Snaps! Snapshots from life at the beginning of the 21st century.
Homophobia /ˌhɒməˈfəʊbɪə/ [noun] Dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people, based on irrational fear, and often related to religious beliefs.
Freedom: /ˈfriːdəm/ [noun] The state of not being subject to or affected by something undesirable.
Depression /dɪˈprɛʃ(ə)n/ [noun] A mental condition characterized by feelings of severe despondency and dejection, typically also with feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep.
Piñata /piːnˈjɑːtə/ [noun] A brightly coloured figure of an animal made of papier mâché, which contains confetti, sweets and fruit. The piñata is suspended from a height and broken open by blindfolded children who hit it with a stick, as part of a celebration.
Canibalism:/ˈkanɪbəˌlɪz(ə)m/ [noun] The practice of eating the flesh of one’s own species.
Pet: /pɛt/ [noun] A domestic or tamed animal kept for companionship or pleasure.
Tobaco: /təˈbakəʊ/ [noun] Tobacco is a hard drug, with by far the highest mortality rate of all existing drugs. Tobacco is legal in every country across the world.
Christmas: /ˈkrɪsməs/ [noun] January is the month with most items for sale on second hand websites, with ‘unwanted gift’ being the best suited frase to guarantee a successful sale.
Paparazzi: /ˌpapəˈratzi/ [noun] Freelance photographers who pursue celebrities to get photographs of them. The ultimate dream for every self respected photographer.
Executioner: /ɛksɪˈkjuːʃ(ə)nə/ [noun] An official who carries out a sentence of death on a condemned person. The executioner is usually presented with a warrant authorizing or ordering him to execute the sentence. The warrant protects the executioner from the charge of murder.
Doping: /dəʊpɪŋ/ [noun] The use of banned athletic performance-enhancing drugs by athletic competitors.
Deforestation /ˌdiːfɒrɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/ [noun] The action of clearing a wide area of trees. Worldwide, 10 percent of wilderness areas were lost between 1990 and 2015.
HEAR EVIL, SEE EVIL, SPEAK EVIL – Journalism /ˈdʒəːn(ə)lɪz(ə)m/ [noun] The activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or preparing news to be broadcast.