4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 1: The Lion and the Rabbit
Target Word List
- afraid [əˈfreid] adj.
When someone is afraid, they feel fear.
→ The woman was afraid of what she saw.
- agree [əˈɡriː] v.
To agree is to say “yes” or to think the same way.
→ A: The food is very good in that restaurant. B: I agree with you.
- angry [ˈæŋɡrɪ] adj.
When someone is angry, they may want to speak loudly or fight.
→ She didn’t do her homework, so her father is angry.
- arrive [əˈraɪv] v.
To arrive is to get to or reach someplace.
→ The bus always arrives at the corner of my street at 4:00.
- attack [əˈtæk] v.
To attack is to try to fight or to hurt.
→ The man with the sword attacked the other man first.
- bottom [ˈbɒtəm] n.
The bottom is the lowest part.
→ The bottom of my shoe has a hole in it.
- clever [ˈklɛv ər] adj.
When someone is clever, they can solve a hard puzzle or problem.
→ The clever boy thought of a good idea.
- cruel [ˈkruːəl] adj.
When someone is cruel, they do bad things to hurt others.
→ The cruel man yelled at his sister.
- finally [ˈfaɪnəlɪ] adv.
If something happens finally, it happens after a long time or at the end.
→ He finally crossed the finish line after five hours of running.
- hide [haɪd] v.
To hide is to try not to let others see you.
→ The other children will hide while you count to 100.
- hunt [hʌnt] v.
To hunt is to look for or search for an animal to kill.
→ Long ago, people hunted with bows and arrows.
- lot [lɒt] n.
A lot means a large number or amount of people, animals, things, etc.
→ There are a lot of apples in the basket.
- middle [mɪdl] n.
The middle of something is the center or halfway point.
→ The Canadian flag has a maple leaf in the middle of it.
- moment [ˈmoʊmənt] n.
A moment is a second or a very short time.
→ I was only a few moments late for the meeting.
- pleased [pli:zd] adj.
When someone is pleased, they are happy.
→ She was pleased with the phone call she received.
- promise [ˈprɒmɪs] v.
To promise is to say you will do something for sure.
→ He promised to return my key by tomorrow.
- reply [rɪˈplaɪ] v.
To reply is to give an answer or say back to someone.
→ She asked him what time his meeting was. He replied, “at three.”
- safe [seɪf] adj.
When a person is safe, they are not in danger.
→ Put on your seat belt in the car to be safe.
- trick [trɪk] n.
A trick is something you do to fool another person.
→ His card trick really surprised us.
- well [wɛl] adv.
You use well to say that something was done in a good way.
→ The couple can dance quite well.