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severs


cuts through completely

Whenever my fishing line gets tangled, my dad severs it for me.

severs

estate


a large piece of land with a house on it

The rich family lived on a beautiful estate.

estate

enforce


make people follow rules

Most schools enforce a no-gum-chewing rule.

enforce

ruthless


cruel, having no pity

The ruthless king refused to give his hungry people food.

ruthless

archery


the sport of shooting with bows and arrows

Oscar practiced archery over the summer, and now he hits the target every time.

archery

counselors


people trained to help others with problems

Our school counselors helped Jacob deal with his parents’ divorce.

counselors

sober


not drunk or high on drugs

Catherine never drinks at parties, because she prefers to stay sober.

sober

rehab


a place that treats people for addiction

John’s parents sent him to rehab to help him stop drinking.

rehab

depressed


very sad

Kathy was depressed after her grandmother died.

depressed

addicted


unable to stop using or doing something

My sister was addicted to drugs, but my family helped her quit.

addicted

convicted


found guilty of a crime

At the end of the trial, Mr. Green was convicted of stealing designer jewelry.

convicted

recall


a command to return unsafe products

When the car company found out its seat belts didn’t work, it ordered a recall of 50,000 cars to replace the seat belts.

recall

investigate


try to find out the facts about something

When Josephina’s house was broken into, police officers came to investigate.

investigate

outbreak


a sudden rise in the number of people who have an illness

Last year, there was an outbreak of the flu in California.

outbreak

bacteria


tiny living things made up of only one cell

The scientist used a microscope to look
at bacteria.

bacteria
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