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acquire
acquire
to gain sth by your own efforts, ability or behaviour: She has acquired a good knowledge of English.
adequate
adequate
adequate (for sth) | adequate (to do sth) enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need: an adequate supply of hot water
affection
affection
affection (for sb/sth) the feeling of liking or loving sb/sth very much and caring about them: Mr Darcy’s affection for his sister
afterwards
at a later time; after an event that has already been mentioned: Afterwards she was sorry for what she’d said
alongside
alongside
next to or at the side of sth:
A police car pulled up alongside us.
together with or at the same time as sth/sb: Traditional beliefs still flourish alongside a modern urban lifestyle.
alter
alter
to become different; to make sb/sth different: [v] Prices did not alter significantly during 2004. Ç He had altered so much I scarcely recognized him.
ankle
ankle
mắt cá chân
Anticipate
Anticipate
1.to expect sth:
2 to see what might happen in the future and take action to prepare for it:
3 to think with pleasure and excitement about sth that is going to happen:
Anxiety
Anxiety
anxiety (about / over sth) the state of feeling nervous or worried that sth bad is going to happen: Some hospital patients experience high levels of anxiety.
assure
assure
1. assure sb (of sth) to tell sb that sth is definitely true or is definitely going to happen, especially when they have doubts about it:
2. assure yourself (of sth) to make yourself certain about sth:
attorney
attorney
a lawyer, especially one who can act for sb in court
awkward
1. making you feel embarrassed: There was an awkward silence
2.difficult to deal with SYN difficult: Don’t ask awkward questions
bound
bound to do / be sth certain or likely to happen, or to do or be sth: There are bound to be changes when the new system is introduced
breed
breed
(of animals) to have sex and produce young: Many animals breed only at certain times of the year.
Burst
Burst
to break open or apart, especially because of pressure from inside; to make sth break in this way: [v] That balloon will burst if you blow it up any more.
Bury
Bury
1. to place a dead body in a grave: He was buried in Highgate Cemetery.
2. to hide sth in the ground: buried treasure
cabinet
cabinet
1. (usually the Cabinet) [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of chosen members of a government, which is responsible for advising and deciding on government policy: a cabinet meeting
2. a piece of furniture with doors, drawers and/or shelves, that is used for storing or showing things: kitchen cabinets
cease
cease
(formal) to stop happening or existing; to stop sth from happening or existing: [v] Welfare payments cease as soon as an individual starts a job
chamber
1. a hall in a public building that is used for formal meetings: The members left the council chamber
2. [C+sing./pl. v.] one of the parts of a parliament: the Lower / Upper Chamber
clerk
clerk
a person whose job is to keep the records or accounts in an office, shop / store etc.: an office clerk
clothing
clothing
clothes, especially a particular type of clothes:
protective clothing Ç the high cost of food and clothing
commission
commission
1(often Commission) [C] an official group of people who have been given responsibility to control sth, or to find out about sth, usually for the government: the European Commission
2[U, C] an amount of money that is paid to sb for selling goods and which increases with the amount of goods that are sold: You get a 10% commission on everything you sell.
Complaint
Complaint
complaint (about / against sb/sth) | complaint (that … ) a reason for not being satisfied; a statement that sb makes saying that they are not satisfied:
The most common complaint is about poor service.
confine
confine
confine sb/sth to sth [often passive] to keep sb/sth inside the limits of a particular activity, subject, area, etc.
SYN restrict: The work will not be confined to the Glasgow area.
conservative
conservative
1opposed to great or sudden social change; showing that you prefer traditional styles and values:
the conservative views of his parents
consult
consult
consult sb (about sth) to go to sb for information or advice: [vn] If the pain continues, consult your doctor
convention
the way in which sth is done that most people in a society expect and consider to be polite or the right way to do it: social conventions
convert
convert
convert (sth) (from sth) (into / to sth) to change or make sth change from one form, purpose, system, etc. to another:
[v] convert into / to sth; convert (sb) (from sth) (to sth)
cottage
cottage
a small house, especially in the country
counter
counter
a long flat surface over which goods are sold or business is done in a shop / store, bank, etc.: I asked the woman behind the counter if they had any postcards.
courage
courage
[U] the ability to do sth dangerous, or to face pain or opposition, without showing fear
SYN bravery: He showed great courage and determination
crisp
crisp
(of food) (also crispy) pleasantly hard and dry: (of fruit and vegetables) (also crispy) firm and fresh: a crisp apple / lettuce
crucial
crucial
~ (to / for sth) | ~ (that … ) extremely important, because it will affect other things
SYN critical, essential: a crucial factor / issue / decision
crush
crush
to press or squeeze sth so hard that it is damaged or injured, or loses its shape: The car was completely crushed under the truck.
curb
[vn] to control or limit sth, especially sth bad
SYN check: He needs to learn to curb his temper
curl
curl
to form or make sth form into a curl or curls:
[v] His hair curls naturally.
damp
damp
slightly wet, often in a way that is unpleasant: The cottage was cold and damp.
delibrate
delibrate
done on purpose rather than by accident
SYN intentional, planned: The speech was a deliberate attempt to embarrass the government.
derive
derive
de'rive from sth | be de'rived from sthto come or develop from sth: The word ‘politics’ is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘city’.
desert
desert
verb / Ñ dI'z3;t; NAmE dI'z3;rt/ 1[vn] to leave sb without help or support
SYN abandon: She was deserted by her husband.
desperate
desperate
feeling or showing that you have little hope and are ready to do anything without worrying about danger to yourself or others: The prisoners grew increasingly desperate
determination
determination
[U] ~ (to do sth) the quality that makes you continue trying to do sth even when this is difficult:
fierce / grim / dogged determination. He fought the illness with courage and determination
determined
determined
[not before noun] ~ (to do sth) if you are determined to do sth, you have made a firm decision to do it and you will not let anyone prevent you: I’m determined to succeed.
discipline
discipline
the practice of training people to obey rules and orders and punishing them if they do not; the controlled behaviour or situation that results from this training:
The school has a reputation for high standards of discipline.
disgust
disgust
[U] disgust (at / with sth) | disgust (for sb) a strong feeling of dislike or disapproval for sb/sth that you feel is unacceptable, or for sth that looks, smells, etc. unpleasant:
She expressed her disgust at the programme by writing a letter of complaint.
dismiss
dismiss
1. dismiss sb/sth (as sth) to decide that sb/sth is not important and not worth thinking or talking about
SYN wave aside: I think we can safely dismiss their objections.
2. dismiss sth (from sth) to put thoughts or feelings out of your mind: Dismissing her fears, she climbed higher.
dissolve
dissolve
[v] dissolve (in sth) (of a solid) to mix with a liquid and become part of it: Salt dissolves in water.
dump
dump
GET RID OF
to put sth down in a careless or untidy way:
Just dump your stuff over there—we’ll sort it out later.
END RELATIONSHIP
ease
ease
lack of difficulty:
He passed the exam with ease
elbow
elbow
khuỷu tay
engage
engage
1 [transitive] engage something (formal) to succeed in attracting and keeping somebody's attention and interest: It is a movie that engages both the mind and the eye.
enormous
enormous
extremely large
enquiry
enquiry
an official process to find out the cause of something or to find out information about something a murder enquiry enquiry into something a public enquiry
eventually
eventually
at the end of a period of time or a series of events. Our flight eventually left five hours late.
faucet
faucet
Voi nuoc
feather
feather
lông vũ
flesh
flesh
da thịt
genuine
genuine
real; exactly what it appears to be; not artificial
Synonym
authentic: Is the painting a genuine Picasso?
Grant
Grant
1 [often passive] to agree to give somebody what they ask for, especially formal or legal permission to do something grant something: My request was granted
guarantee
guarantee
assurance, warranty
hatred
hatred
a very strong feeling of dislike for somebody/something
impose
impose
1 [transitive] impose something (on/upon something/somebody) to introduce a new law, rule, tax, etc; to order that a rule, punishment, etc. be used A new tax was imposed on fuel
inevitable
inevitable
unavoidable
initiative
initiative
1 [countable] a new plan for dealing with a particular problem or for achieving a particular purpose a United Nations peace initiative a government initiative to combat unemployment
insult
insult
insult somebody/something to say or do something that offends somebody
interior
interior
1 [countable, usually singular] the inside part of somethingthe interior of a building/a car
Opposite exterior
irritate
irritate
2 irritate something to make your skin or a part of your body sore or painful: Some drugs can irritate the lining of the stomach
latter
1 being the second of two things, people or groups that have just been mentioned, or the last in a list The latter point is the most important.
mere
mere
1 used when you want to emphasize how small, unimportant, etc. somebody/something is. It took her a mere 20 minutes to win.
mild
mild
1 not severe or strong a mild form of the disease a mild punishment/criticism
nervertheless
nervertheless
despite something that you have just mentioned
Synonym nonetheless. There is little chance that we will succeed in changing the law. Nevertheless, it is important that we try.
pension
pension
an old-age/a retirement pension a disability/widow's pension
phase
phase
a stage in a process
pint
pint
There are 8 pints in a gallon, equal to 0.568 of a litre in the UK
pose
pose
pose something to create a threat, problem, etc. that has to be dealt with to pose a threat/challenge/danger/risk
a particular position in which sb stands, sits, etc., especially in order to be painted, drawn or photographed: He adopted a relaxed pose for the camera.
prompt
prompt
immediate,punctual
propect
propect
the possibility that something will happen prospect (of something/of doing something) There is no immediate prospect of peace
reckon
reckon
(informal) to think
refusal
refusal
an act of saying or showing that you will not do, give or accept something
rob
rob
steal
roll
roll
[countable] roll (of something) a long piece of paper, cloth, film, etc. that has been wrapped around itself or a tube several times so that it forms the shape of a tube
steer
steer
1. to control the direction in which a boat, car, etc. moves. He steered the boat into the harbour.
2. a bull (= a male cow) that has been castrated (= had part of its sex organs removed), kept for its meat
stir
stir
to move a liquid or substance around, using a spoon or something similar, in order to mix it thoroughly
strip
strip
take off clothes, remove layers
suspect
suspect
to have an idea that something is probably true or likely to happen, especially something bad. If you suspect a gas leak, do not strike a match or even turn on an electric light
suspicion
suspicion
a feeling that somebody has done something wrong, illegal or dishonest, even though you have no proof.He was arrested on suspicion of murder.
sweater
sweater
áo len
sweep
sweep
quét
swell
swell
to become bigger or rounder. Her arm was beginning to swell up where the bee had stung her.
the movement of the sea when it rises and falls without the waves breaking: The boat was caught in a heavy (= strong) swell.
swing
swing
to move backwards or forwards or from side to side while hanging from a fixed point
sympathetic
sympathetic
kind to somebody who is hurt or sad; showing that you understand and care about their problems a sympathetic listener
tackle
tackle
to make a determined effort to deal with a difficult problem or situation. The government is determined to tackle inflation
thorough
thorough
done completely; with great attention to detail a thorough knowledge of the subject
tonne
tonne
equal to 1000 kilograms
tyre
tyre
lốp xe
underneath
underneath
under or below something else, especially when it is hidden or covered by the thing on top The coin rolled underneath the piano
valid
valid
that is legally or officially acceptable a valid passport
whilst
while
yawn
yawn
to open your mouth wide and breathe in deeply through it, usually because you are tired or bored