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Flashcards in LIST 4 Deck (20):
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To strip sb of sth:

: to take sth important, such as a title, away from someone as a punishment

2

To contaminate:
contaminated meat

to make sth less pure or make it poisonous

3

Ultra- [sport]
ultra-marathon

involving longer distances than is usual

4

consecutive (adj)

consecutive events, numbers, etc. follow one after another without an interruption

5

endurance (n)

the ability to keep doing sth difficult unpleasant, or painful for a long time

6

quadruple (adj)

involving four parts, people, places, etc

7

high-profile (adj):

attracting a lot of attention and interest from the public and newspapers, television, etc.

8

to dismantle:

to take a machine apart or to come apart into separate pieces

9

bust (cn)

[ARREST] [SLANG]; an occasion when police arrest people who are thought to have broken the law

10

echelon (cn):
at the higher upper echelon of organised criminality

a particular level or group of people within an organization such as an army or company

11

criminal (n):

someone who commits a crime

12

criminal (adj):

relating to crime; very bad or morally wrong

13

criminality (n)

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crap (adj)
 utter crap

[OFFENSIVE]: of very bad quality

15

to pocket

to put sth into your pocket

16

to pounce on sth

[CRITICIZE]: to immediately criticize a mistake

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infamous (adj):

): famous for something considered bad

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audacious (adj):

showing a willingness to take risks or offend people (to gan)

19

excess (n)
 an excess of enthusiasm

[TOO MUCH]: an amount that is more than acceptable expected, or reasonable

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plot (cn)

[PLAN]: a secret plan made by several people to do sth that is wrong, harmful, or not legal, especially to do damage to a person or government