4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 8: Tricky Turtle
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- broad [brɔːd] adj.
If something is broad, it is wide.
→ The river is very long and broad.
- bush [bʊʃ] n.
A bush is a plant with many thin branches. It is smaller than a tree.
→ My dad and I planted some small bushes around the house.
- capable [ˈkeɪpəbəl] adj.
If someone or something is capable of something, they can do it.
→ The Olympic athlete is capable of lifting a lot of weight.
- cheat [tʃiːt] v.
To cheat is to be dishonest so that you can win or do well.
→ They cheated on the test by sharing answers.
- concentrate [ˈkɒnsəntreɪt] v.
To concentrate on someone or something is to give your full attention.
→ I could not concentrate on my homework because the room was so loud.
- conclude [kənˈkluːd] v.
To conclude is to arrive at a logical end by looking at evidence.
→ I saw crumbs on my dog’s face, so I concluded that he ate my cookie.
- confident [ˈkɒnfɪdənt] adj.
Confident means that one believes they can do something without failing.
→ She was confident she could climb the mountain due to her training.
- considerable [kənˈsɪdərəbl] adj.
If something is considerable, it is large in size, amount or extent.
→ They paid a considerable amount of money for that car.
- convey [kənˈveɪ] v.
To convey is to communicate or make ideas known.
→ That picture of a crying child conveys a feeling of sadness.
- definite [ˈdɛf ə nɪt] adj.
If something is definite, it is certain or sure to be true.
→ There is a definite connection between hard work and success.
- delight [dɪˈlaɪt] n.
Delight is a feeling of being very happy with something.
→ He felt such delight after getting a promotion at work.
- destination [ˌdestɪˈneɪʃən] n.
A destination is the place where someone or something is going to.
→ The destination of this plane is Munich, Germany.
- dictate [dɪkˈteɪt] v.
To dictate something is to read it aloud so it can be written down.
→ He dictated his speech so his secretary could write it down.
- edge [edʒ] n.
The edge of something is the part of it that is farthest from the center.
→ He ran to the edge of the cliff.
- path [pɑːθ] n.
A path is a way from one place to another that people can walk along.
→ We followed a path through the woods.
- resort [rɪˈzɔːt] v.
To resort to something is to depend on it in order to solve a problem.
→ I hope they don’t resort to violence to end the argument.
- shadow [ˈʃædəʊ] n.
A shadow is the dark area that is made when something blocks light.
→ The man’s shadow was taller than he was.
- succeed [səkˈsiːd] v.
To succeed is to complete something that you planned or tried to do.
→ He will continue to work on the robot until he succeeds.
- suspect [səsˈpekt] v.
To suspect something is to believe that it is true.
→ I suspect that those kids stole the money.
- valley [ˈvælɪ] n.
A valley is a low area of land between two mountains or hills.
→ We looked at the valley below from the top of the mountain.