4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 2: The Dragon
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- bring [brɪŋ] v.
To bring means to take someone or something to a person or place.
→ Oscar will bring in all the boxes.
- castle [ˈkæːsl] n.
A castle is a building with strong walls where royalty usually lives.
→ The castle was built many years ago.
- command [kəˈmænd] v.
To command someone is to tell them to do something.
→ The general commanded his army to attack.
- counsel [ˈkaʊnsəl] v.
To counsel someone is to listen and give advice about a problem.
→ The teacher counseled the girl about her troubles.
- ensure [ɪnˈʃʊər]
To ensure is to make certain that something happens.
→ Eating good food ensures that we stay healthy.
- explosion [ɪkˈsploʊ ʒən] n.
An explosion is a violent burst, usually with a loud sound.
→ A nuclear explosion can cause great damage.
- jewelry [ˈdʒu:əlri]
Jewelry is something that people wear like earrings or necklaces.
→ The woman looked beautiful with her nice dress and jewelry.
- land [lænd] v.
To land means to come to the ground usually from a ship or aircraft.
→ The parachutist landed safely on the ground.
- meteor [ˈmiːtɪər] n.
A meteor is a rock from outer space that falls to Earth.
→ We saw a meteor in the sky last night.
- monster [ˈmɒnstər]
A monster is any imaginary frightening creature that looks strange.
→ The monster scared everyone in the village.
- northern [ˈnɔr:ðərn] adj.
If something is northern, it is in the direction of north.
→ It is much colder in northern countries than it is here.
- remote [rɪˈmoʊt] adj.
If something is remote, it is very far away and difficult to get to.
→ It took many days to get to the remote
- southern [ˈsʌðə:rn] adj.
If something is southern, it is in the direction of the south.
→ Taegu is located in the southern part of the Korean peninsula.
- statue [ˈstætjuː] n.
A statue is an image of a person or animal made of stone or metal.
→ I saw a beautiful statue of a lion today.
- steam [stiːm] n.
Steam is water that has become hot and has turned into a misty gas.
→ We could see the steam rise from the boiling water.
- submit [səbˈmɪt] v.
To submit to someone is to agree to do what they tell you to do.
→ She submitted to her mother’s wishes and did her homework.
- temple [ˈtempl] n.
A temple is a building that is used for religious purposes.
→ The people visited the temple to pray.
- upper [ˈʌpər] adj.
Upper means higher in position or place.
→ A home’s attic is at the upper part of the structure.
- weed [wiːd] n.
A weed is a plant, especially one that is not useful or wanted.
→ The yard of the house was full of ugly weeds.
- wing [wɪŋ] n.
A wing is the part of an animal that lets it fly.
→ The bird used its wings to fly across the water.