4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 28: The Fisherman
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- accompany [əˈkʌmpənɪ] v.
To accompany other people means to join them or go with them.
→ My brothers accompanied me to the movie.
- bare [bɛər] adj.
When something is bare, it is plain. It has no covering.
→ He likes to walk around in his bare
- branch [bræntʃ] n.
A branch is the part of a tree with leaves.
→ The monkey was hanging from a branch on the tree.
- breath [breθ] n.
A breath is the air that goes into and out of one’s lungs.
→ You can’t take a breath under water.
- bridge [brɪdʒ] n.
A bridge is something that is built over a river so people can cross it.
→ The old bridge fell into the river.
- cast [kæst] v.
To cast something means to throw it.
→ The fisherman cast his line into the water.
- dare [dɛər] v.
To dare means to be brave enough to try something.
→ He dared to jump out of the airplane and skydive.
- electronic [ɪlekˈtrɒnɪk] adj.
When something is electronic, it uses electricity to do something.
→ I like having electronic devices such as an MP3 player.
- inn [ɪn] n.
An inn is a place where travelers can rest and eat.
→ The visitor got a room at the inn.
- net [net] n.
A net is a bag made of strong thread. It is used to catch animals.
→ The boy caught butterflies in his net.
- philosophy [fɪˈlɒsəfɪ] n.
A philosophy is a way to think about truth and life.
→ My philosophy is “live and let live. ”
- pot [pɒt] n.
A pot is a deep, round metal container used for cooking.
→ Don’t touch the pot on the stove. It’s hot.
- seed [siːd] n.
A seed is the hard part of a plant or fruit that trees grow from.
→ I planted the seed in the dirt hoping that it would grow into a tree.
- sharp [ʃɑːrp] adj.
When something is sharp, it has a thin edge that cuts things easily.
→ That knife is very sharp. Be careful not to hurt yourself.
- sort [sɔːrt] n.
A sort of something is a type of it.
→ What sort of instrument do you want to learn to play?
- subtract [səbˈtrækt] v.
To subtract means to take something away.
→ We learned how to subtract numbers from each other in class.
- tight [taɪt] adj.
When something is tight, it is fixed or fastened firmly in place.
→ The knots were too tight to untie.
- virtual [ˈvəːrtʃuəl] adj.
If something is virtual, then it is very close to being true or accurate.
→ Because he’s popular, Joe is the virtual leader of the group.
- weigh [weɪ] v.
To weigh something means to see how heavy it is.
→ The little dog weighed exactly 3kgs.
- whisper [ˈwɪspə:r] v.
To whisper means to say very quietly.
→ We have to whisper in the library so people can focus on reading.