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sibling

sibling

/ˈsɪbɫɪŋ/
noun
one's brother or sister
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And then there was another biological sibling that was on the way at the same time.

And the siblings were using it, these siblings who are eight and nine years old, OK?

It turns out that having a sibling in training at Parris Island isn't that uncommon.

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spouse

spouse

/ˈspaʊs/
noun
one's husband or wife
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Amendments added child, spouse and survivor benefits.

And even non-working spouses can save into their IRA if they choose.

There’s daycare, nanny-share, free grandparents, private nannies or a spouse that stays home.

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adolescence

adolescence

/ˌædəˈɫɛsəns/, /ˌædoʊˈɫɛsəns/
noun
a period in one's life between puberty and adulthood
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Instead, many people start learning another language in mid- to late- childhood or adolescence outside of formal schooling.

Acne most commonly develops during puberty and in adolescence.

It was in an unruly adolescence.

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toddler

toddler

/ˈtɑdɫɝ/
noun
a young child who is starting to learn how to walk
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This dance is not an orderly ballet, more like a skating rink filled with drunk toddlers.

"You should avoid giving peanuts, fish, and eggs to your child until they're a toddler.

They're screaming toddlers of the stellar population.

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bond

bond

/ˈbɑnd/
noun
a relationship formed between people or groups based on mutual experiences, ideas, feelings, etc.
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Seawater corroded the tires, as well as the steel clips and nylon bonds holding them together.

We've always had a really special bond.

You talked about the government bond market.

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fatherhood

fatherhood

/ˈfɑðɝˌhʊd/
noun
the state of being a father to a child or children
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Fatherhood calm you down?

I guess fatherhood really does change you.

Pat: Fatherhood is complicated!

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brotherhood

brotherhood

/ˈbɹəðɝˌhʊd/
noun
the relationship between two or more brothers
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- That's what we were talking about earlier, that brotherhood that exists.

" It's a return to the oath of the brotherhood...

And, by the 14th century, the last remnants of the original brotherhood were swept away.

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motherhood

motherhood

/ˈməðɝˌhʊd/
noun
the state of being a mother to a child or children
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Lennon’s childhood was unsettled, with an absent father and a mother who simply couldn’t handle motherhood...

Your next corporate training video is about working motherhood.

I botched up motherhood.

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childhood

childhood

/ˈtʃaɪɫdˌhʊd/
noun
the state of being a child
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His mother still calls him Jimmy, a childhood nickname, and his brother affectionately calls him Jimbo.

Shawn's parents have learned that spinning is not a typical phase of childhood.

I remembered it well from my childhood.

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pensioner

pensioner

/ˈpɛnʃənɝ/
noun
a retired person who gets an amount of money each month, called pension, usually from the government
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The most important moment: Yeltsin was a pensioner at the time.

The pensioners did not get their pensions, the revolution did not want to pay them.

[Narrator] Over 20,000 pensioners die from the cold every winter.

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upbringing

upbringing

/ˈəpˌbɹɪŋɪŋ/
noun
the way that our parents care for us or teach us to behave in our childhood
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The family employed an African-American housekeeper who was central in Lee’s upbringing.

Tell me a little bit about your upbringing.

I think I had an average upbringing.

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acquaintance

acquaintance

/əˈkweɪntəns/
noun
a person whom one knows but is not a close friend
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Another acquaintance of mine, Melissa Fabello, she talks about eating disorders and body image a lot.

We kind of became acquaintances on Twitter.

Should old acquaintance be forgot

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conflict

conflict

/ˈkɑnfɫɪkt/, /kənˈfɫɪkt/
noun
an instance of serious opposition between ideas, values, or interests
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One, I believe there's a personal conflict of interest thing and

His share was estimated at $350,000 when he sold it due to conflict of interest with Roc Nation Sports.

The drone became the face of us conflicts in the Middle East.

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mother-in-law

mother-in-law

/ˈməðɝɪnˌɫɔ/
noun
the mother of one's husband or wife
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How do I get my mother-in-law to like me?

Eventually, the brothers rescue their mother-in-law and push the evil toothpick man into quicksand.

I enlisted the help of my mother-in-law and my wife's grandmother.

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father-in-law

father-in-law

/ˈfɑðɝɪnˌɫɔ/
noun
the father of one's husband or wife
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Now, I remember that my late father-in-law Jack opened his toast at our wedding with a real doozey.

He also had plenty of money handed to him from his father-in-law to tinker with his new inventions.

John’s new father-in-law owned several KFC restaurant franchises.

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brother-in-law

brother-in-law

/ˈbɹəðɝɪnˌɫɔ/
noun
the brother of one's wife or husband; the husband of one's sister or sister-in-law
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But those warnings couldn't compete with your brother-in-law bragging about how much he just made flipping a home.

So let me write the brother-in-law right over here.

November that year, my brother-in-law who came to the house was diagnosed with stomach and bowel cancer.

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sister-in-law

sister-in-law

/ˈsɪstɝɪnˌɫɔ/
noun
the sister of one's wife or husband; the wife of one's brother or brother-in-law
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I have to point out my sister-in-law who's in the audience, it's her birthday today.

My sister-in-law is a surgeon at Stanford.

My sister-in-law was a telescope driver at Kitt Peak.

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to adopt

to adopt

/əˈdɑpt/
verb
to take someone's child into one's family and become their legal parent
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So you can be adopting a child even from the United States and still have this happen.

Our son adopted from China is very delayed but is obsessed with food.

As long as you adopt pets, that will happen.

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ancestor

ancestor

/ˈænˌsɛstɝ/
noun
a blood relative who lived a long time ago, usually before one's grandparents
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Tooth loss was common among our early ancestors due to accidents, infection, and disease.

Every day, she makes the first mochi as an offering for the gods and her ancestors.

Still, we do know some things about our ancestors.

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to annul

to annul

/ˈænəɫ/
verb
to officially cancel a marriage
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Garibaldi had the marriage immediately annulled.

So, Henry plotted to annul the marriage.

In any event, naturally, the Pope refused to annul the marriage.

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breakup

breakup

/ˈbɹeɪˌkəp/
noun
the end of a relationship or an association
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" I've never had an official breakup or anything. "

Like, I wonder if there was a breakup again after the series* finale.

And this coincides with the breakup of Rodinia.

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close-knit

close-knit

/klˈoʊsnˈɪt/
adjective
(a group of people) having a strong friendly relationship with shared interests

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descendant

descendant

/dɪˈsɛndənt/
noun
someone who shares the same blood with a specific person who lived many years ago
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Maybe our descendants will set sail and become an interstellar species for millions of years to come.

And as you can tell, these ancestral cats don’t look very different from their domesticated descendants.

And it and its descendants are what are now known as the Old World Camels.

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custody

custody

/ˈkəstədi/
noun
the legal right to take care of someone or to possess something
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At least five migrant children have died in government custody since September.

You will be taken under custody by the local police.

Really, what you're doing is you're transferring custody from the sheriff to the bail agent.

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nuclear family

nuclear family

/nˈuːklɪɹ fˈæmɪli/
noun
a family consisting of two parents and their children, but not any other relatives
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The quarks are the nuclear family of particles.

They hate the nuclear family.

Liberals hate the nuclear family?

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extended family

extended family

/ɛkstˈɛndᵻd fˈæmɪli/
noun
a large family group consisting of parents and children that might also include grandparents, aunts, or uncles
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I grew up with a lot of extended family and a lot of love.

They feel like my extended family.

I see it very much as the extended family.

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blended family

blended family

/blˈɛndᵻd fˈæmɪli/
noun
a family in which the parents live with the children from their own relationship along with the children from previous ones
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This is a blended family, two kids from the first marriage, two kids from the second marriage.

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generation

generation

/ˌdʒɛnɝˈeɪʃən/
noun
a group of people of about the same age partaking in a certain activity
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The young people in the 1950s were an optimistic generation.

If they do, it's probably mostly the older generation.

That tradition continues for Sandrine today, as she shows the next generation how to make bows by hand.

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godparent

godparent

/ɡˈɑːdpɛɹənt/
noun
someone who takes the responsibility of a child's Christian upbringing at the baptism ceremony

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to inherit

to inherit

/ˌɪnˈhɛɹət/
verb
to receive money, property, etc. from someone after their death
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There is strong agreement that genes, the carriers of inherited traits, play a role in autism.

But it seems this other relation has inherited his whole fortune.

Perhaps you would like to know how much you've inherited?

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kinship

kinship

/ˈkɪnˌʃɪp/
noun
the relationship between the members of a family
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So, well established kinship ties, -basis for asylum, access.

The other main source of altruism is kinship.

But fungi do have a kinship with horror stories.

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orphan

orphan

/ˈɔɹfən/
noun
a child whose parents have died
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So we're trying to find those cheap orphans in this type of environment.

It's about a commune of adult orphans in college, who are all very close friends.

It's sad to be an orphan on ♫ National Calico Cat Appreciation ♫ Day Shane?

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stepparent

stepparent

/stˈɛpɛɹənt/
noun
someone who is married to either one of our parents but is not our real parent

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divorcee

divorcee

/dəˈvɔɹˌseɪ/, /dəˈvɔɹˌsi/
noun
someone whose marriage is legally ended; a divorced person
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You actually came up there - Dude it was hard. - a grizzled divorcee at 18 that's hilarious.

She was a divorcee with two daughters, and she was struggling to make it by on welfare.

She's a divorcee who meets a man who she's interesting in

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