4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 24: A Strong Friendship
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- block [blɒk] n.
A block is a solid piece of wood, stone or ice.
→ I saw a block of ice on the floor.
- cheer [tʃɪə] v.
To cheer is to give a loud shout of approval or encouragement.
→ The crowd all cheered when the home team won.
- complex [ˈkɒmplɛks] adj.
If something is complex, it has many small parts. It is hard to understand.
→ A jig-saw puzzle can be complex because it has so many pieces.
- critic [ˈkrɪtɪk] n.
A critic is someone who gives their opinions about movies, books, and plays.
→ The wine critic tasted the wine so he could give his opinion.
- event [ɪˈvɛnt] n.
An event is something that happens, especially something important.
→ Finishing high school was a major event in his life.
- exercise [ˈɛksəsʌɪz] v.
To exercise is to run or play sports so that you can be healthy.
→ You should exercise every day.
- fit [fɪt] v.
If something fits, it is small enough or the right size to go there.
→ The colorful eggs fit into the box.
- friendship [ˈfrɛn(d)ʃɪp] n.
Friendship is the relationship between people who are friends.
→ Michael and Lisa have a very strong friendship with each other.
- guide [ɡʌɪd] n.
A guide is someone who shows you where to go.
→ We followed a guide at the park.
- lack [lak] n.
If there is a lack of something, there is not enough of it.
→ His only problem is a lack of money.
- passage [ˈpasɪdʒ] n.
A passage is a long area with walls that goes from one place to another.
→ The long passage led us to the other side of the field.
- perform [pəˈfɔːm] v.
To perform is to do something in front of people who watch.
→ He will perform a song for the class.
- pressure [ˈprɛʃə] n.
Pressure is what you apply to make someone do something.
→ They put pressure on him to change his mind.
- probable [ˈprɒbəb(ə)l] adj.
If something is probable, it is likely to happen.
→ It is probable that you will get a good grade if you study for the test.
- public [ˈpʌblɪk] adj.
If something is public, it is meant for everyone to use.
→ I went to the public park to play with my friends.
- strike [strʌɪk] v.
To strike someone or something is to hit them.
→ She struck the other girl in the face.
- support [səˈpɔːt] v.
To support something is to like it and help it be successful.
→ Everyone at work supports the new plan.
- task [tɑːsk] n.
A task is work that someone has to do.
→ Who has the task of building the brick wall?
- term [təːm] n.
A term is a word for something.
→ I often use the term “oops” when I make a mistake.
- unite [juːˈnʌɪt] v.
To unite is to get together to do something.
→ If we unite, we can finish our project faster.