4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 24: The Doctor’s Cure
- bath [bæθ] n.
A bath is water in a tub. People take a bath to get clean.
→ After playing in the dirt, the boy took a bath.
- bend [bend] v.
To bend is to move something so it is not straight.
→ Lee bent over and picked up the paper on the ground.
- chew [tʃuː] v.
To chew is to move your mouth to break up food.
→ I always chew my food carefully before swallowing it.
- disabled [dɪsˈeɪbəld] adj.
When a person is disabled, they cannot do what a normal person can do.
→ The disabled man used a wheelchair to move around.
- fantastic [fænˈtæstɪk] adj.
If something is fantastic, it is really good.
→ The student did a fantastic job on his project and got an award.
- fiction [ˈfɪkʃən] n.
Fiction is a story that is not true.
→ I enjoy reading works of fiction because they are very entertaining.
- flag [flæg] n.
A flag is a piece of colored cloth that represents something.
→ Our country has a beautiful flag.
- inspect [ɪnˈspekt] v.
To inspect is to look at something carefully.
→ The mechanic inspected our car to see if it had any problems.
- journal [ˈdʒəːrnəl] n.
A journal is a type of magazine that deals with an academic subject.
→ Mi-young was busy working on an article for an art journal.
- liquid [ˈlɪkwɪd] n.
A liquid is a substance that is neither solid nor gas.
→ Water is the most important liquid for life.
- marvel [ˈmɑːrvəl] v.
To marvel at something is to feel surprise and interest in it.
→ We marveled at her excellent piano playing.
- nutrient [ˈnjuːtrɪənt] n.
A nutrient is something that a living thing needs to keep it alive.
→ Vegetables are full of important nutrients.
- overcome [ˌəʊvəˈkʌm] v.
To overcome a problem is to successfully fix it.
→ She overcame her shyness and spoke in front of the class.
- recall [rɪˈkɔːl] v.
To recall something is to remember it.
→ She was trying to recall what she had told her friend.
- regret [rɪˈgret] v.
To regret something is to wish that it didn’t happen.
→ I regret that I was mean to my sister.
- soul [soʊl] n.
A soul is a person’s spirit.
→ Some people believe that the soul lives after the body dies.
- sufficient [səˈfɪʃənt] adj.
When something is sufficient, you have enough of it.
→ After eating a sufficient amount of food, I left the table.
- surgery [ˈsəːrdʒərɪ] n.
Surgery is medical treatment when the doctor cuts open your body.
→ I needed surgery to repair my leg after the accident.
- tough [tʌf] adj.
If something is tough, it is difficult.
→ The man passed his driving test even though it was very tough.
- tube [tjuːb] n.
A tube is a pipe through which water or air passes.
→ The pile of tubes was going to be put in the ground.