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ability
(n) the fact that somebody/something is able to do something; a level of skill or intelligence
admit
(v) to agree, often unwillingly, that something is true; to say that you have done something wrong or illegal
advantage
(n) a thing that helps you to be better or more successful than other people; a quality of something that makes it better or more useful
aim
(v) to try or plan to achieve something
appearance
(n) the way that someone or something looks on the outside; what someone or something seems to be
approve
(v) to think that someone or something is good, acceptable, or suitable
attend
(v) to be present at an event
audience
(n) the group of people who have gathered to watch or listen to something (a play, concert, someone speaking, etc.)
avoid
(v) to keep away from someone or something; to try not to do something
behavior
(n) the way that someone behaves, especially toward other people
belief
(n) a strong feeling that something or someone exists or is true; confidence that something or someone is good or right
block
(v) to stop something from moving or flowing through a pipe, a passage, a road, etc. by putting something in it or across it
blow
(v) to send out air from the mouth
broad
(adj) wide
capital
(n) the city where the central government of a country or state operates from
citizen
(n) a person who has the legal right to belong to a particular country
coast
(n) the land beside or near to the ocean
commercial
(adj) connected with the buying and selling of goods and services
conscious
(adj) aware of something; noticing something
contents
(n) the things that are contained in something
curious
(adj) having a strong desire to know about something
dependence
(n) the state of needing the help and support of someone or something in order to survive or be successful
dependent
(adj) needing someone or something in order to survive or be successful
destroy
(v) to damage something so badly that it no longer exists, works, etc.
discover
(v) to be the first person to become aware that a particular place or thing exists; to find someone or something that was hidden or that you did not expect to find
distinguish
(v) to recognize the difference between two people or things
divide
(v) to separate or make something separate into parts
division
(n) the process or result of dividing into separate parts; the process or result of dividing something up or sharing it between people or things
employee
(n) a person who is paid to work for someone
encourage
(v) to give someone support, courage, or hope
enemy
(n) a person who hates someone or who acts or speaks against someone or something
escape
(v) to get away from a place where you have been kept as a prisoner or not allowed to leave
essential
(adj) completely necessary; extremely important in a particular situation or for a particular activity
examine
(v) to consider or study an idea, a subject, etc. very carefully; to look at someone or something closely, to see if there is anything wrong or to find the cause of a problem
exchange
(v) to give something to someone and at the same time receive the same type of thing from them
expression
(n) things that people say, write, or do in order to show their feelings, opinions, and ideas
extend
(v) to make something longer or larger
failure
(n) a person or thing that is not successful; lack of success in doing or achieving something
familiar
(adj) well known to you; often seen or heard and therefore easy to recognize
favor
(n) a thing that you do to help someone
fix
(v) to repair or correct something
flat
(adj) having a level surface, not curved or sloping
formal
(adj) very correct and suitable for official or important occasions
furnish
(v) to put furniture in a house, room, etc.
gather
(v) to come together, or bring people together, in one place to form a group
governor
(n) a person who is chosen to be in charge of the government of a state in the U.S.
guard
(v) to protect property, places, or people from attack or danger
hide
(v) to put or keep someone or something in a place where they/it cannot be seen or found
ideal
(adj) perfect; most suitable
impossible
(adj) that cannot exist or be done; not possible
instrument
(n) a tool or device used for a particular task, especially for delicate or scientific work
intend
(v) to have a plan, result, or purpose in your mind when you do something
invite
(v) to ask someone to come to a social event
lawyer
(n) a person who is trained and qualified to advise people about the law and to represent them in court, and to write legal documents
lean
(v) to bend or move from a vertical position
literary
(adj) connected with literature
loan
(n) money that an organization such as a bank lends and someone borrows
marriage
(n) the legal relationship between a husband and wife
membership
(n) the state of being a member of a group, a club, an organization, etc.
memory
(n) your ability to remember things; a thought of something that you remember from the past
minister
(n) a trained religious leader; a senior member of the government who is in charge of a government department or a branch of one
moreover
(adv) used to introduce some new information that adds to or supports what you have said previously
motor
(n) a device that uses electricity, gas, etc. to produce movement and makes a machine, a vehicle, a boat, etc. work
mystery
(n) something that is difficult to understand or to explain
narrow
(adj) measuring a short distance from one side to the other, especially in relation to length
oppose
(v) to disagree strongly with someone's plan, policy, etc. and try to change it or prevent it from succeeding
otherwise
(adv) used to state what the result would be if something did not happen or if the situation were different
ought to
(modal) used to say what is the right thing to do
plain
(adj) easy to see or understand; not decorated or complicated; simple
politics
(n) the activities involved in getting and using power in public life, and being able to influence decisions that affect a country or a society
popular
liked or enjoyed by a large number of people
pray
(v) to speak to God, especially to give thanks or ask for help
preserve
(v) to keep a particular quality, feature, etc.; to keep something in its original state in good condition
prevent
(v) to stop someone from doing something; to stop something from happening
prison
(n) a building where people are kept as a punishment for a crime they have committed, or while they are waiting for trial; synonym - jail
proposal
(n) a formal suggestion or plan; the act of making a suggestion
pure
(adj) clean and not containing any harmful substances; not mixed with anything else; with nothing added
reasonable
(adj) fair, practical, and sensible
refuse
(v) to say that you will not do something that someone has asked you to do
regular
(adj) following a pattern, especially with the same time and space in between each thing and the next
reserve
(v) to ask for a seat, table, room, etc. to be available for you or someone else at a future time
review
(v) to carefully examine or consider something again, especially so that you can decide whether any changes need to be made
rough
(adj) not smooth; having a surface that is not even or regular
round
(adj) shaped like a circle or a ball
sample
(n) a number of people or things taken from a larger group and used in tests to provide information about the group
secret
(n) something that is known about by only a few people and not told to others
sharp
(adj) having a fine edge or point, especially of something that can cut or make a hole in something
sheet
(n) on bed, a large piece of thin cloth used on a bed to lie on or lie under; a piece of paper for writing or printing on, usually in a standard size
sight
(n) the ability to see
signal
(n) a movement or sound that you make to give someone information, instructions, a warning, etc.
smooth
(adj) completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes, or rough areas
soft
(adj) not hard-changing shape easily when pressed; not stiff or firm; not rough-smooth and pleasant to touch
soldier
(n) a member of an army, especially one who is not an officer
someone
(pronoun) a person who is not known or mentioned by name
speed
(n) the rate at which someone or something moves or travels
staff
(n) all the workers employed in an organization considered as a group
steady
(adj) developing, growing, etc. gradually and in an even and regular way; firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or likely to fall down
stream
(n) a small narrow river; a continuous flow
struggle
(v) to try very hard to do something when it is difficult or when there are a lot of problems
tear
(v) to damage something by pulling it apart or into pieces, or by cutting it on something sharp; synonym - rip