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supporting the idea that all people are equal and should have the same rights and opportunities


to load goods or passengers onto a ship or aeroplane


to make a proposal into a law


a group of tents in a particular place, especially those used by soldiers

enlist in

to join a country's military force, such as the army - enlisted in, enlisting in; also enlistment (noun)

enteric fever

another name for typhoid fever, an infection caused by ingestion of Salmonella typhosa bacteria with food or water


one or more guards, soldiers, vehicles or vessels who accompany others for protection, guidance or restraint, or as a symbol of honour


the study of methods to improve the human race by selecting parents who will produce children with desirable traits


to kill a person or animal painlessly, such as to relieve suffering from an incurable illness


relating to a journey undertaken for an exploratory or military purpose


a person who gets something from someone by using force or threats