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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends

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Word List: Law

bullet-proof vest

Word List: Law

a vest warn by law enforcement agents protecting them from bullets

Fortunately, the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest, and no one was injured.

City Council

Word List: Law

elected members who vote on city laws and proposals

The city council has its meetings at City Hall, and they are open to the public.

City Hall

Word List: Law

the building where all the city government transactions take place

City Hall is commonly located in the downtown area of the city.

house arrest

Word List: Law

someone who committed a crime, was convicted, and is required to stay at home while being monitored

The criminal is on house arrest for the next six months.


Word List: Law

something that doesn’t break any rules or laws

Americans enjoy seeing fireworks on the 4th of July.  In some counties, it is legal to have hand-held fireworks, but in other counties it’s illegal.


Word List: Law

the specialized language on technical and legal documents

It’s so hard to understand all this legalese.  I need a lawyer just to understand what I’m reading!