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percussionn: 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
belayv: to secure a rope by winding it around a cleat or by using a belaying device
traditionn: a belief, custom, or way of doing something that has been passed down from generation to generation within a group or society
embeddedadj: fixed firmly into the surface of something
ancientadj: relating to the long ago, particularly the historical period preceding the fall of the Western Roman Empire; very old
contemporaryadj: belonging to the same or present time
soundscapen: the overall sound environment of a particular area or place
transportn: a system for moving people or products from one location to another using automobiles, roads, and so on
saddlen: a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal; (verb) to burden someone with responsibility or task
spicen: a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetable substance primarily used to season or flavor food
poundn: the standard unit of money in the UK; the standard unit of weight equal to 16 ounces
recyclev: to sort and collect things to process them and produce valuable materials that can be used again
shunv: to avoid deliberately or keep away from someone or something
pryv: to force open or to try to get information from someone by asking too many questions
occupyv: to consume all of someone’s space, attention, or time
indigenousadj: someone or something that is native to or occurring naturally in a particular place
creativeadj: relating to or involving the use of skill and original and unusual ideas to create something
governmentn: the group of people with authority to control a country or state
destroyv: to ruin or damage severely or completely; to eradicate or eliminate completely
heritagen: the culture and traditions that are passed down from previous generations
modernadj: of or belonging to the present time or recent times
infrastructuren: the basic systems, services, or features that are necessary for an organization or country, such as transport and power supplies
communaladj: belonging to or used by a group rather than individuals; for common use
crucialadj: extremely vital or necessary
ushern: a person who shows people to their seats in a theater or church or who guides them through a building
dignityn: the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect; high office or rank or station
facilitatev: to make something easier or more likely to happen
safeguardv: to protect something or someone from harm, damage, or loss
well-beingn: the state of being happy and healthy and prosperous
opportuneadj: suitable or happening at a time that is suitable or convenient for a particular purpose
protestn: a strong expression of disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
honorn: 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
generationn: all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively; the production of heat or electricity
anewadv: in a new or different way
endangerv: to put someone or something in a risky situation
originn: the first existence or beginning of something
improvisationn: the act of making something up on the spot or creating or performing something without preparation
folkloren: traditional customs, beliefs, stories, and songs of a community, passed down orally
hypnotizev: to put someone in a state of hypnosis (= the induction of a state of consciousness in which the mind readily acts on suggestions)
mimicv: to imitate someone’s speech, movement, or behavior, especially to make others laugh
movementn: 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
desiren: a strong feeling of wanting to have or do something
survivev: to live or exist despite a dangerous event or period
homelessadj: without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets
nightclubn: a venue that typically operates late into the night, offering music, dancing, and drinks
salaryn: a fixed amount of money that employees, especially those who work in an office, receive for doing their job, usually paid every month
narrativen: a story or a description of a series of events or process of telling a story
spiritn: 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
priden: a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s achievements
colonn: 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
jazzn: 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
diasporan: the scattering of a people who have left their traditional homeland
resonatev: to be filled with a deep echoing sound
witnessn: a person who sees something happen, especially a crime or an accident

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