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camaraderie

friendliness among the people you work with

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in the prime of life

(n) the period when you most active and successful

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candid

honest

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genocide

(n) the murder of a whole group
Ex: victims of genocide

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remorse

(n) sadness, sorry for what you have done
Ex: He felt no remorse for the murder he had committed.

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unscathed

(adj) without injuries
Ex: Her husband died in the accident, but she escaped unscathed.

7

pact

(n) a formal agreement
Ex: The US and Canada have signed for a free-trade pact.

8

anthropologist

(n) a person who studies human and their customs, belief

9

rally support

(n, v) come together to make support
Ex: The president has called on people to rally to the government.

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implore

(v) to ask someone to do sth in a sincere way
Ex: She implored her parents not to send her away from school.

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potent

(adj) most powerful, effective
Ex: The Berlin wall was a potent symbol of the Cold War.

12

make strides

(n) development
Ex: The West made strides in improving energy efficiency.

13

disparate

(adj) different in every way
Ex: culturally disparate

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inadvertently

(adj) not intentional
Ex: All authors need to be wary of inadvertent copying of other people's ideas.

15

advocate for change

(v) publicly support for change

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health equity

fairness in health care practice

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credibility

trust

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scapegoat

(n) a person to blame for
Ex: The captain was made a scapegoat for the team's failure.

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vigilante

(n) a person who unofficially prevent crime, or catch and punish someone (because they think the government cannot do it)

20

scalding

(adj) very hot

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recite

(v) to say aloud from memory

22

stumble

(v) to step awkwardly and fall

23

brutal

(adj) cruel, violent

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devout

(adj) believe strongly in religion

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pragmatist

(n) dealing with problems in a sensible way (rather than stick to the fixed ideas)
Ex: The council has operated much more efficiently since pragmatism replaced political dogma.

26

coveted from afar

(v) to desire

27

stingier

(adj) mean, unwilling to spend money

28

wrestled with demons

to fight with demon

29

doom

(n, v) destroy, be in a bad situation

30

supremacist

someone who believes that a particular type or group of people should lead or have control over other types or groups of people because they believe they are better
Ex: a white supremacist

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drug-addled

addle(v): to confuse
Ex: I think my brain has been addled by the heat

32

virtuous

(adj) having good moral qualities and behavior

33

grim

(adj) worrying, without hope
Ex: The future looks grim.

34

secession

(n) the decision of a state to separate from the US

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reacquaint

(v) to make familiar again

36

disturbed

not thinking or behave normally

37

echo

to repeat the details (that are similar to sth else)
Ex: I've heard the prime minister's view echoed throughout the party

38

crude

(adj) in natural state, not yet processed
Ex: crude oil

39

predisposed to/towards sth

(adj) to be more likely to

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barbarism

(adj) extremely cruel

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diverts

(v) to change direction

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staggering

(adj) shocking and suprising