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fad
a style, activity, or interest that is very popular for a short period of time
candid
honest and telling the truth, especially about something difficult or painful
surveillance
the careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected
volatile
likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly or suddenly become violent or angry
myriad
a very large number of something
taping
the recording of something on tape
citizen journalist
a public citizen playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information, often via online media and social networking.
to the fore
to public attention or into a noticeable position
be in its infancy
to be very new and still developing
plume of smoke/dust etc.
a tall, thin mass of smoke, dust, or similar substance that rises up into the air
broadsheet
a newspaper that is printed on large sheets of paper, or an advertisement printed on a large sheet of paper
hamstring
to limit the amount of something that can be done or the ability or power of someone to do something
far-off
a long time before or after the present
in the long run
at a time that is far away in the future
meticulous
very careful and with great attention to every detail
emulate
to copy something achieved by someone else and try to do it as well as they have
contentious
causing or likely to cause disagreement
blatant
very obvious and intentional, when this is a bad thing
dumbed-down
to make something simpler and easier for people to understand, especially in order to make it more popular
eager
wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable
imperative
extremely important or urgent