4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 14: The Coward’s Lesson
- camouflage [ˈkæməflɑːʒ] n.
Camouflage is something used to hide people and things.
→ The green and brown camouflage was best used for hiding in forests and jungles.
- contemplate [ˈkɒntəmpleit] v.
To contemplate something means to think about it.
→ Mark took a moment to contemplate the math problem before solving it.
- contend [kənˈtend] v.
To contend with something means to struggle to overcome it.
→ Stacy had to contend with a learning disability throughout high school.
- cot [kɒt] n.
A cot is a small portable bed.
→ At the camp, the boys’ cabin was lined with cots.
- enlist [enˈlist] v.
To enlist means to join the military.
→ In their final year at school, the students were asked to enlist in the military.
- frontier [ˈfrʌntiə:r] n.
A frontier is a border between two regions or countries.
→ A fence was built along the frontier where the river curved.
- handbook [ˈhændbuk] n.
A handbook is an item that gives specific information or instructions.
→ If you look at the handbook, it will tell you which wires to connect to the TV.
- hesitant [ˈhezətənt] adj.
If someone is hesitant, then they are not sure or slow in acting or speaking.
→ Though he knew the answer, he was hesitant to say it because he might be wrong.
- lush [lʌʃ] adj.
If something is lush, then it is full of a variety of large, healthy plants.
→ The lush jungle was filled with plants, trees, and vines.
- marrow [ˈmærou] n.
Marrow is the soft substance in the center of bones.
→ Dissolved marrow is a common ingredient in soups.
- outfit [ˈautfit] n.
An outfit is a set of clothes worn together, often for a certain job or event.
→ Kelly’s new outfit made her look so glamourous.
- paw [pɔ:] n.
A paw is an animal’s foot that has claws or soft bottoms.
→ The kitten cleaned its paws with its tongue.
- quiver [ˈkwivər] v.
To quiver means to tremble or shake.
→ The flame on the candle quivered whenever someone opened or closed a door.
- splendid [ˈsplendid] adj.
If something or someone is splendid, then they are very good.
→ From his head down to his shoes, his clothes looked splendid.
- stray [strei] v.
To stray means to go in a wrong direction and often become lost.
→ He found himself lost because he had strayed from the tour group.
- substantial [səbˈstænʃəl] adj.
If something is substantial, then it is of great importance, size, or value.
→ The bank said that he owed it a substantial amount of money.
- torch [tɔːrtʃ] n.
A torch is a stick with one end on fire that can be carried in order to give light.
→ He grabbed a piece of wood and stuck it in the fire in order to make a torch.
- tract [trækt] n.
A tract is a large area of land.
→ On the other side of the mountains was a long tract of forest.
- vigil [ˈvidʒəl] n.
A vigil is a period of watchful attention at night fora specific purpose.
→ He had a vigil in front of the tomb for three days.
- weary [ˈwiəri] adj.
If someone is weary, then they are tired.
→ Jane was weary after a long day of work.