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assail (v)
/əˈseɪl/

Make a concerted or violent attack on
(Of an unpleasant feeling or physical sensation) come upon (someone) suddenly and strongly
Criticize strongly

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concerted (adj)
/kənˈsəːtɪd/

1. Jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated
Done with great effort or determination
2. (Of music) arranged in several parts of equal importance

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ape
/eɪp/

1. (n) A large primate that lacks a tail, including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orangutan, and gibbons
2. (n) An unintelligent or clumsy person
3. (n) An inferior imitator or mimic
4. (v) Imitate (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way

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apportion (v)
/əˈpɔːʃ(ə)n/

Divide up and share out
Assign

5

fandom (n)
/ˈfandəm/

The state or condition of being a fan of someone or something
The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc. regarded collectively as a community or subculture

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astrophysics (n)
/astrə(ʊ)ˈfɪzɪks/

The branch of astronomy concerned with the physical nature of stars and other celestial bodies, and the application of the laws and theories of physics to the interpretation of astronomical observations

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interstellar (adj)
/ˌɪntəˈstɛlə/

Occurring or situated between stars

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heretofore (Adv)
/hɪətʊˈfɔː/

Before now

9

voyage
/ˈvɔɪɪdʒ/

1. (n) A long journey involving travel by sea or in space
2. (v) Go on a voyage

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dementia (n)
/dɪˈmɛnʃə/

A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning
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annotate (v)
/ˈanəteɪt/

Add notes to (a text or diagram) giving explanation or comment

12

capitalism (n)
/ˈkapɪt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state

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deify (v)
/ˈdeɪɪfʌɪ/

Worship or regard as a god

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playwright (n)
/ˈpleɪrʌɪt/

A person who writes plays

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hysteria (n)
/hɪˈstɪərɪə/

1. Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement
2. An old-fashioned term for a psychological disorder