəti /

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  • noun
  • High-level educational institution; college

answer

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US / 'ɑ:nsə(r) /

UK / ˈænsɚ /

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  • noun
  • Reply to a question someone asks
  • Solution to a problem or test question
  • verb
  • To reply to a question someone asks
  • To solve a test question or a problem

bombing

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US / ˈbɒmɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɑ:mɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Dropping, attacking or throwing of bombs
  • verb
  • To attack with explosives
  • To fail or be completely unsuccessful

solution

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US / səˈlu:ʃn /

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  • noun
  • Mix of a liquid and a solid or a gas
  • Way to solve or deal with a problem

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

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

quote

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UK / kwot /

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

relative

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US / ˈrelətɪv /

UK / ˈrɛlətɪv /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Measured or considered in comparison to another
  • (Grammar) referring to words that appear earlier
  • noun
  • Members of the family
  • Humans or animals sharing the same family history

midwest

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US / ˌmɪd'west /

UK / ˌmɪd'west /

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  • adjecitve
  • North central region of the United States

state

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US / steɪt /

UK / stet /

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

average

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US / 'ævərɪdʒ /

UK / ˈævərɪdʒ, ˈævrɪdʒ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Typical or normal; usual; ordinary
  • noun
  • Total of numbers divided by the number of items
  • verb
  • To add numbers then divide by the number of items

demand

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US / dɪ'mɑ:nd /

UK / dɪˈmænd /

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  • noun
  • Desire customers have to buy product, service
  • A strong request for someone to do something
  • verb
  • To strongly request someone to do something

clash

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US / klæʃ /

UK / klæʃ /

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  • noun
  • A conflict; disagreement
  • verb
  • To have a disagreement or fight over something
  • (Of colors) to not suit or match appealingly

faction

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US / ˈfækʃn /

UK / ˈfækʃən /

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  • noun
  • Group within a larger group, with a different aim

isis

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US / ˈaisis /

UK / ˈaɪsɪs /

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  • proper noun
  • A goddess of fertility, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Her worship spread to western Asia, Gree
  • A name for the part of the River Thames that flows through Oxford, England.
  • A militant Islamic fundamentalist group active particularly in Syria and Iraq.

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • 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 /

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  • number
  • Number 1, a single person or thing

russian

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UK / ˈrʌʃn /

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

wage

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US / weɪdʒ /

UK / wedʒ /

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

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

classify

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US / 'klæsɪfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To arrange things into groups of similar items
  • To keep some information secret from the public

playhouse

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US / ˈpleɪhɑʊs /

UK / ˈpleˌhaʊs /

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  • noun
  • Small model of a house that children can play in

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

wall

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UK / wɔl /

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

across

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US / əˈkrɔs /

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

free

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US / fri: /

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

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

testimony

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US / 'testɪmənɪ /

UK / ˈtɛstəˌmoni /

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  • noun
  • Public statement of personal religious experiences
  • Statement of evidence in court

apartment

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US / əˈpɑ:tmənt /

UK / əˈpɑ:rtmənt /

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  • noun
  • Set of rooms to live in on one floor of a building

comedian

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US / kəˈmi:diən /

UK / kəˈmidiən /

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  • noun
  • An entertainer whose job is to make people laugh

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

child

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US / tʃaɪld /

UK / tʃaɪld /

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  • noun
  • A very young person, between about 2 and 15

fighter

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US / ˈfaɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈfaɪtɚ /

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  • noun
  • Something or someone that fights

investigator

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US / ɪnˈvestɪgeɪtə(r) /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡetɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone who finds information about something

plea

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US / pli: /

UK / pli /

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  • noun
  • Response given by a person charged with a crime
  • Urgent request

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

camp

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US / kæmp /

UK / kæmp /

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

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

enter

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UK / ˈɛntɚ /

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  • verb
  • To start a career or an education
  • To become a competitor in a contest
  • To add or type information in a computer
  • To go into a room, building etc.

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

UK / wɔr /

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  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

brutal

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US / 'bru:tl /

UK / ˈbrutl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Extremely violent or mean

dot

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US / dɒt /

UK / dɑt /

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  • noun
  • Small round mark
  • verb
  • To place small amounts/things in various places
  • To mark something by placing a small, round spot

fuel

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US / 'fju:əl /

UK / ˈfjuəl /

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  • noun
  • Material used to produce heat or power when burned
  • verb
  • To give power to (a mob, anger, etc.); incite
  • To provide gas or petrol for something

yet

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US / jet /

UK / jɛt /

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

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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

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 /

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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

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

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Department in a company in charge of protection
  • Financial document, like stocks, bonds and notes
  • Person paid to protect property and people
  • Things done to protect people, buildings etc.
  • Condition of being safe from danger or harm

saturday

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US / /

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  • noun
  • Sixth day of the week; the day after Friday

star

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US / stɑ:(r) /

UK / stɑr /

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

testify

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US / 'testɪfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To tell what you know (in court)

wound

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

armed

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US / ɑ:md /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having weapons ready to use against others
  • verb
  • To activate a weapon or bomb for use
  • To give a gun or other weapon to a person or group

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

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  • noun
  • A company formed for making profit
  • Matter that has to be dealt with; task; situation
  • Activity of working to make a profit

justify

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US / ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪ /

UK / ˈdʒʌstəˌfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To give good reasons for something

regime

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US / reɪˈʒi:m /

UK / reˈʒim, rɪ- /

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  • noun
  • A system of management; a form of government

carlo

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UK / ˈspi:dboʊt /

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dow

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US / daʊ /

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not

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US / nɒt /

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

paul

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US / pɔ:l /

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  • other
  • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

refugee

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US / ˌrefjuˈdʒi: /

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  • noun
  • Person forced to leave their home e.g. due to war

exposure

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US / ɪk'spəʊʒə(r) /

UK / ɪkˈspoʒɚ /

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  • noun
  • Allowing light through a cameras lens onto film
  • Being talked about in the media
  • Act of making something that is secret known
  • Experience of something directly

father

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US / ˈfɑ:ðə(r) /

UK / ˈfɑðɚ /

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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

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / 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

southern

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

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

group

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US / ɡru:p /

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

pee

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US / pi: /

UK / pi /

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  • verb
  • To urinate

world

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

herman

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UK / ˈhɜrmən /

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oversight

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  • noun
  • A mistake; something you forget to do
  • Supervision of someone or something

swimmer

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UK / ˈswɪmər /

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  • noun
  • Someone who does swimming, e.g. as a sport

could

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

incident

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US / ˈɪnsɪdənt /

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  • noun
  • Event, usually unusual or important; accident

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

slightly

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US / ˈslaɪtli /

UK / ˈslaɪtli /

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  • adverb
  • Only a little

tatter

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US / 'tætə /

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  • other

document

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US / 'dɒkjʊmənt /

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

smoke

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US / sməʊk /

UK / smoʊk /

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  • noun
  • Grey gas from fires and cigarettes
  • Fog of air coming from e.g. a cigarette, fire
  • verb
  • To give off a cloud of grey gas from burning
  • To add a taste to food by putting it near a fire
  • To breathe in through a cigarette, etc.

appearance

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US / əˈpɪərəns /

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  • noun
  • The way a person looks to others
  • The way that something looks

broil

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US / brɔɪl /

UK / brɔɪl /

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  • verb
  • To cook under a grill

fall

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  • noun
  • Season after summer and before winter; Autumn
  • A drop in amount; decrease
  • Dropping from a standing position to the ground
  • verb
  • To drop in amount; to decrease
  • To come down from a higher position suddenly
  • To go from standing to the ground, by accident

upper

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US / ˈʌpə(r) /

UK / ˈʌpɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Located above others of the same kind
  • Being the northern part of a region
  • Being closer to the source of a river
  • noun
  • Drug that improves mood or increases energy
  • Something happy or encouraging
  • Top part of a shoe, other than the flat bottom

history

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US / 'hɪstrɪ /

UK / ˈhɪstəri /

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

hear

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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

skyline

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US / ˈskaɪlaɪn /

UK / ˈskaɪˌlaɪn /

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  • noun
  • Outline of objects seen against the sky

chad

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  • other
  • A family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of L
  • A landlocked desert republic in north-central Africa; was under French control until
  • A small piece of paper that is supposed to be removed when a hole is punched in a card or paper tape

have

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US / həv /

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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

port

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US / pɔ:t /

UK / pɔrt, port /

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  • noun
  • City where ships can shelter during a storm
  • Left side of a ship when facing forward
  • Opening in a computer where wires can be connected
  • Sweet wine that is produced in Portugal
  • verb
  • To move data from one computer system to another

six

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US / sɪks /

UK / sɪks /

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  • number
  • 6

tonight

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US / təˈnaɪt /

UK / təˈnaɪt /

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

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

border

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US / 'bɔ:də(r) /

UK / ˈbɔrdɚ /

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  • noun
  • Outer part or edge of something
  • Line separating one country, state from another
  • verb
  • To be right next to another country or state
  • To form the edge of something
  • To form the edge of (road, etc.)

cold

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US / kəʊld /

UK / kold /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a very low temperature
  • Being unfriendly or lacking emotion
  • noun
  • Illness of sneezing, coughing, and a sore throat

industrial

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US / ɪnˈdʌstriəl /

UK / ɪnˈdʌstriəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning making things in factories

much

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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

music

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US / 'mju:zɪk /

UK / ˈmjuzɪk /

A1
  • noun
  • Sounds that are sung or played to give pleasure
  • Academic study of rhythms and sounds
  • Written symbols that represent musical sounds

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

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

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

california

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US / ˌkælɪ'fɔ:njə, -'fɔ:ni:ə /

UK / ˌkælɪ'fɔ:rnjəˌ -'fɔ:rni:ə /

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

career

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US / kə'rɪə(r) /

UK / kəˈrɪr /

A2
  • noun
  • Particular occupation in professional life
  • verb
  • To move forward very fast and without control

goldman

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US / 'ɡəʊldfɪʃ /

UK / ˈɡoldˌfɪʃ /

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islamic

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Islamic

line

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US / laɪn /

UK / laɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • Border that divides two places or regions
  • Long crease in the skin, often from age
  • Mark that is long, straight and very thin
  • Row of words, letters or numbers that are written
  • Telephone connection
  • People waiting one behind the other; queue
  • Long thin wire, e.g. for electrical signal
  • verb
  • To put material along the inside of something

nation

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US / 'neɪʃn /

UK / ˈneʃən /

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  • noun
  • Area or region controlled by a government and army

hometown

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US / 'həʊmtaʊn /

UK / ˈhomˈtaʊn /

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  • noun
  • Town (or city) where you grew up or where you live

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

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

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

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

UK / ˈstrʌɡəl /

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

commander

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US / kəˈmɑ:ndə(r) /

UK / kəˈmændə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person with authority who commands or controls

control

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US / kən'trəʊl /

UK / kənˈtrol /

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  • noun
  • A device designed to operate a machine
  • Participant in experiment that is left untouched
  • Act to dominate or command; make manageable
  • A law limiting the growth or spread of something
  • A place which overseas or manages e.g. a factory
  • verb
  • To direct or influence the behavior of something

elect

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US / ɪ'lekt /

UK / ɪˈlɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To select someone for a position by voting

face

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US / feɪs /

UK / fes /

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

inquiry

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US / ɪn'kwaɪərɪ /

UK / ɪnˈkwaɪri, ˈɪnˌkwaɪri, ˈɪnkwəri, ˈɪŋ- /

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  • noun
  • Process of seeking information
  • Official examination to get information

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

lebanon

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US / 'lebənən /

UK / 'lebənən /

A1
  • other
  • An Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean

injure

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US / ˈɪndʒə(r) /

UK / ˈɪndʒɚ /

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  • verb
  • To do (usually physical) harm or damage to

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

A1
  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

victim

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US / ˈvɪktɪm /

UK / ˈvɪktɪm /

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

afterwards

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US / 'ɑ:ftəwədz /

UK / 'æftərwərdz /

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  • adverb
  • At a time after something else already mentioned

charge

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US / tʃɑ:dʒ /

UK / tʃɑrdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • An attack by running quickly toward someone
  • A price for a service or goods
  • When a battery has a certain amount of electricity
  • Amount of money you pay for a service
  • verb
  • To run quickly toward someone to attack them
  • To ask for money as a price for a service or goods
  • To put electricity in a battery
  • To give responsibility to take care of or manage
  • To state that someone has committed a crime

defend

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US / dɪ'fend /

UK / dɪˈfɛnd /

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  • verb
  • To protect and explain your position in court
  • To protect against an attack
  • To try to prevent another team from scoring

kill

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US / kɪl /

UK / kɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • Animal killed by a person or other animal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to experience a lot of pain
  • To end the life of a person or other living thing
  • To be very funny
  • To prevent something from continuing or operating
  • To do something unimportant to pass time quickly

jones

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US / dʒəunz /

UK / dʒonz /

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  • intransitive verb
  • Have a fixation on; be addicted to.
  • noun
  • A fixation on or compulsive desire for someone or something, typically a drug; an addiction.

arrest

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US / əˈrest /

UK / əˈrɛst /

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  • noun
  • Act of catching people who committed crimes
  • verb
  • To attract someone's attention and hold interest
  • (Police) to catch and keep criminals
  • To stop or slow something that is happening

die

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US / daɪ /

UK / daɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Cube with dots numbering 1-6 on it used in games
  • verb
  • To cease to function or work
  • (Of a thing) to stop being used or done
  • (Of a person) to stop living

lower

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US / 'ləʊə(r) /

UK / ˈlaʊɚ, laʊr /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • In a position more near the bottom
  • verb
  • To move something downward to the ground

song

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US / sɒŋ /

UK / sɔ:ŋ /

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

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

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  • 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

direction

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US / də'rekʃn /

UK / dɪˈrɛkʃən, daɪ- /

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  • noun
  • When someone tells people what to do
  • Describes the way you are going, e.g. North

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

act

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US / ækt /

UK / ækt /

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  • noun
  • What someone did; action; behavior
  • A law or rule passed by a government we must obey
  • One of the parts that a stage play is divided into
  • verb
  • To behave in a certain way
  • To perform on a stage or in a movie

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

UK / ˈkʌntri /

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

endure

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US / ɪn'djʊə(r) /

UK / ɛnˈdʊr, -ˈdjʊr /

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  • verb
  • To last for a long time; continue to exist
  • To accept difficulties without struggle

islam

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US / ˈɪzlɑ:m /

UK / ɪsˈlɑm,ɪz- /

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  • noun
  • Religion of Muslims based on the Koran

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

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  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

whistleblower

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US / ˈwɪsəlˌbləʊə(r) /

UK / ˈhwɪsəlˌbloər /

B1
  • noun
  • One revealing something they think antisocial

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

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

erupt

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US / ɪˈrʌpt /

UK / ɪˈrʌpt /

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  • verb
  • To begin doing something or happen suddenly
  • (Volcano) to spill hot rocks, smoke, and fire

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / 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

loyalist

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US / ˈlɔɪəlɪst /

UK / ˈlɔɪəlɪst /

B2
  • noun
  • Someone supporting an established leader

military

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US / 'mɪlətrɪ /

UK / ˈmɪlɪˌtɛri /

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

show

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US / ʃəʊ /

UK / ʃo /

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

archer

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US / ˈɑ:tʃə(r) /

UK / ˈɑ:rtʃə(r) /

B2
  • noun
  • Person who shoots arrows from a bow
  • Person's name

attorney

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US / ə'tɜ:nɪ /

UK / əˈtɚni /

B2
  • noun
  • Person giving legal advice; a lawyer

interview

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US / 'ɪntəvju: /

UK / ˈɪntɚˌvju /

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  • noun
  • Meeting to ask questions to get information
  • verb
  • To formally ask questions about a given topic

idris

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US / /

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add

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US / æd /

UK / æd /

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  • verb
  • To include as well
  • To put two things or numbers together, e.g. 2+2

close

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US / kləʊz /

UK / kloʊz /

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

movie

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US / ˈmu:vi /

UK / ˈmuvi /

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  • noun
  • Motion picture; film

neighbour

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US / 'neɪbə(r) /

UK / ˈnebɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who lives, or is near, you

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • 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

son

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US / sʌn /

UK / sʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Male child; friendly way of addressing a boy

court

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US / kɔ:t /

UK / kɔrt, kort /

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

election

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US / ɪ'lekʃn /

UK / ɪˈlɛkʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Process of choosing someone by voting

militant

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US / 'mɪlɪtənt /

UK / ˈmɪlɪtənt /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Using strong forceful methods to achieve a goal
  • noun
  • People advocating force to achieve a goal

responsibility

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US / rɪˌspɒnsə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlɪti /

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  • noun
  • Job, task or thing you are expected to look after
  • A thing to be done because it is morally correct
  • State of being dependable or reliable

ufo

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US / ˌju:ef'əʊ /

UK / ˌju:ef'oʊ /

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  • abbreviation
  • Unidentified Flying Object

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

building

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US / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

UK / ˈbɪldɪŋ /

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

committee

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US / kəˈmɪti /

UK / kəˈmɪti /

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  • noun
  • Group of people who do or decide something

gain

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US / ɡeɪn /

UK / ɡen /

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  • noun
  • An increase in something, such as weight
  • verb
  • To increase in something, such as weight
  • To get something wanted, needed or valued

hospital

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US / ˈhɒspɪtl /

UK / ˈhɑ:spɪtl /

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  • noun
  • Building for sick people, with doctors and nurses

old

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US / əʊld /

UK / old /

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

biden

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US / baɪd /

UK / baɪd /

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bullet

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US / 'bʊlɪt /

UK / ˈbʊlɪt /

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  • noun
  • Metal object fired from a gun
  • Dot at the beginning of each line in a list

case

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US / keɪs /

UK / kes /

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

coup

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US / ku: /

UK / ku /

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  • noun
  • Successful taking over of a thing; sudden success
  • Attempt to take control from the government

find

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US / faɪnd /

UK / faɪnd /

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

hostile

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US / ˈhɔstail /

UK / ˈhɑstəl, -ˌtaɪl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Unwelcoming; showing ill will, as to an enemy
  • Very difficult to live due to harsh conditions

partner

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US / 'pɑ:tnə(r) /

UK / ˈpɑrtnɚ /

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  • noun
  • One you have a business/personal relationship with
  • Someone you have personal relationship with
  • verb
  • To join with others for work or other activity

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

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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)

again

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US / ə'ɡen /

UK / əˈɡɛn /

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  • adverb
  • One more time, once more

fatah

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US / ˈfɑtə /

UK / /

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  • proper noun
  • A Palestinian political and military organization founded in 1958 by Yasser Arafat and others to bri

indecent

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US / ɪnˈdi:snt /

UK / ɪnˈdisənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not good or acceptable; offending others' morals

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

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

rival

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US / 'raɪvl /

UK / 'raɪvl /

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  • verb
  • To be nearly as good as others in quality, skill
  • To be in opposition often as competitors
  • adjecitve
  • Matching the quality, skill, et. of others
  • Opposing; being the team you compete against
  • noun
  • Someone you are competing against/trying to beat

reignite

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US / ˌriːɪɡˈnaɪt /

UK / ˌriːɪɡˈnaɪt /

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  • verb
  • (Of fires) to start up again

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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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’

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

upturned

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US / ˌʌpˈtɜ:nd /

UK / ˌʌpˈtɜ:rnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having been turned so it is upside down
  • verb
  • To turn or to cause to turn over or upside down

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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

wildfire

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US / ˈwaɪldfaɪə(r) /

UK / ˈwaɪldˌfaɪr /

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  • noun
  • Raging and rapidly spreading large fire

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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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

least

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US / li:st /

UK / list /

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

miami

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US / maɪˈæmi /

UK / maɪˈæmi /

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  • other
  • A member of the extinct Algonquian people formerly living in northern Indiana and southern Michigan

ukraine

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US / ju:'kreɪn /

UK / ju:'kreɪn /

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

claim

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US / kleɪm /

UK / klem /

A2
  • noun
  • Demand for something that is believed to be due
  • Something said to be true when others don't agree
  • verb
  • To demand something that is believed to be due
  • To cause someone's life to come to an end
  • To say something is true when others may not agree

hit

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US / hɪt /

UK / hɪt /

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

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

actor

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US / ˈæktə(r) /

UK / ˈæktɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who acts in the theater, movies, or TV

criticize

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US / ˈkrɪtɪsaɪz /

UK / ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz /

B1
  • verb
  • To assess the work of others
  • To say that someone or something is bad

city

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US / 'sɪtɪ /

UK / ˈsɪti /

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  • noun
  • Area with many buildings, roads and people

ground

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US / graʊnd /

UK / ɡraʊnd /

A1
  • noun
  • Connection of electrical equipment to earth
  • Place where people play particular sports
  • Solid surface of the earth that we stand on
  • verb
  • To break (coffee, etc.) into tiny bits with machine
  • To make loud jarring noise by pressing hard
  • To make sharp or smooth through friction
  • To press together with force making a sound
  • To punish someone by not allowing them to go out
  • To hit the bottom
  • (Of boat) to hit the bottom so it cannot move
  • To prevent a plane from taking off
  • To place the ball over the goal line in rugby

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

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A1
  • verb
  • To take place or occur

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

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  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

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

present

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US / 'preznt /

UK / ˈprɛznt /

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

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

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

win

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US / wɪn /

UK / wɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • Success in beating the other team or competitors
  • Success in a game or contest
  • verb
  • To get something as a prize because of a success
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

access

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US / 'ækses /

UK / ˈæksɛs /

A2
  • noun
  • Way to enter a place, e.g. a station or stadium
  • verb
  • To be able to use or have permission to use

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

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

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

A1
  • noun
  • Group of persons trained for military action; army
  • Pressure; attraction
  • The use of physical strength/violence to persuade
  • verb
  • To use physical strength or violence to persuade

impose

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US / ɪmˈpəʊz /

UK / ɪmˈpoʊz /

A2
  • verb
  • To make someone to do or endure something

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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

hunter

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US / ˈhʌntə(r) /

UK / ˈhʌntɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Someone who hunts animals to kill them
  • Person's name

mojave

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US / məuˈhɑ:vi /

UK / moˈhɑvi /

C2
  • noun
  • Desert area in the south west of the United States

manager

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US / ˈmænɪdʒə(r) /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who controls and runs a business or group

preserve

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US / prɪˈzɜ:v /

UK / prɪˈzɜ:rv /

B1
  • noun
  • Protected area of land with plants and animals
  • verb
  • To cook food so it can be kept for long periods
  • To protect something from harm, loss or damage
  • To keep or maintain unchanged or perfect

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

sanction

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US / 'sæŋkʃn /

UK / ˈsæŋkʃən /

B2
  • noun
  • Official support or approval
  • Action taken to force a country to obey laws
  • verb
  • To allow or approve something

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

estate

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US / ɪˈsteɪt /

UK / ɪˈstet /

A2
  • noun
  • A large piece of land, usually with a large house
  • Group of houses all built at the same time

mohamed

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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

relief

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US / rɪˈli:f /

UK / rɪˈlif /

B1
  • noun
  • Aid given to people in need as after war/disaster
  • Artwork, e.g. part of wall, that partly sticks out
  • People who replace other workers and their duties
  • Release from worry, stress or tension

suicide

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US / 'su:ɪsaɪd /

UK / ˈsuɪˌsaɪd /

B2
  • noun
  • Act of purposely killing yourself
  • Act that ruins a person's career, status etc.

chair

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US / tʃeə(r) /

UK / tʃer /

A1
  • noun
  • A person in charge of an official meeting
  • A piece of furniture you sit on
  • verb
  • To be in charge of a meeting or department

dan

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US / dæn /

UK / dɑn, dæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Any of ten degrees of advanced proficiency in judo or karate.
  • A small marker buoy with a lightweight flagpole.
  • proper noun
  • (in the Bible) a Hebrew patriarch, son of Jacob and Bilhah.

finally

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US / ˈfaɪnəli /

UK / ˈfaɪnəli /

A1
  • adverb
  • used especially at the beginning of a sentence to introduce the last point or idea
  • After a long time or some difficulty

gunman

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US / ˈgʌnmən /

UK / ˈɡʌnmən /

C2
  • noun
  • Person who shoots a gun (as specified)

investigate

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US / ɪn'vestɪɡeɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡet /

A2
  • verb
  • To try to find out facts; to carry out research

lie

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US / laɪ /

UK / lai /

A2
  • noun
  • An untrue statement, when you know it is not true
  • verb
  • To be in a horizontal or flat position
  • To say something that you know is not true

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

modest

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US / ˈmɒdɪst /

UK / ˈmɑdɪst /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Not large in amount, size, etc.; moderate
  • Not being very large or great, as in effect
  • Being very proper in dress, manner, and thought

niger

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US / ˈnaɪdʒə /

UK / ˈnaɪdʒər /

A1
  • noun
  • A landlocked republic in West Africa; gained independence from France in; most of the country is dom

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

overwhelm

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US / ˌəʊvəˈwelm /

UK / ˌoʊvərˈwelm /

B1
  • verb
  • To defeat something or someone completely
  • To affect someone emotionally in a strong way
  • To cause to have too much to handle (e.g. work)

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

shopkeeper

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US / ˈʃɒpki:pə(r) /

UK / ˈʃɑ:pki:pə(r) /

C2
  • noun
  • Merchant who owns or manages a shop

temperature

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US / ˈtemprətʃə(r) /

UK / ˈtɛmpərəˌtʃʊr,-tʃɚ,ˈtɛmprə- /

A2
  • noun
  • When you your body heat is above normal
  • How hot or cold something is, e.g. the weather

early

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US / ˈɜ:li /

UK / ˈɜ:rli /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

far

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US / fɑ:(r) /

UK / fɑr /

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

hide

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US / haɪd /

UK / haɪd /

A1
  • noun
  • The skin of an animal used for making leather
  • verb
  • To go to, or put a thing where it can't be found

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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

cancer

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US / 'kænsə(r) /

UK / ˈkænsɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Any growth caused by abnormal cell division

front

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US / frʌnt /

UK / frʌnt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Opposite of back; the forward part of an object
  • noun
  • Behavior not showing a person's true feelings
  • Area where fighting in a war is happening
  • Place where air of different temperatures meets
  • verb
  • To have the forward part facing something
  • To lead a group of people, usually a band

nine

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US / naɪn /

UK / naɪn /

A1
  • number
  • 9

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

A1
  • 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

possibility

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US / ˌpɒsə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / ˌpɑsəˈbɪlɪti /

A2
  • noun
  • Something with a chance of happening or being true

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

arrive

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US / əˈraɪv /

UK / əˈraɪv /

A1
  • verb
  • To reach the place you are traveling to

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • 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

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

mediate

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US / 'mi:dɪeɪt /

UK / ˈmidiˌet /

B1
  • verb
  • To help to reach an agreement between people

newshour

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racist

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US / 'reɪsɪst /

UK / 'reɪsɪst /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Believing that people of other races are inferior
  • noun
  • Person who judges others negatively based on race

andy

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US / 'ændɪ /

UK / 'ændɪ /

A1

battle

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US / 'bætl /

UK / ˈbætl /

A2
  • noun
  • Military fight between armies
  • Working hard to stop something; struggle
  • verb
  • To fight or struggle against someone or something
  • To work hard to stop something; struggle

complex

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US / 'kɒmpleks /

UK / kəmˈplɛks, ˈkɑmˌplɛks /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Not being simple; having many parts or aspects
  • noun
  • Group of buildings all used for the same purpose
  • Psychological issue regarding self-image

ease

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US / i:z /

UK / iz /

A2
  • noun
  • State of being comfortable or relaxed
  • verb
  • To make something less difficult, tight, stressed
  • To move slowly and purposely to get in small space

girl

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US / gɜ:l /

UK / gɜ:rl /

A1
  • noun
  • A female child; a young woman

footage

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US / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

UK / ˈfʊtɪdʒ /

B2
  • noun
  • A certain amount of film or video of something
  • Measurement in feet

region

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US / 'ri:dʒən /

UK / ˈridʒən /

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  • noun
  • Part of a country, of the world, area, etc.

alien

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US / 'eɪlɪən /

UK / ˈeliən,ˈeljən /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Being foreign, different or unfamiliar
  • noun
  • Foreigner; a person not from this place
  • Person or creature from a planet other than Earth

associate

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US / ə'səʊʃɪeɪt /

UK / əˈsoʊʃiˌeɪt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Part of a job title indicating a junior position
  • noun
  • Partner in professional work, e.g. in law
  • verb
  • To spend time with other people; mix with
  • To form a connection in your mind between things

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

A1
  • 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

reinstate

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US / ˌri:ɪn'steɪt /

UK / ˌriɪnˈstet /

B2
  • verb
  • To give someone back their previous job/position

strike

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US / straɪk /

UK / straɪk /

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

attack

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US / ə'tæk /

UK / əˈtæk /

A2
  • noun
  • Act intended to hurt someone physically, mentally
  • verb
  • To try to destroy, beat, or injure

bond

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US / bɒnd /

UK / bɑnd /

A2
  • noun
  • Rope, chain or other thing used to tie someone up
  • Closeness that is shared between people or groups
  • Loan that a government must buy back by a set date
  • Written agreement to pay back borrowed money
  • Joint or connection, often using glue
  • verb
  • To develop a close relationship with
  • To become joined or connected, e.g. using glue

debate

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US / dɪ'beɪt /

UK / dɪˈbet /

A2
  • noun
  • General public discussion of a topic
  • A formal event where two sides discuss a topic
  • verb
  • To consider options before making a decision
  • To take part in a formal discussion

palestinian

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US / ˌpælɪˈstɪnɪən /

UK / ˌpælɪˈstɪniən /

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

sell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To exchange something for money
  • To persuade people to do, like or agree

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

A1
  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

northwest

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US / 'nɔ:θ'west /

UK / nɔrθˈwɛst, nɔrˈwɛst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being between west and north
  • Coming from the northwest, e.g. a northwest wind

phoenix

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US / ˈfi:nɪks /

UK / ˈfinɪks /

C1
  • noun
  • Mythical bird that was burned but rose from ashes

straight

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US / streɪt /

UK / stret /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Not having curves, bends, or angles
  • Not gay; heterosexual
  • honest and direct
  • adverb
  • in a line; immediately; honestly and directly

true

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US / tru: /

UK / tru: /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Agreeing with the facts; not false; real or actual

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

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

ourselves

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US / ɑ:ˈselvz /

UK / aʊrˈsɛlvz, ɑr- /

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

shelter

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US / 'ʃeltə(r) /

UK / ˈʃɛltɚ /

B1
  • noun
  • Place to protect people/animals from abuse
  • Structure that covers or protects things
  • State of being protected from danger, bad weather
  • verb
  • To give animals, people a place away from abuse
  • To find protection from danger/bad weather

survivor

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US / səˈvaɪvə(r) /

UK / sərˈvaɪvə(r) /

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

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

burn

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US / bɜ:n /

UK / bɚn /

A1
  • noun
  • Damage from fire or heat
  • verb
  • To destroy with fire
  • To feel pain and heat
  • To use as fuel for a fire to make light or heat
  • To overcook food with too much heat it goes black

heat

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US / hi:t /

UK / hit /

A2
  • noun
  • State of anger, excitement, or arguing
  • Particular temperature at which to cook something
  • High temperature
  • One of series of races to find the finalists
  • Hot temperature, conditions, or weather
  • verb
  • To make hot or hotter

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

A1
  • number
  • 1,000,000

rescue

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US / 'reskju: /

UK / ˈrɛskju /

A2
  • verb
  • To save someone who is in danger or in trouble

sunday

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US / ˈsʌndeɪ /

UK / ˈsʌndi, -ˌde /

A1
  • noun
  • Seventh day of the week, the day after Saturday

violence

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US / ˈvaɪələns /

UK / ˈvaɪələns /

B1
  • noun
  • Strong physical force of nature
  • Use of physical force to harm someone

clamour

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US / ˈklæmə(r) /

UK / ˈklæmər /

B2
  • verb
  • To demand something in a noisy way

plus

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US / plʌs /

UK / plʌs /

A2
  • noun
  • A benefit or advantage
  • preposition
  • In addition; add
  • In addition to; Indicates a number above
  • Having a value greater than zero

wee

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US / wi: /

UK / wi /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Scottish and Northern English small; short
  • noun
  • (Used by or to children) act of urination
  • verb
  • (Childish use) to urinate; go to the bathroom

side

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US / saɪd /

UK / saɪd /

A1
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  • In addition to the central or most important thing
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • In this video, we discuss several news stories from around the world. First, we talk about the relief that is finally arriving for regions of the country that have been experiencing intense heat. A cold front has helped to lower temperatures in the upper Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic. The Southwest is also experiencing slightly cooler temperatures after enduring extreme heat. However, in California, wildfires continue to be fueled by the ongoing heat. We then shift our focus to the case of Carlos de Oliveira, the property manager at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. De Oliveira made his first court appearance in a classified documents case and faces charges of hiding security footage and lying to investigators. Moving on, we discuss Hunter Biden's former business partner, Devin Archer, who testified before the House Oversight Committee. Archer claims that then-Vice President Joe Biden spoke with their associates but never about business. The testimony has sparked debates, with some suggesting an impeachment inquiry. Next, we turn our attention to Pakistan, where the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a pro-Taliban election rally. The attack resulted in the deaths of 54 people, including five children, and left 200 wounded. The aftermath shows the devastation and grief experienced by the victims' families. Finally, we hear from a shopkeeper who was present at the rally and shares the pain of losing loved ones. These stories highlight the diverse events happening around the world and emphasize the importance of staying informed about global news.
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  • Welcome to the news hour.
  • Relief has finally arrived for regions of the country that have been broiling under intense heat.
  • A cold front helped today to lower temperatures across much of the upper Midwest, the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Temperatures are also easing slightly across the Southwest, after Phoenix endured 31 straight days of highs above 110 degrees.
  • But, in California, the heat is still fueling wildfires.
  • Crews today battled a fire burning out of control in the Mojave National Preserve.
  • The property manager at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate made his first court appearance today in a classified documents case.
  • Carlos de Oliveira faces charges that he hid security footage at Mr. Trump's direction and lied to investigators.
  • De Oliveira left the hearing in Miami without entering a plea because he hasn't found a local attorney yet.
  • He's now free on a $100,000 bond.
  • Hunter Biden's former business partner says then-Vice President Joe Biden spoke with their associates, but never about business.
  • Devin Archer was interviewed today by the House Oversight Committee.
  • Afterward, Democrat Dan Goldman said Archer testified that Hunter Biden sold the illusion of access to his father.
  • Republican Andy Biggs said the testimony justifies an impeachment inquiry.
  • In Pakistan, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide bombing that killed 54 people, including five children and wounded 200.
  • It happened at a pro-Taliban election rally in the Northwest, near the Afghan border.
  • Tents were still in tatters today, and upturned chairs littered the ground.
  • Hospitals were overwhelmed, and victims' relatives clamored for answers.
  • I am a shopkeeper, and I was also present at the rally with my son who got injured.
  • We lost loved ones.
  • So many martyred in the incident.
  • I demanded the government investigate this, because this was a brutal act.
  • Now we don't know what will happen in the future.
  • The ISIS claim of responsibility gave no details.
  • Instead, it said it's waging war on democracy as, quote, a regime hostile to true Islam.
  • A new attempt at a cease-fire is under way in Lebanon tonight, after three days of clashes between rival Palestinian factions at a refugee camp.
  • At least nine people have died.
  • Earlier today, plumes of smoke dotted the skyline in the southern port city of Sidon, as Fatah loyalists battled Islamist groups.
  • Palestinian refugees took shelter wherever they could.
  • We fled because of the shelling and the bullets.
  • It was falling on us.
  • Too many people were killed.
  • We cannot stay and have ourselves and our children die.
  • We cannot stay, and we do not want those armed fighters here.
  • The violence erupted Saturday after a gunman tried to kill a Palestinian militant.
  • Islamist fighters struck back Sunday, killing a Fatah military commander.
  • Russian missiles killed six people and wounded 75 today in Central Ukraine.
  • The attack targeted the city of Krivy Vy. It's president Volodymyr Zelensky's hometown and far from the front lines of the war.
  • Rescue crews searched for survivors in the rubble of an apartment complex and a university building.
  • Officials say a 10-year-old girl was among those killed.
  • A group of 15 West African nations is imposing sanctions on Niger after the military coup It's also threatening military force if the country's elected president is not reinstated.
  • At the same time, the president of neighboring Chad, Mohamed Idris Deby, arrived in Niger on Sunday.
  • He's meeting with both sides to try to mediate a solution.
  • Back in this country, Wall Street started the week with a modest advance.
  • The Dow Jones industrial average gained 100 points to close at 35559.
  • The Nasdaq rose 29 points.
  • The S&P 500 added six and is now at a 16-month high.
  • And actor and comedian Paul Rubens, known by millions as Pee Wee Herman, died Sunday night after a long struggle with cancer.
  • Rubens hit it big in the 1980s with his Emmy-winning Saturday morning TV show, Pee Wee's Playhouse, and with two movies.
  • After that, a 1991 arrest for indecent exposure put his career on hold for years.
  • Paul Rubens was 70 years old.
  • Still to come on the NewsHour, country music star Jason Aldean defends his new hit song that's been criticized as racist.
  • Whistleblower testimony reignites the debate over UFOs and the possibility of alien life.
  • American swimmer Katie Ledecky makes history again with major wins at the world championships, plus much more.