4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 10: Blackbeard
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- citizen [ˈsɪtəzən] n.
A citizen is someone who lives in a certain town or city.
→ Carlos was born in Spain. He is a Spanish citizen.
- council [ˈkaunsəl] n.
A council is a group of people who run a city or town.
→ The council met to discuss the new laws for the city.
- declare [dɪˈklɛər] v.
To declare is to say something officially.
→ I declared my love for him.
- enormous [ɪˈnɔːrməs] adj.
When people or things are enormous, they are very large.
→ My dog looks enormous next to yours.
- extraordinary [ikˈstroːrdənəri] adj.
When someone or something are extraordinary, they are amazing.
→ The fireman who rescued the girl was extraordinary.
- fog [fo(:)g] n.
Fog is a thick cloud that is near the ground or water.
→ I did not want to drive in the thick fog.
- funeral [ˈfjuːnərəl] n.
A funeral is a ceremony that takes place after a person dies.
→ They had a funeral for the soldier who died during the war.
- giant [ˈdʒaɪənt] adj.
When people or things are giant, they are very big.
→ The giant truck got in my way.
- impression [ɪmˈpreʃən] n.
An impression is the way of thinking about someone or something.
→ Most people’s first impression of Dr. Giani is that he is mean.
- income [ˈɪnkʌm] n.
Income is how much money a person or business makes.
→ Her company pays her a fairly good income.
- mad [mæd] adj.
When someone is mad, they are angry.
→ Mother got mad when I didn’t listen to her.
- ought [ɔːt] aux. v.
If someone ought to do something, then it is the right thing to do.
→ I ought to take my library books back.
- resist [rɪˈzɪst] v.
To resist something is to fight against it.
→ He resisted the treatment at the hospital.
- reveal [rɪˈviːl] v.
To reveal is to show something.
→ I will reveal where I hid the candy bar.
- rid [rɪd] v.
To rid is to make a place free from something or someone.
→ We rid our home of mice by using traps.
- sword [sɔːrd] n.
A sword is a long sharp weapon.
→ They used to use swords in battles in ancient times.
- tale [teɪl] n.
A tale is a story.
→ She told her two friends about the wild tale of her day.
- trap [træp] v.
To trap people or animals is to capture them so they cannot get away.
→ We trapped butterflies in a net.
- trial [ˈtraiəl] n.
A trial is the way a court discovers if a person is guilty or innocent.
→ He went on trial for robbing the bank.
- violent [ˈvaɪələnt] adj.
When people are violent, they want to hurt someone.
→ The man was put into jail because he was violent.