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4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 1: The North Star

4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 1: The North Star

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  • alleviate [əˈliːvieit] v. 

To alleviate pain or suffering means to make it less intense or severe.

 She needed something to alleviate the pain in her back.

  • astrology [əsˈtrɒlədʒi] n. 

Astrology is the study of the stars in the belief that they influence people’s lives.

 Jack, who studies astrology, believes that the stars can predict the future.

  • differentiate [difəˈrenʃieit] v. 

To differentiate things or people is to show the difference between them.

 It was hard to differentiate between the identical twins.

  • disrupt [disˈrʌpt] v. 

To disrupt something or someone is to prevent them from working.

 The loud crash disrupted the class lecture.

  • equation [iˈkweiʒən] n. 

An equation is a math operation to determine the value of something.

 I used the Pythagorean theorem to solve the equation.

  • err [əːr] v. 

To err means to make a mistake.

 The pilot erred in his estimate of the time it would take to make the trip.

  • erroneous [iˈrouniəs] adj. 

When something is erroneous, it is incorrect or only partly correct.

 The child held the erroneous belief that time machines were real.

  • frantic [ˈfræntik] adj. 

If people or things are frantic, they behave in a wild way because they are frightened.

 The cat became frantic when I tried to give it a bath.

  • hull [hʌl] n. 

The hull of a boat or tank is the main body of it.

 Afterthe wreckatsea, the ship’s hull was the last part to sink.

  • inadvertent [inədˈvəːrtənt] adj. 

When an action is inadvertent, it is done without realizing what you are doing.

 She made an inadvertent error when she knocked over the nail polish.

  • improvise [ˈimprəvaiz] v. 

To improvise something is to do it with whatever is available or without planning.

 There was no meat for the pizza, so we improvised with what was in the fridge.

  • latitude [ˈlӕtətjuːd] n. 

The latitude of a place is its distance from the equator.

 The device was able to tell the traveler his exact latitude.

  • mariner [ˈmærənə:r] n. 

mariner is a sailor.

 The old mariner used his telescope to find the shore.

  • multitude [ˈmʌltitjuːd] n. 

multitude of things or people is a very large number of them.

 A multitude of people were waiting at the airport.

  • nuisance [ˈnjuːsəns] n. 

nuisance is a person or thing that is annoying or causes a lot of problems.

 The teenager considered her noisy little brothers to be quite a nuisance.

  • permanence [ˈpəːrmənəns] n. 

The permanence of something is its ability to last forever.

 Poor results will threaten the permanence of the new teaching system.

  • revolve [riˈvɒlv] v. 

To revolve around something is to keep it as the main feature or focus.

 My life revolves around sports.

  • soothe [suːð] v. 

To soothe means to calm someone who is angry or upset.

 The mother soothed her crying baby by rocking him in her arms.

  • stranded [ˈstrændid] adj. 

If someone is stranded, they are prevented from leaving a place.

 When the plane left, my sister and I were stranded in China.

  • volatile [ˈvɒlətil] adj. 

When something is volatile, it is likely to change suddenly and unexpectedly.

 The volatile volcano might explode at any moment.

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