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4000 Essential English Words 4 Unit 26: The Forest People

4000 Essential English Words 4 Unit 26: The Forest People

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  • assumption [əˈsʌmpʃən] n. 

An assumption is something that you believe is true but cannot prove.

 I went to the cafeteria on the assumption that everyone would be there.

  • barley [ˈbɑːrli] n. 

Barley is a grain that is used for animal feed, health food and beer.

 The farmer grew barley to feed his cows in the winter.

  • beast [biːst] n. 

beast is a large, dangerous animal.

 A lion is one of the fiercest beasts on Earth.

  • colonel [ˈkəːrnəl] n. 

colonel is a military officer.

 James has been given a promotion in the army. He is now a colonel.

  • contagious [kənˈteɪdʒəs] adj. 

If a disease is contagious, it is easily carried from one person to another.

 You must wear protective clothing because the patient’s illness is contagious.

  • corpse [kɔːrps] n. 

corpse is a dead body of a human.

 After the accident, the corpse was taken to the hospital.

  • crisis [ˈkraisis] n. 

crisis is a situation that is extremely stressful or dangerous.

 The airport workers’ strike led to a crisis at the airport.

  • cure [kjuər] v. 

To cure means to cause an illness or injury to end or disappear.

 My dentist cured me of my toothache.

  • deformed [diˈfɔːrmd] adj. 

If something is deformed, it is not shaped normally and may appear ugly.

 Even though the carrot was deformed, it was still safe to eat.

  • discriminate [disˈkriməneit] v. 

To discriminate means to judge people according to their looks.

 They discriminated against her because she was different.

  • embassy [ˈembəsi] n. 

An embassy is where government officials work in a foreign country.

 If you lose your passport, you should contact the embassy.

  • extinguish [iksˈtiŋgwiʃ] v. 

To extinguish a fire means to make it stop.

 Michael extinguished the small fire with the hose.

  • flint [flint] n. 

Flint is a hard stone that people used to make weapons for hunting.

 There are a lot of flint tools in the museum.

  • harass [ˈhəræs] v. 

To harass someone means to annoy or trouble them.

 The children harassed their mother because they wanted her attention.

  • integrate [ˈintəgreit] v. 

To integrate means to join, communicate and socialize.

 Governments want immigrants to integrate with the population.

  • miniature [ˈminiətʃər] adj. 

If something is miniature, it is very small.

 The boy enjoys playing with his miniature train set in his bedroom.

  • nutrition [njuːˈtriʃən] n. 

Nutrition is the process by which people use food to stay healthy.

 It is important to pay attention to nutrition if you want to be an athlete.

  • promptly [ˈprɒmptli] adv. 

If something happens promptly, it happens quickly or on time.

 Arrive promptly, or we won’t have time to discuss everything.

  • technician [tekˈniʃən] n. 

technician is a person who is skilled in electronic or mechanical work.

 I need to call the technician to help me with my computer.

  • tropics [ˈtropiks] n. 

The tropics are the areas of land and sea close to the equator.

 People like to go to the tropics for vacation because it’s warm.

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