"ESL 4 Vocabulary"
|Surrounding|| (N) environing things, circumstances, conditions.|
He was too sick to be aware of his surroundings.
|Spokesperson|| (N) a person who speaks for another or for a group. |
they used the spokesperson to comunicate with them.
|Pneumonia|| (N) inflammation of the lungs with congestion. |
juan has been going to the hospital because he has pneumonia.
|Sarajevo|| (N) a city in and capital of bosnia and herzegorina.|
my parents and i went to Sarajevo las summer.
|Immutable|| (Adj) not mutable; unchangeable; changeless. (you can't change it)|
These levels of immigration should not be regarded as immutable.
|Sprang|| (V) The past tense of spring. |
They all sprang up as if struck by lightning.
|Onslought|| (N) a very strong attack. |
Most of the young men never survived the next onslaught.
|Unfortunately|| (Adj) bad luck.|
Unfortunately, his curiosity will not let him stop here.
|Delighted|| (Adj) very pleased or happy. |
She was delighted with her new classroom.
|Console|| (V) To make someone feel better when they are feeling sad or disappointed.|
i wanted to console my mother but i didnt know how.
|Murderer|| (N) someone who muders another person: a convicted murderer. |
He had been the muderer of many peole for years.
|Shook|| (V) The past tense of shake.|
He shook his bottle water before open it.
|Luggage|| (N) The suitcase, bag, etc. carried by someone who is traveling.|
He got his luggage ready to go to brazil thi summer.
|Further|| (Adv) More or to a greater degree.|
I won't trouble you any further.
|Knock|| (V) To hit a door or window with your closed hand to attract the attention of the people inside.|
You should knock beofre you come in.
|opt to|| (v) to choose one thing or one action instead of another. |
while Jane went running, john opted to bike.
|tuition||(n) the money you pay for being taught at a school or college.|
|reluctant|| (adj) slow and unwilling to do something. |
my dad was reluctant to lend me money.
|facility|| (n)or facilities (plural) a place or building used for a particular activity, industry, or service. |
A sports facility.
|subpar|| (adj) below an expected level of quality, |
A subpar performance.
|quintessential|| (adj) being a perfect example of a particular type of person or things. |
NYC is the quintessential big city.
|euphemism|| (n) a polite word or expression that you use instead of a more direct one, to avoid shocking or upsetting someone. |
"pass away" is a euphemism for "die".