World Pass, Unit 7 Does Crime Pay?

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World Pass, Unit 7
Does Crime Pay?
Key Vocabulary Review
to put
someone
behind bars


To imprison
To lock someone up
colleague

Co-worker

Person who works with
you.
fundamental

basic
get away with

To not get caught or
punished in any way.
illegal

Not legal; against the
law
imprison



Prisoner
Prison
imprisonment

To put someone behind
bars; to put someone in
jail or prison.
legitimate


A legitimate job
A legitimate excuse

legal; allowed;
acceptable; real (not
fake)
offense

offender (a legal term for
someone who has committed a
crime)

offend

An illegal act
outrageous

It’s outrageous that
someone could…

Unbelievable; crazy
punish

punishment

To do something bad to
someone because of
something he/she did
wrong.
a real gray area

Not ‘black and white’;
having both pros and
cons, good aspects and
bad aspects
a red alert

a security alert; a
warning of possible
danger
as white as a sheet

Scared – pale due to
fear
on the black market

bought or sold illegally
the black sheep of the family

A family member who
doesn’t follow the
accepted social or
moral rules of the
family.
pickpocket

A person who takes
something out of your
wallet or purse –
usually without your
noticing it.
see red

Get angry
abduct


Abduction
abductor

To kidnap
accomplice

Someone who helps a
criminal
arson

arsonist

The crime of starting a
fire that damages
property
apprehend

to catch a criminal (by
a law enforcement
official, usually)
capture


To apprehend; to catch
a criminal (by a law
enforcement official,
usually)
To catch an animal
charge

To official accuse
someone of a crime
conduct an investigation


To investigate
An investigator

To do research to try to
find a criminal
disorderly conduct

To do something that
‘disturbs the peace’ –
that bothers other
citizens
hold up




A hold-up
To hold up a
supermarket
To hold up a
convenience store
To hold up a bank

To rob – often with a
gun
kidnap


Kidnapper
kidnapping

To abduct; to illegally
capture another person
Law enforcement officials

To enforce the law

Police officers, security
guards, or others who
enforce the law
mastermind

The initiator or leader
of a plan – often an
illegal one
prankster


A prank
To play a prank on
someone

One who does a joke or
trick that bothers others
rob


robber (a thief)
Robbery (a crime)

To steal
terrorize


Terror
terrorist

To do something that
causes others to feel
fear
troublemaker



Trouble
To cause trouble
To make trouble


Someone who causes
or makes trouble.
A person who does
things that bother other
people – similar to a
‘prankster’ – but a bit
less serious
accident

A sudden, negative,
and unintentional
event.
incident

A neutral word for any
kind of event
criminal

Crook – an informal word for
criminal that can also refer to a
dishonest person

A person who commits
a crime.
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