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4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 1: The Little Mice

4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 1: The Little Mice

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  • allot [əˈlɒt] v. 

To allot something means to give it to someone.

 The coach allotted each team five minutes to prepare a strategy.

  • appall [əˈpɔ:l] v. 

To appall means to horrify, shock, or disgust someone.

 The boy was appalled when he saw the accident.

  • cache [kæʃ] n. 

cache is a hiding place for valuable things.

 The pirates kept their jewelry in a cache hidden in a cave.

  • convenience [kənˈviːnjənt] n. 

Convenience is a state of being able to do something with little effort.

 The Internet allows consumers to shop at their own convenience.

  • dearth [dəːrθ] n. 

dearth is an amount or supply which is not large enough.

 There is a dearth of money in my bank account. I can’t afford a new car.

  • deliberate [diˈlibərit] adj. 

If a thing you do is deliberate, you intend to do it.

 She made a deliberate effort to save money each month.

  • dire [ˈdaiər] adj. 

When something is dire, it is terrible and very serious.

 The tornado created a dire situation for the small town.

  • elapse [iˈlæps] v. 

To elapse means to pass, as in seconds, minutes, or hours.

 A few seconds must elapse before you can take another picture.

  • empathy [ˈempəθi] n. 

Empathy is sharing or understanding another person’s feelings.

 The caring nurse had empathy for her patients.

  • fanciful [ˈfænsifəl] adj. 

When something is fanciful, it is unusual or unrealistic.

 The girl had fanciful ideas about doing well in school without studying.

  • gripe [graip] v. 

To gripe means to complain constantly.

 Lawrence always gripes when he has to do chores.

  • grueling [ˈgru:əliŋ] adj. 

When something is grueling, it is very hard to do.

 The climber faced the grueling task of reaching the top of the steep mountain.

  • mundane [ˈmʌnˈdein] adj. 

When something is mundane, it is boring, common, or ordinary.

 The man had the mundane chore of raking thousands of leaves into piles.

  • opt [ɒpt] v. 

To opt is to make a choice, especially when deciding in favor of something.

 My brother likes chocolate ice cream, but I always opt for vanilla.

  • outrage [ˈautreidʒ] n. 

Outrage is a very strong emotion of anger or shock.

 Tommy was feeling outrage when his parents said he couldn’t go to the dance.

  • paltry [ˈpɔːltri] adj. 

When an amount of something is paltry, it is very small.

 The poor man had a paltry sum of money.

  • rectify [ˈrektəfai] v. 

To rectify something means to correct it.

 I quickly rectified the spelling mistakes that I had on my essay.

  • resourceful [riˈsɔːrsfəl] adj. 

When someone is resourceful, they are good at dealing with hard situations.

 After his boat sunk, Matt was resourceful enough to build a raft.

  • sustenance [ˈsʌstənəns] n. 

Sustenance is food and water needed to keep a person, animal, or plant alive.

 Without the proper sustenance, the man will starve.

  • tedious [ˈtiːdiəs] adj. 

When something is tedious, it is long, frustrating, and boring.

 His job involved a lot of tedious typing, filing, and organizing.

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