4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 14: Day Without Sight
- asset [ˈæset] n.
An asset is a skill or quality that is useful or valuable.
→ The coach realized the boy’s speed was an asset to the team.
- aspect [ˈæspekt] n.
An aspect is one part or feature of something.
→ I thought about the different aspects of owning two dogs.
- Braille [breil] n.
Braille is a system of raised patterns on paper that allows the blind to read.
→ The boy enjoyed reading his favorite books written in Braille.
- bud [bʌd] n.
A bud is a part of a plant that turns into a flower or a leaf.
→ Two weeks after planting the seed, a small bud appeared.
- coordinate [kouˈɔːrdəneit] v.
To coordinate things is to make different parts work together.
→ Each skating team had to coordinate their movements for the show.
- disprove [disˈpruːv] v.
To disprove something means to show that it is not true.
→ The scientist disproved the theory that the sun moved around the Earth.
- humanitarian [hjuːˌmænəˈtɛəriən] adj.
If something is humanitarian, it is connected to helping people’s lives.
→ After the flood, several humanitarian organizations offered help.
- hypothesis [haiˈpɒθəsis] n.
A hypothesis is an idea for something that has not been proved yet.
→ The teacher did an experiment to prove whether his hypothesis was right.
- imprint [imˈprint] n.
An imprint is an effect or lesson from an experience that is hard to forget.
→ The experience ofwarleftan imprint on his mind that troubled him.
- informative [inˈfɔːrmətiv] adj.
When something is informative, it provides a lot of information.
→ The travel guide had a lot of informative facts about the region.
- optic [ˈɒptik] adj.
When something is optic, it relates to the eyes or light.
→ Her blindness was caused by a problem with her optic nerve.
- premise [ˈpremis] n.
A premise is an idea on which something is based.
→ The premise of the movie that Bobbi and I watched was unrealistic.
- rack [ræk] n.
A rack is an object with shelves that holds things.
→ He stored his tools on a rack.
- Renaissance [reˈnəsɑːns] n.
The Renaissance was a period between the 14th and 17th centuries.
→ Leonardo Da Vinci was a popular artist of the Renaissance.
- revere [riviə:r] v.
To revere something is to admire it greatly.
→ The students revere their teacher, who has taught them a lot.
- simultaneous [ˌsaiməlˈteiniəs] adj.
When something is simultaneous, it occurs at the same time as something else.
→ The movement of the gears inside the watch was simultaneous.
- skeptic [ˈskeptik] n.
A skeptic is a person who does not believe something.
→ The scientist showed the skeptic that dinosaurs did exist by providing evidence.
- spatial [ˈspeiʃəl] adj.
When something is spatial, it relates to the position and size of things.
→ He was asked where the books were located to test his spatial ability.
- specify [ˈspesəfai] v.
To specify is to describe something clearly.
→ The poster didn’t specify where the concert was taking place.
- wax [wæks] n.
Wax is a substance that is slightly shiny and melts when heated.
→ The candles are made of wax.