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To Save Everglades, Guardians Fight Time — and Climate

  • vegetation: FLAMINGO, FLORIDA- Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh.
  • treacherous: This is the treacherous part," the Florida International University researcher says.
  • lurk: To a layman, this patch of brown-green sawgrass and button mangrove deep inside Everglades National Park looks healthy enough, but Troxler knows trouble lurks just beneath the murky surface.
  • pollute: The glades have been sapped by canals and dams that remapped the landscape and altered animal habitats, polluted by upstream agricultural areas, transformed by invasive species.
  • seed: They seeded the wetlands from the air with a thirsty, paper-barked Australian tree called melaleuca.

Trump’s $28 Billion Trade War Bailout Is Overpaying Farmers

  • acreage: In the 2016 election, Trump won eight of the 10 states with the largest soybean acreage, all of them in the Midwest.
  • compute: The apparent over-payment stems from the method the USDA used to compute trade damages for the rescue package.
  • forecast: The department forecast the overall price impact of punitive tariffs China and other nations imposed on U.S. farm products without considering sales farmers would gain as the world market reorganized in response.
  • punitive: The department forecast the overall price impact of punitive tariffs China and other nations imposed on U.S. farm products without considering sales farmers would gain as the world market reorganized in response.
  • reorganize: The department forecast the overall price impact of punitive tariffs China and other nations imposed on U.S. farm products without considering sales farmers would gain as the world market reorganized in response.

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was f...

  • superintendent: The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV running.
  • superintendent: Eddie Johnson was abruptly fired from his job as Chicago police superintendent on Monday morning.
  • intolerable: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she fired him over " intolerable actions " and" ethical lapses" in connection to a night in October where he was found asleep at a stop sign in his running SUV..
  • deceive: In a statement to NBC News, Johnson said he " did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago" and admitted to making a " poor decision and had a lapse of judgment.
  • lapse: In a statement to NBC News, Johnson said he " did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago" and admitted to making a " poor decision and had a lapse of judgment.

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

  • grind: The tiny Pacific nation of 200,000 will grind to a halt on Thursday and Friday as non-essential government services close so public servants can help the vaccination campaign.
  • compulsory: Immunisation is compulsory under a state of emergency imposed last month and officials asked unvaccinated families to identify themselves.
  • cloth: The public is hereby advised to tie a red cloth or red flag in front of their houses and near the road to indicate that family members have not been vaccinated," a public advisory said.
  • vaccinate: The public is hereby advised to tie a red cloth or red flag in front of their houses and near the road to indicate that family members have not been vaccinated," a public advisory said.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward wins Ballon d'Or for record sixth time

  • compatriot: Liverpool keeper Alisson won the inaugural Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper, ahead of Barcelona's Germany international Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Brazilian compatriot Ederson of Manchester City.
  • phenomenal: The Argentine forward recently notched up 700 appearances for Barca, during which time he has scored a phenomenal 614 goals while winning 34 trophies, including 10 La Liga and four Champions League titles, and a host of other records and awards.
  • unnatural: It was an amazing year, but there's a couple of players like that who are a bit unnatural," Van Dijk said of Messi and Ronaldo.

Rare mass protest breaks out in Chinese province near Hong Kong

  • circulate: Video footage circulated on Tw itter, purported to be of the protests, showed police firing tear gas and chasing people in the town of Wenlou, Guangdong province.
  • chase: Video footage circulated on Tw itter, purported to be of the protests, showed police firing tear gas and chasing people in the town of Wenlou, Guangdong province.
  • revile: The videos showed protestors holding a sign reading: " If you don't want to be reviled for 10,000 generations, say ' no' bravely ".
  • skirmish: Eyewitnesses said that journalists were prevented from accessing the areas in which the skirmishes took place.

Irving Burgie: Songwriter of calypso hit Day-O dies aged 95

  • battalion: Brooklyn-born Mr Burgie did not begin pursuing a career in music until he returned from serving in an all-black US Army battalion in World War Two.
  • caption: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irving Burgie wrote the lyrics to the national anthem of Barbados.
  • confirm: His death was confirmed by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who called for a moment of silence for the man who wrote its national anthem.
  • astronaut: The 1950s song Day-O went on to be used in films, adverts and even as a wake-up call for astronauts in space.
  • complication: US media reports say Mr Burgie died on Friday as a result of complications from heart failure.

Brazil's Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash 'to set Amazon on fire'

  • ravage: The president gave no evidence but in the past has accused NGOs critical of his policies of starting fires that ravaged the rainforest this year.
  • incompetent: Our negligent and incompetent president, who is responsible for unprecedented environmental dismantling, blames DiCaprio but not his own administration which is incapable of taking a single step without destroying something.
  • lightning: They can be caused by naturally occurring events, like lightning strikes, but this year most are thought to have been started by farmers and loggers clearing land for crops or grazing.
  • graze: They can be caused by naturally occurring events, like lightning strikes, but this year most are thought to have been started by farmers and loggers clearing land for crops or grazing.

How BBC's Katy Watson pumped breast milk through polls and protests

  • adore: I adore breastfeeding and after I get back from a long period away, there's nothing better than reconnecting over a feed and feeling that closeness.
  • replenish: While my baby drinks what's stored in the freezer, I have to pump to replenish the supplies.
  • poncho: So I 've made some great discoveries of late- first, that my Argentine poncho doubles as a nifty pumping cover.
  • double: So I 've made some great discoveries of late- first, that my Argentine poncho doubles as a nifty pumping cover.
  • sickness: Within a few hours of arriving, I was bed-ridden with the most awful altitude sickness.

Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

  • glacier: Smoke from burning forests in the Amazon can intensify glacier melt, researchers say, fuelling concern about a water crisis in South America.
  • melt: Smoke from burning forests in the Amazon can intensify glacier melt, researchers say, fuelling concern about a water crisis in South America.
  • melt: The team found evidence that snow and ice was being " darkened", accelerating the melt rate, threatening supplies.
  • glacier: Melting tropical glaciers provide water for millions of people in the region.
  • model: Scientists modelled the movement and effect of smoke particles from fires on Andean glaciers, and checked their conclusions against satellite images.

Colombians turn out in memory of dead protester Dilan Cruz

  • dissolution: Since the death of Mr Cru z, protesters have added the demand for the dissolution of the riot police force Esmad to their demands.
  • conservatory: The marches of Wednesday were largely peaceful with members of the conservatory of music of the National University taking part playing their instruments while aerial artists and breakdancers also joined in.
  • dissolution: After meeting protest leaders on Tuesday, President Duque ruled out the dissolution of the riot squad, arguing it formed a key part of the security forces.

Row over Chinese 5G equipment further strains U.S.-German relations

  • insult: The recent claims by senior German officials that the United States is equivalent to the Chinese Communist Party are an insult to the thousands of American troops who helped ensure Germany's security and the millions of Americans committed to a strong Western allianc e," he said in a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
  • fan: He presented himself as a " big fan" of the then-Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, a right-wing conservative politician who espoused a tough stance in favor of limiting immigration to Austria and Europe more broadly.
  • espouse: He presented himself as a " big fan" of the then-Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, a right-wing conservative politician who espoused a tough stance in favor of limiting immigration to Austria and Europe more broadly.

New leak reveals how China runs Xinjiang camps

  • double: Leaked government documents outlining the need to prevent escape, double lock doors and constantly monitor detainees in China's network of internment camps in Xinjiang refute Beijing's defence of " vocational education centres" in the region, experts say.
  • protocol: Obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and published by 17 media outlets worldwide on Sunday, the documents show the strict protocols governing life in the camps in Xinjiang, where an estimated one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are held.
  • befriend: Staff are also banned from befriending inmates and engaging in " personal interactions" to prevent " collusion", the document read.
  • collusion: Staff are also banned from befriending inmates and engaging in " personal interactions" to prevent " collusion", the document read.
  • benign: It shatters (the Chinese Communist Party's) CCP's narrative about these camps as benign vocational training centres where Uighurs and other Chinese Muslim(s) willingly undertake training," said James Leibold, an expert on ethnic relations in China and a professor at Melbourne's La Trobe University.

Trump admits defeat over discipline of Navy Seal who posed with corpse

  • corpse: Trump admits defeat over discipline of Navy Seal who posed with corpse.
  • disciplinary: The White House will not intervene in a US Navy disciplinary process that could see an Iraq War veteran accused of war crimes from being removed from his unit.
  • comrade: The same court cleared him of other charges which included killing the severely wounded teenager, shooting civilians and threatening to kill any comrades who reported his behavior.
  • disciplinary: Senior defence officials apparently said they would resign or allow themselves to be fired by pressing on with the disciplinary procedure despite the president's opposition.
  • disciplinary: Richard Spencer, the navy secretary, denied threatening to resign but did say the disciplinary procedure against Gallagher would continue.

Uruguay election: Voters choose president in second round

  • outright: Voters in Uruguay have gone to the polls to elect a new president, after no candidate secured enough votes to win outright in the first round.
  • surplus: Supporters credited him with keeping the capital's economy in surplus through cuts to subsidies and improved tax controls.
  • reckless: He has campaigned on promises to observe fiscal responsibility and reactivate the economy, criticising the " reckless spending" of previous governments.

Key findings in secret documents on China’s detention camps

  • centralized: A centralized digital system identifies tens of thousands of targets for questioning and potential detention, pioneering a new form of social control using data and artificial intelligence.
  • pioneer: A centralized digital system identifies tens of thousands of targets for questioning and potential detention, pioneering a new form of social control using data and artificial intelligence.
  • adhere: Detainees are given scores on everything from how they speak Mandarin to whether they adhere to a strict set of rules governing everything down to bathing and going to the toilet.

That's a lot of bologna: US border officers seize more than 150 pounds of pork

  • roll: U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 14 rolls of Mexican bologna Thursday morning at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing.
  • roll: A CBP officer spotted red rolls behind the rear seat of the truck, which the driver claimed was frozen turkey ham being brought from Mexico.
  • sting: Drug sting nabs two Ohio businesses: 37 arrested, 100 pounds of cocaine seized.

These 4th graders do their best to honor the flag, struggle to understand impeachment

  • cling: Receiving round-the-clock care: Koala dubbed Ellenborough Lewis clings to life 4 days after viral video of daring rescue.
  • holster: LiliAnna climbed up and placed the Spanish flag and its pole in the holster screwed into the brick.
  • foggy: It was foggy and cold, so they went back inside.
  • extortion: Across the county, adults were preoccupied with whistleblowing and extortion and quid pro quo.

This California town has the slowest internet in the U.S.

  • transcontinental: Hailed as an important stop on a newly built transcontinental railroad in 1864, the town's reputation was built around its produce production.
  • sparse: New tools, including telehealth options that save lives when doctors are sparse, and farming innovations that save money and resources, are largely unavailable.
  • antique: The Merry-Go-Round antique store in Newcastle, Calif., sells odds and ends to passersby.
  • antique: His is one of two antique stores in the center of town.
  • sheep: He lives on 10 acres of land nearby and also raises sheep.

Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced to 19 Years in Chinese Espionage Conspiracy

  • embroil: Between 2010 and 2012, dozens of CIA informants in China disappeared, either jailed or killed, embroiling the agency in an internal debate about how Chinese intelligence officers had identified the informants.
  • glean: The investigators apparently decided that by continuing to quietly monitor Lee, they might glean more clues about the disappearing CIA informants in China.
  • disappearing: The investigators apparently decided that by continuing to quietly monitor Lee, they might glean more clues about the disappearing CIA informants in China.

AP Explains: Bolivia aims for a new vote _ without Morales

  • cling: However, protesters accused him of illegally clinging to power and his resignation came after the Bolivian military urged him to quit.
  • incendiary: For its part, that government says Morales would be prosecuted for electoral fraud if he returns to Bolivia and says he has stirred up violent demonstrations with incendiary rhetoric.
  • abrupt: There are also signs that the party is trying to reinvent itself following the abrupt exit of Morales.
  • viewpoint: The different viewpoints reflect divisions within a party that has suddenly lost its leader.
  • cordon: On Nov. 15, nine pro-Morales coca growers were killed in the town of Sacaba while trying to break through a security cordon.

Colombia protests: Clashes as more than 200,000 demonstrate nationwide

  • labour: The government insists there are no planned pension or labour reforms and that any changes would take place in consultation with labour groups.
  • labour: The government insists there are no planned pension or labour reforms and that any changes would take place in consultation with labour groups.
  • rein: A 65-year-old pensioner and Duque voter, Pablo Merchan, told Reuters news agency: "People from across the spectrum marched and I hope our president understands he has to grab the reins of the country and give us an assured path and hope for the young,".
  • curfew: In the south-western city of Cali, a night-time curfew was imposed after demonstrators blocked roads and vandalised buses and shops.
  • curfew: Image copyright EPA Image caption Cali's authorities imposed a night-time curfew after violent incidents.

Bacterial allies make dengue fever cases dive

  • malaria: It doesn't kill as many as malaria, but it causes an enormous amount of sickness and it is fundamentally a big problem," said Prof Cameron Simmons, from the World Mosquito Programme.
  • sickness: It doesn't kill as many as malaria, but it causes an enormous amount of sickness and it is fundamentally a big problem," said Prof Cameron Simmons, from the World Mosquito Programme.
  • malaria: This is in stark contrast to malaria, another mos quito-borne disease, where cases are falling.
  • bite: If the dengue virus cannot replicate and increase its numbers in the mosquito then it is much less likely to be transmitted when the insect bites again.
  • bacterium: Many species of insects are naturally infected by the bacterium, including the tiny fruit flies dancing around your kitchen.

Global Economy Risks Extended Period of Low Growth, OECD Warns

  • myriad: The world economy risks entering an extended period of low-growth if nations do not take urgent action to address myriad factors, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.
  • quarterly: In its quarterly assessment of the global economy, the OECD predicts growth will not accelerate next year and only moderately in 2021.
  • protracted: The U.S. and China are trying to negotiate an end to a protracted trade war.

Judge temporarily stops 1st federal executions since 2003

  • moratorium: Attorney General William Barr unexpectedly announced in July that the government would resume executions on Dec. 9, ending an informal moratorium on federal capital punishment as the issue receded from the public domain.
  • recede: Attorney General William Barr unexpectedly announced in July that the government would resume executions on Dec. 9, ending an informal moratorium on federal capital punishment as the issue receded from the public domain.
  • circumvent: Some of the chosen convicts challenged the new procedures in court, arguing that the government was circumventing proper methods to wrongly execute inmates quickly.

Rep. Devin Nunes got help from indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas for 2018 Europe trip

  • furtherance: Parnas " believed that what he was doing was furtherance of the president's and thus our national interests," said Joseph Bondy, a member of Parnas ' legal team.
  • disavowal: President Trump's recent and regrettable disavowal of Mr. Parnas has caused him to rethink his involvement and the true reasons for his having been recruited to participate in the President's activities.
  • repel: CNN's Chris Cuomo struggles to disprove Trump tweet by awkwardly calling his mom live on the air Austria is turning site of Hitler's birth into a police station to repel neo-Nazis Republicans are throwing Rudy Giuliani under the bus.

Fearful wait for justice a decade after Philippine massacre

  • clan: Ampatuan family leaders, who ruled the impoverished southern province of Maguindanao, are charged with organising the mass killing in a bid to quash an election challenge from a rival clan.
  • pray: We are just praying that nothing happens in the next month, " added Morales, referring to the verdict that the Supreme Court ordered be delivered by December 20 for some 100 defendants.
  • glacial: The trial has moved at a glacial pace, with allegations of bribery and delay tactics against the dynasty's lawyers, which previously included Salvador Panelo, now President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman.
  • convoy: This case is particularly high-profile as it was carried out in broad daylight on a convoy carrying an Ampatuan family rival's wife, relatives, lawyers and the journalists, who were killed in a hail of gunfire.
  • finality: In the Philippines as long as one has not been" convicted with finality ", he or she can legally hold office while on trial or appealing.

Israeli air strikes kill 23 in Syria: monitor

  • barrage: This is what we did overnight vis-a-vis military targets of the Iranian Quds Force and Syrian military targets in Syria after a barrage of rockets was launched at Israel.
  • facility: The most important target, he said, was a control facility at the main international airport in Damascus.
  • transport: It is the main building that serves the (Iranian) Revolutionary Guards... for coordinating the logistic facilities of transport of military hardware from Iran to Syria and from Syria onwards," he said.
  • aerial: In response to the fire, it said, " a number of Syrian aerial defence batteries were destroyed ".

UPDATE 1-FBI wishes it had acted quicker as China stole intellectual property

  • exaggerate: China has repeatedly insisted Washington has exaggerated the problem for political reasons, and asked for a response to the FBI's comments, a Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that " Cold War mentalities " should be discarded.
  • discard: China has repeatedly insisted Washington has exaggerated the problem for political reasons, and asked for a response to the FBI's comments, a Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that " Cold War mentalities " should be discarded.
  • illicit: Washington has confronted Beijing over what it believes are some illicit methods to rapidly acquire technological advances, one of many conflicts in the trade war between the two countries.

‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

  • commendation: With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President Donald Trump veered into the personal.
  • veer: With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President Donald Trump veered into the personal.
  • defiant: As Republicans questioned his dedication and his service, Vindman shifted from visibly nervous to steady and even defiant.

Motorola's iconic Razr flip phone was one of my favorite cellphones ever— but I wouldn't buy...

  • hesitant: Although I loved my original Razr back in 2005, I 'm hesitant to buy the new one.
  • angular: With its angular edges, flat shape, and shiny, sleek keypad, the Razr looked unlike anything else at the time.
  • emulate: Even if you didn't have the Razr, you probably had a flip phone of some kind, and the new Razr is designed to emulate that experience with a modern twist.

Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide

  • avalanche: While Venetians had a bit of relief, days of heavy rainfall and snowfall elsewhere in Italy swelled rivers to worrisome levels, triggered an avalanche in the Alps and saw dramatic rescues of people unable to flee rising waters.
  • precaution: He said bridges were being closed as a precaution in case the Arno overran its banks.
  • centimeter: In 24 hours, 6.26 centimeters ( 2.5 inches) of rain had fallen in Florence, which was whipped by winds as high as 76 kilometers per hour ( 42 mph).
  • precaution: A popular Florence tourist attraction, the Boboli Gardens, was closed as a precaution for fear of falling trees.
  • pluck: In the countryside outside of Bologna, in the central-north Emilia Romagna region, an elderly couple was plucked to safety by a helicopter when the Idice river overran its banks.

Trump aide curbed access to Ukraine call, fearing fallout

  • summary: Washington (AFP)- A top US official restricted access to the summary of Donald Trump's Ukraine call that triggered an impeachment probe, fearing it would damage the president, testimony released Saturday showed.
  • deposition: Morrison said in his October 31 deposition that he had asked National Security Council lawyers to review the call because he thought it would be " damaging" if it leaked.
  • leak: Morrison said in his October 31 deposition that he had asked National Security Council lawyers to review the call because he thought it would be " damaging" if it leaked.
  • summary: Democrats leading the probe say the call summary shows the president abused his office by bullying a vulnerable ally into interfering on his behalf in the 2020 US election.
  • abuse: Democrats leading the probe say the call summary shows the president abused his office by bullying a vulnerable ally into interfering on his behalf in the 2020 US election.

Chinese soldiers leave Hong Kong barracks in rare clean-up cameo

  • barrack: Hong Kong (AFP)- Soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army briefly left their Hong Kong barracks on Saturday to help the clean-up after a week of disruption caused by pro-democracy protests, a rare and highly symbolic troop movement unsolicited by the city's embattled government.
  • garrison: The action saw scores of soldiers from the garrison, which is confined to the barracks under Hong Kong's mini-constitution, with crewcuts and identical gym kits conduct a lightning-quick removal of bricks and debris near their base.
  • barrack: The action saw scores of soldiers from the garrison, which is confined to the barracks under Hong Kong's mini-constitution, with crewcuts and identical gym kits conduct a lightning-quick removal of bricks and debris near their base.
  • quell: Chinese state media has repeatedly warned that troops could be deployed to quell an unprecedented crisis in the semi-autonomous city that has entered its sixth month.
  • barrack: Confirming the brief deployment on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media plat form, the PLA said it acted to open a debris-strewn road outside their Kowloon Tong barracks to traffic, winning " applause from resident s" in the process.

'He doesn't seem like the kind of kid to do this': Classmates, neighbors surprised by su...

  • pleasant: Neighbors and classmates described the boy as pleasant but noted that he was changed by the death of his father two years ago.
  • obituary: The boy's father died in December 2017, according to obituary information and a Facebook tribute.
  • reestablish: Next-door-neighbor Jared Axen, 33, said the teen was reestablishing ties with his father prior to his sudden passing.

Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and tortu...

  • torture: Maps show 500 suspected 're-education' camps and prisons where China is locking up and torturing its Muslim minority.
  • protest: Many Uighurs in the region and beyond refer to the vast territory as East Turkestan (or Turkistan) to protest China's actions in the region.
  • refute: China has repeatedly refuted reports detailing human-rights abuses in the region, claiming instead that Uighurs live freely and are happy in their so-called vocational training camps.

Pennsylvania woman elected to Congress in Pink Wave of 2018 poised to shape Trump's fate

  • solicitor: From left to right, they are Mary Gay Scanlon, a civil rights lawyer from the Philadelphia area; Madeleine Dean, a former state representative; Susan Wild, a former city solicitor in Allentown; Chrissy Houlahan, a retired chemistry teacher and military veteran.
  • chemistry: From left to right, they are Mary Gay Scanlon, a civil rights lawyer from the Philadelphia area; Madeleine Dean, a former state representative; Susan Wild, a former city solicitor in Allentown; Chrissy Houlahan, a retired chemistry teacher and military veteran.
  • impending: With the House and Senate expected to impeach him, the former Republican president resigned in the face of mounting scrutiny and impending doom.

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

  • boon: Here, migrants in limbo are prey, and a boon to smugglers.
  • harrow: They recount harrowing stories of robbery, extortion by criminals and crooked officials, and kidnappings by competing cartels.
  • extortion: They recount harrowing stories of robbery, extortion by criminals and crooked officials, and kidnappings by competing cartels.
  • kidnapping: They recount harrowing stories of robbery, extortion by criminals and crooked officials, and kidnappings by competing cartels.
  • fiefdom: The gangs have adapted quickly to the new reality of masses of vulnerable people parking in the heart of their fiefdom, experts say, treating the travelers, often families with young children, like ATMs, ramping up kidnapping, extortion, and illegal crossings to extract money and fuel their empires.

Evo Morales: indigenous leader who changed Bolivia but stayed too long

  • eradicate: It was in El Chapare that Morales cut his teeth in the 1980s, helping organise his fellow coca farmers against US-backed efforts to eradicate the raw ingredient of cocaine.
  • ingredient: It was in El Chapare that Morales cut his teeth in the 1980s, helping organise his fellow coca farmers against US-backed efforts to eradicate the raw ingredient of cocaine.
  • douse: Morales was born to a poor family of llama herders in 1959, at a time when indigenous people were doused with pesticides when entering government buildings.
  • amateur: Twenty years later, he moved to Chapare where his activities as a trade unionist (and keen amateur footballer) saw Morales grow in stature and shrewdness.
  • stature: Twenty years later, he moved to Chapare where his activities as a trade unionist (and keen amateur footballer) saw Morales grow in stature and shrewdness.

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

  • submerge: Mayor Luigi Brugnaro closed access to the submerged St. Mark's Square and issued an international appeal for funds, warning that the damage caused by this week's floods could rise to one billion euros.
  • impending: Sirens wailed across the city from the early morning hours, warning of the impending high tide.
  • hardy: Some shops stayed open throughout the high tide, welcoming in hardy customers wading through the waters in boots up to their thighs.

Maduro's military stands in the way of a Bolivia repeat in Venezuela

  • oust: CARACAS, Nov 11 (Reuters)- Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.
  • socialist: CARACAS, Nov 11 (Reuters)- Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.
  • resignation: CARACAS, Nov 11 (Reuters)- Venezuelan opposition leaders looking to oust their country's socialist government can perhaps take some hope from the resignation of its leftist ally in Bolivia, President Evo Morales, on Sunday after weeks of street protests.
  • barrack: Venezuela's barracks have stood by the ruling Socialist Party despite a crippling economic meltdown, two waves of major protests in 2014 and 2017 and broad condemnation of Maduro's 2018 re-election that was widely described as fraudulent.
  • fraudulent: Venezuela's barracks have stood by the ruling Socialist Party despite a crippling economic meltdown, two waves of major protests in 2014 and 2017 and broad condemnation of Maduro's 2018 re-election that was widely described as fraudulent.

Trump, in Veterans Day Remarks, Hails Recent Deaths of IS Leaders

  • overshadow: Trump also noted one of the recent highlights of his administration, which is being overshadowed by an impeachment inquiry against him in the Democrat-majority House.
  • perjury: He was acquitted on perjury and obstruction of justice as neither count received the necessary two-thirds majority vote of the senators present for conviction and removal from office.
  • instigate: The president has repeatedly called the impeachment procedure a scam and a witch hunt instigated by his political opponents.

Oregon paramedics get defensive training in wake of attacks

  • concussion: By the time Preston's partner wrestled the woman to the floor, Preston had a concussion and bite marks on her arms.
  • bite: By the time Preston's partner wrestled the woman to the floor, Preston had a concussion and bite marks on her arms.
  • compliant: Behavioral health calls come with specific challenges," where we may have a patient who is compliant, calm, easy to work with, and for whatever reason, they turn," McDonald said.
  • languish: Oregon's mental hospital is so overcrowded that the state recently was sued for making court-ordered patients languish in jail as they awaited beds.
  • deflect: At one defensive tactics training, paramedics in sweatpants and sneakers practiced deflecting blows from an instructor who was trying to hit them with padded batons, dodged a fake knife and worked up a sweat wrestling their way out of choke holds.

Havana celebrates 500th anniversary facing dire challenges

  • jewel: It's an architectural jewel box where buildings collapse from lack of maintenance.
  • metropolis: Hav ana, a metropolis of conundrums and contradictions, will celebrate its 500th anniversary Saturday facing some of the toughest challenges in its history, from climate change to U.S. sanctions to the stagnation and brain drain plaguing one of the world's last communist economies.
  • conundrum: Hav ana, a metropolis of conundrums and contradictions, will celebrate its 500th anniversary Saturday facing some of the toughest challenges in its history, from climate change to U.S. sanctions to the stagnation and brain drain plaguing one of the world's last communist economies.
  • stagnation: Hav ana, a metropolis of conundrums and contradictions, will celebrate its 500th anniversary Saturday facing some of the toughest challenges in its history, from climate change to U.S. sanctions to the stagnation and brain drain plaguing one of the world's last communist economies.
  • kernel: Most other Spanish capitals in Latin America retain a kernel of colonial center in a sea of glass office buildings, concrete towers and strip malls.

Do today's global protests have anything in common?

  • sharp: The change led to a sharp rise in petrol prices, which many said they could not afford.
  • transport: Indigenous groups feared that the measure would result in increased costs for public transport and food, and that their rural communities would be hardest hit.
  • storm: Protesters blocked highways, stormed parliament and clashed with security forces as they demanded an end to austerity and the return of fuel subsidies.
  • parliament: Protesters blocked highways, stormed parliament and clashed with security forces as they demanded an end to austerity and the return of fuel subsidies.
  • clash: Protesters blocked highways, stormed parliament and clashed with security forces as they demanded an end to austerity and the return of fuel subsidies.

Capitalism and socialism are just words

  • confer: If stocks still exist at all, they confer no voting rights, and are simply an alternative means of raising finance.
  • smash: Major conglomerates, corporate monopolies, and big tech platforms have all been smashed by antitrust law, nationalized, or tamed as tightly regulated public utilities.
  • steeply: Steeply progressive taxes put a hard ceiling on how much income one person can bring home, and how much wealth they can accumulate.
  • vacuous: At the same time, modern America's vacuous faith in " unfettered" markets as the solution to all social problems ultimately ends with neither democratic government nor democratic economics.

Jamaican lottery scam victim hoping to get back her $400K

  • restitution: Most restitution ordered in federal court cases is never collected, according to a federal government report last year.
  • restitution: S adly, what you're seeing here (in the scam case) is all too typ ical, where victims are promised substantial restitution but the reality is much less," said Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and special counsel with the National Crime Victim Law Institute.
  • restitution: We're making every effort to secure every dollar of restitution that we possibly can collect," said Wrigley, the top U.S. prosecutor for North Dakota,.

Study This Picture: China's J-10 Fighter Is One Tough Fighter Jet

  • stealth: While observers focus their attention on China's new J-20 stealth fighter, the Chinese air force steadily is improving and building more copies of an only slightly less sophisticated fighter: the J-10.
  • canard: Featuring a tailless delta wing and canards, the 51-feet-long J-10 externally is similar to the defunct Israeli Lavi fighter, although there's no proof that Beijing deliberately copied the Israeli design.
  • defunct: Featuring a tailless delta wing and canards, the 51-feet-long J-10 externally is similar to the defunct Israeli Lavi fighter, although there's no proof that Beijing deliberately copied the Israeli design.
  • variant: The 2018 edition of the Pentagon's annual report on Chinese military capabilities describes the latest J-10C variant as an " advanced fourth generation fighters armed with the latest weapons.

After burying last victims, some in Mexico's breakaway Mormon community head north

  • altar: At the center of the altar, an arrangement of white flowers spelled the word " Mommy.
  • polygamy: Tucked away in the fertile valleys of the Sierra Madre mountains a few hours drive south from the U.S. border, the communities stem from the late 1800s, when upheaval over polygamy in the Utah-based church led to their founding.
  • rodeo: LeBaron is scattered with signs touting religious life but also advertisements for rodeos featuring alcohol, hinting at traces of secularism.
  • secularism: LeBaron is scattered with signs touting religious life but also advertisements for rodeos featuring alcohol, hinting at traces of secularism.