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a slip of paper or an electronic form used to cast a vote in an election
Dad marked the ballot to show his choice for mayor.
to fall or drop straight down at a high speed
Skydivers plummet until their parachute opens, slowing them down.
one right after the other
After winning the World Series in 1998 and 1999, the New York Yankees won their third consecutive championship in 2000.
people who leave their home countries to escape danger
Thousands of Haitians became refugees after a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.
imaginary, often relating to a legend or folktale
In 1934, a man claimed to have snapped a photo of the Loch Ness Monster, a mythical creature that supposedly lives in a lake in Scotland.
a law or rule, usually passed by a city or town government
The city passed an ordinance that bans people from texting while driving.
able to speak a language easily and accurately
The students signed up for a German class at school with the hope of becoming fluent.
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