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4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 20: Albert Einstein

4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 20: Albert Einstein

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  • accomplish [əˈkʌmplɪʃ] v.
    To accomplish something means to finish it.
    He accomplished his goal of running ten miles.
  • approve [əˈpruːv] v.
    To approve of something means you like it or are happy about it.
    Her co-workers approved her new plan.
  • approximate [əˈprɒksəmɪt] adj.
    Approximate means to be close to an exact amount, number or time.
    My approximate height is two meters.
  • barrier [ˈbærɪər] n.
    A barrier is something that is in your way.
    The Great Wall was a barrier between China and its enemies.
  • detect [dɪˈtekt] v.
    To detect something means to notice or find something.
    The boy ran to the kitchen when he detected the smell of cookies.
  • duty [ˈdjuːtɪ] n.
    A duty is something that a person has to do.
    It is parents’ duty to take care of their children.
  • elementary [ˌəlɪˈmentərɪ] adj.
    When something is elementary, it is the first or most simple thing.
    Children go to elementary school before high school.
  • failure [ˈfeɪljər] n.
    A failure happens when you do not do something right.
    My cooking ended in failure because I burned the food.
  • gradual [ˈgrædjʊəl] adj.
    When something is gradual, it happens slowly.
    Children learn to read at a gradual They do not learn right away.
  • immigrant [ˈɪmɪgrənt] n.
    An immigrant is a person who moves to a different country.
    My parents were immigrants. They came from Poland.
  • insert [inˈsəːrt] v.
    To insert something means to put it in something else.
    The mailman inserted the letter into the mailbox.
  • instant [ˈɪnstənt] n.
    An instant is a very short amount of time.
    A microwave oven cooks food in an instant.
  • poverty [ˈpɒvətɪ] n.
    Poverty is the state of being poor.
    Poverty is a problem in many countries around the world.
  • pretend [prɪˈtend] v.
    To pretend means to make believe something is real.
    The boy liked to pretend he was a king.
  • rank [ræŋk] n.
    A person’s rank is their place in an order of people.
    The man got to the rank of captain in the navy.
  • recognition [ˌrekəgˈnɪʃən] n.
    Recognition is getting praise from other people.
    The hero got recognition for his brave deed.
  • refrigerate [rɪˈfrɪdʒəreɪt] v.
    To refrigerate something means to make it cold.
    Grocery stores refrigerate fruit to make it last long.
  • rent [rent] n.
    Rent is the money people pay to someone to live in a certain place.
    To live in this house, I have to pay rent at the start of each month.
  • retire [rɪˈtaɪər] v.
    To retire is to leave a job, usually because of old age.
    My father is sixty-five years old. He is about to retire from work.
  • statistic [stəˈtɪstɪk] n.
    A statistic is a number that tells a fact about something.
    The statistics showed that we did just as well this year as last year

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