MEC 1 - LESSON 114

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New words and expressions taken from the text "Under the Gun"

9-milimeter

caliber of a gun

at one point in time

at a certain moment

Broward

county that includes Fort Lauderdale and surrounding area

burglarize

break into a place with the intention of stealing things

circumstance

condition or situation

conceal

hide something carefully

Concealed Weapons Permit

official authorization to carry a hidden gun

consultant

expert hired to give advice to a company

cut someone off

quickly pull in front of someone in traffic

Dade

county that includes Miami and surrounding area

device

an object, usually mechanic, electrical or electronic, invented for a specific purpose

ego

the opinion a person has about his/her own value

file

fill out a form requesting something

flat

totally (slang)

go into effect

that will be official at a certain time

holder

person who has possession or control of something; container

however

but

hunter

person who hunts as a job or sport

hunting

act of hunting

if ever

if even that

in fear of

fearing of

Interstate

highway that connects two or more states

lenient

not severe

millimiter

unit of measurement equal to 1/1,000 of a meter

nearly

almost, approximately

new-found

that has been discovered recently

nighttime

related to the part of night between the time it gets dark and the time it gets light again

nonviolent

abstaining from the use of violence

overpower

overcome by superior force; subjugate

pack

to carry a gun (slang)

peaceful

person who tries to avoid violence

perception

apprehend things by the senses or the mind

permit

official authorization to do something

poll

inquiry into public opinion, by asking a set of questions

present

occur or happen

pull out

move out

rarely

not often

recreation

things people do for fun

recreational

made for fun

resident

person who lives in a place

responsibility

obligation or duty

restore

bring back to the previous state or condition

round

visit to a place as part of someone's job

rule

give an official decision

safety

free of risk

semiautomatic

gun that ejects a bullet and loads the next one to be ejected

series

a set of TV or radio program

serve

have

sheer

pure, complete

shooting

the act of firing a projectile

sincerely

in a sincere manner

statistics

facts obtained from analyzing information expressed in numbers

still

but in spite of this

successful

with success

successfully

in a successful manner

survey

poll

target

person who is likely to be injured or killed; person marked to be fired or attacked

under the gun

under pressure; having a gun pointed at

urologist

doctor specialized in urinary tract

Walter PPK

model of pistol

weapon

object used to kill or hurt people

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