3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 47


adapt /əˈdæpt/
(v) to change your behaviour in order to deal more successfully with a new situation
Example: These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.

adopt /əˈdɒpt/
(v) to take somebody else’s child into your family and become its legal parent(s)
Example: a campaign to encourage childless couples to adopt

April /ˈeɪprəl/
(n) the fourth month of the year, between March and May
Example: last April's election

army /ˈɑːmi/
(n) a large organized group of soldiers who are trained to fight on land
Example: The two opposing armies faced each other across the battlefield.

arrange /əˈreɪndʒ/
(v) to plan or organize something in advance
Example: She arranged a loan with the bank.

August /ˈɔːɡəst/
(n) impressive, making you feel respect
Example: They got married last August.

barrier /ˈbæriə(r)/
(n) an object like a fence that prevents people from moving forward from one place to another
Example: The car crashed into the safety barrier and burst into flames.

collapse /kəˈlæps/
(v) to fall down or fall in suddenly, often after breaking apart
Example: The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.

customs /ˈkʌstəmz/
(n) the government department that collects taxes on goods bought and sold and on goods brought into the country, and that checks what is brought in
Example: a customs officer

direct /dəˈrekt/
(v) going in the straightest line between two places without stopping or changing direction
Example: The machine directs a powerful beam at the affected part of the body.

draft /drɑːft/
(n) a rough written version of something that is not yet in its final form
Example: I've made a rough draft of the letter.

emotion /ɪˈməʊʃn/
(n) a strong feeling such as love, fear or anger; the part of a person’s character that consists of feelings
Example: The decision was based on emotion rather than rational thought.

etc. /ˌet ˈsetərə/
abbreviation used after a list to show that there are other things that you could have mentioned (the abbreviation for ‘ et cetera’ )
Example: We saw lots of lions, tigers, elephants, etc.

extensive /ɪkˈstensɪv/
(adj) covering a large area; great in amount
Example: an extensive range of wines

favour /ˈfeɪvə(r)/
(n) a thing that you do to help somebody
Example: I'm going as a favour to Ann, not because I want to.