3000 từ thông dụng - Phần 68

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additional
additional /əˈdɪʃənl/
(adj) more than was first mentioned or is usual
Example: The government provided an additional £25 million to expand the service.


badly
badly /ˈbædli/
(adj) without skill or care
Example: to play/sing badly


betting
betting /ˈbetɪŋ/
(n) the act of risking money, etc. on the unknown result of an event
Example: illegal betting


boat
boat /bəʊt/
(n) a vehicle (smaller than a ship) that travels on water, moved by oars, sails or a motor
Example: Have you ever piloted a boat?


bomb
bomb /bɒm/
(n) a weapon designed to explode at a particular time or when it is dropped or thrown
Example: a bomb goes off/explodes


careful
careful /ˈkeəfl/
(adj) giving attention or thought to what you are doing so that you avoid hurting yourself, damaging something or doing something wrong
Example: Be careful what you say.


concentrate
concentrate /ˈkɒnsntreɪt/
(v) to give all your attention to something and not think about anything else
Example: Nothing concentrates the mind better than the knowledge that you could die tomorrow (= it makes you think very clearly).


contrasting
contrasting /kənˈtrɑːstɪŋ/
(adj) very different in style, colour or attitude
Example: bright, contrasting colours


downward
downward /ˈdaʊnwəd/
(adj) moving or pointing towards a lower level
Example: She was trapped in a downward spiral of personal unhappiness.


effect
effect /ɪˈfekt/
(n) a change that somebody/something causes in somebody/something else; a result
Example: I can certainly feel the effects of too many late nights.


fever
fever /ˈfiːvə(r)/
(n) a medical condition in which a person has a temperature that is higher than normal
Example: Aspirin should help reduce the fever.


friend
friend /frend/
(n) a person you know well and like, and who is not usually a member of your family
Example: a close/good friend


however
however /haʊˈevə(r)/
(adj) used to introduce a statement that contrasts with something that has just been said
Example: However carefully I explained, she still didn't understand.


i.e.
i.e. /ˌaɪ ˈiː/
abbreviation
Example: The hotel is closed during low season, i.e. from October to March.


inability
inability /ˌɪnəˈbɪləti/
(n) the fact of not being able to do something
Example: Some families go without medical treatment because of their inability to pay.