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Destitute- without the basic necessities of life.The people were destitute without water.
Headlines- a heading at the top of an article or page in a newspaper or magazine. The headlines on the newspaper were really important.
Environmental- relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition. The environmental impact of global warming is changing our climate.
Refugees- a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. The refugees of the dust bowl were traveling to California.
Mafia- an organized international body of criminals, operating originally in Sicily and now esp. in Italy and the U.S. and having a complex and ruthless behavioral code. The US mafia killed a lot of people.
Evasion- the action of evading something : their adroit evasion of almost all questions, an indirect answer; a prevaricating excuse. The person who was doing there homework was asked to stop and they used evasion to act like they did not hear the teacher.
Gang- an organized group of criminals. That gang killed a lot of people.
Tragic- causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow. That accident was very tragic because a lot of people died.
Prominent- important; famous. Pretty boy Flyod was very famous for robbing banks.
Notorious- famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed. Biggy Smalls was a notorious singer and people knew him for that.