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4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 12: The Mean Chef

4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 12: The Mean Chef

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  • abuse [əˈbjuːz] v.
    To abuse someone or something means to hurt them on purpose.
    The mean man abused his dog when it barked too loudly.
  • afford [əˈfɔːrd] v.
    To afford something means you have enough money to pay for it.
    I’ve been saving my money, so I can afford to buy a new bike.
  • bake [beɪk] v.
    To bake means to cook food with heat.
    My sister is a good cook. She bakes delicious cakes.
  • bean [bi:n] n.
    A bean is a plant seed that is good to eat.
    There are many different kinds of beans to eat.
  • candle [ˈkændl] n.
    A candle is a stick of wax that is lit on fire for light or heat.
    When the lights went out, we lit some candles.
  • convert [kənˈvəːrt] v.
    To convert something means to change it into something else.
    The man converted his messy field into a garden of flowers.
  • debt [det] n.
    A debt is an amount of money that a person owes.
    I have not paid my gas bill. I owe a debt to the gas company.
  • decrease [ˈdiːkriːs] v.
    To decrease something is to make it less than it was before.
    Hiring more police officers has decreased crime in the city.
  • fault [fɔːlt] n.
    A fault is a mistake.
    It is my fault that the cat ran away. I left the door open.
  • fund [fʌnd] n.
    A fund is an amount of money that people have.
    We all put money into our club’s fund.
  • generous [ˈdʒenərəs] adj.
    When someone is generous, they like to give things to people.
    The generous man donated several new computers to our school.
  • ingredient [ɪnˈgriːdɪənt] n.
    An ingredient is something that is part of a food dish.
    The main ingredients in cake are eggs, sugar and flour.
  • insist [ɪnˈsɪst] v.
    To insist means to be firm in telling people what to do.
    I insist that you try some of these cookies.
  • mess [mes] n.
    A mess is a condition that is not clean or neat.
    Heather’s room was a complete mess.
  • metal [ˈmetl] n.
    Metal is a strong material people use to build things.
    Steel is a common metal that is used to build buildings.
  • monitor [ˈmɒnɪtər] v.
    To monitor people or things is to watch them closely.
    The teacher monitors the students when they take tests.
  • oppose [əˈpəʊz] v.
    To oppose something means to dislike it or act against it.
    I want to be a police officer because I oppose
  • passive [ˈpæsɪv] a.
    If a person is passive, they do not take action to solve problems.
    Marcie is so passive that she never solves her own problems.
  • quantity [ˈkwɒntətɪ] n.
    A quantity is a certain amount of something.
    I have a small quantity of milk in my glass.
  • sue [su:] v.
    To sue someone is to take them to court for something wrong they did.
    I sued the company after I slipped on a banana peel in their hallway.

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