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Ten Words from The New York Times - Apr. 3, 2013

April 3, 2013
amass
Facing a wave of employee theft, retailers across the country have helped amass vast databases of workers accused of stealing and are using that information to keep employees from working again in the industry.
repository
The repositories of information, like First Advantage Corporation’s Esteem database, often contain scant details about suspected thefts and routinely do not involve criminal charges.
scant
The repositories of information, like First Advantage Corporation’s Esteem database, often contain scant details about suspected thefts and routinely do not involve criminal charges.
proliferate
Since the recession, lawsuits have proliferated against the companies that operate retail theft databases, like LexisNexis, which owned Esteem until this year, HireRight and GIS, according to a review of court records.
proponent
Even if the treaty will take time to become international law, its standards will be used immediately as political and moral guidelines, proponents said.
foment
The treaty calls for sales to be evaluated on whether the weapons will be used to break humanitarian law, foment genocide or war crimes, abet terrorism or organized crime or slaughter women and children.
incremental
“We’re not just asking people to do something incrementally different in a system that is fundamentally broken and the same,” said Chris Barbic, the achievement district’s superintendent and a Teach for America alumnus who went on to found the Yes Prep chain of 11 charter schools in Houston.
evoke
Ms. Lewis said taking away students’ shoes, for example, evoked connotations of masters who did the same to punish slaves.
connotation
Ms. Lewis said taking away students’ shoes, for example, evoked connotations of masters who did the same to punish slaves.
woo
The same morning, officials from Aspire, a California-based charter management group that will start operating Hanley Elementary School in the Orange Mound neighborhood this fall, held an open house to woo parents with massages and manicures.

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