3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 15


acid /ˈæsɪd/
(n) a chemical, usually a liquid, that contains hydrogen and has a pH of less than seven. The hydrogen can be replaced by a metal to form a salt. Acids usually have a bitter sharp taste and can often burn holes in or damage things they touch.
Example: Vinegar is an acid.

add /æd/
(v) to put something together with something else so as to increase the size, number, amount, etc.
Example: Shall I add your name to the list?

alone /əˈləʊn/
(adj) without any other people
Example: Finally the two of us were alone together.

careless /ˈkeələs/
(adj) not giving enough attention and thought to what you are doing, so that you make mistakes
Example: a careless worker/driver

cut /kʌt/
(v) to make an opening or a wound in something, especially with a sharp tool such as a knife or scissors
Example: The canoe cut through the water.

dark /dɑːk/
(n) with no or very little light, especially because it is night
Example: All the lights went out and we were left in the dark.

directly /dəˈrektli/
(adj) without stopping or changing direction
Example: The issues raised in the report relate directly to the ongoing work of the charity.

divorce /dɪˈvɔːs/
(v) the legal ending of a marriage
Example: They're getting divorced.

excuse /ɪkˈskjuːs/
(n) a reason, either true or invented, that you give to explain or defend your behaviour
Example: There's no excuse for such behaviour.

gamble /ˈɡæmbl/
(v) to risk money on a card game, horse race, etc.
Example: I gambled all my winnings on the last race.

honestly /ˈɒnɪstli/
(adj) in an honest way
Example: I can't believe he got that money honestly.

later /ˈleɪtə(r)/
(adj) at a time in the future; after the time you are talking about
Example: This is discussed in more detail in a later chapter.

nest /nest/
(n) a hollow place or structure that a bird makes or chooses for laying its eggs in and sheltering its young
Example: sparrows building a nest of twigs and dry grass

packet /ˈpækɪt/
(n) a small container made of paper or card in which goods are packed for selling
Example: a packet of biscuits/cigarettes/crisps

panel /ˈpænl/
(n) a square or rectangular piece of wood, glass or metal that forms part of a larger surface such as a door or wall
Example: One of the glass panels in the front door was cracked.