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hassled • misunderstand • secluded
shaken • minding
  1. The passengers felt by the rigorous inspections.
  2. Still from the accident, she was escorted by the police to her home.
  3. I'll be the house while my parents are gone.
  4. Please don't what I'm trying to say.
  5. We stayed in a cabin to get a much-needed break.
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1133 Crime Story

Gareth talks about a scary time when he had to deal with criminal behavior.

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I remember getting hassled.

When we are hassled, that means someone bothers or annoys us; sometimes dangerously. Notice the following:

  1. When I was a kid, I always got hassled by my older brother.
  2. Hey, stop hassling me!


I said, "No, you misunderstand."

When we misunderstand, that means we are confused or don't understand. Notice the following:

  1. He misunderstood what I said.
  2. I could see a look of misunderstanding on her face.


The road to my apartment was secluded.

Something that is secluded is away from roads, buildings or other people. Notice the following:

  1. We relaxed on a secluded beach.
  2. They camped next to a secluded lake in the forest.


I was kind of shaken.

When we are shaken, that means we are scared or very upset. Notice the following:

  1. She was a little shaken by the news.
  2. They were shaken but not injured.


The police were not minding the streets.

Here, the word 'minding' means to take care of something. Notice the following:

  1. Can you mind the kids while I'm out?
  2. I'll be minding the shop for my dad this weekend.