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4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 12: The Butler

4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 12: The Butler

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  • adorn [əˈdɔːrn] v. 

To adorn something means to make it more beautiful by decorating it.

 Small glass beads adorned the vase.

  • bliss [blis] n. 

Bliss is a state of complete happiness.

 Every time he sees his girlfriend, he feels a sense of bliss.

  • butler [ˈbʌtlər] n. 

butler is the most important male servant in a wealthy house.

 Whenever he needed something, he rang a bell, and the butler appeared.

  • cramp [kræmp] n. 

cramp is a strong pain caused by a muscle after a lot of physical use.

 After the marathon, Jenny got a terrible cramp in her calf muscle.

  • dilapidated [diˈlæpədeitid] adj. 

When a building is dilapidated, it is old and in bad condition.

 Paint peeled off of the old dilapidated apartment building.

  • evoke [iˈvouk] v. 

To evoke a memory or emotion means to make it occur.

 The picture evoked memories of when grandmother was a girl.

  • farewell [fɛərˈwel] n. 

farewell is an instance of saying goodbye or a way to say it.

 She got on the plane after we said our farewells.

  • faucet [ˈfɔːsit] n. 

faucet is a device that controls the flow of a liquid or gas.

 Turn off the faucet when you are done brushing your teeth.

  • filth [filθ] n. 

Filth is a large amount of dirt or dirty things that disgust you.

 There was tons of filth and trash on the shore of the river.

  • flaw [flɔː] n. 

flaw is a mistake in something that causes it to be less effective or correct.

 We discovered a major flaw in the metal chain.

  • grin [grin] v. 

To grin means to smile broadly.

 That joke makes me grin every time I hear it.

  • housekeeping [ˈhausˌkiːpiŋ] n. 

Housekeeping is the maintenance of a house or an establishment like a hotel.

 Housekeeping is not much fun, but it has to be done.

  • mound [maund] n. 

mound of something is a large pile of it.

 There was a mound of clothes on the messy teenager’s floor.

  • numb [nʌm] adj. 

When a body part is numb, it does not have any feeling.

 After holding my hand under the icy water, my fingers went numb.

  • reckless [ˈreklis] adj. 

When people are reckless, they act in an unsafe way.

 The reckless driver posed a threat to everyone else on the road.

  • slate [sleit] n. 

Slate is a dark grey rock that can easily be split into layers.

 The roof of the church was made of slate.

  • stool [stuːl] n. 

stool is a seat with legs but no support for a person’s arms and back.

 I don’t find stools very comfortable to sit on.

  • testament [ˈtestəmənt] n. 

testament to something shows that it exists or is true.

 The beautiful performance was a testament to the singer’s natural talents.

  • timber [ˈtimbə:r] n. 

Timber is wood that is used for building houses and making furniture.

 Trees in this area are grown specifically to be used for timber.

  • valve [vælv] n. 

valve is a device attached to a pipe that controls the flow of liquid or air.

 The mechanic removed the dirt to clear the engine valve.

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