4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 22: A Better Reward
- actual [ˈaktʃʊəl] adj.
Actual means that something is real or true.
→ This is the actual sword that the King owned, not a fake one.
- amaze [əˈmeɪz] v.
To amaze someone is to surprise them very much.
→ The news in the paper amazed Jack.
- charge [tʃɑːdʒ] n.
A charge is the price to pay for something.
→ The charge for the shirts was $15.00.
- comfort [ˈkʌmfət] v.
To comfort someone means to make them feel better.
→ I wanted to comfort my friend after I heard the bad news.
- contact [kənˈtakt] v.
To contact someone is to speak or write to them.
→ I contacted Sue about my party.
- customer [ˈkʌstəmə] n.
A customer is a person who buys something at a store.
→ The customer put a few items in a bag.
- deliver [dɪˈlɪvə] v.
To deliver something is to take it from one place to another.
→ The man delivered Chinese food to my house.
- earn [əːn] v.
To earn means to get money for the work you do.
→ He earns his living as a chef in a great restaurant.
- gate [ɡeɪt] n.
A gate is a type of door. Gates are usually made of metal or wood.
→ We want to put up a wooden gate around our house.
- include [ɪnˈkluːd] v.
To include something means to have it as part of a group.
→ Does this meal include a soft drink?
- manage [ˈmanɪdʒ] v.
To manage something means to control or be in charge of it.
→ I had to manage the meeting myself.
- mystery [ˈmɪst(ə)ri] n.
A mystery is something that is difficult to understand or explain.
→ The path on the map was a complete mystery to me.
- occur [əˈkəː] v.
To occur means to happen.
→ When did the thunderstorm occur?
- opposite [ˈɒpəzɪt] n.
If A is the opposite of B, A is completely different from B.
→ The opposite of black is white.
- plate [pleɪt] n.
A plate is a flat round thing that you put food on.
→ I put my plate down so I could put some food on it.
- receive [rɪˈsiːv] v.
To receive something is to get it.
→ I received a present on my birthday.
- reward [rɪˈwɔːd] n.
A reward is something given in exchange for good behavior or work.
→ He was given a reward for his excellent performance.
- set [sɛt] v.
To set something is to put it somewhere.
→ Please set the dice down on the table.
- steal [stiːl] v.
To steal is to take something that is not yours.
→ The men tried to steal money from the bank.
- thief [θiːf] n.
A thief is someone who quietly takes things that do not belong to them.
→ A thief broke into our home and took my mother’s jewelry.