JAPANESE LAWMAKER COUPLE ARRESTED
conspire verb [I]
UK /kənˈspaɪər/ US /kənˈspaɪr/
to plan secretly with other people to do something bad, illegal,
or against someone's wishes:
[ + to infinitive ]
He felt that his colleagues were conspiring together to remove him from his job.
As girls, the sisters used to conspire with each other against their brother.
reiterate verb [T] formal
UK /riˈɪt.ər.eɪt/ US /riˈɪt̬.ɚ.eɪt/
to say something again, once or several times:
The government has reiterated its refusal to compromise with terrorists.
[+ that] She reiterated that she had never seen him before.
UK /ˈʃeɪ.di/ US /ˈʃeɪ.di/
shady adjective (DISHONEST)
informal dishonest or illegal: They know some very shady characters.
He was involved in shady deals in the past.
UK /breɪk/ US /breɪk/
broke | broken
break verb (BECOME KNOWN)
[I or T]
to become known or to make something become known:
When the scandal broke (= came to the public's attention),
the CEO resigned immediately.
It was the local newspaper that first broke the story (= told the public).
They are unobtrusive and behave cleverly on every occasion,
but on the other hand, take pride in theirselves probably
to make up for their humble origins.