to seek/apply for political asylum
asylum : protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or because of war
The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
alleviate : to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
The worst of her criticism was reserved for journalists, photographers, and others of their ilk.
ilk : 同類、家族
His conviction was quashed in March 1986 after his counsel argued that the police evidence was all lies.
quash : to say officially that something, especially an earlier official decision, is no longer to be accepted
On the other hand, the plasma spark generated at the surface of the material generates an atmospherically tamped plasma which enhances momentum coupling to the target.
tamp : 詰める、抑える
He’d made a hoax call claiming to be the president.
hoax : a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick
Democrats lambasted the president’s budget plan for being ‘inadequate’.
lambaste : to criticize someone or something severely
The charges on the indictment include murder and attempted murder.
indictment : a formal statement of accusing someone
We need a judiciary that protects the rights of all our citizens.
judiciary : the part of a country’s government that is responsible for its legal system, including all the judges in the country’s courts
White House staffers briefed reporters before the president arrived.
staffer : an employee, often of a political organization