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What Is The U.S Debt Ceiling And Why Is It Causing Issues For President Joe Biden?

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deal

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US / di:l /

UK / dil /

A1
  • verb
  • To cope with something - usually troubles
  • To give (something bad e.g. news) to
  • To buy and sell illegal drugs
  • To give out (cards, etc.) to; distribute
  • To do business with someone or to sell products

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

politic

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US / ˈpɒlətɪk /

UK / ˈpɑlɪtɪk /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Careful what you say; diplomatic

recovery

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US / rɪˈkʌvəri /

UK / rɪˈkʌvəri /

A2
  • noun
  • Process of returning to a former (good) state
  • Act of getting back something that was lost

schedule

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US / ˈʃedju:l /

UK / ˈskedʒu:l /

A2
  • 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

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

credibly

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US / ˈkredəbli /

UK / ˈkredəbli /

B2
  • adverb
  • In a way that is believable or to be trusted

conspiracy

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US / kən'spɪrəsɪ /

UK / kənˈspɪrəsi /

B2
  • noun
  • Plan made in secret to do something illegal

cut

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US / kʌt /

UK / kʌt /

A1
  • noun
  • Act/instance of reducing the size or amount of
  • Small opening made using a sharp object, knife
  • A wound on someone's skin caused by a sharp object
  • verb
  • To reduce the size or amount of something
  • To use knife or scissors to divide, open surfaces

finish

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US / ˈfɪnɪʃ /

UK / ˈfɪnɪʃ /

A1
  • noun
  • End of something; completion
  • Final coat (of paint) applied to a surface
  • verb
  • To use or consume all of something
  • To reach the end; to complete something
  • To put a final surface (e.g. paint) on something

security

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US / sɪ'kjʊərətɪ /

UK / sɪˈkjʊrɪtisə'kjurətɪ /

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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

craziness

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US / 'kreɪzɪnəs /

UK / 'kreɪzɪnəs /

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  • noun
  • Insanity; strangeness

july

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US / dʒuˈlaɪ /

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  • noun
  • 7th month of the year

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • 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

recent

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US / 'ri:snt /

UK / ˈrisənt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Happening or beginning not long ago

seriously

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US / ˈsɪəriəsli /

UK / ˈsɪriəsli /

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  • adverb
  • Involving or requiring great thought or study

silly

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US / 'sɪlɪ /

UK / ˈsɪli /

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  • adjecitve
  • Careless
  • Acting funny or playfully
  • Not being serious or important

box

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US / bɒks /

UK / bɑ:ks /

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  • noun
  • A marked area of a baseball field
  • A container with four straight sides and a lid
  • Area of seating in a theater separated from others
  • A 4 sided container or shape printed on a page
  • Entire amount of something inside a container
  • verb
  • To strike someone on the side of the head
  • To pack an object in a six-sided container
  • To fight with gloved hands as a sport

gun

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US / ɡʌn /

UK / ɡʌn /

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  • noun
  • Weapon which fires bullets down a tube
  • verb
  • To suddenly make an engine run faster

mccarthy

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US / məˈkɑːθi /

UK / məˈkɑrθi /

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really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

understand

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US / ˌʌndə'stænd /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstænd /

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  • verb
  • To know the meaning of language, what someone says

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

crazy

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US / 'kreɪzɪ /

UK / ˈkrezi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Mentally ill; mad
  • Not being sensible or practical
  • Really like someone or something very much
  • noun
  • Person acting in a manner that is strange and odd

expect

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US / ɪk'spekt /

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  • verb
  • To believe something is probably going to happen

spoil

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US / spɔɪl /

UK / spɔɪl /

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  • verb
  • To damage something, usually by treating it poorly
  • (Of food) to go bad
  • To overindulge and harm the character of a child
  • To treat someone extremely well

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

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

UK / ˈbɪznɪs /

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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

credit

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US / 'kredɪt /

UK / ˈkrɛdɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having a positive amount of money
  • noun
  • System to buy something and pay for it later
  • Points earned instead of money
  • Quality of having a good reputation for a reason
  • Points earned towards a university degree
  • verb
  • To add a certain amount of money to a total
  • To recognize someone's achievements or help

anarchy

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US / ˈænəki /

UK / ˈænərki /

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  • noun
  • Political theory in which there is no government

frustrating

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US / frʌˈstreɪtɪŋ /

UK / frʌˈstretɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Annoying because things don't go the way you want
  • verb
  • To make annoyed because things don't go well

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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

whole

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US / həul /

UK / hol /

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  • adjecitve
  • Complete or full; all of
  • Being in a good condition
  • noun
  • Complete amount or sum; total

government

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US / ˈgʌvənmənt /

UK / ˈɡʌvənmənt /

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

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

spending

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US / ˈspendɪŋ /

UK / ˈspɛndɪŋ /

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

social

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US / ˈsəuʃəl /

UK / ˈsoʃəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Involving activity with people, e.g. in free time
  • Liking being with other people; friendly
  • Living together and depending on each other

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

fall

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US / fɔ:l /

UK / fɔl /

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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

postpone

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US / pə'spəʊn /

UK / postˈpon, posˈpon /

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  • verb
  • To schedule for a later time

prime

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US / praɪm /

UK / praɪm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the highest in quality or value
  • Concerning the highest level of achievement
  • Most important, chief importance in value
  • verb
  • To get a person ready for; prepare someone
  • To coat with paint to prepare it for the main coat

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

UK / klɪr /

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  • adjecitve
  • Empty; without anything in it or on it
  • Being certain and without doubt
  • Being without any streaks, spots, or cracks
  • Easy to understand; well-explained; obvious
  • adverb
  • Completely; entirely; through the whole of
  • Away from; free from
  • verb
  • To recover from or remove a problem
  • To get rid of the entire contents of
  • To give permission for something to happen
  • To make a place or surface empty by removing
  • To prove that someone is not guilty or to blame

economic

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US / ˌi:kəˈnɒmɪk /

UK / ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk, ˌikə- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning trade, industry, and money

halt

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US / hɔ:lt /

UK / hɔlt /

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  • verb
  • To stop, or cause something, e.g. a car, to stop

next

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US / nekst /

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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

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

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  • noun
  • Increase in a bet above another when playing cards
  • Pay increase
  • verb
  • To increase a bet above another when playing cards
  • To gather donations for a cause or charity
  • To bring up and educate a child to maturity
  • To bring a dead person to life
  • To increase a quantity, size, intensity or price
  • To lift (e.g. your hand) to a higher position
  • To mention a topic /issue for discussion; bring up
  • To increase (salary, etc.)
  • To grow or care for plants or animals

problem

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US / ˈprɒbləm /

UK / ˈprɑbləm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Causing trouble
  • noun
  • Something difficult to deal with or causes trouble
  • Question to show understanding of a math concept

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

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

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

often

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US / ˈɔfən /

UK / ˈɔfən,ˈɑfən,ˈɔftən,ˈɑf- /

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  • adverb
  • Many times; frequently; on many occasions

federal

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US / 'fedərəl /

UK / ˈfɛdərəl, ˈfɛdrəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Consisting of several united states

air

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US / eə(r) /

UK / er /

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  • noun
  • Mixture of gases around the earth that we breathe
  • A person's manner intended to impress others
  • verb
  • To expose to the outside, to dry or freshen
  • To broadcast a TV or radio show
  • To open a subject to discussion and debate

donald

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US / dəˈmɪnɪkən /

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hear

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UK / hɪr /

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

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

disappointment

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US / ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt /

UK / ˌdɪsəˈpɔɪntmənt /

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  • noun
  • Feeling or state of not being satisfied

economist

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US / ɪˈkɒnəmɪst /

UK / ɪˈkɑ:nəmɪst /

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  • noun
  • A person who studies economics

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

certain

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US / ˈsə:tn /

UK / ˈsɚtn /

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

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

declare

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US / dɪ'kleə(r) /

UK / dɪˈklɛr /

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  • verb
  • To make a statement in a strong and confident way
  • To show the cost of things purchased overseas
  • To say something in an official or sure way

economy

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US / ɪ'kɒnəmɪ /

UK / ɪˈkɑnəmi /

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

global

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US / ˈgləʊbl /

UK / ˈgloʊbl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning, involving, affecting all of something
  • Of, affecting, or involving the entire world

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

australia

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US / ɒˈstreɪliə /

UK / ɔːˈstreɪliə /

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  • noun
  • The smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

beat

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US / bi:t /

UK / bit /

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  • noun
  • Regular movement or rhythm (e.g. heart or music)
  • verb
  • To move in regular motions in order to push blood
  • To strike or hit repeatedly and with great force
  • To mix ingredients together with a fork or machine
  • To play a drum
  • To win against another person or team; defeat

should

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US / ʃʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate what is proper or reasonable

sort

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US / sɔ:t /

UK / sɔrt /

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  • noun
  • Group or class of similar things or people
  • verb
  • To organize things by putting them into groups
  • To deal with things in an organized way

white

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US / waɪt /

UK / hwaɪt, waɪt /

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

unless

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US / ənˈles /

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  • conjunction
  • Negative of 'if'

complicated

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US / 'kɒmplɪkeɪtɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do, understand or use
  • verb
  • To make more difficult to do, understand or use

debt

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US / det /

UK / dɛt /

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

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

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  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

exclusive

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US / ɪk'sklu:sɪv /

UK / ɪkˈsklusɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being available only to people with a lot of money
  • Available to only a particular person, group

historic

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US / hɪˈstɒrɪk /

UK / hɪˈstɔrɪk, -ˈstɑr- /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of past event) having an effect on future; famous
  • Connected with the past

quad

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US / kwɒd /

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  • noun
  • Four-sided enclosure surrounded by buildings

speak

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UK / spik /

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

use

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US / ju:s /

UK / ju:s /

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  • noun
  • Ability to employ something
  • Need to enable it to work
  • Permission to do something with something
  • Act of spending money
  • Operation of a machine for its function
  • verb
  • To have; to eat, drink, consume etc.
  • To need to operate or work
  • To operate a machine, e.g. a computer
  • To treat a person badly
  • To do something with, for a task or purpose

already

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US / ɔ:lˈredi /

UK / ɔlˈrɛdi /

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  • adverb
  • Having happened or been done before this time

describe

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US / dɪ'skraɪb /

UK / dɪˈskraɪb /

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  • verb
  • To tell the appearance, sound, smell of something

drama

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US / 'drɑ:mə /

UK / ˈdrɑmə, ˈdræmə /

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  • noun
  • Play that is performed on stage, theater, or TV
  • Study of acting

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

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

india

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US / 'ɪndɪə /

UK / ˈɪndɪə /

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  • proper noun
  • A country in southern Asia that occupies the greater part of the Indian subcontinent; population 1,3

reason

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US / 'ri:zn /

UK / ˈrizən /

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

here

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

lose

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US / lu:z /

UK / luz /

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

new

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US / nju: /

UK / nu, nju /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not old, recently born, built or made
  • Being or doing something for the first time
  • Not felt, seen or known previously
  • Having been recently bought or obtained

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

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

pike

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US / paɪk /

UK / paɪk /

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  • noun
  • A type of fish
  • Road that people must pay to use
  • In history, a type of spear

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

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  • 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

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

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

nitwit

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US / ˈnɪtwɪt /

UK / ˈnɪtˌwɪt /

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  • noun
  • Stupid incompetent person

regularly

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US / ˈregjələli /

UK / ˈregjələrli /

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  • adverb
  • At the usual time each day, week, or month

analogy

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US / əˈnælədʒi /

UK / əˈnælədʒi /

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  • noun
  • Comparison of things based on their similarity

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

indict

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US / ɪnˈdaɪt /

UK / ɪnˈdaɪt /

C2
  • verb
  • To accuse someone of doing something wrong

representative

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US / ˌreprɪˈzentətɪv /

UK / ˌrɛprɪˈzɛntətɪv /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Acting or speaking for other people
  • Typical of a particular group or thing
  • noun
  • Typical example of a particular category
  • Politician who acts on behalf of the people
  • A person who acts as an agent or sales person

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

short

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US / ʃɔ:t /

UK / ʃɔrt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
  • Happening for a small amount of time
  • Unfriendly or rude

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)

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

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

convict

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US / kənˈvɪkt /

UK / kənˈvɪkt /

B1
  • noun
  • Person in prison
  • verb
  • To say someone is guilty of a crime in a law court

home

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US / həʊm /

UK / hom /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • A sports team's own field or place of play
  • adverb
  • Into the correct or intended position
  • noun
  • House, apartment or building to be rented or sold
  • Institution for sick or elderly people
  • Place where a person or a family lives
  • Country where a person lives or was born
  • Region that is native to peoples, plant or animals
  • verb
  • To move towards a particular target location

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

UK / tɔk /

A1
  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

brat

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US / bræt /

UK / bræt /

B2
  • noun
  • Someone who has misbehaved, usually a child

derail

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US / dɪˈreɪl /

UK / diˈrel /

C2
  • verb
  • (Of a train) to come off the railway tracks
  • To change the subject; to change from a course

crisis

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US / 'kraɪsɪs /

UK / ˈkraɪsɪs /

B1
  • noun
  • Unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

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

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

treasury

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US / ˈtreʒəri /

UK / ˈtrɛʒəri /

A2
  • noun
  • Government office concerned with finance

check

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US / tʃek /

UK / tʃɛk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Decorated with squares made up of lines
  • noun
  • Paper showing how much you owe at a restaurant
  • Printed piece of paper you sign to pay for things
  • A mark on a form, equivalent to 'yes'; tick
  • Mark used to show that something is correct
  • Procedure to prevent errors or control something
  • verb
  • To confirm the details of something are correct
  • To leave your things with staff who look after it
  • To examine something to see if something is wrong
  • To examine in order to prevent errors/a problem

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

situation

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US / ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃn /

UK / ˌsɪtʃuˈeʃən /

A1
  • noun
  • Place, position or area that something is in
  • Circumstance or condition surrounding an event
  • An unexpected problem or difficulty

danger

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US / ˈdeɪndʒə(r) /

UK / ˈdendʒɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • The possibility of getting hurt, damaged, killed

job

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US / dʒɒb /

UK / dʒɑ:b /

A1
  • noun
  • Something that must be done
  • Regular work at which you earn money

meltdown

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US / ˈmeltdaʊn /

UK / ˈmɛltˌdaʊn /

B1
  • noun
  • Very large disaster, where everything goes wrong

sound

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US / saʊnd /

UK / saʊnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
  • Firm or solid in structure
  • Sane; not mentally ill
  • Clearly reasoned; involving sense, good judgment
  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
  • Waves traveling in air or water that can be heard
  • verb
  • To seem or appear to be, from what was said
  • To say in a clear deliberate manner
  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to
  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)

crime

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US / kraɪm /

UK / kraɪm /

A2
  • noun
  • Act that is believed to be a mistake or foolish
  • Act that is against the law; murder, theft etc.

express

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US / ɪk'spres /

UK / ɪkˈsprɛs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sent by a fast mail service
  • Traveling at high speed
  • noun
  • Fast train or bus
  • verb
  • To send something by fast mail
  • To state or show what you think or how you feel

extend

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US / ɪkˈstend /

UK / ɪkˈstɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To offer something (help, friendship) to someone
  • To reach from one point to another
  • To straighten or stretch something out, e.g. leg
  • To make something last longer

limit

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US / 'lɪmɪt /

UK / ˈlɪmɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • Point beyond which it is not possible to go
  • verb
  • To stop or prevent an increase past a point

set

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US / set /

UK / sɛt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Prepared for something; ready
  • noun
  • Complete group of something
  • Place where a television show or movie is filmed
  • Group of games in a tennis match
  • Device that receives radio or television signals
  • verb
  • To make a clock state or ring at a particular time
  • To decide upon or choose something
  • To make something ready for use (e.g. table)
  • To decide on a price for something
  • To become hard (of glue, concrete etc.)
  • To be located in a specific place or time
  • To put (e.g. a vase) down carefully in a place
  • To put someone in a certain condition or state
  • (Of the sun) to go lower than the horizon

tour

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US / tʊə(r) /

UK / tʊr /

A2
  • noun
  • A trip to several places to perform a show
  • A journey to visit several places for pleasure
  • verb
  • To travel to several places to perform a show
  • To visit several places for pleasure

unique

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US / jʊ'ni:k /

UK / juˈnik /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Unlike other things; being the only one like it

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

due

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US / dju: /

UK / du, dju /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • When something is required or expected
  • Owed to a person as a right
  • noun
  • Something you deserve; something you can expect

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

yes

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US / jes /

UK / jɛs /

A1
  • adverb
  • Way to say you agree or will do something

undiluted

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US / ˌʌndaɪˈluːtɪd /

UK / ˌʌndaɪˈluːtɪd /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Not weakened; pure

congressional

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US / kənˈgreʃənl /

UK / kənˈɡreʃənl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the US congress

repayment

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US / rɪˈpeɪmənt /

UK / rɪˈpeɪmənt /

B1
  • noun
  • Payment of a debt or obligation

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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

announce

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US / əˈnaʊns /

UK / əˈnaʊns /

A2
  • verb
  • To make a public statement about a plan, decision

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

fear

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US / fɪə(r) /

UK / fɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Unpleasant feeling caused by being aware of danger
  • verb
  • To be afraid of or nervous about something

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

yep

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US / jep /

UK / jɛp /

B2
  • noun
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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

hold

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US / həʊld /

UK / hold /

A1
  • 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

result

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US / rɪ'zʌlt /

UK / rɪˈzʌlt /

A2
  • noun
  • Something produced through tests or experiments
  • Final score of a competition, election or game
  • verb
  • To be the outcome of other causes and effects

theory

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US / ˈθiəri /

UK / ˈθiəri, ˈθɪri /

A2
  • noun
  • Ideas or principles that explain facts or events

country

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US / ˈkʌntri /

UK / ˈkʌntri /

A1
  • noun
  • An area of land that is controlled by a government
  • Open land that is away from towns and cities

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

A1
  • noun
  • Money you receive from your job, work, etc.
  • verb
  • To give money for goods or work done
  • To give (attention, respect, etc.) to
  • To be punished or suffer for something you did
  • To make (a visit) to a person or place

red

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US / red /

UK / rɛd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being the color of blood

speaker

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US / 'spi:kə(r) /

UK / ˈspikɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Electronic device for making or broadcasting sound
  • Person who makes a speech before a group

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

account

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US / ə'kaʊnt /

UK / əˈkaʊnt /

A1
  • noun
  • An advantage
  • Arrangement with a bank to keep your money for you
  • An invoice for things bought
  • Arrangement whereby you can use online services
  • A description, often written, of events; report

arrear

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • other
  • Something overdue and unpaid

concession

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US / kən'seʃn /

UK / kənˈsɛʃən /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • A discount (e.g. for a bus) for being young, old
  • noun
  • Special right granted, as by someone in authority
  • Giving something up to reach an agreement

pretty

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US / 'prɪtɪ /

UK / ˈprɪti /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive to the eye in a simple way
  • adverb
  • Very; to a great degree

several

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US / ˈsevrəl /

UK / ˈsɛvərəl,ˈsɛvrəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Many of
  • pronoun
  • More than two but not a large amount

america

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US / ə'merɪkə /

UK / əˈmɛrɪkə /

A1
  • noun
  • The United States of America; North America and/or South America

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

drop

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US / drɒp /

UK / drɑp /

A1
  • noun
  • Distance between a higher and a lower level
  • Act of letting something fall (from your hand)
  • A decrease in quantity or quality; reduction
  • Tiny amount of liquid, with rounded bottom
  • verb
  • To drive someone to a place and then drive away
  • To let something fall from your hand
  • To fall or lie down quickly, as when shot
  • To decide to stop something e.g. a course)
  • To (cause to) reduce in quantity or quality

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

minister

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US / 'mɪnɪstə(r) /

UK / ˈmɪnɪstɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • An official who heads a government department
  • Person who performs Christian services

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

unfortunate

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US / ʌnˈfɔ:tʃənət /

UK / ʌnˈfɔrtʃənɪt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Having bad luck; bringing a bad result

option

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US / 'ɒpʃn /

UK / ˈɑpʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • A choice
  • Right to buy or sell at a certain price and time

stake

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US / steɪk /

UK / stek /

B1
  • noun
  • Share/interest in the success of a business, etc.
  • Money bet in a game that can be won or lost
  • The share you have in a company
  • Post stuck in the ground you can tie things to
  • verb
  • To bet or wager on an outcome
  • To risk something important by taking a risk

washington

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US / 'wɒʃɪŋtən /

UK / 'wɑ:ʃɪŋtənˌ 'wɔ:ʃɪŋ- /

A1
  • other
  • A state in northwestern United States on the Pacific

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

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

january

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US / ˈdʒænjuəri /

UK / ˈdʒænjueri /

A1
  • noun
  • 1st month of the year

how

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US / haʊ /

UK / haʊ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

payment

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US / ˈpeɪmənt /

UK / ˈpemənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of money that is paid for something

reverse

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US / rɪ'vɜ:s /

UK / rɪˈvɚs /

B1
  • noun
  • Setting that makes the vehicle go backward
  • (Drive a vehicle) backward gear of a vehicle
  • Instance of a significant change, for the worse
  • In a backwards order
  • Back part or side of something
  • verb
  • To drive a vehicle backward
  • To change to an opposite state, way or condition
  • To change back to a previous or normal condition
  • To change something to its opposite

unpaid

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US / ˌʌnˈpeɪd /

UK / ʌnˈped /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Yet to be paid

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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

run

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US / rʌn /

UK / rʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking

trump

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US / trʌmp /

UK / trʌmp /

A1
  • noun
  • Any playing card of a suit that outranks another
  • verb
  • To gain an advantage over others

answer

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US / 'ɑ:nsə(r) /

UK / ˈænsɚ /

A1
  • 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

park

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US / pɑ:k /

UK / pɑ:rk /

A1
  • 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

australian

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US / ɒˈstreɪliən /

UK / ɔˈstreljən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the culture and people of Australia
  • noun
  • People from Australia

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

A1
  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

power

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US / 'paʊə(r) /

UK / ˈpaʊɚ /

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

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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

three

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US / θri: /

UK / θri /

A1
  • number
  • Number 3

welcome

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US / 'welkəm /

UK / ˈwɛlkəm /

A1
  • 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

candidate

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US / ˈkændɪdət /

UK / ˈkændɪˌdet, -dɪt /

B1
  • noun
  • Politician who is running for public office

accuse

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US / ə'kju:z /

UK / əˈkjuz /

A2
  • verb
  • To claim that someone has done something wrong

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

let

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  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

nonsense

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  • noun
  • Foolish or untrue statements or ideas

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

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  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

the

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US / 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

congress

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US / 'kɒŋɡres /

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  • noun
  • Meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  • American governing body of elected representatives

discuss

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US / dɪˈskʌs /

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  • verb
  • To talk about seriously or in great detail

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

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

biden

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happen

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  • verb
  • To take place or occur

ground

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US / graʊnd /

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  • 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

portion

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US / 'pɔ:ʃn /

UK / ˈpɔrʃən, ˈpor- /

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

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

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A1
  • 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)

beholden

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US / bɪˈhəʊldən /

UK / bɪˈhoʊldən /

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  • adjecitve
  • Under a moral obligation to someone

eye

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US / aɪ /

UK / aɪ /

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  • noun
  • The part of the body that you see with
  • The skill to see the good and bad parts of a thing
  • Hole at the end of a needle
  • verb
  • To watch or study something closely

like

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US / laɪk /

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

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

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

that

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US / ðæt /

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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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  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

house

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

kevin

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refuse

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  • noun
  • Garbage, waste
  • verb
  • To not accept, allow, or give something

she

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US / ʃɪ /

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

absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

anyone

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US / ˈeniwʌn /

UK / ˈɛniˌwʌn, -wən /

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  • pronoun
  • Any person

enough

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  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

great

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UK / ɡret /

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

japan

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  • noun
  • A string of more than islands to the east of Asia
  • Lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
  • Lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  • verb
  • Coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

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

partner

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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

bill

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US / bɪl /

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  • noun
  • Plan for a new law being discussed by a government
  • Sign or poster advertising something
  • Paper money; a bank note
  • Piece of paper showing what you have to pay
  • Hard, often pointed part of a bird's mouth
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To request payment by handing over an invoice

nothing

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US / 'nʌθɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Item of little or no value, importance, interest
  • Number or value of zero
  • pronoun
  • Not anything, not a single thing

political

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US / pəˈlɪtɪkl /

UK / pəˈlɪtɪkəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being active or interested in government matters
  • Diplomatic
  • Of the system of elections and government
  • Concerning government or public affairs
  • Involved in getting of power/influence in a group

slim

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US / slɪm /

UK / slɪm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being thin in an appealing way
  • Being narrow in width
  • Being small in quantity or number
  • verb
  • To eat less in order to become thinner

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 /

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

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

insurrectionist

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US / ˌɪnsəˈrekʃənɪst /

UK / ˌɪnsəˈrekʃənɪst /

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  • noun
  • Person rising up against established authority

obvious

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US / ˈɒbviəs /

UK / ˈɑbviəs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Easily understood and clear; plain to see

president

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US / ˈprezɪdənt /

UK / ˈprɛzɪdənt,-ˌdɛnt /

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

anymore

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US / 'enɪmɔ: /

UK / ˌɛniˈmɔr, -ˈmor /

A2
  • adverb
  • No longer; no more

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

force

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US / fɔ:s /

UK / fɔrs, fors /

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

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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

fire

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US / 'faɪə(r) /

UK / faɪr /

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  • 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

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

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

sympathy

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US / 'sɪmpəθɪ /

UK / ˈsɪmpəθi /

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  • noun
  • Feeling for other people when they are in trouble

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

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  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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

budge

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US / bʌdʒ /

UK / bʌdʒ /

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  • verb
  • To move or shift

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

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  • noun
  • Coins or notes we use to pay for things

strain

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US / streɪn /

UK / stren /

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  • noun
  • Injury to a muscle, leg etc. through overuse
  • Type or variation of a disease or bacillus
  • verb
  • To remove the water from (food) using a colander
  • To injure a muscle, leg etc. by using it too much

front

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US / frʌnt /

UK / frʌnt /

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  • 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

join

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US / dʒɔɪn /

UK / dʒɔɪn /

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

partisan

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US / ˌpɑ:tɪˈzæn /

UK / ˈpɑ:rtəzn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Showing too much support for one person, group
  • noun
  • Resistance fighters in World War II

trigger

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US / 'trɪɡə(r) /

UK / ˈtrɪɡɚ /

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  • noun
  • Lever on a gun that you pull to fire
  • Device that starts a process
  • verb
  • To start a process off e.g. a memory

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

hate

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US / heɪt /

UK / het /

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  • noun
  • Severe, deep sense of dislike or anger
  • An object that you hate
  • verb
  • To have a very strong feeling of dislike for

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

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

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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  • 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

majority

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US / mə'dʒɒrətɪ /

UK / məˈdʒɔrɪti, -ˈdʒɑr- /

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  • noun
  • Amount that is more than half of a group

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

beyond

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US / bɪ'jɒnd /

UK / biˈɑnd, bɪˈjɑnd /

A2
  • adverb
  • On or to the farther side
  • In addition to
  • preposition
  • Later in time than
  • Out of the limits of

couple

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US / 'kʌpl /

UK / ˈkʌpəl /

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  • noun
  • Two people in a romantic relationship
  • Two of something; two people; a pair
  • verb
  • To join something to something else
  • (Two animals) to engage in sexual relations
  • To put two people or things together

dad

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US / dæd /

UK / dæd /

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  • noun
  • Another word for father

keep

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UK / kip /

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

mess

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US / mes /

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  • noun
  • Something that is untidy, dirty or unclean
  • verb
  • To make something untidy or dirty

something

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

version

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US / ˈvə:ʃən /

UK / ˈvɚʒən, -ʃən /

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  • noun
  • Different way that someone interprets something
  • New or different form of something
  • An updated form of some software

leave

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US / li:v /

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  • 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

substantive

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  • adjecitve
  • Essential; considerable

where

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US / hwɛə /

UK / hwɛr, wɛr /

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

any

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US / 'enɪ /

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

come

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

default

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  • noun
  • Automatic setting when no indicated preference
  • Failure to meet an agreement or make a payment
  • verb
  • To fail to meet as agreed; failure to pay
  • To return to a previously determined state

decide

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US / dɪ'saɪd /

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  • verb
  • To make a choice or choose after thinking about it
  • To make a legal judgment in court
  • to affect the result of something

policy

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US / 'pɒləsɪ /

UK / ˈpɑlɪsi /

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  • noun
  • Document stating terms of an insurance agreement
  • Course of action proposed by an organization, etc.

racist

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UK / 'reɪsɪst /

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

think

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  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • What Is The U.S Debt Ceiling And Why Is It Causing Issues For President Joe Biden?
    President Joe Biden recently faced a setback in his foreign policy plans as he was forced to postpone his trip to Australia. This trip was part of a Quad meeting, which included Japan, India, Australia, and the US, to discuss issues regarding the Indo-Pacific region. The reason behind the postponement was a stalemate in debt ceiling negotiations in Washington D.C.
    The debt ceiling is the limit set by Congress for the amount of debt the government is allowed to accumulate. It reached its limit earlier this year in January. Now, President Biden is seeking to have the debt ceiling extended, but Republicans are refusing to agree to an extension without certain spending cut concessions.
    President Biden expressed his disappointment to Prime Minister Albanese of Australia, as he informed him about the situation. He emphasized that defaulting on debt is not an option for the United States, as the country has always paid its debts in the past. However, if a deal is not reached by June 1st, the Treasury will run out of money, leading to unpaid bills, delayed repayments, and a halt in various government services.
    Although the debt ceiling is regularly raised without causing much political turmoil, economists are concerned that a default this time could trigger a global economic crisis. The hard-earned progress made by American families and businesses in the recovering economy could be reversed if a default occurs.
    The question now is whether President Biden can navigate through this congressional impasse and reach a deal. The global economy is watching closely, hoping to avoid the negative consequences of a prolonged political standoff.
  • Subtitles section
  • It was an exclusive, invite-only, BYO foreign policy party.
  • But the president has piked.
  • I'm postponing the Australia portion of the trip.
  • Biden had been scheduled to drop in down under for a Quad meeting next week.
  • Japan, India, Australia and the US due to discuss keeping the peace in the Indo-Pacific.
  • You know the thing.
  • But a fire on the home front has grounded Air Force One.
  • I spoke today with Prime Minister Albanese of Australia and a short time ago and let him know what was going on.
  • He expressed very much his disappointment at being unable to come to Sydney.
  • The reason, a stalemate on debt ceiling negotiations in DC. The debt ceiling is the limit set by Congress for how much debt the government is allowed to accrue.
  • It reached that limit in January this year.
  • Now, Joe Biden wants his credit extended, but Republicans are refusing to budge beyond $47.1 trillion Australian without some spending cut concessions.
  • It's unfortunate we are where we are.
  • Default is not an option.
  • America pays its debts, pays its bills, but the country has never, we've never defaulted on our debt and we never will.
  • Unless a deal is reached by June 1st, the Treasury is in danger of running out of money.
  • Federal bills go unpaid, repayments fall into arrears and everything from national parks to Social Security checks grind to a halt.
  • The debt ceiling is raised regularly, rarely resulting in a political crisis.
  • But this time, economists fear a default could trigger a global meltdown.
  • American families and businesses have worked hard to mount an historic economic recovery and a default would reverse all of the hard-earned progress.
  • So, can Biden...
  • Finish the job!
  • ..or could this congressional catfight leave the global economy with a red, white and blue-black eye?
  • Joining us now is US journalist Bill Wyman.
  • Bill, the debt ceiling is raised every couple of years, so why do we have all this drama now?
  • Well, I think it's pretty obvious why.
  • People should understand that the debt ceiling doesn't have anything to do with spending more money.
  • Congress has already spent the money, but because of some little box that needs to be ticked in the US government accounting, certain people in the House of Representatives, meaning the Republican majority,
  • Can hold up the whole mess.
  • And it's really hard to think of an analogy, but think of it as, you know, your partner and you decide to buy a house, OK?
  • Three years on, your partner says, I'm going to stop paying the payments.
  • And you go, well, we have to pay the payments.
  • And he or she says, well, I'm not going to anymore.
  • And you go, if you do that, we're going to lose the house.
  • And they say, well, we shouldn't have bought the house.
  • And you should have said, well, you should have said that before we bought the house, because if you don't pay the payments, we're going to lose the house.
  • And that's really what's going on in Washington.
  • They're holding a gun to the government's head.
  • And there is absolutely nothing substantive at stake.
  • And that's why it's so frustrating.
  • Bill, is there any danger of there not being a deal reached?
  • Because, I mean, you know, a couple of days ago, Joe Biden was like, yep, off to the Quad talks.
  • And now that's been canned.
  • So what's happening?
  • Well, it's a very complicated situation.
  • And the reason is, is that House of Representatives, of course, is controlled by the Republicans.
  • But they hold it by a very, very slim majority.
  • And it basically means that just about anyone in the Republican caucus, including some of the craziest people who have ever held office in American politics, which is saying something, can just derail the thing.
  • There's strains of anarchy.
  • There's strains of just sort of spoiled brat nonsense.
  • There's strains of craziness and conspiracy theories.
  • And the new House of Representatives Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, is beholden to them.
  • Well, while we're talking about arguably crazy political power plays, while we have you, Donald Trump, he is set to, well, he wants to run for office next year.
  • Is that going to happen with his recent scandals and everything?
  • Well, that's such a great question.
  • And the short answer is, yes, it's happening.
  • He's a declared candidate and he's running.
  • And then it raises all these problems.
  • You know, can you run for president if you're indicted for a crime?
  • The answer is yes.
  • Can you run for president if you've been convicted of a crime?
  • Yes.
  • Donald Trump is unique because he's not someone who's been accused of a crime.
  • He's someone who's been accused credibly of several crimes.
  • Now, the calculus is this.
  • I think the Democrats do want him to run because he should be very, very easy to beat.
  • And we've just heard that Donald Jr., who is often described as the undiluted version of his dad, he's just announced a speaking tour in July.
  • So what can Australia expect from that?
  • Yeah, I really want to extend my sympathies to the country as a whole because of that.
  • And I hate to sound partisan.
  • I want to make clear I am not partisan.
  • But the Republican Party is a party of insurrectionists, crazy people, racist, anti-abortion nuts.
  • And Don Jr. is sort of their id.
  • He's just sort of a silly person and a nitwit.
  • And I don't think we really have to take him seriously.
  • But it's unfortunate.
  • It seems like he is going to get a welcome here.
  • I think that's the first time we've heard nitwit.
  • It's not used enough.
  • Bill, thank you so much for taking us through it.
  • Oh, thank you.
  • Thanks for having me.