4000 Essential English Words 6 Unit 25: Hundred Plays
- acrobat [ˈækrəbæt] n.
An acrobat is a person who entertains people by doing amazing physical things.
→ There were acrobats at the circus that did impressive and complicated jumps.
- advocacy [ˈædvəkəsi] n.
Advocacy is the act of supporting or recommending something.
→ Janine’s strong advocacy for the event made people want to attend.
- communal [ˈkəmjuːnl] adj.
If something is communal, it involves a group of people.
→ On the weekends, Theo and his son picked up trash in the communal park.
- fluid [ˈfluːid] adj.
If something is fluid, it is smooth and moves gracefully.
→ Boris was a famous ballet dancer because people admired his fluid movements.
- harmonize [ˈhɑːrmənaiz] v.
To harmonize means to make different things go well together.
→ The sweet and sour flavors of the dish harmonized well and tasted great.
- industrious [inˈdʌstriəs] adj.
If someone is industrious, they work hard.
→ Dennis was very industrious, so he never had problems finding a job.
- inventive [inˈventiv] adj.
When someone is inventive, they are good at creating new things.
→ The inventive student built a robot to help her with her chores.
- judicial [dʒuːˈdiʃəl] adj.
If something is judicial, it is related to judges or courts of law.
→ The laws changed the way the judicial system was structured.
- Mandarin [ˈmændərin] n.
Mandarin is one of the two main Chinese languages.
→ Although John’s parents both spoke Mandarin, he could only speak English.
- metropolitan [ˌmetrəˈpɒlitən] adj.
If something is metropolitan, it relates to a large city.
→ All of the metropolitan excitement of New York City made Rufus nervous.
- mimic [ˈmimik] v.
To mimic something means to copy the way it sounds or moves.
→ The hunter mimicked a duck’s call and shot the two ducks that called back.
- misguided [ˌmisˈgaidid] adj.
When something is misguided, it is based on bad judgment or wrong beliefs.
→ The snake bit Molly during her misguided attempt to grab it.
- rehearse [riˈhəːrs] v.
To rehearse means to practice and prepare for a performance in front of people.
→ Vick’s band rehearsed all week before their first show.
- scorn [ˈskɔːrn] v.
To scorn someone means to behave without respect toward them.
→ The criminal was scorned by everyone in the community.
- sensory [ˈsensəri] adj.
If something is sensory, it is related to the senses.
→ Iris and Eric preferred the sensory thrill of watching movies in the theater.
- staple [ˈsteipəl] adj.
If something is staple, it is standard or basic.
→ Hamburgers, steaks and hotdogs are staple foods to cook on a grill.
- statute [ˈstætjuːt] n.
A statute is a law that is official and has been written down.
→ The new statute made it illegal to walk dogs in the park.
- veteran [ˈvetərən] n.
A veteran is someone who has a lot of experience doing something.
→ Hank was the team veteran and had played in more games than anyone else.
- villain [ˈvilən] n.
A villain is an evil person who breaks the law or hurts others.
→ The villain escaped with half of my family’s valuables.
- vine [vain] n.
A vine is a plant that has long, twisting stems and climbs upward.
→ The branches of the trees were covered with vines.