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4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 23: The Ice House

4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 23: The Ice House

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  • allocate [ˈæləkeit] v. 

To allocate something means to put it aside for a certain purpose or person.

 The government allocated $100 million to aid the disaster relief effort.

  • appetizing [ˈæpitaiziŋ] adj. 

When food is appetizing, it looks and smells very good.

 The appetizing plate of cookies was gone in half an hour.

  • blizzard [ˈblizərd] n. 

blizzard is a severe snow storm with strong winds.

 We did not dare to go outside during the terrible blizzard.

  • cavity [ˈkævəti] n. 

cavity is a hole or space in something.

 There was a small cavity in the wall of the cave where an animal lived.

  • clockwise [ˈklɒkwaiz] adv. 

If something moves clockwise, it moves in a circle in the same direction as a clock.

 Turn the screw clockwise to tighten it.

  • concentric [kənˈsentrik] adj. 

When circles or rings are concentric, they have the same center.

 The target was a series of concentric circles.

  • courtesy [ˈkɔːrtəsi] n. 

Courtesy is the excellence of manners or social conduct.

 Jenna always behaves with great courtesy when people visit her home.

  • crisp [krisp] adj. 

When food is crisp, it is hard or has a hard surface in a way that is pleasant.

 My favorite snack is a bag of crisp, delicious potato chips.

  • discord [ˈdiskɔːrd] n. 

Discord is disagreement or fighting between people.

 There was much discord between the experts on the talk show.

  • frigid [ˈfridʒid] adj. 

When something is frigid, it is extremely cold.

 We decided not to go on the hike because the weather was too frigid.

  • generate [ˈdʒenəreit] v. 

To generate something means to cause it to develop or begin.

 The mayor promised to generate new jobs and programs to help the poor.

  • glacial [ˈgleiʃəl] adj. 

When something is glacial, it relates to large masses of ice that move slowly.

 Penguins thrive in the glacial regions of Antarctica.

  • interchange [ˌintərˈtʃeindʒ] n. 

An interchange of ideas between people is a discussion of each person’s idea.

 There was an interchange of ideas between the groups.

  • locker [ˈlɒkər] n. 

locker is a small cabinet with a lock where people store their possessions.

 I keep my school books in my locker.

  • multicultural [ˌmʌltiˈkʌltʃərəl] adj. 

When something is multicultural, it relates to many different cultures.

 Everyone was welcomed to attend the multicultural celebration.

  • omission [ouˈmiʃən] n. 

An omission is something that has been left out or not done.

 Mike was upset because of the omission of his name during the ceremony.

  • oversee [ˌouvərˈsiː] v. 

To oversee something means to make sure that it is being done properly.

 His job was to oversee the progress of the construction project.

  • pierce [piərs] v. 

To pierce something means to make a hole in it using a sharp object.

 The arrow pierced the target in the very center.

  • replicate [ˈrepləˌkeit] v. 

To replicate something is to do it in the exact same way as someone before.

 I would love to replicate my father’s achievements in school.

  • wavy [ˈweivi] adj. 

When something is wavy, it is not straight but has a series of curves.

 The child drew wavy lines all over the piece of paper.

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