4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 30: Cats and Secrets
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- above [əˈbʌv] prep.
If something is above, it is at a higher level than something else.
→ He straightened the sign that was above the crowd.
- ahead [əˈhɛd] adv.
If something is ahead of something else, it is in front of it.
→ The blue car drove on ahead of us.
- amount [əˈmaʊnt] n.
An amount is how much there is of something.
→ Can I use my card to pay for the entire amount?
- belief [bɪˈliːf] n.
A belief is a strong feeling that something is correct or true.
→ A preacher or priest should have a strong belief in God.
- center [ˈsɛntə] n.
The center of something is the middle of it.
→ The center of a dart board is the most important spot.
- common [ˈkɒmən] adj.
If something is common, it happens often or there is much of it.
→ It is common for snow to fall in the winter.
- cost [kɒst] v.
To cost is to require expenditure or payment.
→ These designer shoes cost more than the regular ones.
- demonstrate [ˈdɛmənstreɪt] v.
To demonstrate something is to show how it is done.
→ She demonstrated her plan to her co-workers.
- different [ˈdɪf(ə)r(ə)nt] adj.
Different describes someone or something that is not the same as others.
→ Each of my sisters has a different hairstyle from one another.
- evidence [ˈɛvɪd(ə)ns] n.
Evidence is a fact or thing that you use to prove something.
→ He used the pictures as evidence that UFOs are real.
- honesty [ˈɒnɪsti] n.
Honesty means the quality of being truthful or honest.
→ A courtroom should be a place of honesty.
- idiom [ˈɪdɪəm] n.
An idiom is a phrase with a meaning different from its words.
→ The idiom “when pigs fly” means that something will never happen.
- independent [ɪndɪˈpɛnd(ə)nt] adj.
If something is independent, it is not controlled by something else.
→ She chose to live an independent life in the country.
- inside [ɪnˈsʌɪd] n.
Inside means the inner part, space, or side of something.
→ The inside of the box was empty.
- master [ˈmɑːstə] n.
A master is a person who is very good at something.
→ My brother is a master of taekwondo.
- memory [ˈmɛm(ə)ri] n.
A memory is something you remember.
→ The memory of my first time in the city will always be the best.
- proper [ˈprɒpə] adj.
If something is proper, it is right.
→ It is not proper to throw your garbage on the road.
- scan [skan] v.
To scan something is to look at it very carefully.
→ You must scan each person closely.
- section [ˈsɛkʃ(ə)n] n.
A section is a part of something larger.
→ The green section of the graph is the most important part.
- surface [ˈsəːfɪs] n.
The surface of something is the top part or outside of it.
→ The surface of the moon is very rough.