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1

to temporarily not allow someone to have or do something; to not let something continue to happen for a defined period of time

to suspend

2

the practice of using illegal drugs to improve one’s athletic performance

doping

3

an unannounced blood test given at unpredictable times to determine whether someone has consumed alcohol or used drugs

random drug test

4

medicines or other chemical substances used to make an athlete perform better, such as being stronger or faster

performance-enhancing drug

5

all the parts of a human body or another organism, or one group of those parts, such as the digestive system or the respiratory system

system

6

games played among many teams to determine which teams are the best and which ones should play in the championship (final) games

playoffs

7

to play unfairly; to do something that is dishonest and unfair in order to win

to cheat

8

not allowed to do something ever again

banned for life

9

to take something away, especially in a dishonorable way

to strip

10

the honor one or a team receives when winning an important game or tournament

championship title

11

to react or respond too strongly to something

to overreact

12

a drug that may be used in medicine, but is often used illegally by athletes to make their muscles bigger and stronger

steroid

13

an illegal drug or chemical, or something else that one can take that is not allowed

banned substances

14

to experience the negative consequences or bad results of something

to pay the price

15

to make something fair by giving everyone equal access to some advantage

to level the playing field

16

a person whose job is to lead a government group or a police department

commissioner

17

a group of people who live in a part of Louisiana who have family members who came from France in the 1600s

Cajun

18

with family members currently or from one’s history who came from a different country or culture

descent

19

a agreement signed by two countries or people at war in which they agree to stop fighting

peace treaty

20

to promise to be faithful and loyal to a country

to pledge allegiance

21

alone; separated from other people, communities, or countries

isolated

22

to keep or to maintain something in its current condition or state

to preserve

23

a type or kind of dog

dog breed

24

person in the audience of an event; person who watches an event take place

spectator

25

profits; money collected at an event that is more than what the event cost to hold

proceeds

26

a story that makes fun of something real by appearing as a funny version of that thing

parody

27

a person who handles and cares for animals, especially during a performance or show

handler

28

something wanted; something one desires

coveted

29

to set something aside or to save something for someone else so that it cannot be used by another person

to reserve

30

a phrase used to refer to things that are predictable, too numerous to name, boring, or repetitive

yada, yada, yada

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a phrase used to refer to things that are predictable, too numerous to name, boring, or repetitive

blah, blah, blah