4th Grade Fry Sight Words

4th grade students are supposed to finish Fry 600. Based on effort of grade 1, 2, and 3, there are still 300 words in the grade: group 4, 5, and 6. All have definitions, samples, interactive exercises, and offline worksheets.

 4th Grade Fry Sight Word List
body
Group 4 - List 1
n. the whole physical structure of a person or animal
n. the main mass of a thing

Example:
It's important to keep your body in good condition.
It is an important commercial body.
music
Group 4 - List 1
n. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
n. written or printed signs representing such compositions

Example:
He is interested in music.
I can't play because I have lost my music.
color
Group 4 - List 1
n. the quality of an object with respect to light reflected by the object

Example:
I like every color except white.
What color did you paint the door?
stand
Group 4 - List 1
v. to be in an upright position on the feet.
v. to endure or tolerate

Example:
He was too weak to stand.
She is funny, but I can't stand her.
sun
Group 4 - List 1
n. the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
n. sunshine

Example:
The earth goes round the sun.
The trees outside the window blocked off the sun.
questions
Group 4 - List 1
question
n. a matter of some difficult

Example:
They asked a great many questions about England.
It was simply a question of time.
fish
Group 4 - List 1
n. cold-blooded animal living in water and breathing through gills, with fins and a tail for swimming

Example:
The best fish swim near the bottom.
I like fishing.
area
Group 4 - List 1
n. a region or part of a town, a country, or the world
n. field of study, or a branch of a field of study

Example:
People in cold areas live longer.
I have no experience in this area.
mark
Group 4 - List 1
n. stain, spot, line, etc., especially one that spoils the appearance of something

Example:
They followed the marks that the tires left on the road.
Mark where you have stopped in your reading.
dog
Group 4 - List 1
a domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, and a barking voice.
v. fellow

Example:
His dog is very clever.
He is really a lucky dog.
horse
Group 4 - List 1
n. an animal which a person rides, sits, or exercises

Example:
A horse can carry a heavy burden.
Do you like to horse with me this afternoon?
birds
Group 4 - List 1
bird
n. feathered with two wings and two legs, usually able to fly

Example:
The bird sang high and clearly in the tree.
She killed two birds with one stone by shopping and visiting the museum on the same trip.
problem
Group 4 - List 1
n. any question involving difficulty
adj. difficult to train or guide; unruly

Example:
The problem is when to get the money we need.
He is a problem child.
complete
Group 4 - List 1
adj. finished; ended
v. finish

Example:
He also received a complete list of courses offered by the college.
Can you complete your work on time?
room
Group 4 - List 1
n. an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
n. space or extent of space occupied by or available for something

Example:
There's only room for a single bed in there.
The desk takes up too much room.
knew
Group 4 - List 1
know
v. to be cognizant or aware of

Example:
I know her very well.
I knew if I kept at it I should succeed.
since
Group 4 - List 1
adv. from then till now
conj. because; as

Example:
Many things have happened since then.
Since you can't answer the question, perhaps we'd better ask someone else.
ever
Group 4 - List 1
adv. at all times; always
adv. at any time

Example:
He is ever ready to find fault.
I don't think I ever met you.
piece
Group 4 - List 1
n. a separate portion of something
v. put parts together; make (something) by joining

Example:
Would you please give me a piece of paper?
He want to piece together the fragments of a broken dish.
told
Group 4 - List 1
tell
v. give information (in spoken or written words)

Example:
It is not easy to keep in mind what you have told me.
It's very kind of you to tell me the truth.
usually
Group 4 - List 1
adv. under normal conditions
adv. commonplace; everyday

Example:
He usually arrives home about one o'clock.
He says the usual things.
didn't
Group 4 - List 1
did not

Example:
I didn't expect you would come.
i didn't do it.
friends
Group 4 - List 1
friend
n. person that you like and know very well

Example:
I used to look on him as a friend.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
easy
Group 4 - List 1
adj. not hard or difficult

Example:
The work is easy for me.
It is easy of belief.
heard
Group 4 - List 1
hear
v. to perceive by the ear
v. to listen to; give or pay attention to

Example:
Didn't you hear the doorbell?
They refused to hear our side of the argument.
order
Group 4 - List 2
v. give an authoritative instruction to do something
n. a request to supply goods

Example:
She ordered me to leave.
Do you wish to place an order at this time?
red
Group 4 - List 2
n. any of various colors resembling the color of blood
adj. of the color of blood or fire, reddish-brown; of a dark pink to dark purple color

Example:
The sky slowly changed from blue to red.
I received a bunch of red roses on my birthday.
door
Group 4 - List 2
n. any gateway marking an entrance from one place to another

Example:
I knocked at the front door, but there was no answer.
The door into his study is opened.
sure
Group 4 - List 2
adv. certainly
adj. confident that one is right

Example:
It sure was a cold night.
I can't be sure, but I believe it's worth trying.
become
Group 4 - List 2
v. begin to be
v. be well suited to

Example:
They became angry.
The dress becomes her.
top
Group 4 - List 2
n. the higher end of anything on a slope
v. to rise above

Example:
I waited at the top of the stairs.
The sun had topped the horizon.
ship
Group 4 - List 2
n. a vessel that carries passengers or freight
v. to send away

Example:
Within ninety minutes the ship was ready for departure.
They shipped the kids off to camp for the summer.
across
Group 4 - List 2
adv. from one side to another
prep. from one side to the other of

Example:
Can you swim across the river?
A bridge across the river must be built.
today
Group 4 - List 2
n. this present day
adv. on this present day

Example:
Today is beautiful.
I will do it today.
during
Group 4 - List 2
prep. at some time in the course of

Example:
They departed during the night.
He lived in Florida during the winter.
short
Group 4 - List 2
adj. having little length; not long
adj. not tall


Example:
The announcement was made a short time ago.
A short man opened the back door.
better
Group 4 - List 2
adj. of superior quality or excellence
adv. to a greater degree

Example:
My little sister made a better speech in her class yesterday.
I probably know him better than anyone else.
best
Group 4 - List 2
adj. of the highest quality
n. a person's finest clothing

Example:
They are the best students in the school.
It's important that you wear your best.

however
Group 4 - List 2
ad. nevertheless; yet
conj. in whatever way, manner, or state

Example:
I'll come however busy I am.
But I am very much believable, however, you'll get him to come.
low
Group 4 - List 2
a. not high or tall
adv. near the ground, floor, or base

Example:
A low wall surrounds the property.
The plane flew low.
hours
Group 4 - List 2
hour
n. one day has twenty-four hours
n. usual time

Example:
He slept eight hours.
When is your dinner hour?
black
Group 4 - List 2
n. the color opposite to white
adj. enveloped in darkness

Example:
I wore black because I liked it.
Snow White's hair is black.
products
Group 4 - List 2
product
n. the totality of goods that a company makes available

Example:
We got the best product at the factory.
He is a product of his time.
happened
Group 4 - List 2
happen
v. to take place; come to pass
v. to have the fortune

Example:
Something interesting is always happening in New York.
I happened to see him on the street.
whole
Group 4 - List 2
adj. complete
n. the entire quantity

Example:
He spent the whole day walking.
He accepted some of the parts but rejected the whole.
measure
Group 4 - List 2
v. to estimate the relative amount by comparison with some standard
n. any standard of judgment

Example:
He takes the measure of a thing.
I used to measure the skies, now I measure the shadows of Earth.
remember
Group 4 - List 2
v. think of again
v. to have recollection

Example:
I'll try to remember the exact date.
The old man remembers of his youth.
early
Group 4 - List 2
adv. during the first part of a period of time
adj. done before the expected time

Example:
We lost a couple of games early in the season.
We ate an early lunch.
waves
Group 4 - List 2
wave
n. rough top of the water when the sea is not calm
v. move one's hand to and in greeting

Example:
The boat was smashed by a huge wave.
He waved to me from the train.
reached
Group 4 - List 2
reach
v. to get as far as in moving
v. be able to touch (something) by stretching out a hand or arm

Example:
The boat reached the shore.
He reached into his pocket to get his car keys.
listen
Group 4 - List 3
v. to give attention with the ear

Example:
Evidently he was not listening.
“Listen,Lina, we have no money,”said mother.
wind
Group 4 - List 3
n. air moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
v. cause (someone) to have difficulty breathing

Example:
A gentle wind blew through the valley.
The fall nearly winded him.
rock
Group 4 - List 3
n. a stone of any size
v. cause to move back and forth

Example:
The hills above the valley are bare rock.
She rocked the baby in her arms.
space
Group 4 - List 3
n. an empty area
v. place apart

Example:
A table took up much of the space.
The houses are spaced out.
covered
Group 4 - List 3
cover
v. to place something over
n. a blanket

Example:
Snow covered the ground.
Put another cover on the bed.
fast
Group 4 - List 3
adj. moving quickly
adv. at high speed

Example:
Peter was known as a very, very fast driver.
He was driving too fast.
several
Group 4 - List 3
adj. different; respective
adj. more than a few but not very many; some

Example:
They went their several ways.
I bought several books yesterday.
hold
Group 4 - List 3
v. to keep in the hand
n. an act or manner of grasping something


Example:
She held the purse in her right hand.
He caught hold of her arm.
himself
Group 4 - List 3
pron. a reflexive form of him
pron. an emphatic appositive of him or he

Example:
He cut himself.
He himself spoke to the men.
toward
Group 4 - List 3
prep. in the direction of
adj. in progress

Example:
I walked toward the front door.
There is work toward.
five
Group 4 - List 3
n. one more than four, or half of ten; 5
adj. being one more than four

Example:
Give me a high-five.
This sentence has five words.
step
Group 4 - List 3
n. a short distance
v. move to a new position

Example:
Ron took a step back.
Claudia tried to step back.
morning
Group 4 - List 3
n. the beginning of day
adj. occurring, appearing, used

Example:
Morning is almost here.
I had a morning coffee break.
passed
Group 4 - List 3
pass
v. move or cause to move in a specified direction
n. a ticket or permit

Example:
He passed through towns and villages.
We bought a railroad pass.
vowel
Group 4 - List 3
n. (in a syllable) the sound of greatest sonority

Example:
The vowel in words like 'my' and 'thigh' is not very difficult.
Did you pick out the vowel?
true
Group 4 - List 3
adj. conforming to reality or fact
adv. exactly or accurately

Example:
This is a true story.
The arrow flew straight and true to its mark.
hundred
Group 4 - List 3
a. being ten more than ninety
n. ten 10s

Example:
His house is a hundred yards away.
Property loss was only in the hundreds of dollars.
against
Group 4 - List 3
prep. in or into physical contact with (something)
prep. in opposition to

Example:
She stood with her back against the door.
This story is about the fight against crime.
pattern
Group 4 - List 3
n. a decorative or artistic work
v. decorate with a recurring design

Example:
Using a T-shirt and an A-line skirt as guides, make paper patterns .
She likes rosebud patterned wallpapers.
numeral
Group 4 - List 3
adj. of denoting a number
n. a symbol used to represent a number

Example:
The number 5 in Roman numerals can be represented as V.
The word name of the numeral 23,000 is twenty-three thousand.
table
Group 4 - List 3
n. a piece of furniture with a flat top supported by one or more upright legs
v. postpone consideration of

Example:
She sets a good table eating a currant bun.
I'd like the issue to be tabled for the next few months.
north
Group 4 - List 3
n. the direction which is on the left of a person facing the rising sun
adj. in, toward, or facing

Example:
After long walking they saw the north bank of the river.
Eventually we found the north gate.
slowly
Group 4 - List 3
adv. without speed
adj. slow: moving at a low speed

Example:
He spoke slowly.
Slow down I can't keep up (with you)!
money
Group 4 - List 3
n. coins and banknotes, given and accepted in buying and selling
n. wealth; property

Example:
How much money is there in my account?
Time is money.
map
Group 4 - List 3
n. a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface

Example:
Paste down the map on the board.
It is hard to map all the regions of big countries.
farm
Group 4 - List 4
n. land and buildings where people keep animals and grow crops
v. use (land) for growing crops

Example:
We work on the farm.
My friend is farming in Wales.
pulled
Group 4 - List 4
pull
v. to draw with force
n. a drawing in of smoke or a liquid through the mouth

Example:
Don't pull my hair!
He took a long, thoughtful pull on his pipe.
draw
Group 4 - List 4
v. make pictures; design with a pen, chalk
n. an act of selecting names randomly

Example:
He drew some pictures.
The draw has been made for this year's tournament.
voice
Group 4 - List 4
v. express (something) in words
n. the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures

Example:
The students got teachers to voice their opinions on important subjects.
His voice shook with fear.
seen
Group 4 - List 4
see
v. look at
v. to perceive (things) mentally; understand

Example:
In the distance she could see the blue sea.
I see the point of an argument finally.
cold
Group 4 - List 4
adv. having a relatively low temperature
n. the relative absence of heat

Example:
It's a freezing cold day.
Everyone suffered from the intense cold.
cried
Group 4 - List 4
cry
v. shed tears, especially as an expression of distress or pain
n. loud sound; an urgent appeal

Example:
He cried because he had hurt his leg.
He heard a cry for help, and he rushed out of the office.
plan
Group 4 - List 4
n. an arrangement, especially one that has been carefully
v. decide on and arrange in advance

Example:
Have you made any plans for the holidays?
Where do you plan to spend your holiday?
notice
Group 4 - List 4
n. attention
v. become aware of

Example:
Their silence did not escape my notice.
I am sorry. I did not notice.
south
Group 4 - List 4
n. the direction which is on the right of a person facing the rising sun

Example:
The house faces towards the south.
The south wind blows warm air across the country.
sing
Group 4 - List 4
v. make musical sounds with the voice

Example:
She promised to sing for us.
Did you join in the community sing?
war
Group 4 - List 4
n. a state of armed conflict between different nations or different groups
v. fight

Example:
Japan declared war on Germany.
Small states warred against each other.
ground
Group 4 - List 4
n. the solid surface of the earth
v. to instruct in elements

Example:
He lays on the ground.
They ground students in science.
fall
Group 4 - List 4
v. move downward
n. autumn

Example:
The temperature fell ten degrees.
It is windy in the fall.
king
Group 4 - List 4
n. a competitor who holds a preeminent position

Example:
The lion is the king of all the animals.
He kinged it over all the other kids on the block.
town
Group 4 - List 4
n. any urban area
n. all the people who live in such a place

Example:
I will be out of town tomorrow.
The whole town is talking about it.
I'll
Group 4 - List 4
I will or I shall

Example:
I'll arrange it.
I'll be back.
unit
Group 4 - List 4
n. a single thing or person
n. any group or individual

Example:
This textbook has twenty units.
The family is the smallest social unit.
figure
Group 4 - List 4
n. a person's bodily shape
v. judge, or think about

Example:
She had always been so proud of her figure.
I figured that you wanted me to stay.
certain
Group 4 - List 4
adj. confident; sure
pron. some but not all

Example:
I am certain he will come.
Certain of those present had had too much to drink.
field
Group 4 - List 4
n. an area of open land
v. to catch or pick up (the ball) in play

Example:
They went for walks together in the field.
He fielded the ball.
travel
Group 4 - List 4
n. the act of going from one place to another
v. make a trip for pleasure

Example:
I have a job that involves a lot of travel.
We traveled a hundred miles.
wood
Group 4 - List 4
n. the hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk

Example:
The wood is so hard to cut.
We have to wood up before the approach of winter.
fire
Group 4 - List 4
n. a burning mass of material
v. shoot off bullets

Example:
I put the kettle on the fire.
The officer commanded his men to fire.
upon
Group 4 - List 4
prep. up and on
prep. on the occasion of


Example:
He climbed upon his horse and rode off.
She was joyful upon seeing her child take his first steps.
done
Group 5 - List 1
v. used as a nonstandard past tense of do
a. completed; finished

Example:
I have done a lot of work today.
Our work is done.
English
Group 5 - List 1
n. language of England, now widely used in many varieties throughout the world
adj. relating to England, its people, or their language

Example:
He is English.
The English countryside looks at its best in spring.
road
Group 5 - List 1
n. a prepared track or way, usually with a smooth hard surface, along which wheeled vehicles can travel

Example:
The road was blocked by a huge rock.
The road to the village branches off on the right.
half
Group 5 - List 1
adv. in part; partly
n. one of two; a part of a pair

Example:
The glass was half full.
The vase broke in half.
ten
Group 5 - List 1
a. being one more than nine
n. a cardinal number, nine plus one; 10

Example:
Over the past ten years things have changed.
I usually go to bed at half past ten.
fly
Group 5 - List 1
v. to move suddenly and quickly
n. type of insect with two wings

Example:
Her hat fly off and landed up in the river.
Brush away the fly from the baby's nose.
gave
Group 5 - List 1
give
v. hand over to
v. state or put forward

Example:
They gave her water to drink.
He did not give his name.
box
Group 5 - List 1
n. a container
v. fight somebody with the closed hands/fists, usually with thick gloves for sport

Example:
She bought a box of candy as a gift
Paul will box his opponent tomorrow evening.
finally
Group 5 - List 1
adv. at last; eventually

Example:
After three tries, he finally passed his driving test.
The word was finally given for us to get on board.
wait
Group 5 - List 1
v. to be available
n. halt; delay

Example:
A letter is waiting for you.
All we can do now is wait and hope.
correct
Group 5 - List 1
adj. right; without mistakes
v. make right; take out mistakes from

Example:
Your answer to the question is correct.
She is trying to correct his bad habits.
oh
Group 5 - List 1
inte. used to express a range of emotions


Example:
"Oh no,” said Daisy, appalled.
Oh, John, will you take these books?
quickly
Group 5 - List 1
adv. rapidly; very soon

Example:
It is essential that we act quickly.
The meeting quickly ended.
person
Group 5 - List 1
n. a human being

Example:
He is a very nice person to work with.
They began to grow as persons.
became
Group 5 - List 1
become
v. change, or grow to be
v. (of clothing) look good on or suit (someone)

Example:
He became tired.
The dress becomes her.
shown
Group 5 - List 1
shew
v. to make known to
v. to guide

Example:
I'll show you what I mean.
He showed me to my room.
minutes
Group 5 - List 1
minute
n. the sixtieth part (1/60) of an hour; sixty seconds
adj. extremely small

Example:
He stood in the shower for twenty minutes.
I can't stand this job a minute longer, I want out.
strong
Group 5 - List 1
adj. mentally powerful
adj. powerful in a specific field

Example:
He may be old, but his mind is still strong.
She's very strong in mathematics.
verb
Group 5 - List 1
n. a word used to describe an action

Example:
A sentence usually contains a subject and a verb.
The verb should be in the plural.
stars
Group 5 - List 1
star
n. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon
n. a famous or very skillful performer

Example:
A lonely star shone out against the black sky.
She is crazed about the film star.


front
Group 5 - List 1
n. the side that is forward
v. face

Example:
He sat in the front of the restaurant.
Our house fronts the lake.
feel
Group 5 - List 1
v. to perceive by touch
n. the sense of touch


Example:
She felt someone touch her shoulder.
I let him have a feel of my hair.
fact
Group 5 - List 1
n. reality; truth
n. something known to exist

Example:
I can find out the truth of the fact.
Space travel is now a fact.
inches
Group 5 - List 1
inch
n. a unit of linear measure equal to one twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm)
v. move slowly in a specified direction

Example:
The toy train is four inches long.
We inched our way along the road.
street
Group 5 - List 1
n. a public road in a city or town

Example:
I met him in the street.
I like to buy a street map of the city.
decided
Group 5 - List 2
adj. recognizable; unquestionable
v. decide: come to a resolution in the mind

Example:
There is a decided difference between them.
They decided to appoint someone else.
contain
Group 5 - List 2
v. to hold or include within its volume or area
v. to keep under proper control

Example:
This glass contains water.
He could not contain his amusement.
course
Group 5 - List 2
n. subject
v. flow

Example:
The country club has a golf course.
Tears were coursing down her cheeks.
surface
Group 5 - List 2
n. the outside part or uppermost layer of something
v. cause to appear openly

Example:
The surface of the lake is quite still.
He surfaced from his dive.
produce
Group 5 - List 2
v. to make or manufacture
v. to create, bring forth

Example:
The company has just produced a luxury version of the aircraft.
Their mines are closed because they no longer produce.

building
Group 5 - List 2
n. a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house, store

Example:
They were on the upper floor of the building.
The building fell with a crash as loud as thunder.
ocean
Group 5 - List 2
n. a very large expanse of sea

Example:
The ship plowed across the ocean.
Little drops of water make the mighty ocean.
class
Group 5 - List 2
n. a body of students who are taught together
adj. showing stylish excellence

Example:
The class had arrived on time for the lecture.
He's a class player.
note
Group 5 - List 2
n. a short informal letter or written message
v. pay particular attention to

Example:
I left her a note explaining where I was going.
I failed to note that he had left.
nothing
Group 5 - List 2
adv. not at all
n. no thing; not anything

Example:
She cares nothing for others.
I say nothing.

rest
Group 5 - List 2
v. to be at relax
n. an instance of relaxing

Example:
He needed to rest after the activity.
You look as though you need a rest.
carefully
Group 5 - List 2
careful
adj. cautious in one's actions
ad. taking care or paying attention

Example:
Be careful when you cross the street.
We carefully watched every detail of his action.
scientists
Group 5 - List 2
scientist
n. a person who works in a science

Example:
When I grow up, I want to be a scientist.
Scientists have collected more data than expected.
inside
Group 5 - List 2
prep. part of; within
adv. within one's heart, by true nature; basically

Example:
Daisy is inside the house.
Inside, she's really very shy.
wheels
Group 5 - List 2
wheel
n. any machine shaped having a circular frame
v. to move, roll

Example:
The wheels on the bus go round and round.
The servants wheel the tables out.


stay
Group 5 - List 2
v. remain in the same place
n. the act of stopping


Example:
You stay here and I'll be back soon.
He made few friends during his stay in the village.
green
Group 5 - List 2
adj. of the color between blue and yellow
n. the color between yellow and blue

Example:
This peach is still green.
Major roads are marked in green.
known
Group 5 - List 2
know
v. to understand as fact
adj. recognized the scope of knowledge

Example:
I know the situation fully.
He became one of the best known actors of his day.

island
Group 5 - List 2
n. a piece of land surrounded by water

Example:
I'd buy an island if I had lots and lots of money.
He was the only human being on the island.

week
Group 5 - List 2
n. a period of seven days

Example:
I had a letter from my mother last week.
She writes to her parents once a week.
less
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adv. not so much
adj. of lower rank

Example:
I read much less now than I did at school.
The audience was no less than five thousand.
machine
Group 5 - List 2
n. an instrument which uses power, such as electricity to perform work

Example:
I put the coin in the machine and pulled the lever.
Just press the button and the machine will start.

base
Group 5 - List 2
n. the lowest part or edge of something
v. use as a point from which (something) can develop

Example:
She sat down at the base of a tree.
The film is based on a novel by Pat Conroy.
ago
Group 5 - List 2
adv. in the past
adj. gone by; past

Example:
He went five minutes ago.
All this happened long ago.
stood
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stand
v. maintain an upright position, supported by one's feet
v. to uphold; support

Example:
Lionel stood in the doorway.
She stood by him whenever he was in trouble.
plane
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v. (of a bird or an airborne object) soar without moving the wings
n. an airplane

Example:
A bird planed down toward the water below.
He had plenty of time to catch his plane.
system
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n. a set of connected things
n. the world or universe

Example:
The system consists of a motor and a small computer.
The body has a system of organs for digestion.
behind
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prep. toward the rear of
adv. in a situation that exists afterward

Example:
Look behind the house.
If you stay behind, you remain in a place after other people have gone.
ran
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run
v. move at a speed faster than a walk
n. jog

Example:
The dog ran across the road.
I usually go for a run in the morning.
round
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adj. having a circular cross section
n. a completed course of time

Example:
They were sitting round the kitchen table.
We waited through the round of many years.
boat
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n. small open vessel for travelling on water

Example:
The boat rolled in the waves.
They are boating on the lake.
game
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n. a form of play or sport, especially a competitive
v. to make fun of

Example:
With five minutes to play, the game was 7 to 0.
They are going to make game of the weak.
force
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n. a unit that is part of some military service
v. to drive against resistance

Example:
The forces means the army, the navy, or the air force, or all three.
He forced his way through the crowd.
brought
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bring
v. come to a place with
v. to cause to appear in the mind

Example:
She brought Luke home from the hospital.
The letter brought her memories of youth.
understand
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v. to perceive the meaning of
v. to have knowledge as on a particular subject

Example:
I didn't understand your question.
He understands about boats.
warm
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adj. at a comfortably high temperature
v. to inspire with kindly feeling

Example:
It's a nice and warm today.
It warms my soul to hear you say that.
common
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n. a piece of open land for public use
adj. widespread; general; ordinary

Example:
We went for a walk on the common.
He told his kids some common knowledge about the tree.
bring
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v. to carry; cause (someone or something) to come with
v. to sell for

Example:
He brought his brother to my office.
These lamps will bring a good price.
explain
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v. to make clear the reason of
v. to make known in detail

Example:
I cannot explain his strange behavior.
He explained his plan in some detail.
dry
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adj. not wet
v. free from moisture

Example:
It was good to be on dry land.
How does a dishwasher dry the dishes.
though
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conj. in spite of the fact that
adv. for all that; however

Example:
Though he tried very hard, he failed the course.
He said he would come, he didn't, though.
language
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n. a body of words
n. the system of communication used by a particular country

Example:
What languages can you speak?
The book was translated into twenty-five languages.
shape
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n. the outline of an area or figure
v. to adjust

Example:
She liked the shape of his nose.
He shaped everything to suit his taste.
deep
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adj. extending far down from the top or surface
adv. far on in time

Example:
The deer escaped to the deep forest.
He claimed he could see deep into the future.
thousands
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thousand
n. a cardinal number, 10 times 100

Example:
Property damage was in the thousands.
It travels thousands of miles per second.
yes
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n. an affirmative answer or decision
adv. used to give an affirmative response

Example:
Answer yes or no.
Can he speak English? Yes, he can
clear
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adj. easy to perceive, understand
v. to make by removing any obstruction

Example:
The voice on the telephone was clear and strong.
He had to cut away the underbrush to clear a path.
equation
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n. the act of regarding as equal
n. a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal

Example:
This figure is reached by a fiendishly clever equation.
We can express that equation like that.
yet
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adv. at the present time; now
conj. though; still

Example:
Are they here yet?
It is good, yet it could be improved.
government
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n. the governing body of a nation, state, or community

Example:
The prime minister has formed a new government.
The government reduced taxes.
filled
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fill
v. to make full, to become full


Example:
I filled up the bottle with water.
Our eyes filled with tears.
heat
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n. the condition or quality of being hot
v. make hot or hotter

Example:
It is sensitive to both heat and cold.
Just heat up the food in the microwave.
full
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adj. holding as much as it can
n. the highest state, condition, or degree

Example:
The bottle is full of water.
The moon can't always be at the full.
hot
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adj. having a high degree of heat or a high temperature

Example:
It was hot inside the hall.
He hotted up the flask in Daisy's hand.
check
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v. examine
n. an inquiry, search, or examination

Example:
He checked to make sure his answer was correct.
We made a quick check but found nothing missing.
object
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n. a material thing that can be seen and touched
v. to refuse to permit some action, speech

Example:
He was dragging a large object.
I objected that he was too young for the job.
am
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1st person singular present indicative of be

Example:
I am a doctor.
I think I am quite a patient person.
rule
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n. a principle
v. to control or direct; govern

Example:
The rules of the game were understood.
Charles ruled England for 11 years.

among
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prep. in connection with
prep. in the number of

Example:
He was among friends.
That is among the things we must do.
noun
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n. a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action

Example:
A noun sometimes modifies another noun.
Many English words can be nouns or verbs, with the exact same English spelling.
power
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n. ability to do
v. to inspire

Example:
It's beyond my power to do so.
A strong faith in divine goodness powers his life.
cannot
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v. can not

Example:
We cannot but choose otherwise.
Fish cannot breathe out of water.
able
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adj. having necessary power, skill, resources

Example:
He was able to read Greek at the age of eight.
He is an able man.
six
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n. a cardinal number, five plus one

Example:
She's lived here six months.
It is about six o'clock now.
size
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n. how big something is
v. to form an estimate of

Example:
The company doubled its size in nine years.
A man's shirt is sized by its neck.
dark
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adj. with little or no light
n. the absence of light

Example:
It's too dark to see much.
I can't see well in the dark.
ball
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n. a roundish body
v. squeeze or form (something) into a rounded shape

Example:
He rolled the piece of paper into a ball.
The children were balling up snow to make a snowman.
material
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n. the matter from which a thing is or can be made
adj. formed or consisting of matter

Example:
This is good material for a play.
Material wealth doesn't equal spiritual wealth.
special
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adj. being a particular one

Example:
You'd better call the special number.
She is a special friend of mine.
heavy
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adj. of great weight; difficult to lift or move

Example:
The pan was too heavy for me to carry.
The heavy rain made a great mess of the garden.
fine
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adj. of superior quality; of high or highest grade
adv. very well.

Example:
There is a fine view of the countryside.
He did fine on the exams.
pair
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n. a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit
v. to arrange or designate in groups of two

Example:
This pair of shoes is durable.
She paired dancers for the waltz contest.

circle
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v. travel around something
n. movement once around a course

Example:
The dancers were standing in a circle around the fire.
Someone had circled the next paragraph in red.
include
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v. contain as part of a whole

Example:
The price includes dinner, bed, and breakfast.
The package includes the computer, program, disks, and a manual.
built
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adj. having a good figure
v. to establish, increase

Example:
That lifeguard is really built!
The factory was built in 1936.
can't
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cannot

Example:
I'm afraid I can't remember the way.
It can't be helped.
matter
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v. be of importance
n. a situation under consideration; a topic

Example:
It doesn't matter what the guests wear.
A great deal of work was done on this matter.
square
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n. a plane figure with four equal straight sides and four right angles
n. the number obtained when another number is multiplied by itself

Example:
The little girl drew a square on the paper.
The square of three is nine.
syllables
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syllable
n. a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound

Example:
There are two syllables in water.
Do not breathe a syllable of all this.
perhaps
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adv. by chance; used to express uncertainty

Example:
Perhaps I should have been frank with him.
As she's been ill perhaps she'll need some help.
bill
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n. a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied
n. a piece of paper money worth a specified amount

Example:
He paid the hotel bill when he checked out.
I have a ten-dollar bill.
felt
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n. a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
v. feel: to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell

Example:
The man wears an odd felt hat.
Take a deep breath, and you will feel relaxed.
suddenly
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ad. happening unexpectedly
ad. quickly and without warning

Example:
Suddenly I felt someone tugging at my hair.
The car engine suddenly gave out.
test
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v. take measures to check the quality, performance, or reliability
n. a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability

Example:
By doing so, you can test the strength of steel.
No sparking was visible during the tests.
direction
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n. a line leading to a place or point
n. the guidance of someone or something.

Example:
The storm moved in a northerly direction.
She set off in the opposite direction.
center
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n. a point around which anything revolves
v. collect

Example:
The sun is the center of the solar system.
Shops and municipal buildings center around the city square.
farmers
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farmer
n. person who operates a cultivates land

Example:
The farmer keeps hundreds of pigs on his farm.
This rain will be a blessing for the farmers.
ready
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adj. in a suitable state for an action or situation; fully prepared
v. prepare (someone or something) for an activity or purpose

Example:
Are you ready, Jane?
The spare transformer was readied for shipment.
anything
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pron. used to refer to a thing, no matter what
adv. in any degree; in any way; at all

Example:
Nobody was saying anything.
Does it taste anything like chocolate?
divided
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v. to separated into parts or pieces
adj. separated

Example:
She divided the food into four equal shares.
The class is divided in opinion.
general
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n. army officer of very high rank
adj. affecting all or most people, places or things

Example:
Here is the report,General.
They just asked some general questions.
energy
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n. available power
n. an exertion of such power

Example:
I eat chocolate to get quick energy.
She plays tennis with great energy.
subject
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n. a branch of knowledge studied, especially in a system of education
n. something being talked about or considered

Example:
Mathematics is his favorite subject.
She dare not mention the subject again.
Europe
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n. a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia

Example:
Greece is located in the south of Europe.
He flew to Europe via the North Pole.
moon
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n. the earth's natural satellite
v. to act or wander abstractedly

Example:
The moon goes round the earth.
You've been mooning about all day.
region
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n. a particular large area, especially of land, as a part of a country

Example:
Her motherland is in the tropical region.
The earthquake may cause a region to fall in.
return
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n. an act of coming or going back to a place or activity
v. come or go back to a place or person

Example:
He celebrated his safe return from the war.
He returned to Canada in the fall.
believe
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v. accept as true; take to be true
v. be confident about something

Example:
We believe in his ability.
I believe we've already met.
dance
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v. move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment
n. ball

Example:
He danced her around the ballroom.
Was he invited to the dance?
members
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member
n. one of the persons who compose a social group
n. anything that belongs to a set or class

Example:
We have only six members to start with.
Our club is a member of the Football League.
picked
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adj. specially chosen or selected
v. pick: to choose or select from among a group

Example:
The room is full of baskets of picked cotton.
I went to pick some flowers for Jenny's room.
simple
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adj. easily understood or done

Example:
I have a simple and easy method.
That doesn't bother me, it's quite simple.
cells
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cell
n. the basic structural unit of all organisms

Example:
Human tissue is made up of cells.
We lose skin cells every time we wash our hands.
paint
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n. the dried surface pigment

Example:
Don't scuff the paint.
Sunset painted the clouds pink.
mind
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v. be careful of; pay close attention to; take care of
n. attention

Example:
Mind your own business!
An idea suddenly occurred to my mind.
love
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n. an intense feeling of deep affection
v. feel a deep romantic

Example:
Babies fill parents with intense feelings of love.
Do you love me?
cause
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n. a person or thing that gives rise to an action
v. make (something, typically something bad) happen

Example:
What was the cause of the accident?
Smoking can cause lung cancer.
rain
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n. drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds; shower
v. fall

Example:
The rain had not stopped for days.
It began to rain as soon as he left home.
exercise
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n. activity requiring physical effort especially to improve health and fitness
v. use or apply

Example:
Walking is good exercise.
You can exercise your right as a citizen.
eggs
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egg
n. a body produced by a domestic bird, especially the hen
v. encourage someone to do something

Example:
I had ham and eggs for breakfast.
The man looked sick, but people around him were egging him on , encouraging him.
train
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v. teach and supervise (someone)
n. a series of railroad cars moved as a unit

Example:
The plan trains people for promotion.
I lost my train by three minutes.
blue
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n. a color as of the sky or sea on a sunny day
adj. sad; depressed

Example:
The color scheme of the room is blue and gold.
She was dressed in blue.
wish
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n. a hope for something to happen
v. want something that cannot or probably will not happen

Example:
His wish to be an actor has come true.
We wished for peace.
drop
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n. a very small quantity of liquid
v. to fall in small portions, as water or other liquid

Example:
I'll have a little more tea, just a drop.
Rain drops from the clouds.
developed
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develop
v. to grow into a more mature or advanced state
adj. advanced to a specified degree

Example:
She is developing into a good reporter.
This is an age of developed telecommunications.
window
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n.an opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle to admit light or air and allow people to see out
n. an opportunity for action

Example:
The fresh air blew in from the open window.
February 15 to March 15 should be the final window for new offers.
difference
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n. people or things are not the same

Example:
There is a great difference between the two.
The difference in the two products is quality.
distance
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n. an amount of space between two things or people
v. make (someone or something) far off or remote in position or nature

Example:
I bicycled the short distance home.
Her mother wished to distance her from the rough village children.
heart
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n. hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the body
n. center of a person's thoughts and emotions

Example:
Mr Jones has a long history of heart trouble.
His heart is full of goodwill to all men.
site
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v. fix or build (something) in a particular place
n. the position or location of a town, building

Example:
Is it safe to site the power station here?
Our school has a good site in town.
sum
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n. a particular amount of money
v. give the total of

Example:
They could not afford such a sum.
We can sum up the main point of the lesson.
summer
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n. the warmest season of the year
n. the period of finest development, happiness, or beauty

Example:
We had no real summer last year.
A good hot summer could dry the ground out.
wall
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n. continuous upright solid structure of stone, brick, concrete, etc. used to enclose, divide or protect

Example:
The picture on the wall is crooked.
Tall trees wall the broad avenue.
forest
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n. a large area covered with trees and undergrowth
v. to supply or cover with trees

Example:
He went to the forest on horseback.
The harbour was forested with masts.
probably
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adv. very likely

Example:
He will probably attend.
She would probably never see him again.
legs
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leg
n. each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands
v. travel by foot; walk

Example:
Adams broke his leg.
He legged after me.
sat
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sit
v. to be located
v. rest on the lower part of the body, with the weight off the feet

Example:
The house sits well up on the slope.
Come and sit here.
main
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adj. chief in size; importance; principal; leading
n. the chief or principal part or point

Example:
He walked to the company's main office.
The main of their investments was lost during the war.
winter
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n. the coldest season of the year

Example:
Winter is the coldest season in a year.
Tony told his daughter a story about birds wintering in the Caribbean.
wide
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adj. having considerable from side to side; broad
adv. to the full extent of opening

Example:
He is a man of wide interests.
Open your mouth wide.
written
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write
v. mark words on the surface of some material with a pen
v. to communicate by letter

Example:
Write your name on the board.
I wrote a letter to Harry.
length
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n. size of the gap between two places
n. the measurement of something from end to end

Example:
It can reach over two feet in length.
The length of your talk must be at least 10 minutes.
reason
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n. a cause, explanation
v. to think or argue in a logical manner

Example:
I dare you to give me one good reason for quitting school!
Copernicus reasoned that the earth revolved around the sun.
kept
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keep
v. hold as one's own
v. (of food) remain fresh and fit to eat

Example:
If you like it, keep it.
The food will keep on ice.
interest
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v. excite the attention of (someone)
n. the state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone

Example:
I thought the book might interest Eric.
She looked about her with interest.
arms
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arm
n. each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand
n. weapons

Example:
She held the baby in her arms.
They were not allowed to use arms.
brother
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n. a male with the same parents as someone else

Example:
Oh, so you're Peter's younger brother.
I'm trying to get in touch with my brother.
race
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n. a competition between runners, horses, vehicles, boats
v. to engage in a contest of speed

Example:
I won the first 50-lap race.
Eight horses will race for the cup.
present
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adj. in a particular place
n. the period of time now occurring

Example:
A doctor must be present at the ringside.
They are happy and at peace, refusing to think beyond the present.
beautiful
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adj. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying
inter. wonderful; fantastic

Example:
She was a very beautiful woman.
You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!

store
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n. a supply of something available for future use
v. keep or lay aside for future use

Example:
We need bread and milk from the grocery store.
A small room used for storing furniture.
job
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n. a paid position of regular employment; a piece of work
n. duty; responsibility

Example:
She was seeking a job as an editor.
It is your job to be on time.
edge
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n.a place or part farthest away from the center of something
v. provide with a border

Example:
Grass grew along the edges of the road.
The pool is edged with paving.
past
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adj. gone by in time and no longer existing
prep. (of time) later than something; after

Example:
The danger is now past.
Dancing was kept up till past two.
sign
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n. a gesture used to convey information
v. write one's name on (a letter, card, or similar item) to identify oneself as the writer or sender

Example:
She gave him the thumbs-up sign.
The card was signed by the whole class.
record
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v. write down (a description or piece of information) so that it will be known in the future
n. a report, list,or achievements

Example:
They were asked to keep a diary and record everything they ate or drank.
The ship has a fine sailing record.
finished
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adj. ended or completed
v. finish: to complete and perfect in detail; put the final touches on

Example:
They gave a finished performance.
He decided to finish his plan more carefully.
discovered
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v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
v. to notice or realize

Example:
Firemen discovered a body in the debris.
I discovered I didn't have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
wild
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adj. living in a state of nature
v. to show lack of restraint or control

Example:
In nature, all animals are wild and free.
Those children are allowed to run wild.
happy
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adj. feeling or showing pleasure
adj. fortunate and convenient

Example:
This has been the happiest day of my life.
He had the happy knack of making people like him.

beside
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prep. at the side of; next to
adv. along the side of something

Example:
He sat beside me in the front sea.
He rode in the carriage, and the dog ran along beside.
gone
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adj. no longer present; departed
v. go: to keep or be in motion; perform as required

Example:
While he was gone she had tea with the Colone.
Can't you go any faster in your work?
sky
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n. the region of the clouds or the upper air

Example:
The sun is already high in the sky.
The sky turned dark as the storm came near.
grass
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n. various kinds of common wild low-growing plants; lawn; pasture

Example:
The grass was wet with dew.
Sheep live on grass.
million
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n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros; 1,000,000
adj. amounting to a very great number

Example:
His fortune was in the millions of dollars.
I have a million things to do.
west
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n. the direction towards which the sun sets

Example:
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
You enter the church through the west door.
lay
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v. put in a horizontal position; set down
v. to put or place in a particular position

Example:
You may lay it on the table.
The dog laid its ears back.
weather
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n. the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure
v. wear away or change the appearance of (something) by long exposure to the air

Example:
What is the weather like today?
His skin was weathered almost black by his long outdoor life.
root
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n. the part of a plant that grows down into the soil in search of food and water
v. to implant or establish deeply

Example:
Cacti have deep and spreading roots.
Roses will not root in such acid soil.
instruments
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instrument
n. a mechanical tool

Example:
He can play nearly every musical instrument.
The scientist needs some delicate instruments.
meet
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v. to come together, face to face
v. to become acquainted with; be introduced to

Example:
A week later I met him in the street.
I've never met your cousin.
third
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adj. next after the second; being the ordinal number for three
adj. rated, graded, or ranked one level below the second

Example:
I sleep on the third floor.
He's third engineer on the ship.
months
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month
n. a period of about four weeks
n. any of the 12 named divisions of the (western) year

Example:
He was born in the month of December.
There are twelve months in a year.
paragraph
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n. a note, item, or brief article

Example:
The paragraph runs on to the next page.
I don't understand the meaning of that paragraph.
raised
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adj. lifted; located or moved above the normal position
v. raise: lift or move to a higher position or level

Example:
They ate on a raised platform at one end of the hall.
She raised both arms above her head.
represent
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v. to stand or act in the place of, as agent does

Example:
He represents the company in Boston.
The red lines on the map represent railways.
soft
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adj. not hard or stiff
adv. in a relaxed manner

Example:
She likes the soft pillow.
I can just speak soft and she'll hear me.
whether
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conj. expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives

Example:
He seemed undecided whether to go or stay.
I doubt whether we can do any better.
clothes
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n. items worn to cover the body
v. clothe: to dress

Example:
I washed many clothes with my washer last night.
He had to work hard to feed and clothe the large family.
flowers
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flower
n. a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
v. blossom; come to full bloom

Example:
He gave a bunch of flowers to his girlfriend.
Cherry trees flower in the early spring.
shall
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v. plan to, intend to, or expect to
v. used in questions indicating offers or suggestions

Example:
I shall go later.
Shall I send you the book?
teacher
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n. a person who instructs, especially as a profession; instructor

Example:
She is a teacher aged only twenty.
The teacher tick off a name on a list.
held
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hold
v. grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands
v. to remain or continue in a specified state

Example:
She was holding a brown leather suitcase.
Hold still while I take your picture.
describe
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v. to tell in written or spoken words
v. label

Example:
He described the accident very carefully.
There are few people who may be described as geniuses.
drive
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n. a trip or journey in a car
v. operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle

Example:
They went for a drive in the country.
He got into his car and drove off.