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Deep dive with Rick: American Pie (wl)

make somebody do something
- to force someone to do something
shiver
- to shake because you are cold or frightened
deliver
- to take letters or things to a person or place
doorstep
- a step in front of an outside door
widowed
- used to describe a person whose husband or wife has died
bride
- a woman who is about to get married or has just got married
levee
- a wall made of soil or other materials that is built next to a river to stop the river from overflowing
dry
- used to describe something that has no water or other liquid in, on, or around it
rye
- whisky made with rye (a type of plant, the grain of which is used to feed animals and to make flour for bread)
faith
- strong belief in God or a particular religion
mortal
- (of living things, especially people) unable to continue living for ever; having to die
soul
- the part of a person that some people believe continues to exist in some form after the body has died, or the part of a person or thing that expresses the basic qualities that make it what it is
kick off
- to make your shoes come off by shaking your feet
dig
- to like something. This word was used a lot by hippies in the 1960s
rhythm and blues
- a type of popular music, originally by African American artists of the 1940s and 1950s, that combined features of blues and jazz witha strong beat
carnation
- (a plant with) a small flower with a sweet smell, usually white, pink, or red in colour
pickup truck
- a small vehicle with an open part at the back in which goods can be carried
on one’s own
- If you do something on your own, you do it without help from anyone else
moss
- a soft green or brown plant that grows in a layer on wet ground, rocks, or trees
verdict
- an official judgment made in a court
jester
- someone in the past whose job was to entertain an important person by saying and doing funny things
crown
- a circular decoration that a king or queen wears on their head as a symbol of power, often decorated with jewels
James Dean
- an American Actor
steal
-stole - stolen - to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it
thorny
- having thorns
courtroom
- a room where a law court meets
adjourn
- to rest or pause during a meeting or trial
fallout shelter
- a building under the ground where people can go if there is a nuclear attack
swelter
- (of a person) to feel very hot
dirge
- a slow sad song or piece of music, sometimes played because someone has died
sergeant
- a soldier of middle rank
marching band
- a group of musicians who march at the same time as playing their instruments
recall
- to bring the memory of a past event into your mind, and often to give a description of what you remember
nimble
- quick and exact either in movement or thoughts
candlestick
- an object for holding a candle
clench
- to hold something tightly, or press together your lips or your hands in anger or determination
spell
- spoken words that are thought to have magical power, or (the condition of being under) the influence or control of such words
flame
- the brightly burning gas that you see coming from a fire
climb
- to use your hands and feet to move up, over, down, or across something
delight
- a feeling of great happiness and pleasure
sacred
- connected with religion
church bell
- a bell which is rung in a church for a variety of religious purposes, and can be heard outside the building.
admire
- to have a feeling of great respect for someone or something

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