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Aide
a person who helps another person, especially a politician, in their job
Pogrom
the organized killing of large numbers of people, because of their race or religion
Bequeath
to say in a will that you want somebody to have your property, money, etc. after you die
Spate
____ of something. A large number of things, which are usually unpleasant, that happen suddenly within a short period of time
Eviction
the act of forcing somebody to leave a house or land, especially when you have the legal right to do so
Acquit
___ somebody (of something) to decide and state officially in court that somebody is not guilty of a crime
Distraught
extremely upset and anxious so that you cannot think clearly
Wrench
to pull or twist something/somebody/yourself suddenly and violently [synonym Jerk]
Flog
____ somebody. To punish somebody by hitting them many times with a whip or stick
Vermin
insects that live on the bodies of animals and sometimes humans
Bill
a written suggestion for a new law that is presented to a country’s parliament so that its members can discuss it
Chasm
a very big difference between two people or groups, for example because they have different attitudes
Stifle
____ something. To prevent something from happening; to prevent a feeling from being expressed
Besmirch
to damage the opinion that people have of somebody/something
Throes
violent pains, especially at the moment of death