63 terms

ELI Core Vocabulary - Level 2 - Weeks 9-11 and Real Reading 1 Chapters 9-12


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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
accept (v.)
to allow someone to become part of a group, society, or organization, and to treat them in the same way as the other members
each other (phr.)
used to show that each of two or more people does something to the other or others
famous (adj.)
known about by many people in many places
fashionable (adj.)
popular, especially for a short period of time
feel sorry for (phr.)
to feel pity or sympathy for someone because something bad has happened to them or because they are in a bad situation
identify (v.)
to recognize and correctly name someone or something
leader (n.)
the person who directs or controls a group, organization, country etc
recognize (v.)
to know who someone is or what something is, because you have seen, heard, experienced, or learned about them in the past
stranger (n.)
someone that you do not know
treat (v.)
to behave towards someone or something in a particular way
alone (adj.)
if you are alone in a place, there is no one with you
appear (v.)
to be written or shown on a list, in a book or newspaper, in a document etc
convince (v.)
to make someone feel certain that something is true
department store (n.)
a large shop that is divided into separate departments, each selling a different type of goods
hear about (phr. v.)
to be told or find out a piece of information
hug (v.)
to put your arms around someone and hold them tightly to show love or friendship
owner (n.)
someone who owns something; the boss of a business
ride (v.)
to travel in a bus, car, or other vehicle that you are not driving
throw yourself (v.)
to move or jump somewhere suddenly and with a lot of force
toward (prep.)
used to say that someone or something moves, looks, faces etc in the direction of someone or something
building (n.)
a structure such as a house, church, or factory, that has a roof and walls
copy (v.)
to deliberately make or produce something that is exactly like another thing
design (v.)
to make a drawing or plan of something that will be made or built
efficient (adj.)
if someone or something is __________, they work well without wasting time, money, or energy
evolution (n.)
the scientific idea that plants and animals develop and change gradually over a long period of time
heat (v.)
to make something become warm or hot
pressure (n.)
the force or weight that is being put on to something
protect (v.)
to keep someone or something safe from harm, damage, or illness
rise (v.)
to go upwards
temperature (n.)
a measure of how hot or cold a place or thing is
chance (n.)
the way some things happen without being planned or caused by people
collect (v.)
to get things of the same type from different places and bring them together
fight (v.)
to try very hard to prevent something or to get rid of something unpleasant that already exists
illness (n.)
a disease of the body or mind, or the condition of being ill
intelligence (n.)
the ability to learn, understand, and think about things
organized (adj.)
involving people working together in an effective and well-planned way
path (n.)
a track that has been made deliberately or made by many people walking over the same ground
rule (n.)
what you should do in a particular situation, or a statement about this
solve (v.)
to find or provide a way of dealing with a problem
without (prep.)
used to say that a particular thing has not happened when someone does something

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