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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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