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{adj: marine} of or relating to military personnel who serve both on land and at sea (specifically the U.S. Marine Corps)
"marine barracks"

{adj: peculiar} characteristic of one only; distinctive or special
"the peculiar character of the Government of the U.S."- R.B.Taney

{adj: unconstitutional} not consistent with or according to a constitution; contrary to the U.S. Constitution
<-> constitutional

{adv: ago} in the past
"long ago"
"sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S."

{adv: patriotically} in a patriotic manner
"patriotically, he buys only U.S.-made products"
<-> unpatriotically

{n: Congress, United States Congress, U.S. Congress, US Congress} the legislature of the United States government

{n: Medal of Honor, Congressional Medal of Honor} the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'

{n: Mugwump} someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

{n: National Library of Medicine, United States National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine} the world's largest medical library

{n: Social Security} social welfare program in the U.S.; includes old-age and survivors insurance and some unemployment insurance and old-age assistance

{n: United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, USACIL} a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence

{n: United States House of Representatives, U.S. House of Representatives, US House of Representatives, House of Representatives, U.S. House, US House} the lower legislative house of the United States Congress

{n: United States Mint, U.S. Mint, US Mint} the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion

{n: United States Senate, U.S. Senate, US Senate, Senate} the upper house of the United States Congress

{n: United States government, United States, U.S. government, US Government, U.S.} the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States

{n: United States waters, U.S. waters} territorial waters included within a distance of 12 nautical miles of the coasts of the United States and its territories
"ships operating in United States waters must adhere to United States laws and regulations"

{n: United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.} North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

{n: broad interpretation, judicial activism} an interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)

{n: commander in chief, generalissimo} the officer who holds the supreme command
"in the U.S. the president is the commander in chief"

{n: croaker} the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

{n: cruel and unusual punishment} punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed

{n: easterner} an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.

{n: emolument} compensation received by virtue of holding an office or having employment (usually in the form of wages or fees)
"a clause in the U.S. constitution prevents sitting legislators from receiving emoluments from their own votes"

{n: liberty cap} close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800

{n: mammy} an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.

{n: multiple voting} voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)

{n: nickname} a descriptive name for a place or thing
"the nickname for the U.S. Constitution is `Old Ironsides'"

{n: padrone} an employer who exploits Italian immigrants in the U.S.

{n: purloo, chicken purloo, poilu} thick stew made of rice and chicken and small game; southern U.S.

{n: state prison} a prison maintained by a state of the U.S.

{n: tree sparrow, Spizella arborea} finch common in winter in the northern U.S.

{n: westerner} an inhabitant of a western area; especially of the U.S.

{v: airmail} send or transport by airmail
"Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed"

{v: arm, build up, fortify, gird} prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
"troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
<-> disarm

{v: arm} supply with arms
"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

{v: begin, lead off, start, commence} set in motion, cause to start
"The U.S. started a war in the Middle East"
"The Iraqis began hostilities"
"begin a new chapter in your life"
<-> end

{v: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on} lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
"Canada adjoins the U.S."
"England marches with Scotland"

{v: carpet bomb} bomb a large area systematically and extensively
"The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"

{v: combust} cause to become violent or angry
"Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan"

{v: decertify, derecognize, derecognise} cause to be no longer approved or accepted
"Carter derecognized Taiwan in 1979 after the U.S. recognized the People's Republic of China"
<-> certify

{v: deploy} to distribute systematically or strategically
"The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"

{v: embargo} prevent commerce
"The U.S. embargoes Lybia"

{v: intervene, step in, interfere, interpose} get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
"Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"

{v: outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise} declare illegal ; outlaw
"Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
<-> decriminalise, decriminalize, legalize

{v: redeploy} deploy anew
"The U.S. must redeploy their troops in the Middle East"

{v: remain} be left ; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc. ; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"
"Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"

{v: suspect} hold in suspicion ; believe to be guilty
"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"

{v: translate, interpret, render} restate (words) from one language into another language
"I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S."
"Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?"
"She rendered the French poem into English"
"He translates for the U.N."

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