Fear and Loathing in Cleveland: Trump's RNC Acceptance Speech

On the evening of July 21, 2016, Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination with an acceptance speech that appealed to Americans who are determined to take back their country.
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  1. immigration
    movement of persons into a place
    Lastly, and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place.
  2. terrorism
    the use of violence against civilians for ideological goals
    The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life.
  3. opponent
    a contestant that you are matched against
    The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America first.
  4. credo
    any system of principles or beliefs
    Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.
  5. illegal
    prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
  6. enforcement
    ensuring observance of or obedience to
    Decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration's rollback of criminal enforcement.
  7. endorsement
    the act of approving
    I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America's Border Patrol agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, immigration system.
  8. sanctuary
    a shelter from danger or hardship
    Instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities.
  9. violence
    a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction
    Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.
  10. immigrant
    a person who comes to a country in order to settle there
    Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens.
  11. rig
    manipulate in a fraudulent manner
    That is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit.
  12. depleted
    no longer sufficient
    We will completely rebuild our depleted military.
  13. refugee
    an exile who flees for safety
    Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West.
  14. stamp out
    end or extinguish by forceful means
    Instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly.
  15. incompetence
    lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications
    No tolerance for government incompetence.
  16. egregious
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    In fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it, especially when others who have been far less have paid so dearly.
  17. legacy
    a gift of personal property by will
    This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: Death, destruction and terrorism and weakness.
  18. vet
    examine carefully
    Lastly, and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place.
  19. massive
    containing a great quantity of matter
    My opponent has called for a radical 550 percent increase — think of this, this is not believable, but this is what is happening — a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of president Obama.
  20. politician
    a leader engaged in civil administration
    Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.
  21. delete
    cut or eliminate
    And when a Secretary of State illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can't see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no no consequence — I know that corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country.
  22. viciously
    in a brutal manner
    Men, women and children viciously mowed down.
  23. lawless
    without order or control
    The first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their — our communities.
  24. solve
    find the answer to or understand the meaning of
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    How is technology helping solve the world’s biggest problems?
  25. demonstrator
    someone participating in a public display of group feeling
    There are no demonstrators to protect them and none too protest on their behalf.
  26. wasteful
    tending to squander
    We are going to ask every department head and government to provide a list of wasteful spending projects that we can eliminate in my first 100 days.
  27. homicide
    the killing of a human being by another human being
    Homicides last year increased by 17% in America's fifty largest cities.
  28. pledge
    a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
    Tonight, this candidate and this whole nation stand in their corner to support them, to send them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering the same awful fate.
  29. radical
    far beyond the norm
    Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control.
  30. engulf
    flow over or cover completely
    Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West.
  31. trade
    the commercial exchange of goods and services
    Our trade deficit in goods reached — think of this — our trade deficit is $800 hundred billion dollars.
  32. lobbyist
    someone who is employed to persuade how legislators vote
    When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws, or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash I am not able to look the other way.
  33. amnesty
    a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
    Yet Hillary Clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness.
  34. devastation
    the state of being decayed or destroyed
    The damage and devastation that can be inflicted by Islamic radicals has been proven over and over.
  35. manipulation
    exerting shrewd or devious influence for one's own advantage
    This includes stopping China's outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation.
  36. chaos
    a state of extreme confusion and disorder
    Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.
  37. border
    a line that indicates a boundary
    The number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total of 2015.
  38. visa
    an endorsement that allows the bearer to enter a country
    Peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for the millions who overstay their visas, our laws will finally receive the respect they deserve.
  39. amazing
    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn't worth protecting.
  40. repeal
    cancel officially
    We will repeal and replace disastrous Obamacare.
  41. humiliation
    depriving one of self-esteem
    Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after another.
  42. community
    a group of people living in a particular local area
    Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities.
  43. oppression
    the act of subjugating by cruelty
    As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.
  44. disastrous
    having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences
    America has lost nearly-one third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997, following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by bill and Hillary Clinton.
  45. citizen
    a native or naturalized member of a state
    The most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its citizens.
  46. terrorist
    a radical who advocates violence against civilians
    Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist.
  47. protect
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn't worth protecting.
  48. pulpit
    a platform raised to give prominence to the person on it
    The irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made America a more dangerous environment than frankly, I have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seeing.
  49. brutal
    resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    America was shocked to its core when our police officers in Dallas were so brutally executed.
  50. poverty
    the state of having little or no money and possessions
    Nearly four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African-American youth are now not employed.

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