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Woman adopts 'aggressive' special needs squirrel

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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

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

sweetheart

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US / ˈswi:thɑ:t /

UK / ˈswi:thɑ:rt /

B2
  • noun
  • Person loved by another person

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

A1
  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

happy

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US / ˈhæpi /

UK / ˈhæpi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Feeling pleasure or joy; glad

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

A1
  • 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 /

A1
  • 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

fine

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US / faɪn /

UK / faɪn /

A2
  • 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

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

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

whose

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US / hu:z /

UK / huz /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Refers to the person who owns something

big

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US / bɪɡ /

UK / bɪɡ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Popular
  • Serious
  • Large

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

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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

material

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US / məˈtɪəriəl /

UK / məˈtɪriəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Relevant; (of evidence) important or significant
  • Belonging to the world of physical things
  • noun
  • Cloth; fabric
  • Supplies or data needed to do a certain thing
  • Substance from which a thing is made of

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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

nest

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US / nest /

UK / nɛst /

B1
  • noun
  • Home, e.g. of twigs, made by a bird, insect etc.
  • Things designed to fit together
  • Place where you feel secure; home or own room
  • verb
  • To create or live in a nest
  • To fit together, inside or around each other

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

outside

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US / ˌaʊtˈsaɪd /

UK / aʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd /

A2
  • 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

treat

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US / tri:t /

UK / trit /

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  • noun
  • Something you buy for others as a surprise present
  • something that tastes good and that is not eaten often
  • verb
  • To pay for the food or enjoyment of someone else
  • To use medical methods to try to cure an illness
  • To act in a certain way toward someone

contact

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US / 'kɒntækt /

UK / ˈkɑnˌtækt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Touching or feeling something
  • noun
  • Touching or feeling something
  • Object that allows electricity to run through it
  • Communication with someone or something
  • People who can give you information, introductions
  • verb
  • To get in touch with someone

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

tough

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US / tʌf /

UK / tʌf /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of food) difficult to chew or bite through
  • Very difficult to do or deal with
  • Having strict standards
  • Being firm and not easily bent or broken
  • Being strong physically or mentally
  • Being difficult to persuade
  • Capable of violence

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

UK / kwaɪt /

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

squirrel

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US / 'skwɪrəl /

UK / ˈskwɚrəl, ˈskwʌr- /

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  • noun
  • Small furry tree-living animal with a big tail

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • 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

creature

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US / ˈkri:tʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkritʃɚ /

A2
  • noun
  • Animal of any type

fighter

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US / ˈfaɪtə(r) /

UK / ˈfaɪtɚ /

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  • noun
  • Something or someone that fights

winston

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US / ˈwɪnstən /

UK / ˈwɪnstən /

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crazy

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US / 'kreɪzɪ /

UK / ˈkrezi /

A2
  • 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

thrilled

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US / θrɪld /

UK / θrɪld /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being very excited and interested in something
  • verb
  • To feel sudden excitement or pleasure

defect

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US / ˈdi:fekt /

UK / ˈdiˌfɛkt, dɪˈfɛkt /

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  • noun
  • Fault in someone or something
  • verb
  • To move to another country for political reasons

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • 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

amber

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US / ˈæmbə(r) /

UK / ˈæmbɚ /

B2
  • noun
  • Hard, clear yellow dried resin from trees
  • Person's name

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

husband

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US / ˈhʌzbənd /

UK / ˈhʌzbənd /

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  • noun
  • Married man

sometimes

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US / ˈsʌmtaɪmz /

UK / ˈsʌmˌtaɪmz /

A1
  • adverb
  • Only at certain times; occasionally

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

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

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

hope

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US / həʊp /

UK / hop /

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

until

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US / ənˈtɪl /

UK / ʌnˈtɪl /

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  • conjunction
  • Up to; to a time when something happens
  • preposition
  • Before (a specific time)

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

out

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US / aʊt /

UK / aʊt /

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

rude

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US / ru:d /

UK / rud /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being unkind or impolite to others; disrespectful
  • Offensive; ill-mannered
  • Being made in a simple way

call

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US / kɔ:l /

UK / kɔl /

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

leave

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US / li:v /

UK / liv /

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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

cage

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US / keɪdʒ /

UK / kedʒ /

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  • noun
  • Box made of wire or metal bars, e.g. for a bird
  • verb
  • To put (an animal) in a box made of metal bars

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

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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

help

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UK / hɛlp /

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

underneath

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US / ˌʌndə'ni:θ /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈniθ /

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  • adverb
  • Hidden beneath the surface of something
  • On the lower side or bottom of something
  • preposition
  • Lower than, as in status; beneath
  • Located under or below something

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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

aggressive

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US / əˈgresɪv /

UK / əˈɡrɛsɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Using energy and determination to achieve a goal
  • Behaving in a hostile and threatening way

speculation

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US / ˌspekjuˈleɪʃn /

UK / ˌspɛkjəˈleʃən /

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  • noun
  • Taking risks that might lead to big profits
  • Prediction or guess about future events/outcomes

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

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  • number
  • 2

forever

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US / fər'evə(r) /

UK / fɔrˈɛvɚ, fə- /

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  • adverb
  • For all future time; in the future

mess

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US / mes /

UK / mɛs /

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

name

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UK / nem /

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

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

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

could

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US / kəd /

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

foot

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UK / fʊt /

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  • noun
  • Base of something such as a mountain or vase
  • Length of 12 inches or about 25 cm
  • Lowest part of the leg we use to stand on

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

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

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

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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

plan

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UK / plæn /

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

playful

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US / 'pleɪfl /

UK / ˈplefəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being fun or wanting to play

playtime

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US / ˈpleɪtaɪm /

UK / 'pleɪtaɪm /

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  • noun
  • Time for play or diversion

without

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US / wɪˈðaʊt /

UK / wɪðˈaʊt, wɪθ- /

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  • preposition
  • Not with; not having

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

recently

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US / ˈri:sntli /

UK / 'risṇtlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Just a while ago; not long ago

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

bear

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US / bɛː /

UK / bɛr /

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  • noun
  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

clear

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US / klɪə(r) /

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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

hand

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US / hænd /

UK / hænd /

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

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)

hear

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

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

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

UK / əˈwe /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

california

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US / ˌkælɪ'fɔ:njə, -'fɔ:ni:ə /

UK / ˌkælɪ'fɔ:rnjəˌ -'fɔ:rni:ə /

A1
  • noun
  • A state in the western United States on the Pacific; the rd largest state; known for earthquakes

chirp

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US / tʃɜ:p /

UK / tʃɜ:rp /

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  • verb
  • To make a sharp sound like an insect, bird

just

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US / dʒʌst /

UK / dʒʌst /

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

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

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

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

test

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US / test /

UK / test /

A1
  • noun
  • A medical examination
  • Action to establish the truth or nature of
  • Examination; questions to measure knowledge
  • verb
  • To be given a medical examination
  • To try to establish the truth or nature of
  • To ask a series of questions to measure knowledge

within

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US / wɪˈðɪn /

UK / wɪðˈɪn, wɪθ- /

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

window

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US / ˈwɪndəʊ /

UK / ˈwɪndoʊ /

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  • noun
  • Opening in a wall or door to let in light
  • Opening in a wall through which people do business

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

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

UK / ˈstrʌɡəl /

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

charge

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US / tʃɑ:dʒ /

UK / tʃɑrdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • An attack by running quickly toward someone
  • A price for a service or goods
  • When a battery has a certain amount of electricity
  • Amount of money you pay for a service
  • verb
  • To run quickly toward someone to attack them
  • To ask for money as a price for a service or goods
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  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
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  • preposition
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  • To such a degree
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  • To keep in check, manage, or control something
  • To look at something for entertainment, e.g. TV
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  • To look at carefully to work out what is happening
  • To protect and care for someone or something
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • In this heartwarming video, we are introduced to Desmond, a special needs squirrel who was found without hands by his rescuer. The rescuer reached out to Amber for help in finding a forever home for Desmond. Little did Amber know that she would become Desmond's permanent caretaker. Amber shares her journey as the 'crazy squirrel lady' in this touching story.Desmond initially went to live with Jodi, whose California ground squirrel had recently passed away. At first, Desmond seemed shy, but over time, he became increasingly aggressive towards Jodi. He would unexpectedly lunge out from underneath the couch and attack her feet. Concerned for Jodi's safety, she contacted Amber and decided to bring Desmond back.Returning home with Amber, Desmond was overjoyed. He quickly adapted to his new environment and showed a playful and non-aggressive behavior towards Amber. Amber speculates that Desmond may have been born with aggression due to possible birth defects caused by his mother consuming poisoned food as California ground squirrels are considered agricultural pests and are often targeted.Amber also shares the story of another squirrel named Winston, whom she found last year after he was caught by her friend's dog. Despite initial doubts about his survival, Winston proved to be a resilient fighter. However, Winston hasn't been very welcoming to Desmond and tends to chase him whenever he sees him. Winston also enjoys taking away Desmond's belongings from his cage. Amber remains hopeful that the two squirrels will eventually develop a better relationship.One of Desmond's biggest challenges is building a nest. Without hands, he struggles to shred the nesting material. However, Desmond doesn't let his disability hinder his spirit. He eagerly awaits playtime with Amber and even waits by the window until she wakes up in the morning. As he grows older, Desmond also starts testing the hierarchy between Amber and her husband.Desmond's story is a testament to resilience and love. Despite his circumstances, he has found a forever home where he is cared for with compassion and understanding. Amber's dedication as a squirrel caretaker shines through as she lovingly provides for Desmond's special needs. Desmond's journey reminds us of the importance of empathy and acceptance for all beings, no matter their abilities or disabilities.
  • Subtitles section
  • Hi. Desmond was found without hands by his rescuer, and she contacted me to help her find his forever.
  • What am I going to do with you, Desmond?
  • I thought I would be a temporary foster mom, but as it turns out, I'm going to be a crazy squirrel lady.
  • Hi, my name is Amber, and this is Desmond's story for GeoBeats.
  • He went to go live with Jodi, whose California ground squirrel had recently passed away.
  • He just started off a little shy, but then daily, he just got more and more aggressive with her.
  • He'd lunge out from underneath the couch and attack her feet.
  • She called me, and she's like, I got to bring him back.
  • Hi, Desmond.
  • We're home.
  • He was so happy to come home, and he's just been playful.
  • He's never been aggressive with me.
  • My bet thinks he was born that way.
  • California ground squirrels are considered agricultural pests, so they get poisoned and trapped, and the mom could have ate some poison and then had some birth defects.
  • It's all speculation.
  • I found Winston last year, and actually, my friend's dog caught him.
  • And I didn't think he'd make it, but it turns out he was a little fighter.
  • Winston, you're crazy.
  • Winston wasn't thrilled to have another squirrel in the house.
  • Winston basically just chases him when he sees him, and he loves to get in his cage and take all of his things.
  • I'm hoping they'll figure it out.
  • Desmond doesn't know he has no hands.
  • The biggest thing that he struggles with is building a nest because he can't shred the nesting material.
  • When I wake up in the morning, he's like, yay, she's up.
  • And he'll come find me for some playtime.
  • My husband wakes up before I do, so he lets him out.
  • And he says that he'll just sit in the window until he hears me get up.
  • As he gets a little older, he's starting to test the hierarchy between the two of us.
  • Sometimes his play does feel a little more like, I'm going to be in charge right now.
  • And it's like, you're not playing.
  • You're being rude.
  • He likes to warn us about everything that's going on outside.
  • He's very vocal some days.
  • And I'm like, it's fine.
  • You don't need to chirp out everything.
  • I don't see what you see, baby.
  • We're in the middle of remodeling the house.
  • It's tough because they can get into virtually everything and they're chewing on things.
  • The cabinets are unfinished, and Winston's made himself quite a little home in there.
  • I love you.
  • I'm not going to let you stay in here, though, sweetheart.
  • They're really intelligent creatures.
  • You're supposed to use the lever.
  • I've watched Winston do the dog treat puzzles that he'll have them solved within minutes, something that would take a dog probably like hours or days to figure out.
  • I was going to try to rehome Desmond again, but I think it's pretty clear that that's not going to happen.
  • Do you have a plan?
  • The plan is just to leave you forever.
  • Between you and Winston, it is a mess, mess, mess, mess, mess.