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4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 2: The Shepherd and the Wild Sheep

4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 2: The Shepherd and the Wild Sheep

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  • acquire [əˈkwaɪər] v. 

To acquire something is to gain possession of it.

 Tina acquired a strange package yesterday.

  • awkward [ˈɔːkwərd] adj. 

If something is awkward, it is embarrassing and uncomfortable.

 After dropping his coffee cup, Robbie felt awkward.

  • caretaker [ˈkɛərteɪkər] 

caretaker is a person who takes care of very young, old, or sick people.

 My grandmother’s caretaker helps her get around the house.

  • deceive [dɪˈsiːv] v. 

To deceive someone is to make them believe something that is not true.

 He tried to deceive his friends as they were playing a game.

  • discourage [dɪsˈkə:rɪdʒ] v. 

To discourage someone is to make them feel less excited about something.

 Mr. Perry discouraged the students from quitting school.

  • fake [feɪk] adj. 

If something is fake, it is made to look real in order to trick people.

 The model was wearing fake eyelashes.

  • hatred [ˈheɪtrɪd] n. 

Hatred is a strong feeling of not liking someone or something.

 I have a hatred for the taste of medicine.

  • hut [hʌt] n. 

hut is a house made of wood, grass, or mud that has only one or two rooms.

 We all went into the hut to sleep.

  • inferior [ɪnˈfɪərɪər] adj. 

If something is inferior, it is not as good as something else.

 Cars built a hundred years ago are inferior to ones built today.

  • lodge [lɒdʒ] n. 

lodge is a house in the mountains, used by people who hunt or fish.

 During our ski trip, we stayed at a lodge.

  • neglect [nɪˈglekt] v. 

To neglect someone or something is to not take care of it properly.

 William neglected his room, so it is a complete mess.

  • newcomer [ˈnjuːˌkʌmə:r] n. 

newcomer is a person who has recently arrived at a place or a group.

 The students happily welcomed the newcomer to the school.

  • offense [əfens] n. 

An offense is behavior that is wrong or breaks a law.

 Stealing a car is a very serious offense.

  • overlook [əuvəˈluk] v. 

To overlook something is to not notice it, or to not realize that it is important.

 Brenda overlooked the last step and had a bad fall.

  • repay [riːˈpeɪ] v. 

To repay is to pay back or to reward someone or something.

 She repaid her friend for all of his hard work with a small gift.

  • ridiculous [rɪˈdɪkjələs] adj. 

If something is ridiculous, it is silly or strange.

 Steve looked ridiculous with those huge blue sunglasses.

  • satisfactory [ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ] adj. 

If something is satisfactory, it is good enough.

 Mina often received satisfactory grades since she studied so hard.

  • shepherd [ˈʃepə:rd] n. 

shepherd is a person who protects and cares for sheep.

 The shepherd moved the sheep to another field.

  • venture [ˈventʃər] v. 

To venture is to go to a place that may be dangerous.

 Even though it was dangerous, they ventured up the mountain.

  • wheat [hwiːt] n. 

Wheat is a plant which makes grain. Wheat grain is used to make bread.

 The field of golden wheat was ready to be harvested.

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