4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 26: The Two Captains
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- accuse [əˈkjuːz] v.
To accuse someone of something is to blame them for doing it.
→ She accused her brother of breaking her computer.
- adjust [əˈdʒʌst] v.
To adjust something means to change it so it is better.
→ He adjusted the old guitar to make it sound better.
- amuse [əˈmjuːz] v.
To amuse someone means to do something that is funny or entertaining.
→ The singer was very good. She amused the crowd.
- coral [ˈkɒ:rəl] n.
Coral is the hard, colorful material formed by the shells of animals.
→ The diver admired the beautiful coral under the water.
- cotton [ˈkɒtn] n.
Cotton is a cloth made from the fibers of the cotton
→ I like to wear clothes made from cotton in the summer.
- crash [kræʃ] v.
To crash means to hit and break something.
→ There was a loud noise when the car crashed into the tree.
- deck [dek] n.
A deck is a wooden floor built outside of a house or the floor of a ship.
→ A ship will store many supplies below its deck.
- engage [enˈgeɪdʒ] v.
To engage in something means to do it.
→ Dad was engaged in sawing a piece of wood in half.
- firm [fə:rm] adj.
When something is firm, it is solid but not too hard.
→ He sleeps better on a firm
- fuel [fjʊ:əl] n.
Fuel is something that creates heat or energy.
→ Heat is the fuel that comes from fire.
- grand [grænd] adj.
When something is grand, it is big and liked by people.
→ The grand mountain rose high into the sky.
- hurricane [ˈhə:rəkein] n.
A hurricane is a bad storm that happens over the ocean.
→ The wind from the hurricane bent the palm tree.
- loss [lɒ(:)s] n.
A loss means the act or an instance of losing something.
→ I suffered a big loss while I was gambling.
- plain [pleɪn] adj.
If something is simple, it is plain and not decorated.
→ He bought a pair of plain white shoes over the weekend.
- reef [riːf] n.
A reef is a group of rocks or coral that rise to or near the ocean.
→ He walked along the reef and looked at the water below.
- shut [ʃʌt] v.
To shut something means to close it tightly.
→ Please shut the door; the air outside is cold.
- strict [strɪkt] adj.
When someone is strict, they make sure others follow rules.
→ The teacher is strict. She does not let students talk in class.
- surf [səːrf] v.
To surf means to use a special board to ride on waves in the ocean.
→ The students went to the beach to surf during their vacation.
- task [tæsk] n.
A task is a piece of work to be done that is usually difficult.
→ My task for the weekend was to clean the entire backyard.
- zone [zoun] n.
A zone is an area that has different qualities from the ones around it.
→ Firefighters often work in danger zones.