4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 18: The Priest
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- ability [əˈbiləti] n.
Ability is the quality of a person being able to do something well.
→ His swimming abilities let him cross the entire lake.
- agriculture [ˈægrɪkʌltʃər] n.
Agriculture is the growing of food and animals.
→ The farmer studied agriculture in college.
- cartoon [kɑːrˈtuːn] n.
A cartoon is a funny drawing.
→ Sometimes, people draw cartoons for the newspaper.
- ceiling [ˈsiːlɪŋ] n.
The ceiling is the top of a room.
→ He painted the ceiling with a special roller.
- convince [kənˈvɪns] v.
To convince someone means to make them sure of something.
→ She convinced me to buy the house.
- curious [ˈkjʊərɪəs] adj.
When you are curious about something, you want to know more about it.
→ I opened up the clock because I was curious about how it worked.
- delay [dɪˈleɪ] v.
To delay means to wait to do something.
→ I was delayed at the airport for over two hours.
- diary [ˈdaɪərɪ] n.
A diary is a book in which people write their personal experiences.
→ I do not let anybody read my diary.
- element [ˈeləmənt] n.
An element of something is a particular part of it.
→ Tackling an opponent is Johnny’s favorite element of American footbal.
- faith [feɪθ] n.
When people have faith in something, they believe in it and trust it.
→ The sick girl had faith in doctors. She knew they would make her better.
- grain [greɪn] n.
Grain is food crops such as wheat, corn, rice or oats.
→ The farmer planted two fields of grain this year.
- greet [griːt] v.
To greet someone means to meet and welcome them.
→ When my friend came over, I greeted him at the door.
- investigate [ɪnˈvestəgeɪt] v.
To investigate means to search for something or learn about it.
→ The detective went to investigate the crime.
- joy [dʒɔɪ] n.
Joy is a feeling you get when you are really happy.
→ I love baseball. I feel joy when I play.
- label [ˈleɪ bəl] n.
A label is a tag that tells about something.
→ The label on the back of your shirt will tell you what size it is.
- monk [mʌŋk] n.
A monk is a religious person who lives a simple life.
→ The monks knew a lot about religion.
- odd [ɒd] adj.
When something is odd, it is unusual.
→ Her cat is odd. It walks on two feet.
- pause [pɔːz] v.
To pause means to stop doing something for a while.
→ Since she was so hungry, she paused to make a snack.
- priest [priːst] n.
A priest is a person trained to perform religious duties.
→ The priest taught us about God.
- profession [prəˈfeʃən] n.
A profession is a person’s job.
→ He loved sailing, so he chose to work on ships as a profession