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canvas

A piece of cloth on a frame to be used for a painting

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Ignition

The place where a car key is inserted to start the car

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Epidemic

illness that spreads through a population

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Famine

A serious shortage of food

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Hijacking

Stealing a vehicle or airplane

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Kidnapping

Holding a person in exchange for money

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Natural disaster

Destructive force of nature, such as a flood, typhoon, earthquake, etc.

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Political crisis

A crucial political situation that may result in negative change.

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Rebellion

Resistance to a government

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Recession

Slow or falling economy

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Robbery

Taking another's possessions illegally

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Scandal

An action that is considered against moral standards and that has been made public

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Kind of

A little; not a lot

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Dropped off

Took something somewhere and left it there

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Errands

Everyday tasks that require leaving the house

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Raced home

Quickly returned home

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Receipt

A slip of paper that shows what you paid for something

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Panicked

Having a feeling of uncontrolled fear

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Stuck

To be tightly inside or between something and not able to get out

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Punch line

The funny end of a joke

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Driveway

A paved path that leads from the street to the front of a garage

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Baby-sitter

A person who watches children while the parents are out of the house

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Blues

Feelings of sadness

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Slam

To close something with a great force

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Hysterically

Without control

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Smoke detector

An alarm on the ceiling that sounds when there is smoke in the room

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Defiant

Rebellious

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Get away with

To do something wrong and not be punished for it

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Finals

Final exams

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Campus

All the buildings of a university, including classrooms, student housing, bookstore, cafeterias, etc., grouped together in the same place

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Juggle

Handle many things at the same time

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Chill out

Relax and do nothing

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main attraction

the person or event that everyone wants to see