an army unit consisting of a headquarters and companies
The young Germans are not Aryan supermen but ordinary soldiers called up into their reserve infantry
battalions for service in Poland.
action taken in return for an injury or offense
Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and murdered in
retaliation for his involvement in successful drug busts.
lacking power or ability
The Democrats do little more than
whimpering, which merely serves as bipartisan window dressing for Republican corporate puppets.Slate (Jun 27, 2012)
the restricted quarter of European cities where Jews lived
Changing tactics, the Germans began using flamethrowers to burn down the
ghetto house by house and smoke out those in hiding.
appropriate for or engaged in office work
Students sit at their desks all day writing, calculating or doing low-grade
the secret state police in Nazi Germany
something causing misery or death
There’s a lot written about the
scourge of bad bosses.
fight a quick and surprising war
Hitler's armies had
through Holland, Belgium and France; the British Army had a forced evacuation from Dunkirk in an armada of small boats.Rohlfing, Sam
the act of surrendering power to another
come back with an undesired effect
Pushing for happiness, in other words, can
backfire by raising your expectations for your mood.
the act of saving goods or property in danger of damage
Across the street, people picked through the remains of their homes, looking for any possessions they might
a district where people live
Safety officials said they were investigating the cause of the leak, which sent stinging fumes into nearby
in a consistent manner
"In the years leading up to the genocide, Hutus were
systematically incited to violence against Tutsis," Presiding Judge Rene Elkerbout said, reading the verdict.
Lerner hired Gerard Houllier, who immediately turned off his players by having the
to ban mobile phones in the dressing room.New York Times (Jun 15, 2011)
exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain
"I thought that we were a little
fatigued, honestly, in the fourth quarter, looking around," Wade, who had 18 points, told reporters.
cannot be removed or erased
Hurricane Sandy printed
indelible images on the city’s collective memory.
a failing or deficiency
The number of children dying from these
defects has fallen more than 80% in the last 30 years thanks to better understanding and treatment.
“I really appreciated there were so many advances in cancer therapy, yet so many young survivors were ending up
sterilized,” Woodruff said.
the act of killing someone painlessly
in 2002, a year after neighboring Holland, with the goal of helping incurably ill patients escape "unbearable physical or mental suffering."Wall Street Journal (Jun 15, 2013)
a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen
are noted at once after birth, and then the mother recalls some incident of the pregnancy to account for them.?Malley, Austin
given in secret
The producers spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss
confidential casting decisions.
a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
abhors conflict and dislikes house parties, village functions or any social obligations involving stiff collars, formality and top hats.
cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
He made the camel kneel, parted the hangings and was
at only finding an old man.Dinet, Etienne
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
Israel is also braced for possible rocket
salvoes from Hezbollah, Syria's Lebanese militia ally.
an act of shocking cruelty
As the conflict in the northeast intensifies, both sides are being accused of
the condition of being deprived of oxygen
The crowd continued flowing in until the lodge was filled almost to
.Bushnell, David Ives
systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
"In the years leading up to the
genocide, Hutus were systematically incited to violence against Tutsis," Presiding Judge Rene Elkerbout said, reading the verdict.
a violation of a law or rule
Others are also sent there for such
infractions as fighting, but for a more limited time.
a small unit serving as part of a larger political movement
cadres are not fond of going gray gracefully.
deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
In England people were once disemboweled and
castrated in front of a cheering crowd, with their heads put on spikes for viewing.”
confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
Many are put in
solitary confinement because prison officials believe they have gang affiliations.
converse in a playful or teasing way
banter between men and women is automatically wrong.
turn away from by persuasion
But he said he was worried it was
dissuading foreign students from coming here and hurting British universities.
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
instrument of execution used for beheading people
"I'll send you to the
," hissed Robespierre between his teeth, striking his clenched fist upon the desk in front of him.Sage, William
explosive device that explodes on contact
Elsewhere in the grounds, trainees crouched at a safe distance, tugging carefully on pull lines attached to what looked like a large anti-tank
the practice of light exercises designed to promote fitness
“So jumping into dinner without a proper cocktail here is like entering an athletic competition without doing the proper
.”BusinessWeek (Jan 17, 2012)
love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess
on a route to some place
We later learned that paramedics had restarted his heart three times
en route to the hospital from the parking lot where he had collapsed.
a person who entraps and holds someone else
Major Day was hanged upside-down by his
captors, but after his bonds were loosened, he escaped after five days in enemy hands.
an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi has focused attention on the al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Shabab.
the boundary of a specific area
North Korean communist forces moved south, crossing the 38th parallel military
demarcation line agreed in 1945.
an assembly to conduct judicial business
In 1991, a year after he was forced to step down as Chile's president, a military
tribunal held a hearing about her case.
Belgium was doing more than shipping huge quantities of
munitions to Libya.
leniency and compassion shown toward offenders
Alemu, refusing offers of
clemency in exchange for providing information on other journalists, was punished with nearly two weeks in solitary confinement.
not subject to forfeiture
The Americans regard winning gold at the Olympics as an
a cruel and oppressive dictator