4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 13: The Cat and the Fox
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- anxiety [æŋˈzaɪətɪ] n.
When someone has anxiety, they have a lot of worries and fear.
→ When I have to climb to high places, I’m filled with anxiety.
- army [ˈɑːrmɪ] n.
An army is a large group of people who fight in wars.
→ The army protects all the people in the country.
- billion [ˈbɪljən] n.
A billion is a very large number: 1,000,000,000.
→ There are billions of stars in outer space.
- carve [kɑːrv] v.
To carve means to cut into something.
→ My father usually carves the turkey for Thanksgiving.
- consult [kənˈsʌlt] v.
To consult someone means to ask them for help.
→ I will consult my accountant to find a way to pay for my bills.
- emergency [ɪˈməːrdʒənsɪ] n.
An emergency is a time when someone needs help right away.
→ There is a huge fire in my house! This is an emergency!
- fortune [ˈfɔːrtʃən] n.
When someone has good fortune, it means they have luck.
→ I have good fortune when I play cards.
- guarantee [ˌgærənˈtiː] v.
To guarantee means to know something will happen.
→ I guarantee that the sun will come up in the morning.
- hike [haɪk] v.
To hike means to walk in the mountains or forest.
→ I always bring plenty of equipment with me when I hike.
- initial [ɪˈnɪʃəl] adj.
When something is initial, it is the first thing.
→ The initial step when writing a paper is to find a good topic.
- intense [ɪnˈtens] adj.
If something is intense, it is very strong.
→ The skunk made an intense odor that filled the air.
- lend [lend] v.
To lend something is to give it to someone for a short time.
→ My sister lost her pen, so I will lend her mine.
- peak [piːk] n.
The peak is the very top of a mountain.
→ There is snow on the peaks of those mountains.
- potential [pəˈtenʃəl] adj.
Potential means capable of being but not yet in existence.
→ I’ve thought of some potential problems with your idea.
- pride [praɪd] n.
When you have pride, you are happy with yourself.
→ I take pride in getting good grades.
- proof [pruːf] n.
Proof is a fact that shows something is real.
→ They used his fingerprint as proof for the crime he committed.
- quit [kwɪt] v.
To quit something means to stop doing it.
→ I quit running because I got tired.
- spin [spɪn] v.
To spin is to turn around in circles.
→ The boy kept spinning until he fell down.
- tiny [ˈtaɪnɪ] adj.
When people or things are tiny, they are very small.
→ A baby’s hand is tiny.
- tutor [ˈtjuːtər] n.
A tutor is someone who gives lessons in a certain subject.
→ My sister is bad at math. So my mother hired a tutor to help her.