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flora

All the plants that grow in a particular region. The animals of a region are called its fauna. In...


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misogyny

The feeling of hating or strongly disliking women, or being prejudiced against them Allegations of...

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malaria

A serious illness caused by being bitten by a mosquito, usually in a hot country In 2018 Malawi...

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centrist

Not extreme in your political beliefs Are the French embarking on another revolution? It is looking...

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pollster

A person or organization that prepares a poll The ‘pollsters’ are certain to be busy following...

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deportation

A situation in which someone is deported (removed) from a country ‘Deportation’ is used to remove...

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sanctuary

Official protection given to someone by a place that is safe for them The word ‘sanctuary’ evolved...

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weightless

Having no weight, especially because of being outside the Earth’s atmosphere Sounds simple enough...