103 terms

Vocabulary 13-3/18

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als Geisel nehmen
Several members of the hotel staff were taken hostage by burglars.
am wenigsten
Young people in France are least convinced of the advantages of democracy.
anklagen
A girl was prosecuted after putting her flip-flops on a train seat.
Anlage
Over 200 were found guilty, but the charge was withdrawn in 167 cases.
anschaulich, grausam
These pictures are too upsettingly graphic.
Auftrag
This corresponds with the EU's humanitarian remit.
Ausmaß an Gewalt
The article informs us about the rate of violence in US high schools.
auspfeifen
The new production of HAMLET has actually been booed.
ausschimpfen
I berated myself for not appreciating everything she had done.
austauschbar
These two words have the same meaning, they are interchangeable.
Austritt aus
One in five people support the withdrawal of their country from the EU.
Bauch
He knows that he's developing a paunch.
Befürworter
He was a supporter of free trade.
Berufung einlegen
The decision was appealed to court and the court will hold a new trial.
Beschlagnahme
With arrests and seizures, police cracked down on drug dealers.
Betrug
Fraud costs the economy a huge amount of money.
Betrug
The job offer turned out to be a scam.
unzeitgemäß
Economic protectionism seems increasingly anachronistic in a world of open borders.
Betrüger
The police managed to arrest three cheats today.
betrügerisch
It was fraudulent behavior to report the vehicle stolen and to collect on the insurance.
ausweiten
The company extended its business activities to foreign countries.
Beweismaterial
There is not enough evidence to clamp down on the main suspects.
Binnenmarkt
To fight crime effectively in the internal market, it is essential for countries to work together.
bis zur Unkenntlichkeit
In a hundred years' time, society will have changed beyond recognition.
brüchig
The ice on the pond was fragile and thin.
Demütigung
She had to come to terms with feelings of helplessness and humiliation.
Diebstahl
The nurse was accused of theft.
ehrgeizig
They started another ambitious project.
Einbruch
By taking a few precautions you can easily prevent burglary.
entführen
The pirates failed to hijack the cargo ship.
Entlassung
The drug addict got early release from prison.
freisprechen
The verdict: Five men were found guilty, seven were acquitted.
Geldstrafe
Should you have to pay a fine if you don't recycle?
genießen
We should all try to relish the present moment.
Gerechtigkeit
The students were fighting for justice and peace.
Gericht
The accused refused to appear before the court.
Gerichtsverfahren
The court postponed the trial of the men for armed robbery.
Geständnis
The widow was unmoved by the murderer's confession.
gestehen
The man confessed to shooting the burglar.
Haftbefehl
An arrest warrant was issued for the ex-football star.
Häftling
They got permission to visit the detainee in prison.
hartnäckig
Air pollution turned out to be a particularly intractable problem.
beispiellos
The fight against terrorism on an unprecedented scale has created new challenges for the protection of human rights.
hinweisen auf
Recent studies point to the dilemma of more and more countries leaving the EU.
in den Schatten stellen
Some buildings in Dubai dwarf the Empire State Building at 449 meters.
Jugendkriminalität
The prevention of juvenile delinquency is part of crime prevention.
Kern-
The countries agreed on combining their core competences.
kompliziert
Highly sophisticated weapons will require specially trained soldiers.
Ladendiebstahl
Alarms and CCTV are anti-shoplifting devices.
lebenslange Freiheitsstrafe
He could get a life sentence because there is no capital punishment.
Mehrheit
Among young people, the majority are against Brexit.
Messerstecherei
According to a criminologist, the stabbing victim could bleed to death.
Messlatte
We are constantly striving to raise the bar to provide the best service.
Mitsprachemöglichkeit
The Prime Minister called for more direct participation at the European level.
Mord
This is a support group for families of homicide victims.
neu überdenken
They had to reprioritize their funding of deprived people.
nie dagewesen
We are experiencing economic progress on an unprecedented scale.
Niedergeschlagenheit
There was a mood of dejection both in the market and among our clients.
Notfallhilfe
In the aftermath of the earthquake, money ws donated to provide emergency relief.
Opferzahlen
The death toll even rivals those found in war zones.
Pause
After intermission, the quartet took on Schubert's 15th and final quartet.
planen
The villain plotted his revenge.
Privatdetektiv
A good private investigator will get you the information you need.
Schlägerei
More males than females are involved in physical fights.
Schmuggelware
Police have intercepted contraband goods valued at 25 million US dollars.
schuldig bekennen
The murderer pleaded guilty to all the charges.
schwären
The conflict continued to fester below the surface.
Spitzenreiter
Sweden is the frontrunner regarding the percentage of people with a high life expectancy.
stimmen für
At the same time, they vote for a transfer of competences to their own governments.
Strafmaß mildern
The government plans to lessen penalties for drug possession.
Strang
The article brings together many strands of democracy research.
Straßenraub
The youngster pleaded guilty to the mugging charge.
Streit
You mean the row between the British home secretary and the chief drug adviser?
Täter
According to his own words he was both victim and perpetrator.
tendieren
"Are depressed teenagers more prone to violence than others?"
Todesstrafe
The death penalty has been abolished in Australia.
Todestrakt
Little is known about the daily routines of death row inmates.
Totschlag
"Man gets 16 years for manslaughter."
Trauer
At that time he had been distracted by grief.
überholen
Germany managed to outpace the EU in terms of economic growth.
Urteilsspruch
After a trial of three months, a verdict of "guilty"was reached.
Verbrechen
Can smacking a child become a criminal offense?
Verbrechen begehen
Can you commit a crime without leaving a trace?
Verdächtiger
It is important for the police to get an accurate description of the suspect.
Vergewaltigung
Can rape ever be the victim's fault?
Verletzlichkeit
We have to fight the vulnerability of children in Third World countries.
Vertreibung, Verdrängung
Climate change, migration and displacement are interconnected issues.
Videoüberwachung
Only 3% of street robberies in London are solved using CCTV images. ("Closed-Circuit TeleVision")
vorrangig
Environmental protection is of paramount importance.
Wiege
Greece was the cradle of democracy.
zahlenmäßig explodieren
Internet cafés are mushrooming* all over the country.
Zahnprothese
The newly fitted denture doesn't fit perfectly.
Zauber
If the magician's concentration is broken, the spell fails.
zentrale Werte
Politeness and respect are core values in our company.
Zeuge
A young child was the only witness to the murder.
Zeugenaussage machen
A police officer testified in a murder trial.
Zusammenbruch
There are fears of a complete meltdown of the global financial system.
(Provinz)nest
"You shouldn't believe it: two opera houses in this provincial backwater!"
Hindernis
He has successfully overcome the last obstacle.
Unterernährung
Their living conditions are characterised by malnourishment and no access to drinking water.
Kontakt pflegen
"We were eating caviar and hobnobbing with the stars aboard luxury yachts."
Darlehen, Zuschüsse
Young families have a right to apply for grants from the government.
Schirmherr
"I am proud to be a patron of the arts."