4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 18: The Nurse’s Lesson
- beforehand [biˈfɔːrhænd] adv.
If something is done beforehand, then it is done in advance.
→ He packed his luggage beforehand, so he was able to leave right away.
- centigrade [ˈsentəgreid] n.
If a temperature is centigrade, it is scaled, so water freezes at 0° and boils at 100°.
→ During the spring time, the temperature gets as warm as 26 degrees centigrade.
- chatter [ˈtʃætər] v.
To chatter means to talk quickly about unimportant things.
→ The children chattered in the back of the classroom.
- concerto [kənˈtʃərtou] n.
A concerto is music for a solo instrument and played with an orchestra.
→ The piano concerto has a section in which only the piano plays.
- condense [kənˈdens] v.
To condense a gas means to make it a liquid.
→ The cool air made tiny drops of water condense on the tops of the grass.
- cove [kouv] n.
A cove is a part of land where it curves inward around the sea.
→ They hid the boat in a small cove on the south side of the island.
- deteriorate [diˈtiəriəreit] v.
To deteriorate means to become steadily worse.
→ The nation’s economy continued to deteriorate despite the politicians’ efforts.
- exterior [iksˈtiəriər] n.
An exterior is the outside surface of something.
→ The exterior of the nut was hard and woody, but the inside was soft and delicious.
- freeway [ˈfriːwei] n.
A freeway is a road with no stops where cars travel at high speeds.
→ Once you get on the freeway, it only takes an hour to drive to my parent’s farm.
- hearty [ˈhɑːrti] adj.
If someone or something is hearty, then they are loud and happy.
→ The grandmother ended her story with a hearty laugh that pleased her grandchild.
- hospitable [hɒsˈpitəbəl] adj.
If someone is hospitable, they are friendly to strangers.
→ At dinner, Dad was very hospitable to my friends.
- manor [ˈmænə:r] n.
A manor is a large house with many rooms.
→ The manor had over forty rooms in addition to beautiful gardens.
- monastery [ˈmɒnəsteri] n.
A monastery is a building in which monks live.
→ The monks at this monastery are famous for their bread and music.
- nursery [ˈnəːrsəri] n.
A nursery is a room where babies and children sleep, play, or are cared for.
→ The children kissed their parents goodnight and went upstairs to the nursery.
- outstretched [ˈautstretʃt] adj.
If something is outstretched, then it is extended to its full length.
→ The cat stood on its back legs with its front legs outstretched.
- parcel [ˈpɑːrsəl] n.
A parcel is a package of things to be carried or mailed somewhere.
→ The parcel looked like it had been stepped on by someone.
- profile [ˈproufail] n.
A profile is an outline of a face, usually as seen from the side.
→ The drawing of Olivia’s profile came out very well.
- vivacious [viˈveiʃəs] adj.
If someone is vivacious, they are talkative and cheerful.
→ Everyone at the party was very vivacious and having a good time.
- winding [ˈwaindiŋ] adj.
If something is winding, then it follows a twisting course.
→ The winding river turned and looped around the bases of the hills.
- zip [zip] v.
To zip something means to close it with a zipper.
→ She zipped her backpack closed after putting her books inside it.