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NorthStar 4 L/S Unit 1

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addicted to
(adj.) compulsively or physiologically dependent on something habit-forming
ADD
(n.) Attention Deficit Disorder: a condition characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
barrage
(n.) constant attack, in large amounts
bias
(n.) an opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad which influences how you deal with it
catch the news
(v.) to make time to watch or listen to the news in your day
come in second
(v.) to be less important than something else
coverage
(n.) when a subject or event is reported on television or radio, or in newspapers
daily
(adj.) happening or done every day
despair
(n.) a feeling that you have no hope at all
disengage from
(v.) to stop being involved or interested in something
distract
(v.) to take someone's attention away from something by making them look at or listen to something else
evade
(v.) to not do or deal with something that you should do
fantasy
(n.) an idea or belief that is based only on imagination, not on real facts
get the scoop on
(v.) to get the details to a story
have a focus on
(v.) to concentrate on a particular thing
humor
(n.) he ability or tendency to think that things are funny, or funny things you say that show you have this ability
immobilized
(adj.) unable to move
inconsequential
(adj.) not important; insignificant
intake
(n.) the amount of food, drink, information, etc that you take into your body or mind
lethal
(adj.) causing death, or able to cause death
make a connection
(v.) to realize there is a link between two things
newsworthy
(adj.) important or interesting enough to be reported in newspapers, on the radio, or on television
perspective
(n.) a way of thinking about something, especially one which is influenced by the type of person you are or by your experiences
plug into
(v.) to be connected to something, especially technology and media
put an emphasis on
(v.) to place special attention or importance on something
raise
(v.) to look after your children and help them grow
recommend
(v.) to advise someone to do something, especially because you have special knowledge of a situation or subject
regardless of
(adv.) without being affected or influenced by something
remedy
(n.) a way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better
repetitive
(adj.) done many times in the same way, and boring
sense of humor
(n.) the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
take a break from
(v.) to stop working or doing something
take on
(v.) to be responsible for something
track down
(v.) to find
underlying
(adj.) the cause or idea that is the most important, although it is not easily noticed
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