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Presidential Elections

Vocabulary

A. = Adjective   ADV. = Adverb   IDM. = Idiom   N. = Noun   V. = Verb
to abandon V. to leave something behind; to give something up
to back V. to give support to
a ballot N. the piece of paper you write your vote on
to campaign V. to advertise oneself (or someone else) as a candidate in an upcoming election; to work towards getting oneself (or someone else) elected
a campaign N. 1) the process of trying to get oneself (or someone else) elected 2) an attempt or series of attempts to achieve a goal
to cast (a ballot) V. to put (your ballot) in the ballot box
connections N. social relationships which allow you certain opportunities; the people you know who can help you (get a job, raise money, gain power, etc.) 
to debate V. to have a structured, formal argument about a controversial topic
a debate N. a structured, formal argument on a controversial topic
to elect V. to choose someone to be a leader through a democratic vote
an election N. the process of choosing a leader through a democratic vote
to run for president V. to campaign to be president, to try to become president
to vote V. to formally express one's choice in writing or by raising one's hand; to make one's choice in an election
a vote N. the act of formally expressing one's choice in writing or by raising one's hand

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