3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 33


action /ˈækʃn/
(n) the process of doing something in order to make something happen or to deal with a situation
Example: What is the best course of action in the circumstances?

adequate /ˈædɪkwət/
(adj) enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need
Example: There is a lack of adequate provision for disabled students.

aid /eɪd/
(n) money, food, etc. that is sent to help countries in difficult situations
Example: aid agencies(= organizations that provide help)

bear /beə(r)/
(v) to be able to accept and deal with something unpleasant
Example: I can't bear having cats in the house.

beginning /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/
(n) the time when something starts; the first part of an event, a story, etc.
Example: Let's start again from the beginning.

bridge /brɪdʒ/
(n) a structure that is built over a road, railway, river, etc. so that people, vehicles, etc. can cross from one side to the other
Example: We crossed the bridge over the River Windrush.

clearly /ˈklɪəli/
(adj) in a way that is easy to see or hear
Example: Please speak clearly after the tone.

cream /kriːm/
(adj) the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid that rises to the top of milk, used in cooking or as a type of sauce to put on fruit, etc.
Example: a cream linen suit

damage /ˈdæmɪdʒ/
(v) physical harm caused to something which makes it less attractive, useful or valuable
Example: The allegations are likely to damage his political career.

decrease /dɪˈkriːs/
(v) to become smaller in size, number, etc.; to make something smaller in size, number, etc.
Example: People should decrease the amount of fat they eat.

deposit /dɪˈpɒzɪt/
(n) a sum of money that is given as the first part of a larger payment
Example: We've put down a 5% deposit on the house.

description /dɪˈskrɪpʃn/
(n) a piece of writing or speech that says what somebody/something is like; the act of writing or saying in words what somebody/something is like
Example: Police have issued a description of the gunman.

entertainer /ˌentəˈteɪnə(r)/
(n) a person whose job is to sing, dance or perform for people so that they enjoy themselves
Example: a street entertainer

enthusiastic /ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk/
(adj) feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/something
Example: She was even less enthusiastic about going to Spain.

even /ˈiːvn/
(adj) used to emphasize something unexpected or surprising
Example: He never even opened the letter (= so he certainly didn't read it).