당나귀 Listening-Book 3 (E)
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accountant
a person who keeps records of a person's or company's money
She is an accountant who works for our company.
accounting
the process or work of keeping financial accounts
He majored in accounting at university.
advertising
present progressive of advertise
The newspapers are effective advertising media.
amount
a quantity of something
We've had a huge amount of help from people.
anniversary
a date on which an important event happened in a previous year
They never celebrated her birthday because it was also the anniversary of Catherine’s death.
annual
happening once every year
Large companies publish annual reports for their stock holders.
apply for
to make a formal request
I will apply for the secretary position today.
appropriate
fitting or proper for a specific person, purpose, time or occasion
It is not appropriate to speak to a classmate while the teacher is speaking.
as for
regarding something
as for eyebrows, they will take a long time to grow back.
as long as
provided that
You may stay here as long as you keep quiet.
as soon as
(not later than the moment) when
You may have a biscuit as soon as we get home.
background
a person's origins, education, etc.
The background of the picture was very dark.
bank account
the money in a bank that belongs to you
I withdrew one hundred dollars from my bank account.
bone
the hard substance forming the skeleton of man, animals
My dog loves to chew on his bone.
complete
to make something whole or fill in what is missing
I bought a new stamp, and now my stamp collection is complete.
conference
a meeting for discussion
Many people came to the book conference.
consider
judge something
You should consider it carefully.
contact
to get in touch with in order to give or share information etc
I'll contact you by telephone.
convenience store
a small store
There is a new convenience store at the corner.
convenient
suitable; not causing trouble or difficulty
The delivery service in Korea is very convenient and fast.
currently
at this moment
currently, the earth’s temperature is slowly rising and it’s causing a climate change.
deduct
to take some amount away from a total
You have to deduct the numbers in order to get the original price.
digest
to change food that one has eaten into simpler forms that can be used by the body
We need stomach acid to digest our food.
digestion
the process by which food is changed to simpler forms that can be used by the body
If you are having problems with your digestion, you should see a doctor.
discuss
to talk about
We must discuss the issue now while it is still fresh.
drop by
to visit someone
I’ll drop by on my way home.
due
expected to occur at a certain time
When is this assignment due?
economics
the study of trade, industry and money
I have to study for an economics exam tomorrow.
educational
intended to teach or inform
The purpose of the program is primarily educational.
employee
a person who works for another person or acompany
employees in Germany work fewer hours than those in the United States for similar pay.
exchange
to return something to a store and get something else back
We exchanged cell phone numbers on the bus.
feature
a characteristic of something
An iphone has many interesting features.
flatter
to say nice things about someone, even if they may not deserve it
They called him a lady’s man because he liked to flatter women.
fluently
in an able and easy manner
What can I do to speak French fluently?
follow
to conform to rules, regulations, directions, ect., exactly
People have to follow the rules in sports.
for free
without charge
They gave us a sample of ice cream for free.
force
to make a person or group do something
He forced his way into the house.
fuel efficient
using less fuel than other vehicles of the same kind
We bought a fuel efficient car in order to reduce the amount of money.
get ~ back
come by
I will get back to you after finishing my assignmanet.
go on
to continue
We can't go on any more.
gorgeous
very beautiful or pleasant
Tanya’s necklace was gorgeous and I wanted to have one.
graduate
to complete a level of schooling
I’ll graduate from high school next month.
hand in
to submit something
He handed in the assignment to his teacher.
have ~ in mind
thinking of something as a possibility
How much do you have in mind for the apartment?
hire
(especially American) to employ (a workman,etc)
I hired someone to teach me English.
hold on
stop and wait
There are several people ahead of you. Just hold on.
in stock
stored and available, ready for use
We do not have your shoe size in stock.
include
to take in or consider along with
Often these songs include lots of dancers in beautiful clothes.
information
facts told or knowledge gained or given
The princess got an information about the two doors.
introduction
the act of telling people your name for the first time
She gave a good introduction to everyone.
keep
to retain possession of
Thanks, you can keep the change.
look for
the act of looking or seeing
I came to a big city to look for work.
look into
to turn one's eyes or attention
She was looking into buying a new car.
look like
to resemble
The hotel was designed to look like a giant sail on a ship!
lose weight
to make one's body weight decrease
He said his wife needs to lose weight.
luxurious
wanting to require what is chosen
Woven silk ties are the most luxurious of all.
luxury item
products that are not essential
Luxury items will be on sale this weekend!
make a decision
decide or arbitrate
We have to make a decision by Friday.
make it
to establish, prove
Susan can sing very well. I think she will make it as a singer.
make sure
to become absolutely certain
Megan should make sure both items above the lines were for cost.
mean
not being kind to anyone or anything
The old lady is very mean. She never smiles.
midterm
the middle period of a term, as of an ELECTED official's time in power or a school year
midterm tests are very important.
no more than
not by much, barely
They allowed no more than three people to enter.
occasion
a special event
What is the occasion?
order
to give an instruction to supply:
I would like to order a pizza.
owe
to have to pay
I still owe money on the bike.
persuade
to make someone (not) do something
I tried to persuade my friend to come to the park with me.
plant
to put seeds or trees in the ground so that they can grow
I’d like to plant an apple tree.
possible
being able to be done or achieved
It is not possible to live without sleeping.
possible
being able to be done or achieved
It is not possible to live without sleeping.
postpone
to move a planned event or activity to a later time or date
The due date was postponed as the workers did not finish their work on time.
prefer
to like someone or something more than other things or people
We watched a lot of horror and mystery movies, but we preferred the latter.
professor
a teacher who teaches at a college or university
My dad is a professor.
put on
to apply a cosmetic to the face to improve one's looks
I put on my new socks.
rare
occurring infrequently
Gold is one of the more rare metals on Earth.
receipt
a statement listing what you have purchased or paid for and the amount you paid
He kept the receipt after he purchased the shoes.
recommend
to advise or suggest something
The waiter recommended the sirloin steak.
refund
a reimbursement of money
The unsatisfied customer asked for a refund.
required
necessary
A lot of men are required to run a ship well.
research
the careful study of sources to discover information about a subject
I've done some research to find out the cheapest way of travelling there.
reserve
to book something at a particular time in the future
Can I reserve a table by the window?
rule
an official statement which explains how things must be done and what is allowed in a particular system or situation
This is a school rule.
safe
free from harm
So, it’s safe for kids to use.
sector
part of an area of activity, especially of business, trade
Nearly half of the funding came from the private sector.
selection
an act of selecting a number of things
We have a wonderful selection of shoes from the market.
semester
either of two terms of about 18 weeks each that make up a school year
This semester students are learning about fusion music.
sparkling
reflecting light in glittering flashes
Ahead of us, the sparkling blue water stretched out for miles.
special
out of the ordinary; un-usual or exceptional
Is there any special flavored ice cream in this market?
specific
well defined and clearly stated
Some of us learned that specific emotions such as anger or crying are unacceptable.
spend
to pass (time)
I spent a week in Spain this summer.
spicy
hot and strongly flavored in taste
Are you looking for something spicy?
submit
to agree
I have yet to submit my written report.
suggestion
a tip; a piece of advice
His suggestion helped me do better work.
suitable
right or appropriate for a purpose or occasion
His impressive work experience makes him suitable for this job.
tired of
exhausted, fatigued
"You’re crazy and you always make trouble for me. I’m tired of it!"
try on
put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice
Do you want to try on the wedding dress in the picture?
venue
the place or area where an event is held or takes place
The hockey arena will serve as the venue for tonight's rock concert.
waste
to consume something
Still more people try to reduce the amount of water they waste.
worth
having a particular value, usually in money
How much is this book worth?
wrap up
a conclusion or final result
The professor wrapped up the lecture by summarizing the main points.
add
to increase
The part is then sent down the assembly line and another worker adds a different piece.
afford
able to have or do
Some students can afford to eat out every day because their parents pay for their tuition.
along with
in company with or at the same time as
You should bring your sister along with you.
applicant
someone who applies for a job
There are many applicants for this job.
arrange
to organize or put in an order
The teacher arranged the students from oldest to youngest.
at the same time
during the same moment
He was drving, eating, and talking on the phone all at the same time.
attend
to be present
We would like as many people as possible to attend to our wedding.
aware
having knowledge of something
Are you aware that there is a study session tonight?
be good at
to do something well
My brother is good at using computers.
bear
to accept and properly handle pain, difficulty, or hardship
Lady Windermere couldn’t bear having Mrs. Erlynn in her house.
boiled egg
egg cooked briefly in boiling water
They smashed the boiled egg to make a salad.
bowl
a round dish with tall sides, used to hold food or liquid
He eats a bowl of warm soup.
break up
to end a relationship, marriage, etc
I think it is time for me to break up with my girlfriend.
broke
having run out of money
Many workers went broke as the company was bankrupted.
broth
soup consisting of meant or vegetables
Too many cooks do spoil the broth.
cigarette
a thin tube made from paper and filled with TOBACCO which is smoked
cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health.
conduct
to direct or control some process or procedure
The scientist will conduct research on the matter of gravity.
contract
an official legal agreement between different people, groups, companies, or organizations
You must sign a contract before you move into an apartment.
contract
an official legal agreement between different people, groups, companies, or organizations
You must sign a contract before you move into an apartment.
cover
to form a layer over something
Mom covered the food so flies won't touch them.
cucumber
a long green vegetable that is eaten raw in salads
How much is a box of cucumbers?
decorate
to make something more attractive
The flag was decorated with a grizzly bear and a red star.
delivery
the act of bringing something from one place to another
She waited for her delivery.
dent
a concave impression on a surface, usually of metal
It had some dents and wrinkles in it.
discover
to find out about something
Silk was first discovered by ancient Chinese people.
district
an area of a city which has some special quality
There are many school districts in New York State.
divide
to separate something into two or more sections
We decided to divide the work between us.
engage in
to participate in
The organization engage in various activities.
enthusiastic
excited and interested
One of the audience members was very enthusiastic in his applause for Miss Petowker.
equipment
the items that are needed to do something
The mechanic could not repair the car because he did not have the right equipment.
except for
not including
We enjoyed the holiday, except for the expense.
exchange
to return something to a store and get something else back
We exchanged cell phone numbers on the bus.
express
to show
The men who made the bell put words on it that express ideas of freedom.
extend
to make something last longer
He extended his hand to her.
extension
the process of extending
You want an extension on the deadline.
fancy
expensive and fashionable
He has some very fancy tableware.
financial
having to do with money
Schools are getting expensive for one person to pay for their own. So try looking for financial help.
garage sale
sale of household goods held in the garage
I found some great old books and lawn chairs at a garage sale.
gender
classification of male or female
Other questions include a person’s age, gender, and nationality.
get better
to improve one's health; to recover from an illness
I hope she gets better soon.
get rid of
to get free from something that you do not want
I need to get rid of my old clothes.
go away
move on or leave
Please go away. I want to be alone right now.
hand in
to submit something
He handed in the assignment to his teacher.
hard time
difficulty
She is having a hard time solving mathematics.
have fun
to have a good time
have fun while making cakes.
horrible
causing horror
That was a horrible movie!
humid
having wet and heavy air due to water in the atmosphere
These rainforests are hot and humid.
ice cube
a small cube of artificial ice; used for cooling drinks
Fill the bowl with cold water and ice cube.
idiot
a person who is not very smart; a fool; a stupid person
It is very unkind to use bad words like "fool" and "idiot."
ignore
to take no notice of; to pay no attention to
He felt bad because she ignored him.
in a row
lined up one after another in a straight, singular column
The soldiers were standing in a row.
in particular
particularly; specifically
There is one book in particular that may help you understand autism more clearly.
instant
a very brief period of time
Referees can't see everything that happens in a game. That's why they should be allowed to see the instant replay.
irrelevant
not being important, useful, or related to the particular topic at hand
The student's book report was full or irrelevant information.
lesson
an activity which helps people learn something
The teacher gives a lesson every day.
make sure
to become absolutely certain
Megan should make sure both items above the lines were for cost.
meaningful
important in some way
The professor didn't really tell us anything meaningful about the final in today's study session. It was a waste of time.
moreover
furthermore; besides
moreover, England’s winters have been getting warmer since the late 1980’s.
multitask
to work on more than one thing at the same time
The computer can multitask different applications.
mustard
a spicy yellow or brown condiment used to add flavor to food
mustard is a common thing people put on their hotdogs.
noise
a sound, particularly one that is loud, displeasing or frightening
I heard a noise outside.
nothing but
only; just
He did nothing but laugh.
orchard
an area near a house or farm where fruit trees are grown
They went into the orchard to pick apples.
organize
to put things into a certain order
My notes are a mess. I must organize them.
park
an area of natural land used by the public
The friends went to a park.
pay back
to repay
The bank pays back your money by giving you interest.
pear
a type of fruit
My favorite fruit is the pear.
pour
to send a liquid falling from a container
Next, the hot mixture is poured into molds shaped like crayons.
productivity
the rate at which something is made or done
The worker's productivity was so impressive that he received a promotion.
proposal
an offer or plan that is presented to a group of people who will make a decision about it
They rejected proposals that the Prime Minister should be directly elected.
quit
to stop
Babe quit high school to play basketball.
recall
to remember something that occurred or was done in the past
I recall the days when it snowed a lot in winter.
regardless of
without consideration for
regardless of the weather, the event will be held on Friday.
remind
to cause or help someone to remember something he or she must do
Will you remind me later, please?
rental
having to do with rent
I'll be in town for a few days, but I've reserved a rental car so I'll be able to get around.
report
to officially tell someone in authority about something, such as a crime or accident
I went to the police station and reported the theft.
research
the careful study of sources to discover information about a subject
The research showed us that our theory was correct.
researcher
someone who does research work
The researchers studied the men for eleven years.
rest
to stop working; avoid activities
My mother told me to rest.
result
information that you get from a scientific or medical test
Some people believe the Chupacabra is the result of a lab experiment, and some people believe that aliens from another planet left it behind.
room
an inside part of a building that is separated from other areas
My room is warm.
scholarship
money that is given to help pay the cost of school
To get scholarship, she did study very hard last semester.
snatch
to take something quickly or eagerly
Erik snatched his hand away when he was angry.
stick
a branch or twig from a tree
The sons did as he asked and soon came back with some sticks.
strict
expecting rules to be followed
The mother gave her son strict orders to be home by midnight.
striking
noticeable
Her striking features gained the attention of every guest in the room.
studio
a room where artists create their work
Maria thought everyone at the studio would be playing and having fun.
stuff
material, substance or an object
What is that black, oily stuff on the beach?
suppose
to guess, assume, or believe
I suppose I'll go tomorrow.
sweet potatoes
a large root of a tropical plant that has orange skin
He mashed the sweet potatoes and ate it.
tough
being difficult to complete or work with
Last night's homework assignment was very tough.
traditional
involved in a tradition
This is their traditional style of clothes.
treat
something given as a gift intended to give pleasure
My father often gives my brother and I treats when we do well at school.
unnecessary
being more than needed or not needed
Sam added an unnecessary ingredient to the dish.
unrelated
lacking any connection to something else
The two crimes that evening were unrelated.
valuable
having high value
She has a lot of valuable jewelry.
vinegar
a sour liquid used on food
Grandma said, "I think you should try vinegar."
witness
a person who gives evidence in a court of law
There were no witnesses to the crime.
abandoned
leaving a person who needs your help
The mother bear abandoned her cub because it was too weak to survive.
account
an arrangement in which a person uses the Internet or e-mail services of a particular company
He needs to create an account to use this website.
admission
permission to enter something, such as a play or sporting event
Jack was allowed admission into the private club.
admit
to acknowledge that something is true
I have to admit that I had fun at the party.
adopt
to take and raise a child
Karen was a peasant girl who was adopted by an old lady.
advantage
(a) gain or benefit
Having education is an advantage.
annoyed
a little angry
I was annoyed because she didn’t help me clean the house.
appreciate
to understand how important something is
Because he had been poor in an earlier life, Kim really appreciated his riches now.
assist
to help or support
The junior doctor assisted the surgeon at the operation.
asthma
an illness in the lungs which causes difficulty in breathing
Parsley was also used to help with asthma and toothaches.
availability
the state of being possible to use or obtain
The advent of microprocessors transformed the world with the availability of personal computers.
balance
amount of money owed
I have low balance in my account.
benefit
to take or get a good thing or profit, to obtain a BENEFIT
An overweight person will greatly benefit from doing a small amount of exercise on a daily basis.
biased
unfairly influenced
In both styles the biased side must always be the inner.
brochure
a piece of promotional material containing information
The store sent out an advertising brochure.
challenging
demanding effort; difficult
Climbing a mountain is challenging.
claim
to state something
Another myth claims Billy the Kid killed a man for every year of his life.
coin
a small, flat and round piece of metal used as money
People began to use coins in Greece and Rome around 600 B.C.
complaint
a statement of unhappiness about something or someone
The customer has a complaint about our products.
complicated
difficult, not easy
The test was very complicated, and I don't think I did very well.
consumer
a living thing that eats another living thing
consumers get energy by eating producers or other consumers.
crop
a plant that is grown by farmers
For example, farmers traded crops and animals in exchange for cloth from merchants.
cruel
willfully causing pain to others
As punishment for his cruel treatment of Echo, the goddess Aphrodite condemned Narcissus to fall in love with himself.
culture
the language, customs, and beliefs that a group of people share
Learning about different cultures has always enlightened my knowledge.
demanding
requiring of a lot of time or effort
Bob's boss was very demanding.
dictionary
a book containing other information alphabetically arranged
The dictionary starts with the letter A.
disappear
to stop being visible
Most dinosaurs disappeared about 65 million years ago, but scientists are not sure why.
disconnect
breaking the connection between two things
An electrician disconnected the electrical supply.
economics
the study of trade, industry and money
I have to study for an economics exam tomorrow.
effective
producing the wanted result
Scientists are still looking for an effective way to treat the common cold.
embarrassed
ashamed; feeling bad about something that you did
I was embarrassed because I fell down the stairs.
enable
to make someone able to do something; to help make something possible
The study session enabled us to pass the test easily.
exhibition
an act of displaying a particular emotion or quality
The performers put on an exhibition at our school.
experience
to feel or undergo something
In 1989, the Caribbean Islands experienced a storm called Hurricane Hugo.
feel sorry for
to have pity on
He felt sorry for his friend.
flexibility
the ability to bend or stretch
Stretching is a good exercise to increase your flexibility.
foremost
being the best or most important
First and foremost, never be late to class or you will lose points.
from now on
starting now
from now on, I will drink tea and not coffee.
frustrated
disappointed or annoyed because something cannot be done
She felt angry and frustrated with the lack of progress.
full-length
normal length, not shortened
The full-length movie is better than the television show.
function
the purpose for which a thing is used
The function of the brakes is to stop the car.
general
relating to or affecting all the things or people in a group
In general, you should always ask questions if you don't completely understand something.
genetically
caused, controlled, or determined by GENES
The extra names describe how different plants are related genetically.
get lost
lose one's way
A girl gets lost in a maze.
give up
to stop doing something permanently
If you give up, that means you stop trying to do something.
go through
to use a way of going somewhere
We went through Gwangju on our way to Yeosu.
hang up
to put down your telephone receiver after a call
She hung up the phone suddenly.
harvest
to gather CROPS from the fields after they are fully grown to be used, eaten, or sold
The man is harvesting carrots and peppers in the field.
highly
in an amount that is more than usual or to a great degree
My boss is a highly successful man.
honored
to be grateful
I'm honored to be a member and work with you all.
in public
in front of many people
Some people are afraid of speaking in public.
journey
an act of traveling from one place to another
After a difficult two month journey, the Pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts Bay.
landscape
the natural scenery of a place
The snowy landscape looked like it belonged on a postcard.
laundry
items of made of cloth that have been or must be washed
Did you hang the laundry out to dry?
laundry
clothes that need to be washed or have just been washed
We couldn’t always do laundry because that cost money!
look up
to search or find
look up the information at the library.
major
a chosen field of study
What did you major in at the university?
major in
a course of study that one specialize
Mike wants to major in Science.
make sure
to become absolutely certain
Megan should make sure both items above the lines were for cost.
meaning
what something means or signifies
Do you know the meaning of this symbol?
modified
changed in form, usually for the better
The modified verision of the program is much better than the other.
normal
being usual, ordinary, or regular
Her temperature is normal.
owner
a person who owns or has something
Who is the owner of this restaurant?
perfume
a fragrant liquid used to make a person smell good
The smell of perfume gives many people headaches.
permit
to allow, to cause to be possible
Are we permitted to smoke here?
picky
choosy or overly critical
He's picky about food so he only eats what he likes.
portrait
a painting or drawing of a person's face
A portrait of my grandfather hangs over the fireplace.
prevent
to keep from occurring
At first, Jane wanted to be a doctor, but poor health prevented her from finishing her studies.
produce
to manufacture something using machines
I have produced many pamphlets for you to use.
production
the process of making or growing something to be sold
They stared production on a new model of car.
run out of
to use up one's supply of something
I ran out of time to finish the project.
scary
causing fright or fear
The movie we watched two days ago was really scary.
scent
a pleasant smell that something has or produces
Each flower in the garden has a different scent.
sentence
a number of words forming a complete statement
It is hard to construct a good sentence.
shelter
a place designed to give such protection
The shelter does not accept donations.
skip
to not do or deal with something that would typically occur next
I know that I shouldn't but I often skip breakfast.
sneakers
a type of light comfortable shoe that is suitable for playing sports
Their son was so active that he wore out his sneakers every month.
solution
the correct answer to a problem
Did you think of a solution to your problem?
specific
well defined and clearly stated
Some of us learned that specific emotions such as anger or crying are unacceptable.
stand
to be able to bear someone or something
My brother can't stand mushrooms. He never eats them.
storage
a place to keep things you will use later
The men put the coal in storage for future use.
stuck
unable to move
The submarine got stuck and couldn’t move.
technology
the use of science in solving problems
Some technology experts spend their work day developing new and exciting children’s apps.
ticket
a printed piece of paper that shows that someone has paid to enter a place or travel somewhere
Let’s buy a ticket for that movie!
traffic jam
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
I was stuck in a traffic jam.
transfer
to move from one place to another
We transferred the file from David's computer to Sue's computer.
transportation
an act, system, or business of moving people or goods from one place to another
This city has a good transportation system.
travel
to move from place to place
They traveled overseas in long boats and spoke a language called Old Norse.
treatment
the application of medicines or surgery
How do students continue their education and how do sick people get health treatment?
turn down the volume
to reduce the noise of something
Can you turn down the volume on the radio?
turn in
to hand something in
Make sure you sign your name on your test before you turn in the papers.
variety
the quality of having many different things or many different types of things
Trade also provides us with a variety of food any time of the year.
wedding
a marriage ceremony
Zeus gave the couple a box as a wedding present.
willingness
acting gladly
She expressed her willingness to work for us..
add
to increase
The part is then sent down the assembly line and another worker adds a different piece.
apologize
to say that one is sorry, for having done something wrong, for a fault etc
I must apologize to her for my rudeness.
appropriate
fitting or proper for a specific person, purpose, time or occasion
It is not appropriate to speak to a classmate while the teacher is speaking.
assault
attack, raid
Aiming a gun on someone is assaulting a person.
background
a person's origins, education, etc.
The background of the picture was very dark.
beat up
to punch or kick
My parents did not want us to beat up each other.
behave
to act in a particular manner
His child behaves well in school.
bother
to disturb a person when they are busy or want to be alone
Please don't bother with the boxes right now.
broken
to be in pieces, fragmented
A broken heart cannot be fixed.
bully
to use strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker
Do not bully the weak or sickly; rather, be kind and protect them.
call
a contact or exchange made on the telephone
The referee made too many foul calls.
canceled
announce that will not take place
The outdoor meeting was canceled due to heavy rain.
cancer
a disease caused by uncontrolled cell growth
Can cell phones really give people cancer?
cell
the smallest living part of an animal or plant
The human body is made up of cells.
clothing
the things that people wear to cover their bodies
In this way, the farmer had material to make clothing, and the merchant had food to eat.
colorful
including many colors, especially bright ones
I drew a picture that was very colorful.
common
not unusual
CDs are very common in department stores.
comprehension
understanding
She's going to take a listening comprehension test tomorrow.
confusing
causing one to have no idea about what is right
The news was confusing to Cedric.
danger
something that can cause harm
The danger of playing with fire is that you can get burned.
demanding
requiring of a lot of time or effort
Bob's boss was very demanding.
element
one component of a whole
A musical is a form of drama that includes elements of singing and dancing.
encourage
to cause someone to feel courage, confidence or hope
The little boy's father encouraged him to do better.
engage in
to participate in
The organization engage in various activities.
enhance
to make something better
People often add some salt to enhance the flavor of the soup.
every other day
skipping every second day
She goes to the hospital every other day.
except
not including
Everything except the bread was eaten.
exchange
the giving and taking of one thing for another
An exchange of opinions is helpful.
expertise
the special knowledge that an expert has on a subject
He was a computer expertise so he can deal with any problems related to computers.
fabulous
almost impossible to believe, incredible
Her new movie is absolutely fabulous!
fascinating
inspiring great interest or attraction
The tour offered a fascinating view of the city's history.
flatter
to say nice things about someone, even if they may not deserve it
They called him a lady’s man because he liked to flatter women.
flyer
a piece of paper giving information about an event
Cindy grabbed one of the flyers that had been stacked on the table below the sign.
form
a particular type or kind of something
Please fill out the application form before you enter this room.
frown
to show displeasure or anger by facial expression
Christi looked at Sally’s leaf and frowned.
gain
to obtain or profit
Cleopatra was born into the Ptolemaic Dynasty, and at age seventeen, Cleopatra gained the throne along with her brother.
get along well
have smooth relationship
We are best friends because we get along well together.
government
the system for ruling a state or country
A tax is money people pay to the government.
Great Depression
a long and severe recession in an economy
An increasing number have been making comparisons to the Great Depression.
hair
a covering for the body consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures
The dog's hair was all over the couch.
handy
being very useful, helpful and practical
Umbrellas are very handy when the sun is too strong.
homeless
having no home
There are many homeless people in the downtown area.
include
to take in or consider along with
Often these songs include lots of dancers in beautiful clothes.
ingredient
one of the food items used when making a meal or drink
The ingredients of success include hard work and focus.
injured
badly hurt
She can’t play soccer this week because her ankle is injured.
interfere with
create an obstacle or disturb
If friends begin to interfere with your school work, it's better to only see them on the weekend.
international
involving, or done by, two or more nations
One direction is an international singer.
interrupt
to cause something to stop for some time
A block of flats interrupted their view of the sea.
issue
a matter
In 1860, a girl was born who would grow up to influence ideas of peace and social issues.
keep in mind
to remember
keep in mind that there will be a pop quiz on this information sometime next week.
keep in touch
in communication (with)
I have kept in touch with my school-friends.
knowledge
the fact of knowing
People shared their knowledge of farming and other things.
latter
(with "the") being or relating to the second of the two things mentioned
Of the two options, she preferred the latter.
light
weighing a small amount
This is a very light object so I will take it.
material
a substance
Some companies also make products from recycled material.
meaningful
important
The professor didn't really tell us anything meaningful about the final in today's study session. It was a waste of time.
mention
to refer to something briefly
He mentioned that he had a friend named Ernest.
messy
being dirty or unclean
Her desk was always messy.
mild
not strong in action or effect
This pasta sauce tastes very mild.
necessity
something needed or essential
They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
normal
being usual, ordinary, or regular
Her temperature is normal.
offend
to cause anger or displeasure through one's words or actions
My uncle was offended when he saw that the protestors burned the national flag.
oily
greasy
It was a stone wall, very even, oily, and cold.
on purpose
in a way that is planned
I didn’t do it on purpose.
operation
a medical procedure in which a doctor removes or repairs a damaged part of someone's body
The patient is having an operation. "He must have an operation."
prepare
to become ready for a future activity, event, or purpose
He is preparing lunch. "Find the cook who prepared the fish."
prior
before
Job applicants often find out about a company prior to applying for a job.
prove
to show that something is true or correct by providing evidence
It's impossible to prove some things are true.
quality
the extent to which something has features
We produce several different qualities of paper.
quit
to stop
Babe quit high school to play basketball.
reasonable
referring to a logical and right thing to do
He felt the price for the jacket was very reasonable so he purchased it.
refuse
to say no to something
Achilles was angry at losing the woman and he refused to fight in anymore battles.
relationship
a connection
The relationship between the consumer and the provider is very important.
reply
to make an answer
Echo could only reply, "Here!"
scared
afraid
Jenna thought her father looked a little scared.
scold
to speak to someone in an angry or harsh way
Her mother scolded her for getting dirty.
scratched
mark the surface of
The paint was scratched when I moved the table.
security guard
a guard who keeps watch over something
The security guard in our office didn't sleep all day.
sensitive
easily affected or hurt
My eyes are sensitive to smoke.
skin
the natural, outer covering that protects an animal's or person's body
Sue accidently made a cut on her skin while peeling the apple.
sold out
having all tickets or accommodation sold
The movie was sold out on opening night.
stick with
to keep doing something; to continue and not quit
Jane should stick with her lesson so that she would get good grades in her test.
stomach
an organ used for digesting food
The food goes into your stomach.
subject
someone or something that is talked about, written about etc.
We discussed the price of food and similar subjects.
superb
excellent, impressively splendid
He thought Jamie was a superb cook.
take a shower
shower
People take a shower when they sweat a lot after playing sports.
take part in
to be one of a group of people doing something, to take an active share in
He never took part in arguments.
tax
money charged by a government for public services
He was sent to prison for not paying his taxes.
thrilling
exciting
The most thrilling camel event is to see how much weight each camel can carry.
tough
being difficult to complete or work with
Last night's homework assignment was very tough.
training
activity leading to skilled behavior
I am training to be a photographer.
useless
being not needed; having no purpose
Do you think the appendix is a useless organ?
various
different; varied
His reasons for leaving were many and various.
via
by using
I'll give the cards via delivery service.
violence
the use of physical force to hurt a person or animal or to damage something
violence never solves problems between people.
violent
using force to hurt or attack
Many families are torn by violent behavior.
yell
to say loudly, usually with emotion
Jenny yelled, "Come on, Amanda!"
ache
to feel pain, usually one that is weak and constant
A broken bone can ache for months even after it is treated.
active
(busily) involved
She is an active supporter of women's rights.
appreciate
to understand how important something is
Because he had been poor in an earlier life, Kim really appreciated his riches now.
appreciate
to be thankful or grateful for something or someone
I really appreciate your help with my homework.
assistance
the act of helping someone
Everyone offered their assistance.
athlete
a person who plays a sport
However, she will always be remembered as an amazing athlete.
attitude
a way of thinking or acting
As you will see, this attitude has worked for people all across the world.
belong
to be the property of something
My son, the creature you saw is an Ox, and it belongs to the farmer.
benefit
a good or advantageous thing
There are many health benefits if you exercise.
besides
other than
besides teaching, he also tutors on weekends.
blame
to find fault with (a person)
I don't blame you for wanting to leave.
body
the central message of a communication
It has an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
but
used to add information that will contrast something that was previously stated
I'm sorry, but I can't go to your party tonight.
cage
something like a box made from wire or metal bars used for keeping animals in
The lion has escaped from its cage.
challenge
to formally invite someone to compete against oneself
He challenges me to study everyday.
challenging
demanding effort; difficult
Climbing a mountain is challenging.
charity
donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless
Research for diseases and cures often require people to make donations to certain charities.
combination
a result of combining two or more things
It is a combination of a fungus and seaweed.
complain
to express negative thoughts or emotions
It's not polite to complain about the food at someone else's house.
complementary
matching
My sister has an obsession about wearing complementary colors.
computer lab
a place which provides computer services
His favorite room at school is the computer lab. He can use a computer there.
conclusion
a decision formed after considering related information
The conclusion the boys made was that their hypothesis was half wrong.
conference
a meeting for discussion
Many people came to the book conference.
confirm
to state or show whether or not something is true
Can you confirm the letter was sent?
confused
not having a full understanding
The message was unclear, so he was confused and not sure what to do.
connection
something that connects people or things
My computer doesn't work. I think I'm having problems with my Internet connection.
contract
an official legal agreement between different people, groups, companies, or organizations
You must sign a contract before you move into an apartment.
crowd
a large group of people in the same place
I lost my cousin in the large crowd.
crowded
full of people
The subways are very crowded in the morning.
desire
a want
The V sign shows a desire for victory.
dinosaur
one of a group of reptiles that lived millions of years ago
When you were a kid, which dinosaur was your favorite?
discouraged
not happy because of many problems or failures
Livingstone was discouraged because he could not find the start of the Nile River.
divide
to separate something into two or more sections
We decided to divide the work between us.
dizzy
feeling in the head as if the world is spinning
When I stood up, I felt dizzy.
donate
to give something or contribute a sum of money to an organization or cause
Since all employees are involved, they all agree to donate what they earn to UNICEF.
drop by
to visit someone
I’ll drop by on my way home.
due date
the date in which something falls due
The due date on this book is September 21st.
education
knowledge orunderstanding achieved by going to school
education now focuses on working together and problem solving.
emphasize
to stress
The reason is because Hinduism emphasizes personal spirituality instead of worrying too much about laws and rules.
engrave
to cut into stone
My name was engraved on the ring.
extend
to make something last longer
He extended his hand to her.
extra
more than what is required
The government can also collect taxes by charging extra money when you buy goods at a store.
facility
a building, place or machine that is made for a specific purpose
Where is the nearest sports facility?
faculty
the teachers in a school or college
The faculty at that university is known for their spectacular research.
feel like
have an inclination for something or some activity
I feel like I should help her out with her project.
fix
to repair something
The bed in the room was fixed to the floor so that it could not be moved.
focus on
to give one's attention to
You should focus on me and not her.
go away
move on or leave
Please go away. I want to be alone right now.
imagine
to realize or understand
Tom imagined himself as an astronaut.
improve
to make something better
Exercising can help you improve your health.
in order to
to make it possible for something to happen
Lighting beetles light up in order to attract a mate.
introduction
the act of telling people your name for the first time
She gave a good introduction to everyone.
invest
to put effort into reaching a goal
He invested a lot of time in his education.
irritated
annoyed
The aunt was irritated when the bachelor told her that she was not a very good storyteller.
lazy
not willing to act or work
People say cats are lazy.
lecture
a formal talk given to students or other audiences
The lecture will last 45 minutes.
lie down
to be or move into a horizontal position on a surface
The boy is lying down on the grass.
magic
the use of special powers to make things happen
The magician used his magic to make the rabbit disappear.
mineral water
water from mineral springs that contain minerals
mineral water is good for health.
mostly
in a way that includes nearly all parts or instances; mainly
We have some cold days, but mostly it is warm.
notice
to observe; to become aware of something
I did not notice the color of her eyes because she was wearing glasses.
opinion
an attitude or belief about something
What is your opinion on this matter?
outfit
a set of matching clothes
She sewed many of her sports outfits!
outgoing
at ease in talking to others
Dana is outgoing and likes to be around other people.
pale
being very light in color
Her face was so pale that I thought she was sick.
part-time job
a job that you do for less than the normal working hours
He works a part-time job on weekends.
photography
the art of taking photographs
In this digital age, knowing how to use photography effectively is more important than ever.
pocket money
cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses
I thought if I had more pocket money, I would be able to buy things like toys and candy.
practice
the repeated performance or exercise of something in order to learn to do it well
She has musical talent, but she needs a lot of practice.
primary color
a color as red yellow or blue
Primary colors are used to make other colors.
private lesson
tutor or tutoring
I have a private lesson with Mr. Huw.
professional
a person whose job requires special skill or education
Most of the students at our school want to be professional athletes in the future!
proficiency
the state of being skilled
She demonstrated her proficiency in Spanish.
proficient
competent or skilled
The phrase, ’jack-of-all-trades,’ refers to those who claim to be proficient at countless tasks, but cannot perform a single one of them well.
rather
more willingly; preferably
I'd rather stay home and do my homework.
recommend
to advise or suggest something
The waiter recommended the sirloin steak.
recommendation
an official suggestion about a course of action
Sally asked her teacher to write a recommendation for her.
refine
purify or to make more polish
Even the most refined and precise research data are only raw materials which may or may not become literature.
replace
to put something in the place where it was before
Tomorrow I will try to replace my lost hat.
reschedule
to agree to a new time and later date for something to happen
Why don't we reschedule the party to Saturday afternoon?
review
examine or access
Responses to survey questions are influenced by events, and we should consider this when reviewing the results of a survey.
risky
having or involving a significant possibility of something bad or undesirable happening
Skydiving can be exciting but it is also risky.
similar
being very much like someone or something else
My sister and I have similar faces.
similarly
in a way that is almost the same as something or someone else
I knew they were sisters because they acted similarly.
skill
cleverness at doing something
Her job requires skill and an eye for detail.
sociable
friendly, engaging actively with people
The Ghana Network of Volunteer Service is looking for volunteers who are open-minded, sociable, and committed.
spare
to afford to give something or make something available, such as money or time
Arthur, please spare me a few minutes of your time.
stock
a supply of goods
Megan worked at an office. Each week, she took inventory of the office stock.
stomachache
a pain in the belly
My stomach hurts. I have a stomachache.
stop by
to visit; to come over for a short time
stop by my house anytime to visit.
submit
present (a proposal, application, or other document)
I have yet to submit my written report.
suggest
to put an idea before another person for consideration
Tom suggested to eat something before the movie starts.
summarize
to give a short version of something
They summarize the major world and national news stories.
symptom
a sign that something is wrong
symptoms of an unhealthy hive include the disappearance of worker bees.
take a nap
have a short sleep
The baby takes a nap right after her meal.
take a picture
to use a camera to get a image of something
I want to take a picture of the monkeys with my camera.
throw up
to vomit
I felt sick from the food and I threw up in the bathroom.
turn in
submitting something
She will have to turn in her essay tomorrow.
tutor
a person who teaches a student in private
Arthur’s father was grateful and Merlyn became the boys’ tutor.
union
an act of uniting two or more things
For more information, please call the student union office at (343) 777-8338.
unique
being very special or rare
He had a very unique way of dealing with people.
unusual
different; not normal or common
It is unusual for him to arrive late.
vomit
to bring food out of stomach through the mouth because one is sick
I vomited after eating all that raw fish.
youngster
a child
As a youngster, Jane received a toy chimpanzee from her father.
ability
the power and skill to do something
Midas asked Silenus for the ability to turn anything he touched into gold.
absorb
to take in something in a natural way
It rained so much that the rainwater could not be absorbed into the ground.
achieve
to succeed in doing something that you wantedto do
Women wore something under their dresses to achieve a better figure.
affordable
not costing much money; cheap; inexpensive
The houses in Texas are very affordable compared to other states.
along with
in company with or at the same time as
You should bring your sister along with you.
attend
to be present
We would like as many people as possible to attend to our wedding.
be full of
containing as much ass possible
My room was full of colorful balloons.
be over
to have come to an end
The tough time is all over.
beauty
a quality that someone or something has that makes them very attractive to look at
He insisted the first woman be given qualities such as beauty and cunning.
blame
to find fault with (a person)
I don't blame you for wanting to leave.
brain
the organ inside the head that controls thought, feelings, etc.
The Scarecrow wanted brains, the Tin Man wanted a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wanted courage.
branch
a division
The coffee shop owner is about to open a new branch in this area.
budget
any plan showing how money is to be spent
My budget for the trip is not enough.
business trip
a visit made for work purposes
He’s going on a business trip to Peru.
by chance
by coincidence; by accident
by chance Mark was going my way, so he gave me a ride home.
by oneself
with no one else
She did this homework by herself.
campaign
a series of organized actions in support of a cause
He participated a campaign against smoking for years.
cancer
a disease involving tumors
Sadly, in 1956, Babe died of cancer.
chemical
a basic element studied by scientists, especially chemists
Some chemicals give off harmful fumes.
chilly
cold
It was a(n) chilly day outside.
conduct
to direct or control some process or procedure
The scientist will conduct research on the matter of gravity.
congratulations
speak to someone in order to congratulate them
I patted him on the back and said, 'congratulations!'
connection
something that connects people or things
My computer doesn't work. I think I'm having problems with my Internet connection.
contact
to communicate with someone
Some species crowd together and require physical contact with each other.
contain
to hold
Scandinavia is the area of the world that contains countries like Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
cough
to force air up the throat and out of the mouth, unwillingly, with a loud noise
This message is told in a secret code of coughs.
deal
to do business, trade
A sense of self-worth provides calmness and enjoyment when dealing with all kinds of individuals.
develop
to (cause to) grow bigger or to a more advanced state
The plan developed slowly in his mind
disappointed
feeling sad, unhappy or displeased
I was disappointed to hear that the party had been cancelled.
disease
an illness
Giving up smoking reduces the risk of several diseases.
do the dishes
wash dishes
The kids offered to do the dishes.
document
written or printed material that gives information or proof of something
Travelers always need some kind of document to prove their identity.
dorm
a building where students live
I think it will be exciting to live in a dorm.
dress
an item of clothing worn by a woman or a girl that covers the top of her body and has an attached skirt
Cinderella wore beautiful dress to go to a party.
exaggerate
to make something appear bigger or more extreme than it actually is
She has a tendency to exaggerate the negative experiences in her life.
exception
a case in which a rule or law doesn't apply
It was a(n) exception to the rule.
exist
to be real
Do ghosts really exist?
fever
a condition in which body temperature is above normal
My forehead is hot with the fever.
figure out
work something out
The students are trying to figure out the magician's trick.
formal
being very polite and following official rules regarding how to behave
The company requires formal attire when working at the office.
furnished
complete with furniture
The rooms were very well furnished.
get dressed
put on clothes
Angela needs to get dressed for the wedding tonight.
get rid of
to get free from something that you do not want
I need to get rid of my old clothes.
go over
examine, consider, or check the details of something
I think you should go over the test one more time before you turn it in.
graduate
to complete a level of schooling
I’ll graduate from high school next month.
greedy
having or showing a selfish desire to have more of something
The Wicked Witch of the West was very greedy.
guarantee
provide a formal assurance or promise
They help guarantee our survival.
hardworking
person or think that is diligent
My father is a hardworking family man.
harm
to cause hurt, injury, or damage to (someone)
If Poseidon became angry, he ordered huge sea monsters to cause floods or he made violent waves to harm people.
harmful
damaging
For instance, driving a car sends out harmful gases.
identify
to establish as a particular person or thing
Using his telescopes, Galileo was the first to identify some of the heavenly bodies we are familiar with today.
impolite
not showing good manners
I think it is impolite to ask someone’s age.
improperly
incorrectly, not properly
Steven improperly answer the majority of the questions on the exam.
in trouble
in difficulty
The students were in trouble for not doing their homework.
individuality
the qualities or ways of acting that make someone unique
Ramon possesses a strong sense of individuality.
keep in mind
to remember
keep in mind that there will be a pop quiz on this information sometime next week.
laptop
a portable microcomputer small enough to rest on a person's lap
Laptops are very convenient because you can take them anywhere.
lightweight
weighing only a little or less than average
Laptop computers are so lightweight that they're easy to take everywhere.
make sure
to become absolutely certain
Megan should make sure both items above the lines were for cost.
manners
a way of behavior
Your mother taught you good manners.
mean
not being kind to anyone or anything
The old lady is very mean. She never smiles.
natural
coming from nature
Earthquakes and tsunamis are natural phenomena.
noisy
making a loud noise
Dogs are really noisy.
nutrient
a substance that is good for the body
Dead plants and animals have lots of nutrients.
pack
to put things in something in order to carry them
Jenna and her dad packed up the car with items to be recycled.
pick
to select something or someone out of a group of choices
There were many hats. I like to pick the red one.
pill
a small ball or tablet of medicine
She took a pill because she can't sleep well.
pose
to present or constitute
She posed in the doorway.
prescription
an official note written by a doctor that states what medicine a patient should receive
Many of the attendees wanted to know the prescription for success.
prestigious
having a high reputation
When Trevor Canfield made room for a junior investment banker to lead a prestigious account, he did just that.
product
things that people use
Some large companies make many products that we use every day.
proud of
feeling pround of something
You should be proud of your traditional dress!
punctual
being on time
He arrived punctually at ten o’clock the next morning.
regularly
at the usual time each day, week, or month
We regularly visit the gym.
rent
a money that is paid for the use of one's property
The rent is due at the first of the month.
respect
to treat something in a good way
The rich man taught young Kim to respect the animals.
review
the act of looking over events that happened in a particular period of time
It got terrible reviews, and there is a strange story about that.
rumor
talk that comes from what other people say
Sir Mark heard some rumors about his past.
runny nose
watery liquid coming out from the nose
He has a runny nose because he didn't wear a lot of clothes in the winter.
scheduled
planned; expected at a certain time
There is a meeting scheduled for today.
serious
sincere; authentic
You can never tell when he is serious.
solution
the correct answer to a problem
Did you think of a solution to your problem?
sore
hurting
His arms and legs were sore.
source
a place where something comes from
However, deserts often have sources of water.
spread
to stretch
The reason for this is because the surface of the small and round object is not spread out over the water.
stuff
material, substance or an object
What is that black, oily stuff on the beach?
successful
having the desired effect or result
Parker was a very rich and successful business.
suggest
to put an idea before another person for consideration
Tom suggested to eat something before the movie starts.
suit
a set of clothing
Alonso wanted to become a knight, so he got a suit of armor and changed his name to Don Quixote.
symptom