amuse /əˈmjuːz/ (v) to make somebody laugh or smile Example: My funny drawings amused the kids.
analyse /ˈænəlaɪz/ (v) to examine the nature or structure of something, especially by separating it into its parts, in order to understand or explain it Example: He tried to analyse his feelings.
annoy /əˈnɔɪ/ (v) to make somebody slightly angry Example: It annoys me to see him getting ahead of me.
attract /əˈtrækt/ (v) if you are attracted by something, it interests you and makes you want it; if you are attracted by somebody, you like or admire them Example: What first attracted me to her was her sense of humour.
author /ˈɔːθə(r)/ (n) a person who writes books or the person who wrote a particular book Example: best-selling author Paul Theroux
avoid /əˈvɔɪd/ (v) to prevent something bad from happening Example: They narrowly avoided defeat.
blade /bleɪd/ (n) the flat part of a knife, tool or machine, which has a sharp edge or edges for cutting Example: a packet of razor blades
boyfriend /ˈbɔɪfrend/ (n) a man or boy that somebody has a romantic or sexual relationship with Example: He's not my boyfriend - we're just good friends!
congratulation /kənˌɡrætʃəˈleɪʃn/ (n) a message congratulating somebody (= saying that you are happy about their good luck or success) Example: to offer/send your congratulations to somebody
divorced /dɪˈvɔːst/ (adj) no longer married because your marriage has been legally ended Example: Are they going to get divorced?
educated /ˈedʒukeɪtɪd/ (adj) having had the kind of education mentioned; having been to the school, college or university mentioned Example: He's a Princeton-educated Texan.
eighteen /ˌeɪˈtiːn/ (adj) 18 Example: You are allowed to vote at eighteen (= when you are 18 years old)
enquiry /ɪnˈkwaɪəri/ (n) an official process to find out the cause of something or to find out information about something Example: to hold/order an enquiry into the affair
entry /ˈentri/ (n) an act of going into or getting into a place Example: She made her entry to the sound of thunderous applause.
flight /flaɪt/ (n) a journey made by air, especially in a plane Example: a hot-air balloon flight