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Suburban Chicago mayor accused of misusing public funds, improperly running charity

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question

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US / 'kwestʃən /

UK / ˈkwɛstʃən /

A1
  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

foundation

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US / faunˈdeiʃən /

UK / faʊnˈdeʃən /

C1
  • noun
  • Base or important starting point
  • Underground base on which building is constructed
  • Institution supported by a private fund
  • First cosmetic used when putting on makeup
  • Action of establishing an organization

mount

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US / maʊnt /

UK / maʊnt /

B2
  • noun
  • An attachment used to keep something in place
  • Title of a specific mountain
  • Horse that someone is riding
  • verb
  • To attach something to something else
  • To set a picture, jewel etc. in
  • To sit on a horse or bike in order to ride it
  • To climb a mountain
  • To organize an exhibition, race etc.
  • To start (an attack) against an enemy

source

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US / sɔ:s /

UK / sɔrs, sors /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Produces or provides what is wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Piece of information; a person giving information
  • Place from which something necessary comes
  • verb
  • To get, e.g. a raw material, from somewhere

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

A1
  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

statement

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US / ˈsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˈstetmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Record of activity in a bank account over time
  • Act or process of saying something formally

mailbox

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US / ˈmeɪlbɒks /

UK / ˈmelˌbɑks /

C2
  • noun
  • A box for putting or receiving mail, emails

financial

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US / faɪˈnænʃl /

UK / faɪˈnænʃ(ə)l /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Involving money

few

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US / fju: /

UK / fju /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Not many, a small number

board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

A1
  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

special

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US / 'speʃl /

UK / ˈspɛʃəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being additional or extra
  • Different, better or greater than normal
  • noun
  • Heavily discounted sales item

send

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US / send /

UK / sɛnd /

A1
  • verb
  • To cause to behave or respond in a particular way
  • To cause mail or packages to go to another place
  • To move something quickly in a particular way
  • To give information or greetings to someone

personal

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US / ˈpɜ:sənl /

UK / ˈpɚsənəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Done by or to a particular person; individual
  • Concerning a person's private life or feelings

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

letter

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US / 'letə(r) /

UK / ˈlɛtɚ /

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  • noun
  • One of the 26 parts of the English alphabet
  • Message you put in an envelope and send by post

website

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US / ˈwebsaɪt /

UK / 'websaɪt /

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  • noun
  • Collection of webpages in one location

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

transparency

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US / trænsˈpærənsi /

UK / trænsˈpɛrənsi, -ˈpær- /

B2
  • noun
  • Quality of being open to see/to public criticism
  • Fact of being able to be seen through
  • Quality of being clear and easily understood

spend

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US / spend /

UK / spɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

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

warn

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US / wɔ:n /

UK / wɔrn /

A2
  • verb
  • To tell someone about possible danger

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

UK / ɔlˈrɛdi /

A1
  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

cook

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US / kʊk /

UK / kʊk /

A1
  • noun
  • A person who prepares food
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To heat food until it is ready to eat

appear

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US / ə'pɪə(r) /

UK / əˈpɪr /

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

million

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US / ˈmɪljən /

UK / ˈmɪljən /

A1
  • number
  • 1,000,000

four

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US / fɔ:(r) /

UK / fɔr, for /

A1
  • number
  • 4

surround

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US / səˈraʊnd /

UK / səˈraʊnd /

A2
  • other
  • To be closely connected to and have an effect on
  • verb
  • To be all the way around something
  • To be closely connected to and have an effect on
  • To move closer on all sides of something

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

lock

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US / lɒk /

UK / lɑ:k /

A2
  • noun
  • Small portion of your hair that hangs together
  • Place on a door, etc. that you close with a key
  • verb
  • To become fixed in place and hard to move
  • To use a key, code so others can't open something

deny

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US / dɪ'naɪ /

UK / dɪˈnaɪ /

A2
  • verb
  • To refuse to allow or accept something

brittany

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US / ˈbritəni /

UK / ˈbrɪtni /

A1
  • noun

story

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US / 'stɔ:rɪ /

UK / ˈstɔri, ˈstori /

A1
  • noun
  • One of many floors or levels in a building
  • Account or description of how something happened

debt

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US / det /

UK / dɛt /

A2
  • noun
  • Sum of money owed to someone that is not yet paid

charity

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US / 'tʃærətɪ /

UK / ˈtʃærɪti /

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  • noun
  • Kindness and willingness to forgive, help
  • Institution providing help to the needy, the sick
  • Person's name

trustee

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US / trʌ'sti: /

UK / trʌˈsti /

B2
  • noun
  • Person legally holding property for another

dalton

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US / ˈdɔ:ltən /

UK / ˈdɔltən /

A1
  • noun
  • A unit used in expressing the molecular weight of proteins, equivalent to atomic mass unit.
  • proper noun
  • A city in northwestern Georgia; population 33,648 (est. 2008).

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

A1
  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

village

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US / 'vɪlɪdʒ /

UK / ˈvɪlɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • Small town in the country

concern

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US / kənˈsɜ:n /

UK / kənˈsɚn /

A2
  • 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

cease

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US / si:s /

UK / sis /

B1
  • verb
  • To come or bring to an end; stop continuing

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

happen

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US / 'hæpən /

UK / ˈhæpən /

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

fight

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US / faɪt /

UK / faɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • An argument or quarrel
  • Act of trying to hurt someone by hitting them
  • A struggle to do a difficult task
  • verb
  • To argue or quarrel with someone about something
  • To try to hurt someone by hitting them
  • To struggle to do a difficult task

example

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US / ɪgˈzɑ:mpl /

UK / ɪɡˈzæmpəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing, person which represents a category

probe

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US / prəʊb /

UK / prob /

B1
  • noun
  • A thorough or deep examination of a problem
  • Device used to send information from outer space
  • Long medical instrument to look inside your body
  • verb
  • To carefully examine an issue by asking questions
  • To examine the inside of something using a tool

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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

comment

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US / 'kɒment /

UK / ˈkɑmɛnt /

A2
  • noun
  • Something you say, giving an opinion; remark
  • verb
  • To say something that gives your opinion

county

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US / ˈkaʊnti /

UK / ˈkaʊnti /

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  • noun
  • Administrative region within a country or a state

cbs

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US / ˌsiː biː ˈes /

UK / ˌsiː biː ˈes /

A1
  • abbreviation
  • Columbia Broadcasting System.

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

A1
  • noun
  • Particular location, area or region
  • verb
  • To put someone in a particular type of situation
  • To put something in a certain location or position

fund

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US / fʌnd /

UK / fʌnd /

A2
  • noun
  • Money collected, saved, or provided for a purpose
  • A specific account into which you put money
  • verb
  • To supply money for something

mayor

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US / meə(r) /

UK / ˈmeɪər /

B1
  • noun
  • Head of a town or city government

touch

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US / tʌtʃ /

UK / tʌtʃ /

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  • noun
  • Certain way of doing that makes something special
  • A small amount of something
  • Feeling of a surface
  • verb
  • To affect feelings, especially by causing sympathy
  • To be next to each other with no space between
  • To get involved with (used in negative)
  • To feel an object with your fingers, etc.

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

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

desist

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US / dɪˈzɪst /

UK / dɪˈsɪst, -ˈzɪst /

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  • verb
  • To stop doing something

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

A1
  • conjunction
  • At or in the place which
  • In whatever place
  • pronoun
  • Word you use to ask the location of something

proof

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US / pru:f /

UK / pruf /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of showing that something exists or is true
  • Version of a document to be checked for errors
  • Special coating that protects something
  • Something which shows that something else is true
  • verb
  • To read a written work to check for mistakes
  • To protect by painting on a special coating

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

A1
  • noun
  • A order or request for action
  • The sound an animal makes, often when in danger
  • A correct prediction, e.g. a decision in a game
  • A short visit to a place or person
  • A decision by a referee or umpire in a game
  • verb
  • To make a request or order for action
  • (Animal) to make sounds to warn of danger
  • To announce the date of an election
  • To make a judgment about something
  • To give someone or something a name
  • To guess in advance the result or outcome
  • To visit a place or person for a short time
  • To phone someone
  • To speak, announce or shout in a loud voice

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

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

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

hey

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US / heɪ /

UK / he /

A1
  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

underway

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US / ˌʌndəˈweɪ /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈwe /

B2
  • adverb
  • Happening now

lavish

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US / ˈlævɪʃ /

UK / ˈlævɪʃ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Generous; providing a lot of something
  • verb
  • To use or give a lot of something

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

investigate

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US / ɪn'vestɪɡeɪt /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡet /

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

solicit

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US / sə'lɪsɪt /

UK / səˈlɪsɪt /

B2
  • verb
  • To ask for a favor or support

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

office

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US / ˈɒfɪs /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪs /

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  • noun
  • Room or building used for business
  • Important job position, often in a government

thursday

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US / ˈθɜːzdeɪ /

UK / ˈθɜːrzdeɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Fourth day of the week; the day after Wednesday

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

false

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US / fɔ:ls /

UK / fɔ:ls /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not real or genuine

fbi

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US / ˌefbi:'aɪ /

UK / ˌefbi:'aɪ /

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  • abbreviation
  • short for Federal Bureau of Investigation

wednesday

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US / ˈwenzdeɪ /

UK / ˈwenzdeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Third day of the week; the day after Tuesday

tiffany

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US / 'tɪfənɪ /

UK / 'tɪfənɪ /

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  • noun
  • Thin gauze muslin.

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

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

attorney

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US / ə'tɜ:nɪ /

UK / əˈtɚni /

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  • noun
  • Person giving legal advice; a lawyer

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

option

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US / 'ɒpʃn /

UK / ˈɑpʃən /

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  • noun
  • A choice
  • Right to buy or sell at a certain price and time

dinner

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US / ˈdɪnə(r) /

UK / ˈdɪnɚ /

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  • noun
  • Main meal of the day, often eaten in the evening

fourth

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US / fɔ:θ /

UK / fɔ:rθ /

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  • noun
  • 4th

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

multi

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US / 'mʌlti /

UK / ˈmʌlti /

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  • prefix
  • A prefix meaning 'many' or 'more than one'

extravagant

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US / ɪkˈstrævəgənt /

UK / ɪkˈstrævəɡənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Going beyond what is normal or proper
  • Wasteful, e.g. of money; using a lot of a resource

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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

general

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US / 'dʒenrəl /

UK / ˈdʒɛnərəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Widespread, normal or usual
  • noun
  • Top ranked officer in the army

travel

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US / ˈtrævl /

UK / ˈtrævəl /

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

taxpayer

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US / ˈtækspeɪə(r) /

UK / ˈtæksˌpeɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who pays taxes

reportedly

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US / rɪˈpɔ:tɪdli /

UK / rɪˈpɔ:rtɪdli /

A2
  • adverb
  • According to information heard from some sources

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

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

dollar

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US / ˈdɒlə(r) /

UK / ˈdɑ:lə(r) /

A1
  • noun
  • A basic unit of money equal to 100 cent

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

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)

document

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US / 'dɒkjʊmənt /

UK / ˈdɑkjəmənt /

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

tonight

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US / təˈnaɪt /

UK / təˈnaɪt /

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

part

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US / pɑ:t /

UK / pɑ:rt /

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  • adjecitve
  • To some degree; half; not fully
  • noun
  • Division of a book
  • Ratio of something, e.g. 3 of gin, 1 of tonic
  • A line in a person's hair, made with a comb
  • Character an actor plays on stage, movie, or TV
  • Some, but not all of a specific thing
  • Role in causing something to happen
  • verb
  • To make a line in a person's hair, by using a comb
  • To move two things apart creating a space
  • To leave someone, or to break off a relationship

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

A1
  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

investigation

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US / ɪnˌvestɪ'ɡeɪʃn /

UK / ɪnˌvɛstɪˈɡeʃən /

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  • noun
  • Search for information about something

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

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

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

next

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US / nekst /

UK / nɛkst /

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

circus

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US / ˈsɜ:kəs /

UK / ˈsɜ:rkəs /

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  • noun
  • Shows with clowns animals etc. performed in a tent

full

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US / fʊl /

UK / fʊl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Containing all the parts; complete
  • Containing or holding as much as possible
  • Having had enough food
  • adverb
  • In a direct manner; completely

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

outside

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US / ˌaʊtˈsaɪd /

UK / aʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd /

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

bank

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US / bæŋk /

UK / bæŋk /

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  • noun
  • A financial institution that keeps or lends money
  • The side of a river
  • A row of things in lines (e.g. computers)
  • verb
  • To put or keep your money in a bank
  • To turn a plane when flying; (of a plane) to turn

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

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

dire

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US / ˈdaɪə(r) /

UK / daɪr /

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  • adjecitve
  • (E.g. of consequences) very serious

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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

fine

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US / faɪn /

UK / faɪn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Good, acceptable or satisfactory
  • Of high quality; made with great skill
  • In a careful or exact manner; into small pieces
  • Being of high quality
  • Good; okay; no problem
  • (Of weather) good; not raining
  • noun
  • Money you have to pay because you broke a rule
  • verb
  • To pay money because you broke a law

hall

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US / hɔ:l /

UK / hɔl /

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  • noun
  • Area just inside the entrance of a building
  • Large room/building for public events/gatherings
  • Large, impressive older home
  • Part of the name of a building

misuse

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US / ˌmɪs'ju:s /

UK / mɪsˈjuz /

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  • noun
  • Incorrect use of something
  • verb
  • To treat a person or thing badly
  • To use something incorrectly

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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

park

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US / pɑ:k /

UK / pɑ:rk /

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

resolution

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US / ˌrezə'lu:ʃn /

UK / ˌrɛzəˈluʃən /

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  • noun
  • End part of a story resolving the conflict
  • Ability of a screen or camera to display pixels
  • Statement of the decisions of a group
  • Answer to a problem or conflict
  • Promise made to accomplish something

illinois

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US / ˌɪlɪ'nɔɪ(z) /

UK / ˌɪlə'nɔɪ /

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  • other
  • A member of the Algonquian people formerly of Illinois and regions to the west
  • A midwestern state in north-central United States
  • Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami

click

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US / klɪk /

UK / klɪk /

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  • noun
  • The sound a computer mouse makes when you press it
  • A short, slight, and sharp sound
  • verb
  • To work well with someone or something
  • To press a computer mouse
  • To make a short, slight, and sharp sound

administrator

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US / ədˈmɪnɪstreɪtə(r) /

UK / ædˈmɪnɪˌstretɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone involved in the running of an organization

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

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  • verb
  • To get something someone has given or sent to you
  • To allow someone to become a member (of a club)
  • To welcome someone as a guest into your home
  • To respond to (e.g. news) in a particular way

hickey

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US / 'hɪkɪ /

UK / 'hɪkɪ /

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  • other
  • A temporary red mark on a person's skin resulting from kissing or sucking by their lover

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

megan

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US / ˈmeɡən /

UK / ˈmeɡən /

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expect

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US / ɪk'spekt /

UK / ɪkˈspɛkt /

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  • verb
  • To believe something is probably going to happen

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

schedule

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US / ˈʃedju:l /

UK / ˈskedʒu:l /

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  • noun
  • A list of events and their times
  • A plan to do something at a certain time
  • verb
  • To plan to do something at a certain time

september

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US / sepˈtembə(r) /

UK / sɛpˈtɛmbɚ /

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  • noun
  • 9th month of the year

march

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US / mɑ:tʃ /

UK / mɑ:rtʃ /

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  • noun
  • Walk by a group of soldiers who walk in time
  • 3rd month of the year
  • Music played for soldiers to walk in time to
  • Progress towards a future time or place
  • Public walk by a group to demand change
  • verb
  • To force someone to walk somewhere
  • (Soldiers) to walk in time with others
  • To walk as a group to demand some kind of change
  • To walk somewhere quickly often in an angry manner

criticism

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US / ˈkrɪtɪsɪzəm /

UK / ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm /

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  • noun
  • Article or essay that judges quality
  • Negative judgment of something
  • Something negative that you say about something
  • School of thought

against

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US / əˈgenst /

UK / əˈɡenst /

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  • preposition
  • In physical contact with, as for support; next to
  • In opposition to; disagreeing with

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

improperly

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US / ɪmˈprɒpəli /

UK / ɪmˈprɑpərli /

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  • adverb
  • In an improper way

habit

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US / 'hæbɪt /

UK / ˈhæbɪt /

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  • noun
  • Loose clothing like a cloak, worn by monks, nuns
  • Usual way of behaving; something often repeated

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

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

register

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US / 'redʒɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈrɛdʒɪstɚ /

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  • noun
  • Till; machine used add up things you buy
  • Range of notes of a person's (singing) voice
  • verb
  • To record your name on an official list; sign up
  • To show an amount on a measurement device
  • (Of feelings) to show or make visible

investigator

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US / ɪnˈvestɪgeɪtə(r) /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstɪˌɡetɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone who finds information about something

donation

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US / dəʊˈneɪʃn /

UK / doʊˈneɪʃn /

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  • noun
  • Gift or money given to help support a cause

address

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US / ə'dres /

UK / əˈdrɛs /

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  • noun
  • Exact street location of a place
  • A formal speech to a group of people
  • verb
  • To write the place someone lives on a letter
  • To refer to someone or something formally
  • To make a formal speech to a group of people
  • To try to find a solution to; think about
  • Subtitles section
  • A federal investigation is underway tonight into the Dalton mayor's spending habits.
  • And the Illinois Attorney General is telling Mayor Tiffany Henyer to stop improperly soliciting donations.
  • CBS two investigator Megan Hickey has the latest on the mounting criticism against the village's embattled mayor.
  • Sources here in Dalton tell us they've already been interviewed by the FBI and they've already been in touch with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office concerning the mayor's spending, including lavish personal spending reportedly on the taxpayer's dime.
  • We are in dire need of transparency.
  • Dalton trustee Brittany Norwood is one of four trustees who held a special meeting Thursday and passed a resolution calling for an outside investigation into Mayor Tiffany Henyard.
  • Norwood says they already have some proof she's misusing village funds and adding to Dalton's multi million dollar deficit.
  • She says the board has repeatedly asked for recent financial documents and been denied.
  • The last time you received a bank statement was in September.
  • of last year and we were debt at that time.
  • So at we're saying, hey, where a so that we can know where say they want to see all surrounding Henyard spend taxpayer funded billboa also questioned spending extravagant dinners, fine travel and we're saying
  • Why are we going to these places?
  • What's happening here?
  • In addition to the spending, investigators have also probed Henyard's charity, the Tiffany Henyard Cares Foundation, for improperly soliciting donations.
  • On Wednesday, the attorney general's office sent a cease and desist letter to the charity, warning that they'd already sent several letters to the charity because they were not registered with the state.
  • We reached out to Mayor Henyard for comment and received a statement instead from Dalton's village administrator.
  • The response did not address the AG's cease and desist letter, but called the resolution from Dalton trustees to investigate the mayor's spending a circus.
  • This is just another example of a few trustees in the village of Dalton spreading lies and false allegations.
  • The statement read in part, Norwood said the meeting held at Dalton Park because they were locked out of Village Hall.
  • They put out mailboxes outside, so was their only option.
  • We're going to continue to fight for transparency.
  • We're going to continue to ask for transparency.
  • For a look at the village administrator's full response, head to our website and click this story.
  • The next village board meeting is scheduled for March fourth and Mayor Henyard is expected to appear.
  • In Dalton, Megan Hickey, CBS two investigators.