65 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary - Level 2 - All

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block (v.)
to prevent anything moving through a space by being or placing something across it or in it
block (n.)
the distance along a city street from where one street crosses it to the next
commit (v.)
to say that someone will definitely do something or must do something
commitment (n.)
a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way
couple (n.)
two things or people of the same kind or in a romantic relationship
final (adj.)
last in a series of actions, events, parts of a story, etc.
purchase (v.)
to buy something
purchase (n.)
something you buy, or the act of buying it
admit (v.)
to agree unwillingly that something is true or that someone else is right
constant (adj.)
happening regularly or all the time
disturb (v.)
to interrupt someone so that they cannot continue what they are doing
minor (adj.)
small and not very important or serious, especially when compared with other things (≠ major)
situation (n.)
a combination of all the things that are happening and all the conditions that exist at a particular time in a particular place
attach (v.)
to connect one object or thing to another
community (n.)
the people who live or work in the same area, town, company etc.
secure (adj.)
safe from damage or attack; not going to change
shelter (n.)
a place to live
surround (v.)
to be all around someone or something on every side
definite (adj.)
clearly known, seen or stated
definitely (adv.)
without any doubt
inspect (v.)
to look at something carefully
inspection (n.)
an official visit to a place to check that nothing is wrong
item (n.)
a single thing, especially one thing in a list or group
possess (v.)
to have a thing or an ability
release (v.)
to let someone or something go free or to make something available
comment (n.)
an opinion that you give about someone or something
instance (n.)
an example of a particular fact, event, situation, etc.
interrupt (v.)
to stop someone from continuing what they are saying or doing by suddenly speaking to them, making a noise, etc.
odd (adj.)
different from what is normal or expected, especially in a way that you disapprove of or cannot understand
uneasy (adj.)
worried or slightly afraid because you think that something bad might happen
annoy (v.)
to make someone feel slightly angry about something; to bother someone
deny (v.)
to say that something is not true, or that you do not believe something
innocent (adj.)
not guilty of a crime
intense (adj.)
very extreme or having a very strong effect
rude (adj.)
speaking or behaving in a way that is not polite and is likely to offend or annoy people
concentrate (v.)
to think hard about something
concentration (n.)
the ability to think about something carefully or for a long time
apparent (adj.)
able to be seen or understood
resist (v.)
to fight against something or try to stop something
section (n.)
a part of something or a part of a place
stress (n.)
a feeling of worry and not relaxed
stressful (adj.)
something that is stressful makes you worry a lot
detect (v.)
to notice something that is easy to see or hear
detective (n.)
a police officer whose job is to discover information about crimes and catch criminals
maintain (v.)
to make something continue or stay in the same condition; or to strongly express your belief that something is true
panic (v.)
to suddenly feel great fear so that you can't think or do anything
panic (n.)
a sudden strong feeling of fear that makes you unable to think clearly or behave sensibly
private (adj.)
something personal or not for everyone to know or share
suspect (v.)
to think something is true but you don't know for sure
mood (n.)
how you feel (happy, sad, confused) now or at another time
previous (adj.)
before another event or time, earlier than something else
previously (adv.)
happening or existing before another event or time
grab (v.)
to take hold of something quickly or suddenly
remove (v.)
to move an object off something else (a table, the floor, etc.) or to get rid of it
relax (v.)
to rest or do something you like to do, to be calm and peaceful
relaxing (adj.)
helping a person to feel rested or calm
adult (n.)
a mature person (not a child or teenager), a grown-up man or woman
pressure (n.)
worry, nervousness that is caused by problems
pressure (v.)
to try to make someone do something or agree with you by arguing with them or making them worried
aid (v.)
to help, to assist someone
aid (n.)
help or assistance
briefly (adv.)
in a short time, done quickly
brief (adj.)
short, quick, without details or extra information
appoint (v.)
to choose a person for a job, to give someone a job or task
appointment (n.)
a scheduled meeting with someone