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convention
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social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
E.g. Moreover, following this convention is our friend's normal behavior when in such a mood.
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cooperate
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work or act together toward a common end or purpose
E.g. The best way to get Pakistan to cooperate is to find the reasons why it is so keen to retain influence in Afghanistan and try to meet its concerns.
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craft
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something made by people; vessel
E.g. Space craft is a vessel to travel out air.
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crash
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smash; collision; falling down or in pieces with a loud noise of breaking parts
E.g. She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass.
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critical
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urgently needed; absolutely necessary; essential; acute; crucial; decisive
E.g. He says the international community has reached what he calls a critical time in the overall effort to bring stability to Afghanistan.
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crush
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press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure; extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing
E.g. There's particular concern over reports of human rights abuses, committed by the Indonesian security forces in Aceh as they try to crush the separatist movement there.
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cube
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three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides; cubicle, used for work or study
E.g. Luckily, my cube is in the corner so no one noticed!
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current
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stream; flow; up-to-date; present
E.g. The current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
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cushion
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soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling
E.g. I knelt down by him; I turned his face from the cushion to me; I kissed his cheek; I smoothed his hair with my hand.
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custom
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tradition; practice followed by people of a particular group or region
E.g. John had a book in his hand - it was his unsocial custom to read at meals - he closed it, and looked up.
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dart
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move suddenly and rapidly
E.g. Your eyes take them in, then dart away to something else.
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dawn
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time each morning at which daylight first begins; beginning; start
E.g. When I again unclosed my eyes, a loud bell was ringing; day had not yet begun to dawn, and a rush light or two burned in the room.
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debris
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remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
E.g. A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the debris.
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decent
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suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
E.g. I wandered the theatre – an old one from the thirties - kept in decent repair by those that love movies.
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declare
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state clearly; make known formally or officially
E.g. A distinct and near voice said, "The marriage cannot go on: I declare the existence of an impediment."
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deficiency
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scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
E.g. It has been demonstrated that a blood protein deficiency is the cause of this inherited illness.
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demonstrate
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show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
E.g. After a series of drug scandals, this was Major League Baseball's chance to demonstrate its determination to crack down on the cheats.
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dense
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thick; crowded closely together; compact
E.g. It's mountainous country, just a few kilometers from the border with Serbia; dense woodland surrounds the site.
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depart
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take off; leave; set out
E.g. I too have some to see and ask after in England, before I depart for ever.
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deposit
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money given as a guarantee or security
E.g. In the meantime, she could keep the $400,000 in a secure investment such as a term deposit or money market fund.
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