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Regan Smith shatters records and hearts

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. perseverance /pur-suh-VEER-uhns / [noun] – continued effort and determination in spite of difficulties or opposition Despite facing many challenges, his perseverance in learning English paid off when he passed the exam. accompany /uh-KUHM-puh-nee / [verb] – to go along with someone or something; to be present or occur at the same time as something else His anxiety was accompanied by sweaty palms and a racing heart during the presentation. solace /SOL-is / [noun] – comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness After a long day, she found solace in her favorite book, escaping…
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Mexican governor foresees avocado export resumption amid security incident

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. halted /HAHL-ted/ [adjective] – stopped or brought to a stop The train service was temporarily suspended due to a halted signal system. stem /stem/ [verb] – to originate from or have its source in The controversy stems from a misunderstanding between the two parties. assault /uh-SAWLT/ [verb] – to have physically attacked or violently confronted someone The protestors assaulted the security guards during the demonstration. hinge /hinj/ [verb] – to depend or rely upon The success of the project hinges on securing funding from investors. lucrative /LOO-kruh-tiv/ [adjective] – (especially of a business, job, or activity)…
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Extreme weather chaos across U.S.

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. hail /heyl / [noun] – small, hard balls of ice that fall from the sky like rain The forecast predicts a severe thunderstorm with possible hail this afternoon. saturated /SAT-uh-ray-ted/ [adjective] – containing as much of a substance as possible. The sponge was saturated with water and couldn’t hold anymore. excessive /ek-SEH-siv/ [adjective] – too much; more than is reasonable Eating excessive amounts of candy can make you feel sick. hypothermia /hy-poh-THER-mee-uh/ [noun] – a serious medical condition caused by very low body temperature After falling into the icy lake, he was treated for hypothermia. impassible…
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TikTok advances plans to develop independent U.S. algorithm amid legislative pressure

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. algorithm /AL-guh-rith-uhm/ [noun] – a set of rules or a step-by-step procedure designed to perform a specific task or solve a problem The algorithm used on online shopping websites helps predict customer preferences and suggest products accordingly. divestiture /dih-VES-ti-cher/ [noun] – the act of selling something, especially a business or part of a business, or of no longer investing money in something The company announced the divestiture of its non-core assets to focus on its primary business operations. feasible /FEE-zuh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be made, done, or achieved The engineers are currently assessing whether the…
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Fire engulfs Miniland at Legoland Denmark, causing extensive damage to famous Lego replicas

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. short circuit /shawrt SUR-kit/ [noun] – a problem caused by an electrical connection that is incomplete The robot stopped moving because of a short circuit in its wiring. originate /uh-RIJ-uh-neyt ]/ [verb] – to come from a particular place, time, situation, etc. The river originates in the mountains and flows down to the valley below. spokesperson /SPOHKS-pur-suhn / [noun] – someone who is chosen to speak officially for a group, organization, etc. The company’s spokesperson announced the new product during the press conference. inspection /in-SPEK-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of looking at or examining something carefully…
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Cities tackle methane emissions from organic waste

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©REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. constitute /KON-sti-toot/ [verb] – to make up or comprise Organic materials constitute about 70% of the total municipal waste in many urban areas. methane /METH-eyn/ [noun] – a colorless, odorless gas that is produced during the decomposition of organic waste Methane emissions from decomposing organic waste contribute to climate change. decompose /dee-kuhm-POHZ/ [verb] – to decay or to cause something to decay The fallen leaves decompose slowly, enriching the soil with nutrients. astronomical /as-truh-NOM-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – extremely large or exceedingly great The company faced astronomical costs after the data breach, severely impacting its annual…
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Majority of 2013-2022 films fail to acknowledge climate change

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. acknowledge /ak-NOL-ij/ [verb] – to accept, admit, or recognize something, or the truth or existence of something She finally acknowledged her mistake and apologized. evaluate /ih-VAL-yoo-eyt/ [verb] – to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of something; assess Teachers evaluate students’ progress through various assessments. conscious /KON-shuhs/ [adjective] – aware of and responding to one’s surroundings; awake She became conscious of the noise outside and woke up. explicitly /ik-SPLIS-it-lee/ [adverb] – in a clear and detailed manner, leaving no room for confusion or doubt The instructions explicitly stated not to use a calculator. selection…
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Fort McMurray wildfire sparks evacuations amidst favorable winds

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. wildfire /WAHYLD-fahyuhr/ [noun] – a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush Last summer, a wildfire swept through the forest, destroying everything in its path. favorable /FEY-ver-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – describes conditions that are advantageous or beneficial The weather forecast predicted favorable conditions for our picnic, with clear skies and mild temperatures. containment /kuhn-TEYN-muhnt/ [noun] – the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits Firefighters worked tirelessly to achieve containment of the wildfire, preventing it from spreading further. proactive /proh-AK-tiv/ [adjective] – taking action to control or prevent a situation rather…
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Severe weather causes floods, power outages, and high winds

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. stranded /STRAN-did/ [adjective] – unable to move or leave a place, typically because of an unforeseen situation. During the storm, many people were stranded at the airport due to canceled flights. official /uh-FISH-uhl/ [noun] – a person holding a position of authority in an organization; authorized or confirmed by someone in authority The officials at the health department announced new guidelines to improve public safety. cancellation /KAN-suh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the action of canceling something, such as an event or a reservation The cancellation of the outdoor concert disappointed many fans, but it was necessary due to…
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Cruise explorers go viral on social media

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. intriguing /uhn-TREE-guhng/ [adjective] – arousing curiosity or interest; fascinating The mystery novel had an intriguing plot that kept readers hooked until the last page. elate /ih-LEYT/ [verb] – to make someone ecstatically happy Winning the lottery elated Sarah, and she couldn’t wait to share the exciting news with her family and friends. commence /kuh-MENS/ [verb] – to begin or start The graduation ceremony commenced with the national anthem, marking the beginning of the event. blend /blend / [noun] – a mixture or combination of different elements The chef created a perfect blend of spices, giving the…
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