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MEC 1 - LESSON 114

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