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vacationn: a period in which someone does not have to attend work or school and is free to do whatever they choose, such as travel or leisure
arrestv: to take into custody
veiln: a piece of fine cloth worn by women to cover or conceal the face; (verb) to cover, conceal, or obscure
propn: a piece of wood, metal, etc., placed beneath or against something to support it or keep it in position; a system, institution, or person that gives help or support to someone or something
eventuallyadv: finally, particularly after a long time or a lot of struggle, complications, and so on
protestn: a strong expression of disagreement, disapproval, or opposition
kidnappingn: the act of taking somebody away illegally and holding them captive
torturen: the act of causing intense pain or suffering to someone to punish them, extract information from them, or for some other reason
shatterv: to break suddenly into many pieces
skulln: a bone framework that surrounds the brain and gives the head its shape
batterv: to hit something or someone repeatedly with much force; (noun, baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
buryv: to place a dead body in the ground, grave, or tomb
warnv: to make someone aware of potential danger or difficulty, particularly one that may occur in the future
farawayadj: located at a geographically distant place; remote or separated by distance; distant or not easily accessible
cemeteryn: a burial ground or graveyard; a place where dead bodies are buried
riddlen: a type of question that describes something in a difficult and confusing way, and that has a surprising answer, often asked as a game
bulletn: a metal projectile that is shot from a gun
rainbown: an arch of colors in the sky caused by the refraction and dispersion of sunlight through rain
paralyzev: to cause a person or part of the body to become unable to move or feel
karaten: a Japanese martial art that emphasizes hand and foot strikes, blocks, and evasions, often using a combination of techniques to overpower an opponent, also seen as a form of self-defense and physical training
peddlern: a person who sells goods, typically of low value or quality, by traveling from place to place on foot or by vehicle
povertyn: the condition of being extremely poor
dawnn: the time of day when the sun’s light starts to show in the sky
prayv: to make a request or petition to a higher power, especially in the form of a respectful or humble request
executev: to kill someone, especially as a legal punishment; to carry out or perform an action, duty, etc.
rapn: a type of music characterized by a strong, repetitive beat and lyrics that often focus on social and political issues; a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
solitaryadj: existing, living, or doing without others
confinementn: the act of confining or limiting movement, often by keeping someone in a specific place or within a specific area; a state of being physically or emotionally restricted or limited
journalistn: a person who collects and writes news stories or articles for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, or other online media
victimn: a person who has been harmed, injured, or otherwise negatively affected by a particular action, circumstance, or event
revolutionn: a large-scale attempt to overthrow the government of a country, often using violence or war;
imprisonv: to confine a person to a prison, a detention facility, or a place of involuntary confinement
innocentadj: not guilty of a crime, offense, etc.; not having an evil mind or knowledge
fistn: a hand with the fingers clenched tightly into the palm to form a hard rounded shape; an act of striking someone or something with the fist
gloriousadj: having or deserving great admiration, praise, and honor; having great beauty and splendor
sighv: to emit a deep, audible breath or sound, often expressing feelings of tiredness, frustration, or relief; to express longing, wish, or regret; (noun) the act of exhaling audibly in a long, deep, and often melancholy way
rubv: to move one’s hand or an object over the surface of something with pressure
exilen: the state of being forced to leave one’s country or home, typically for political or punitive reasons
motherlandn: a term used to refer to one’s country of birth or origin, especially in a patriotic or emotional context; the land where one’s ancestors or family originated
resistv: to refuse to accept something and attempt to prevent it from happening
courageousadj: able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
fearlessadj: having no fear; brave
generationn: all the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively; the production of heat or electricity
cagen: a structure made of metal bars or wire in which birds or animals can be kept
victoryn: success in a game, competition, election, or battle, or the knowledge that you have won
discriminatev: to treat a person or particular group of people worse or better than another, especially in an unfair way; to recognize or perceive the difference between people or things
dictatorn: a political leader who has complete power over a country, especially one who has obtained control by force
racismn: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people based on their membership in a particular ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized
gloryn: great honor or success won by notable achievements
ignorancen: lack of knowledge or information about a particular subject or fact
decidev: to make up someone’s mind about something; to come to a conclusion or judgment after considering options
separatev: to force, take, or pull apart; mark as different
refugeen: a displaced person who has crossed national borders and who cannot or is unwilling to return home due to political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
denyv: to state that one refuses to admit the existence or truth of something
ignorev: to intentionally not listen or pay attention to
poetn: a person who writes poetry
hummingadj: producing a continuous, low, vibrating sound like that of the bee
essencen: the basic or most important part or quality of something that makes it what it is
afflictv: to cause pain, suffering, or distress to someone or something
uneasyadj: causing or feeling anxiety or discomfort
sympathyn: the feeling of being sorry for someone who is experiencing a difficult or unpleasant situation; understanding or sharing someone else’s feelings or emotions
retainv: to keep or continue to possess or maintain something

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