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Flashcards in LIST 5 Deck (20):
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painstaking (adj):

extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort

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spectacular (adj):

very exciting to look at

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search warrants (n):

an official document that gives police officers the authority to search a building for stolen property, illegal goods, or information that might help to solve a crime

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to execute
 execute search warrants

[DO]: to do or perform sth, especially in a planned way

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syndicate (n):
 drug syndicate

an organization that supplies articles and photographs to different newspapers and magazines for publishing

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haul (n):
 Huge drug haul

a usually large amount of sth that has been stolen or is illegal.

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To seize:

if the police or other officials seize sth, they take possession of it with legal authority.

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To escalate:

to become or make sth become greater or more serious

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Bullet (cn):

a small, metal object that is shot from a gun

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Clean-looking (adj)

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To smash (v)

[DEFEAT] to defeat someone or to destroy sth completely

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Virtue

[ADVANTAGE]: an advantage or good thing

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Hostility (n)

[UNFRIENDLINESS]: an occasion when someone shows that they do not agree with or like sth

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Fraught (adj)

[ANXIOUS]: causing or having extreme worry or anxiety

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Doomed (adj):
 The plan is likely doomed

: certain to fail, die, or be destroyed

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Plain (adj)
 The Senate crossbench is making plain its view

[CLEAR]: obvious and clear to understand

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Dubious (adj):

thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted

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To acquaint someone with sth:

: to give someone information about sth

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To strike sb down:
 If the postal plebiscite is not successful, is struck down in a high court

if someone is struck down, they die suddenly or start to suffer from a serious illness

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To shoulder (v):
 The Prime Minister must shoulder

to accept that you are responsible for sth bad or difficult