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the acting that someone does on a stage, in a television show, or in a movie

performance

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to change something to make it fit or work better with someone else

to adapt

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an extended period of not being at work and not getting paid, usually for family or health reasons

leave of absence

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to use size, strength, or power to scare another person

to intimidate

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something that creates disagreement and discomfort in a group of people

controversial

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a person who has the power to say what can and cannot be shown in a movie or television show, or printed in a book

censor

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land that is owned and taken care of by the government, and that people can visit to see and experience nature

national park

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the first person to move somewhere and to make it their home; the first person to do something important

pioneer

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the shape or arrangement of rocks

rock formation

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a tall, thin rock that sticks up from the ground that used to be connected to a mountain but no longer is

hoodoo

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a scientist who studies the Earth and the Earth’s surface and history

geologist

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walking long distances, usually through woods or mountains, for exercise or enjoyment

hiking

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a temporary closing down of a workplace or a business where employees are not expected to do any work during a dispute with management

lockout

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the leaving of a meeting, conversation, or event because of strong emotions such as anger or disapproval, often as the first step in a strike

walkout

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the refusal of an organized group of employees to continue working because of disputes or disagreements, in an attempt to let their opinions and thoughts be heard

strike

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a nice or pleasant taste, such as in sugar or honey; an informal term meaning “great” or “incredible”

sweet

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people or groups of people who are the very best at what they do or are very well-known because of their power, wealth, or abilities

elite

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the last one or part of something, right before something ends

final

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to show too much affection or caring/love for someone, usually a parent to a child

to dote on

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a criminal investigation that has not been solved and will no longer be actively investigated until more information becomes available

cold case

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an instance of someone breaking the law but never being punished for it because investigators cannot determine who did it

unsolved crime

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a period of 10 years

decade

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to put something together again, either a physical object or an idea

to reconstruct

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a phrase used to show that something will happen definitely and not need additional attempts

once and for all

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a series of clues that lead someone in a particular direction, especially toward solving a problem

trail

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a clue; a piece of information that provides some idea about what happened or who did something

lead

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statements made by people who saw something happen and were present during a situation or crime

witness testimony

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the accepted process of conducting investigations, using a defined and generally used system

scientific method

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the maximum period of time after an event when legal action can be taken

statute of limitations

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the crime of killing a person

murder

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to solve a mystery or complete a difficult investigation that has been too challenging for other people

to crack

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very sharp; astute; very smart and good at what one is doing

crack

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a process for conducting research, especially to solve a crime

investigative method

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the ability to notice many small things that other people might not notice

keen eye for detail

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a statement that one makes while dying, admitting to something bad or wrong that one did earlier in life

deathbed confession