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cruelty noun [U or C]
UK /ˈkruː.əl.ti/ US /ˈkruː.əl.t̬i/
B2 cruel behaviour or a cruel action:
The farmer was accused of cruelty to animals.
UK /ɪmˈpʌl.sɪv/ US /ɪmˈpʌl.sɪv/
C2 showing behaviour in which you do things suddenly without any planning and without considering the effects they may have:
Don't be so impulsive - think before you act.
an impulsive man/decision/gesture
abandonment noun [U]
UK /əˈbæn.dən.mənt/ US /əˈbæn.dən.mənt/
the act of leaving someone or something or of ending or stopping something, usually forever:
The abandonment of the island followed nuclear tests in the area.
His abandonment by his mother when he was a baby affected him all his life.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
If something is dumped somewhere, it is put or left there because it is no longer wanted or needed.
The getaway car was dumped near a motorway tunnel. [be VERB-ed]
A million tonnes of untreated sewage is dumped into the sea. [be VERB-ed]
The government declared that it did not dump radioactive waste at sea. [VERB noun]
December 7, 2021
With different countries around the world sending spacecraft into the unknown, a global space race appears to be heating up.
With rampant food waste in America, companies are trying to find ways to prevent expired groceries from reaching landfills.
And with the common bond of donuts, one friend helps another get a new home for the holidays.
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