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|percussion||n: the section of an orchestra or band that plays instruments such as drums, cymbals, and tambourines; the action of striking something to produce a sound|
|belay||v: to secure a rope by winding it around a cleat or by using a belaying device|
|tradition||n: a belief, custom, or way of doing something that has been passed down from generation to generation within a group or society|
|embedded||adj: fixed firmly into the surface of something|
|ancient||adj: relating to the long ago, particularly the historical period preceding the fall of the Western Roman Empire; very old|
|contemporary||adj: belonging to the same or present time|
|soundscape||n: the overall sound environment of a particular area or place|
|transport||n: a system for moving people or products from one location to another using automobiles, roads, and so on|
|saddle||n: a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal; (verb) to burden someone with responsibility or task|
|spice||n: a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetable substance primarily used to season or flavor food|
|pound||n: the standard unit of money in the UK; the standard unit of weight equal to 16 ounces|
|recycle||v: to sort and collect things to process them and produce valuable materials that can be used again|
|shun||v: to avoid deliberately or keep away from someone or something|
|pry||v: to force open or to try to get information from someone by asking too many questions|
|occupy||v: to consume all of someone’s space, attention, or time|
|indigenous||adj: someone or something that is native to or occurring naturally in a particular place|
|creative||adj: relating to or involving the use of skill and original and unusual ideas to create something|
|government||n: the group of people with authority to control a country or state|
|destroy||v: to ruin or damage severely or completely; to eradicate or eliminate completely|
|heritage||n: the culture and traditions that are passed down from previous generations|
|modern||adj: of or belonging to the present time or recent times|
|infrastructure||n: the basic systems, services, or features that are necessary for an organization or country, such as transport and power supplies|
|communal||adj: belonging to or used by a group rather than individuals; for common use|
|crucial||adj: extremely vital or necessary|
|usher||n: a person who shows people to their seats in a theater or church or who guides them through a building|
|dignity||n: the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; high office or rank or station|
|facilitate||v: to make something easier or more likely to happen|
|safeguard||v: to protect something or someone from harm, damage, or loss|
|well-being||n: the state of being happy and healthy and prosperous|
|opportune||adj: suitable or happening at a time that is suitable or convenient for a particular purpose|
|protest||n: a strong expression of disagreement, disapproval, or opposition|
|honor||n: high regard or great respect for someone; the quality of having and doing based on a keen sense of morality; (verb) to show respect towards someone|
|generation||n: all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively; the production of heat or electricity|
|anew||adv: in a new or different way|
|endanger||v: to put someone or something in a risky situation|
|origin||n: the first existence or beginning of something|
|improvisation||n: the act of making something up on the spot or creating or performing something without preparation|
|folklore||n: traditional customs, beliefs, stories, and songs of a community, passed down orally|
|hypnotize||v: to put someone in a state of hypnosis (= the induction of a state of consciousness in which the mind readily acts on suggestions)|
|mimic||v: to imitate someone’s speech, movement, or behavior, especially to make others laugh|
|movement||n: a group of people working together to achieve a shared goal, especially a political, social, or artistic one; the process of moving or being moved, physically or figuratively|
|desire||n: a strong feeling of wanting to have or do something|
|survive||v: to live or exist despite a dangerous event or period|
|homeless||adj: without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets|
|nightclub||n: a venue that typically operates late into the night, offering music, dancing, and drinks|
|salary||n: a fixed amount of money that employees, especially those who work in an office, receive for doing their job, usually paid every month|
|narrative||n: a story or a description of a series of events or process of telling a story|
|spirit||n: the part of a person which is the seat of their mind, feelings, and character rather than their physical body; the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people|
|pride||n: a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s achievements|
|colon||n: the punctuation mark ( : ) used to introduce a list, summary, explanation, etc., or before reporting what someone has said; a significant part of the large intestine, the final section of the digestive system|
|jazz||n: a type of music that originated in the African-American community in the United States and that is characterized by improvisation, syncopated rhythms, and a strong emphasis on self-expression|
|diaspora||n: the scattering of a people who have left their traditional homeland|
|resonate||v: to be filled with a deep echoing sound|
|witness||n: a person who sees something happen, especially a crime or an accident|