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hooligan noun [ˈhuːlɪgən]
  • a usually young man who does noisy and violent things as part of a group or gang
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hatred noun [ˈheɪtrəd]
  • a very strong feeling of dislike : hate
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explode verb [ɪkˈsploʊd]
  • to suddenly break apart in a violent way with parts flying outward
  • to change in a very sudden and violent way
  • to move with sudden speed and force
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expel verb [ɪkˈspɛl]
  • to officially force (someone) to leave a place or organization
  • to push or force (something) out
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exception noun [ɪkˈsɛpʃən]
  • someone or something that is different from others : someone or something that is not included
  • a case where a rule does not apply
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prayer noun [ˈpreɚ]
  • words spoken to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something —often + for
  • a fixed set of words that are spoken to God
  • the act of speaking to God : the act of praying
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flagpole noun [ˈflægˌpoʊl]
  • a tall pole from which a flag hangs : a pole used to display a flag
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enthusiastic adjective [ɪnˌθuːziˈæstɪk]
  • feeling or showing strong excitement about something : filled with or marked by enthusiasm
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emergency noun [ɪˈmɚʤənsi]
  • an unexpected and usually dangerous situation that calls for immediate action —often used before another noun
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dump verb [ˈdʌmp]
  • to put (something) somewhere in a quick and careless way —sometimes used figuratively
  • to leave or get rid of (something or someone) quickly or without concern
  • to end a romantic relationship with (someone)
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dishwasher noun [ˈdɪʃˌwɑːʃɚ]
  • a person whose job is to wash dishes in a restaurant
  • a machine that is used to wash dishes
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dare verb [ˈdeɚ]
  • to have enough courage or confidence to do something : to not be too afraid to do something —often followed by to + verb —often followed by an infinitive verb without to
  • to do (something that is difficult or that people are usually afraid to do)
  • to tell (someone) to do something especially as a way of showing courage
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choke verb [ˈtʃoʊk]
  • to become unable to breathe usually because something gets stuck in your throat or because the air is not good for breathing
  • to cause (someone) to stop breathing by squeezing the throat
  • to make (someone) unable to breathe in a normal way
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ape noun [ˈeɪp]
  • a type of animal (such as a chimpanzee or gorilla) that is closely related to monkeys and humans and that is covered in hair and has no tail or a very short tail
  • a large and stupid or rude person
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acknowledgment noun []
  • the act of acknowledging something or someone: such as
  • the act of showing that you know, admit, or accept that something exists or is true
  • the act of praising or thanking someone for an action or achievement
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accompany verb [əˈkʌmpəni]
  • to go somewhere with (someone) : to be a companion for (someone)
  • to go together with (something) : to be included with (something) —often used as (be) accompanied
  • to happen or occur at the same time as or along with (something)—usually used as (be) accompanied
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editor noun [ˈɛdətɚ]
  • a person whose job is to edit something
  • a computer program that is used to create and make changes to data (such as words or pictures)