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    Vocabulary Companion - English/Dutch

    English headword             Pronunciation         Translation            Example sentences
    Unit 1
1 accessory                      @k'ses@ri                                    a dress with matching accessories
1   achievement                  @'tSi:vm@nt                                  Winning the championship is quite an achievement.
1   additional                   @'dIS@n@l                                    There's an additional charge for baggage over the weight limit.
1   administration               @d"mIn@'streIS@n                             Have you any experience in administration?
1   agency                       'eIdZ@nsi                                    a government intelligence agency
1   agent                        'eIdZ@nt                                     a secret agent
1   air traffic control          e@ 'tr{fIk k@ntr@Ul                          Air traffic control manages the airspace so that air traffic runs safely.
1   ambitious                    {m'bIS@s                                     He is young and very ambitious.
1   analyse                      '{n@laIz                                     We're trying to analyse what went wrong.
1   association                  @"s@Usi'eIS@n                                the Association of University Teachers
1   attendant                    @'tend@nt                                    a parking lot attendant
1   attention                    @'tenS@n                                     Can I have your attention, please.
1   attitude                     '{t@tju:d                                    I don't understand your attitude. Why don't you trust her?
1   average                      '{v@rIdZ                                     The train travelled at speeds averaging 125 mph.
1   aviation                     "eIvi'eIS@n                                  an aviation association
1   award                        @'wO:d                                       Susan Sarandon won the 'Best Actress' award.
1   backwards                    'b{kw@dz                                     She took a step backwards in surprise.
1   biker                        'baIk@                                       Most of the bikers rode Harley-Davidsons.
1   burst                        bÆ:st                                        The little girl burst into tears.
1   canvas                       'k{nv@s                                      a canvas bag
1   casual                       'k{Zu@l                                      I feel more comfortable in casual clothes.
1   chatterbox                   'tS{t@bÁks                                   I'm a chatterbox and an easy-going person.
1   circuit training             'sÆ:kIt “treInIÎ                             circuit training exercises for the upper and lower body
1   college                      'kÁlIdZ                                      an art college
1   colony                       'kÁl@ni                                      Algeria was formerly a French colony.
1   combat                       'kÁmb{t                                      men with little experience of armed combat
1   communicator                 k@'mju:nIkeIt@                               She's a skilled communicator.
1   competent                    'kÁmp@t@nt                                   Olive's a very competent teacher.
1   confidence                   'kÁnf@d@ns                                   Her problem is that she lacks confidence.
1   continuity                   "kÁnt@'nju:@ti                               Changing doctors is likely to affect the continuity of your treatment.
1   contract                     'kÁntr{kt                                    Stacy signed a three-year contract with a small record company.
1   convenient                   k@n'vi:ni@nt                                 Would 10:30 be a convenient time to meet?
1   convict                      'kÁnvIkt                                     an escaped convict
1   coordinate                   k@U'O:d@neIt                                 The project is being coordinated by Dr Ken Pease.
1   county                       'kaUnti                                      Fairfax County, Virginia
1   covering letter              "köv@rIÎ 'let@                               Send your CV and a covering letter to the address below.
1   creepy-crawly                "kri:pi 'krO:li                              her creepy-crawly phobia
1   criticise                    'krIt@saIz                                   She always criticises my cooking.
1   cross-country                "krÁs 'köntri                                cross-country running
1   curriculum vitae             k@"rIkjUl@m 'vi:taI
1   custom                       'köst@m                                       the custom of throwing rice at weddings
1   cute                         kju:t                                         What a cute baby!
1   CV                           "si: 'vi:                                     Send your CV and a covering letter to the address below.
1   daredevil                    'de@dev@l                                     He loves extreme sports - he is a real daredevil.
1   demo                         'dem@U                                        a demo CD
1   descendant                   dI'send@nt                                    a descendant of an African king
1   desirable                    dI'zaI@r@b@l                                  a desirable job with a big law firm
1   device                       dI'vaIs                                       labour-saving devices such as washing machines and dishwashers
1   direction                    d@'rekS@n                                     The company is hoping to extend its operations in new directions.
1   double agent                 "döb@l 'eIdZ@nt                               a double agent infiltrating a terrorist organisation
1   dramatic                     dr@'m{tIk                                     Miller's dramatic works
1   dresser                      'dres@                                        Stanley is a smart dresser.
1   elegant                      'el@g@nt                                      a tall, elegant woman
1   emigrate                     'em@greIt                                     The Remingtons emigrated to Australia.
1   enthusiastic                 In"Tju:zi'{stIk                               An enthusiastic crowd cheered the winners.
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    English headword             Pronunciation                  Translation             Example sentences
1   essential                    I'senS@l                                              It is essential to check the oil level regularly.
1   establish                    I'st{blIS                                             The school was established in 1922.
1   face                         feIs                                                  He had to face the awful truth that she no longer loved him.
1   fight                        faIt                                                  He's always getting into fights at school.
1   flatter                      'fl{t@                                                She wore a dress that flattered her plump figure.
1   foot                         fUt                                                   Simon and I started off on the wrong foot but we're good friends now.
1   forwards                     'fO:w@dz                                              She took another small step forwards.
1   free                         fri:                                                  He walked out of the courtroom a free man.
1   fun                          fön                                                   It's no fun being alone in a big city.
1   good-natured                 "gUd 'neItSU@d                                        You're too good-natured for this game.
1   hairdryer                    'he@"draI@                                            Can I borrow your hairdryer?
1   hairstyle                    'he@staIl                                             I like your new hairstyle.
1   handle                       'h{ndl                                                We teach the children to handle the animals gently.
1   hands-on                     'h{nz Án                                              hands-on experience
1   head start                   "hed 'stA:t                                           His education gave him a head start.
1   hectic                       'hektIk                                               It's been a really hectic week.
1   helicopter                   'hel@kÁpt@                                            a helicopter flight
1   idol                         'aIdl                                                 a pop idol
1   image                        'ImIdZ                                                attempts to improve the public image of the police
1   immigrant                    'Im@gr@nt                                             immigrant workers
1   injury                       'IndZ@ri                                              serious head injuries
1   intelligence                 In'tel@dZ@ns                                          foreign intelligence services
1   itchy                        'ItSi                                                 My eyes sometimes get red and itchy in the summer.
1   keeper                       'ki:p@                                                Bob is head lion keeper at the zoo.
1   laid-back                    "leId 'b{k                                            She's easy to talk to, and very laid-back.
1   landing                      'l{ndIÎ                                               take-off and landing procedures
1   live                         laIv                                                  I love their music, but I've never seen them perform live.
1   loner                        'l@Un@                                                Ken's always been a bit of a loner.
1   lover                        'löv@                                                 a home lover
1   makeover                     'meIk@Uv@                                             Why don't you give yourself a makeover?
1   migrate                      maI'greIt                                             Millions of people throughout history have migrated from one country or continent to another.
1   mission                      'mIS@n                                                Our mission was to find out everything about their plans.
1   motivate                     'm@Ut@veIt                                            A good teacher has to be able to motivate her students.
1   multinational                "möltI'n{S@n@l                                        a multinational company
1   netball                      'netbO:l                                              a school netball team
1   nutrition                    nju:'trIS@n                                           Good nutrition is vital.
1   ordinal number               'O:dIn@l “nömb@
1   outdoor                      'aUtdO:                                                an outdoor swimming pool
1   outgoing                     "aUt'g@UIÎ                                             Jon is cheerful and outgoing.
1   overcome                     "@Uv@'köm                                              I'm trying to overcome my fear of flying.
1   partygoer                    'pA:ti"g@U@                                            young partygoers
1   perform                      p@'fO:m                                                She's performing at the National Theatre.
1   phobia                       'f@Ubi@                                                Holly has a phobia about snakes.
1   photocopier                  'f@Ut@U"kÁpi@                                          The photocopier is not working again.
1   physiology                   "fIzi'Ál@dZi                                           human physiology
1   pistol                       'pIstl                                                 She held a pistol in her hand.
1   plain                        pleIn                                                  a plain face
1   pom                          pÁm                                                    The Australians called the British supporters 'pommies'.
1   PR (public relations)        "pi: 'A:, "pöblIk rI'leIS@nz                           a large PR firm
1   principle                    'prIns@p@l                                             the basic principles of physics
1   prisoner                     'prIz@n@                                               Relationships between the staff and the prisoners are good.
1   professional                 pr@'feS@n@l                                            You should speak to a lawyer for professional advice.
1   profile                      'pr@UfaIl                                              a job profile
1   prospect                     'prÁspekt                                              His job prospects are not very good.
1   proven                       'pru:v@n                                               a proven method of learning
1   public relations (PR)        "pöblIk rI'leIS@nz, "pi: 'A:                           the public relations department
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    English headword             Pronunciation         Translation             Example sentences
1   publishing                   'pöblISIÎ                                     Tony wants to get a job in publishing.
1   reception                    rI'sepS@n                                     Please leave your keys at reception at the end of your stay.
1   recruit                      rI'kru:t                                      We're having difficulty recruiting enough qualified staff.
1   referee                      "ref@'ri:                                     His headmaster agreed to act as his referee.
1   reptile                      'reptaIl                                      While they were at the zoo, they visited the snakes in the reptile house.
1   reserved                     rI'zÆ:vd                                      a cool, reserved young man
1   rifle                        'raIf@l                                       He keeps a rifle for home protection.
1   risk-taking                  'rIsk “teIkIÎ                                 Risk-taking is part of my job.
1   rumour                       'ru:m@                                        There are rumours that the President may have to resign.
1   sack                         s{k                                           If you're late again, you'll get the sack.
1   scratch                      skr{tS                                        I deleted the file from the computer by mistake so I had to start again from scratch.
1   scruffy                      'skröfi                                       a scruffy kid
1   self-assured                 "self @'SU@d                                  He is a very self-assured man.
1   self-conscious               "self 'kÁnS@s                                 She feels self-conscious about wearing glasses.
1   self-defence                 "self dI'f@ns                                 She shot the man in self-defence.
1   sense                        sens                                          She felt a strong sense of loyalty to him.
1   serious                      'sI@ri@s                                      a serious, reserved man
1   set                          set                                           We'd better set off now before it gets dark.
1   settle                       'setl                                         My family finally settled in Los Angeles.
1   shortage                     'SO:tIdZ                                      food shortages
1   show business                'S@U "bIzn@s                                  She started in show business as a child.
1   sideways                     'saIdweIz                                     Mel's car slid sideways across the icy road.
1   slim                         slIm                                          You're looking a lot slimmer - have you lost weight?
1   sloppy                       'slÁpi                                        Ann was dressed in a sloppy brown sweater.
1   smart                        smA:t                                         You look smart. Are you going anywhere special?
1   sociable                     's@US@b@l                                     a pleasant, sociable couple
1   sound                        saUnd                                         a sound knowledge of English
1   spirit                       'spIr@t                                       I'm 85, but I still feel young in spirit.
1   sport                        spO:t                                         He walked in sporting an orange bow tie.
1   sporty                       'spO:ti                                       I'm not very sporty.
1   spy                          spaI                                          He confessed to spying for North Korea.
1   superlative                  su:'pÆ:l@tIv, sju:œ                           the food was superlative
1   supervise                    'su:p@vaIz                                    My job is to supervise school children at lunchtime.
1   surveillance                 s@'veIl@ns                                    electronic surveillance equipment
1   take                         teIk                                          I felt quite excited as the plane took off from Heathrow.
1   take-off                     'teIkÁf                                       We don't allow any night take-offs or landings at this airport.
1   tarantula                    t@'r{ntj@l@
1   thrill-seeker                'TrIl “si:k@                                  a roller coaster that will please thrill-seekers
1   train                        treIn                                         She trained as a nurse for four years.
1   traumatise                   'trO:m@taIz                                   He was traumatised by his war experiences.
1   trendy                       'trendi                                       a trendy bar
1   unarmed                      "ön'A:md                                      You can try your hand at unarmed combat and escape techniques.
1   undecided                    "öndI'saId@d                                  Many people are still undecided about how they will vote.
1   unfashionable                ön'f{S@n@b@l                                  In Blair's new Britain the term 'socialist' has become rather unfashionable.
1   unsupervised                 ön'su:p@vaIzd                                 Reliable workers are normally unsupervised.
1   untidy                       ön'taIdi                                      My son is so untidy.
1   voluntary                    'vÁl@nt@ri                                    voluntary work
1   well-groomed                 "wel 'gru:md                                  a well-groomed elderly man
1   wimp                         wImp                                          Don't be such a wimp!
1   worldwide                    "wÆ:ld'waId                                   The company employs 2000 people worldwide.
1   wrong                        rÁÎ                                           Simon and I started off on the wrong foot but we're good friends now.
1   yacht                        jÁt                                           the round-the-world yacht race
2   according to                 @'kO:dIÎ t@                                   Everything went according to plan and we arrived on time.
2   action                       '{kS@n                                        Her prompt actions probably saved my life.
2   alcoholic                    "{lk@'hÁlIk                                   an alcoholic drink
2   angle                        '{Îg@l                                        an angle of 45°
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    English headword             Pronunciation            Translation             Example sentences
2   ankle                        '{Îk@l                                           I broke my ankle skiing.
2   antisocial                   "{ntI's@US@l                                     Kids as young as eight are turning to vandalism, petty crime, and other forms of antisocial behaviour.
2   application                  "{plI'keIS@n                                     First, close all the applications.
2   arrangement                  @'reIndZm@nt                                     travel arrangements
2   assignment                   @'saInm@nt                                       a homework assignment
2   assume                       @'sju:m                                          Assuming the picture is a Van Gogh, how much do you think it is worth?
2   authoritative                O:'TÁr@t@tIv                                     The captain spoke in a calm and authoritative voice.
2   authority                    O:'TÁr@ti                                        Jack's air of quiet authority
2   balance                      'b{l@ns                                          We need to strike a balance between the needs of the community and the rights of the individual.
2   blog                         blÁg                                             It's very easy to set up your personal blog.
2   body language                'bÁdi "l{ÎgwIdZ                                  Your body language is telling people a whole range of things that you may not be conscious of.
2   bounce                       baUns                                            The ball bounced off the post and into the goal.
2   breathing                    'bri:DIÎ                                         His breathing was deep and regular.
2   brief                        bri:f                                            a brief letter
2   chat                         tS{t                                             We discussed it in our chat room.
2   come                         köm                                              He comes across as a nice guy.
2   comment                      'kÁment                                          Does anyone have any questions or comments?
2   communication                k@"mju:n@'keIS@n                                 The pilot stayed in constant communication with the control tower.
2   complete                     k@m'pli:t                                        the complete works of Shakespeare
2   conscious                    'kÁnS@s                                          Jodie was very conscious of the fact that he was watching her.
2   consequently                 'kÁns@kw@ntli                                    We talked all night and consequently overslept the next morning.
2   convenience                  k@n'vi:ni@ns                                     We should be grateful if you would reply at your earliest convenience.
2   conversely                   k@n'vÆ:sli, 'kÁnvÆ:sli                           American consumers prefer white eggs; conversely, British buyers like brown eggs.
2   convey                       k@n'veI                                          Mark's eyes clearly conveyed his disappointment.
2   courier                      'kUri@                                           I arranged for a courier to pick up the parcel.
2   crucial                      'kru:S@l                                         crucial decisions involving millions of dollars
2   deceive                      dI'si:v                                          Holmes tried to deceive the police.
2   deception                    dI'sepS@n                                        They obtained the money by deception.
2   deceptive                    dI'septIv                                        She seems very calm, but appearances can be deceptive.
2   decline                      dI'klaIn                                         the decline of manufacturing
2   defence                      dI'fens                                          the defence of Stalingrad in World War II
2   defend                       dI'fend                                          He said he used the knife to defend himself.
2   defensive                    dI'fensIv                                        She got really defensive when I asked her why she hadn't finished.
2   dependent                    dI'pend@nt                                       Children of that age are still very dependent on their mothers.
2   disapprove                   "dIs@'pru:v                                      Her family strongly disapproved of her behaviour.
2   dishonest                    dIs'Án@st                                        a dishonest politician
2   dissatisfied                 dI's{t@sfaId                                     dissatisfied clients
2   distance                     'dIst@ns                                         the distance from Chicago to Detroit
2   distinction                  dI'stIÎkS@n                                      The author draws a distinction between 'crime' and 'sin'.
2   dominant                     'dÁm@n@nt                                        a dominant personality
2   dominate                     'dÁm@neIt                                        For sixty years France had dominated Europe.
2   doubt                        daUt                                             There was no doubt that the witness was telling the truth.
2   drop                         drÁp                                             Can you drop me off in town?
2   enemy                        'en@mi                                           The judge was assassinated by his political enemies.
2   entry                        'entri                                           Britain's entry into the European Union
2   equality                     I'kwÁl@ti                                        racial equality
2   expectation                  "ekspek'teIS@n                                   Against all expectations, getting up at five is actually easier in winter.
2   expression                   Ik'spreS@n                                       He came back with a cheerful expression on his face.
2   eye                          aI                                               In a formal interview, try to maintain good eye contact with the interviewers.
2   facial                       'feIS@l                                          Victor's facial expression didn't change.
2   fax                          f{ks                                             Did you get my fax?
2   flatten                      'fl{tn                                           She flattened the cardboard boxes before throwing them away.
2   foolish                      'fu:lIS                                          It was a very foolish thing to do.
2   form                         fO:m                                             an entry form
2   friendly                     'frendli                                         a friendly smile
2   friendship                   'frendSIp                                        Their friendship began in college.
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    English headword             Pronunciation        Translation             Example sentences
2   furthest                     'fÆ:D@st                                     the furthest corner of the room
2   gesture                      'dZestS@                                     a rude gesture
2   get                          get                                          Did you understand what he was getting at?
2   give                         gIv                                          He said he hadn't told her, but his face gave him away.
2   hall of residence            "hO:l @v 'rezId@ns                           I want to move out of the hall of residence.
2   hand                         h{nd                                         Please hand in your application by September 30.
2   handshake                    'h{ndSeIk                                    a firm handshake
2   hang                         h{Î                                          The shirt hung down almost to his ankles.
2   happiness                    'h{pin@s                                     We want our children to have the best possible chance of happiness.
2   hold                         h@Uld                                        She held back her tears.
2   honest                       'Án@st                                       He seems a good, honest man.
2   horizontal                   "hÁr@'zÁntl                                  a horizontal surface
2   illegal                      I'li:g@l                                     It is illegal to park your car here.
2   illogical                    I'lÁdZIk@l                                   illogical behaviour
2   immature                     "Im@'tSU@                                    Stop being so childish and immature!
2   imperfect                    Im'pÆ:fIkt                                   It's an imperfect world.
2   incomplete                   "Ink@m'pli:t                                 an incomplete sentence
2   independent                  "Ind@'pend@nt                                He had always been more independent than his other brothers.
2   indicate                     'Ind@keIt                                    The study indicates a connection between poverty and crime.
2   indication                   "Ind@'keIS@n                                 Did Rick ever give any indication that he was unhappy?
2   indicative                   In'dIk@tIv                                   His reaction is indicative of how frightened he is.
2   insincere                    "InsIn'sI@                                   an insincere smile
2   intense                      In'tens                                      The pain was so intense I couldn't sleep.
2   intention                    In'tenS@n                                    His intention is to make the company the most successful in Europe.
2   interest                     'Intr@st                                     Ben has shown an interest in learning French.
2   interpret                    In'tÆ:pr@t                                   His refusal to work late was interpreted as a lack of commitment to the company.
2   inwards                      'Inw@dz                                      A breeze blew the curtains inwards.
2   irrational                   I'r{S@n@l                                    an irrational fear of spiders
2   irresponsible                "IrI'spÁns@b@l                               What an irresponsible attitude!
2   issue                        'ISu:                                        Abortion was a key issue in the 1989 elections.
2   kind                         kaInd                                        Everyone's been so kind to me.
2   knee                         ni:                                          Lift using your knees, not your back.
2   lack                         l{k                                          new parents suffering from lack of sleep
2   landlady                     'l{nd"leIdi                                  Why don't you talk to your landlady about it?
2   lean                         li:n                                         She leant towards him and listened.
2   lecture                      'lektS@                                      Dr. Hill gave a brilliant lecture.
2   leg                          leg                                          She broke her leg skiing last year.
2   legal                        'li:g@l                                      a legal agreement
2   light                        laIt                                         This incident will put the company in a very bad light.
2   limb                         lIm                                          His limbs were aching.
2   line                         laIn                                         calls from a land line
2   logical                      'lÁdZIk@l                                    a logical conclusion
2   master                       'mA:st@                                      It takes years to master a new language.
2   mature                       m@'tSU@                                      She's very mature for her age.
2   measurement                  'meZ@m@nt                                    First of all, you'll need the exact measurements of the room.
2   mishear                      "mIs'hI@                                     You must have misheard him.
2   misinterpret                 "mIsIn'tÆ:pr@t                               I think she misinterpreted my offer of a ride home.
2   misquote                     "mIs'kw@Ut                                   They insisted that the Governor had been misquoted.
2   miss                         mIs                                          As the tickets were so expensive, we decided to give the concert a miss.
2   misspell                     "mIs'spel                                    I misspelled the word 'protruding'.
2   misunderstand                "mIsönd@'st{nd                               I think you misunderstood my question.
2   mock                         mÁk                                          I'm revising for my mocks.
2   mode                         m@Ud                                         the most efficient mode of transport
2   mouth                        maUT                                         He lifted his glass to his mouth.
2   neither                      'naID@                                       Would you like tea or coffee?' 'Neither, thanks.'
2   non-alcoholic                "nÁn {lk@'hÁlIk                              Do you have anything non-alcoholic?
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    English headword             Pronunciation       Translation             Example sentences
2   nonverbal                    "nÁn'vÆ:b@l                                 nonverbal forms of communication
2   normal                       'nO:m@l                                     A normal working week is 40 hours.
2   normal                       'nO:m@l                                     The journey took longer than normal.
2   number                       'nömb@                                      a number of people
2   numerous                     'nju:m@r@s                                  We've discussed this before on numerous occasions.
2   obtain                       @b'teIn                                     Maps can be obtained at the tourist office.
2   outnumber                    aUt'nömb@                                   Women outnumber men in the nursing profession.
2   outplay                      aUt'pleI                                    Dinamo outplayed by Auxerre
2   outrace                      aUt'reIs                                    Gonzalez outraced Hanna and Chatterton.
2   outsell                      aUt'sel                                     It may outsell his previous novels.
2   outwards                     'aUtw@dz                                    Stand with your elbows pointing outwards.
2   overcook                     "@Uv@'kUk                                   overcooked chicken
2   overdue                      "@Uv@'dju:                                  Her baby's ten days overdue.
2   oversleep                    "@Uv@'sli:p                                 Sorry I'm late. I overslept.
2   overstep                     "@Uv@'step                                  Wilson has clearly overstepped his authority.
2   palm                         pA:m                                        She looked at the coins in her palm.
2   perceive                     p@'si:v                                     It is a difficult situation, but we don't perceive it as a major problem.
2   perfect                      'pÆ:fIkt                                    a car in perfect condition
2   policy                       'pÁl@si                                     the government's foreign policy
2   posture                      'pÁstS@                                     By maintaining good posture you can avoid back pain.
2   professor                    pr@'fes@                                    Professor Barclay
2   provide                      pr@'vaId                                    The project is designed to provide young people with work.
2   purse                        pÆ:s                                        Mrs Biddell pursed her lips and shook her head.
2   push                         pUS                                         If the door's stuck, just give it a push.
2   push                         pUS                                         Can you push harder?
2   pushy                        'pUSi                                       a pushy salesman
2   range                        reIndZ                                      a range of services
2   rational                     'r{S@n@l                                    There must be a rational explanation for their disappearance.
2   rattle                       'r{tl                                       The wind was rattling the windows.
2   reaction                     ri'{kS@n                                    What was his reaction when you told him you were leaving?
2   recall                       rI'kO:l                                     The government recalled its ambassador when war was declared.
2   receptive                    rI'septIv                                   You might find them in a more receptive mood tomorrow.
2   reckon                       'rek@n                                      I reckon they'll be late.
2   registered post              "redZIst@d 'p@Ust                           The prize will be sent by registered post.
2   reinstall                    "ri:In'stO:l                                You need to reinstall all the software.
2   relation                     rI'leIS@n                                   The area of land is tiny in relation to the population.
2   remarry                      "ri:'m{ri                                   Widowed in 1949, Mrs Hayes never remarried.
2   resident                     'rez@d@nt                                   a park for local residents
2   resolve                      rI'zÁlv                                     efforts to resolve the conflict in the Middle East
2   respect                      rI'spekt                                    I have the greatest respect for Jane's work.
2   respect                      rI'spekt                                    The students like and respect him.
2   respected                    rI'spekt@d                                  a highly respected political leader
2   respectful                   rI'spektf@l                                 They listened in respectful silence.
2   responsible                  rI'spÁns@b@l                                a responsible young man
2   retake                       "ri:'teIk                                   Can I retake the test?
2   rewrite                      "ri:'raIt                                   Perhaps you ought to rewrite the first paragraph to make it a little clearer.
2   satisfied                    's{t@sfaId                                  a satisfied smile
2   seriously                    'sI@ri@sli                                  You shouldn't take everything he says so seriously.
2   sight                        saIt                                        Karen waved until the car was out of sight.
2   signal                       'sIgn@l                                     Carter has signalled his intention to resign.
2   sleep                        sli:p                                       She took a couple of sleeping tablets.
2   slouch                       slaUtS                                      Don't slouch - stand up straight!
2   sneeze                       sni:z                                       The dust is making me sneeze!
2   software                     'sÁftwe@                                    word processing software
2   specific                     sp@'sIfIk                                   specific issues to discuss
2   strike                       straIk                                      It's never easy to strike a balance between work and family.
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2   take                         teIk                                          I've taken on far too much work lately.
2   tend                         tend                                          It tends to be very wet at this time of year.
2   test                         test                                          I'm taking my driving test tomorrow.
2   tilt                         tIlt                                          She tilted her head.
2   toad-in-the-hole             "t@Ud In D@ 'h@Ul                             Toad-in-the-hole is a traditional British dish.
2   tongue                       töÎ                                           The taste of the chocolate was still on her tongue.
2   topic                        'tÁpIk                                        Jackie's engagement was the main topic of conversation.
2   towards                      t@'wO:dz                                      He noticed two policemen coming towards him.
2   turn                         tÆ:n                                          Interest rates were cut and, in turn, share prices rose.
2   twist                        twIst                                         He twisted his head slightly, and looked up at her.
2   underpaid                    "önd@'peId                                    Teachers are overworked and underpaid.
2   undervalue                   "önd@'v{lju:                                  Society undervalues staying home and looking after children.
2   unfriendly                   ön'frendli                                    The local people seemed cold and unfriendly.
2   unkind                       "ön'kaInd                                     an unkind remark
2   unobtainable                 "ön@b'teIn@b@l                                Fresh fruit was unobtainable in the winter.
2   unspoken                     ön'sp@Uk@n                                    an unspoken agreement
2   verbal                       'vÆ:b@l                                       verbal skills
2   vital                        'vaItl                                        His evidence was vital to the defence case.
2   voice                        vOIs                                          I could hear Jo's voice outside my window.
2   wallflower                   'wO:l"flaU@                                   shy wallflowers
3   abolish                      @'bÁlIS                                       unfair laws that should be abolished
3   addicted                     @'dIkt@d                                      Jo's addicted to computer games.
3   adventurous                  @d'ventS@r@s                                  Andy isn't a very adventurous cook.
3   afternoon                    "A:ft@'nu:n                                   We should get there at about three in the afternoon.
3   again                        @'gen                                         Could you say that again? I can't hear.
3   age                          eIdZ                                          age difference
3   angry                        '{Îgri                                        She was angry with him because he had lied to her.
3   anxious                      '{ÎkS@s                                       He was a bit anxious about the safety of the machinery.
3   approachable                 @'pr@UtS@b@l                                  Dr. Grieg seems very approachable.
3   appropriate                  @'pr@Upriœ@t                                  That sort of language just isn't appropriate in an interview.
3   around                       @'raUnd                                       We put a fence around the yard.
3   aspect                       '{spekt                                       The committee discussed several aspects of the traffic problem.
3   barrier                      'b{ri@                                        a language barrier
3   behave                       bI'heIv                                       You behaved bravely in a very difficult situation.
3   besides                      bI'saIdz                                      I wanted to help her out. Besides, I needed the money.
3   bomb                         bÁm                                           Protests began to rise against the bomb.
3   bore                         bO:                                           He turned out to be a crashing bore.
3   bossy                        'bÁsi                                         Stop being so bossy!
3   break                        breIk                                         Her face broke into a smile.
3   bring                        brIÎ                                          Rachel had been brought up by her grandmother.
3   busybody                     'bIzi"bÁdi                                    Busybodies do not intend to hurt other people's feelings.
3   campaign                     k{m'peIn                                      an election campaign
3   campaign                     k{m'peIn                                      a group campaigning against the destruction of the rainforests
3   cannon                       'k{n@n                                        Some people consider him a political loose cannon.
3   canteen                      k{n'ti:n                                      a school canteen
3   caption                      'k{pS@n                                       What does the caption say?
3   care                         ke@                                           I don't care what you do.
3   cautious                     'kO:S@s                                       a cautious driver
3   committed                    k@'mIt@d                                      a committed teacher
3   competitive                  k@m'pet@tIv                                   He's always so competitive.
3   complimentary                "kÁmpl@'ment@ri                               He wasn't very complimentary about the food.
3   compromise                   'kÁmpr@maIz                                   President Chirac has said that he would be ready to compromise.
3   conceited                    k@n'si:t@d                                    I don't want to seem conceited, but I know I'll win.
3   Conservative Party           k@n'sÆ:v@tIv “pA:ti                            The Conservative Party is one of the main political parties in Britain
3   consider                     k@n'sId@                                      You should consider the effect the move will have on your family.
3   constantly                   'kÁnst@ntli                                   Her teenage daughter is constantly on the phone.
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3   control                      k@n'tr@Ul                                   Do you need any help?' 'No. It's under control, thanks.'
3   control                      k@n'tr@Ul                                   a teacher who can't control the kids
3   convinced                    k@n'vInst                                   Madeleine's parents were convinced she was taking drugs.
3   cramp                        kr{mp                                       I've got cramp in my leg!
3   critical                     'krItIk@l                                   Many parents are strongly critical of the school.
3   crybaby                      'kraI"beIbi                                 Don't be such a crybaby!
3   dare                         de@                                         He wanted to ask her, but he didn't dare.
3   deck                         dek                                         Let's go up on deck.
3   dismissive                   dIs'mIsIv                                   Some historians have been dismissive of this argument.
3   disobey                      "dIs@'beI                                   She would never disobey her parents.
3   diversity                    daI'vÆ:s@ti, dIœ                            a diversity of opinions
3   drum                         dröm                                        The rain was drumming on the roof.
3   dull                         döl                                         What a dull party.
3   encourage                    In'körIdZ                                   I want to thank everyone who has encouraged and supported me.
3   endearing                    In'dI@rIÎ                                   Shyness is one of her most endearing qualities.
3   engineering                  "endZ@'nI@rIÎ                               genetic engineering
3   entirely                     In'taI@li                                   She had entirely forgotten about Alexander.
3   especially                   I'speS@li                                   The kids really enjoyed the holiday, especially the trip to Disneyland.
3   even                         'i:v@n                                      Even the youngest children enjoyed the concert.
3   exclude                      Ik'sklu:d                                   The press had been deliberately excluded from the event.
3   expertise                    "ekspÆ:'ti:z                                medical expertise
3   face value                   "feIs 'v{lju:                               You shouldn't always take his remarks at face value.
3   fact                         f{kt                                        I know the president really well. In fact, I had dinner with her last week.
3   fiddle                       'fIdl                                       I wish he'd stop fiddling with his keys.
3   fine                         faIn                                        Can photography be considered fine art?
3   finger                       'fIÎg@                                      The woman had a ring on her finger, so I assumed she was married.
3   forever                      f@r'ev@                                     I'll remember you forever.
3   forgetful                    f@'getf@l                                   Grandpa's getting forgetful in his old age!
3   frustrated                   frö'streIt@d                                He gets frustrated when people don't understand what he's trying to say.
3   frustrating                  frö'streItIÎ                                My job can be very frustrating sometimes.
3   general                      'dZen@r@l                                   In general women are less well paid than men.
3   generation gap               "dZen@'reiS@n "g{p
3   get                          get                                         Do you think they'll get back together?
3   glasses                      'glA:s@z                                    I can't find my glasses.
3   grant                        grA:nt                                      Bridget was careful not to take him for granted.
3   habit                        'h{b@t                                      Try to get into the habit of taking regular exercise.
3   homemaker                    'h@Um"meIk@                                 Historically men were the hunters and women the homemakers.
3   hopeless                     'h@Upl@s                                    a hopeless situation
3   hunter                       'hönt@                                      Historically men were the hunters and women the homemakers.
3   ignorant                     'Ign@r@nt                                   Many people remain ignorant about the dangers of too much sun.
3   impulsive                    Im'pölsIv                                   It was rather an impulsive decision.
3   inappropriate                "In@'pr@Upriœ@t                             The clothes he brought were totally inappropriate.
3   incident                     'Ins@d@nt                                   Anyone who saw the incident should contact the police.
3   incompatible                 "Ink@m'p{t@b@l                              Tony and I have always been incompatible.
3   infantile                    'Inf@ntaIl                                  his silly infantile jokes
3   inferior                     In'fI@ri@                                   Larry always makes me feel inferior.
3   initial                      I'nIS@l                                     the initial stages of the disease
3   insensitive                  In'sens@tIv                                 insensitive questions about her divorce
3   intriguing                   In'tri:gIÎ                                  The magazine carries an intriguing mixture of high fashion, gossip and racing.
3   ironic                       aI'rÁnIk                                    It's ironic that Bill was the only person to fail the examination.
3   know-it-all                  'n@U It O:l                                 Know-it-alls see themselves as experts on everything.
3   knowledgeable                'nÁlIdZ@b@l                                 Steve's very knowledgeable about politics.
3   Labour Party                 'leIb@ "pA:ti
3   latest                       'leIt@st                                     What's the latest news?
3   left-wing                    "left 'wIÎ                                   a left-wing newspaper
3   list                         lIst                                         a shopping list
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3   lock                         lÁk                                     The doors and windows are fitted with safety locks.
3   loser                        'lu:z@                                  Pam's boyfriend is such a loser!
3   march                        mA:tS                                   a civil rights march
3   match                        m{tS                                    a well-matched pair
3   modest                       'mÁd@st                                 a quiet, modest man
3   moody                        'mu:di                                  a moody teenager
3   moreover                     mO:r'@Uv@                               The new design is not acceptable. Moreover, it would delay the project even further.
3   negative                     'neg@tIv                                Raising taxes could have a negative effect on the economy.
3   nevertheless                 "nev@D@'les                             I think he's telling the truth. Nevertheless, I don't trust him.
3   option                       'ÁpS@n                                  It's the only option we have left.
3   own                          @Un                                     We have problems of our own.
3   pay                          peI                                     Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. What did you say?
3   personality                  "pÆ:s@'n{l@ti                           Alice has an outgoing personality.
3   personally                   'pÆ:s@n@li                              Personally, I think it's a bad idea.
3   power                        'paU@                                   Which party is in power in your country?
3   predictable                  prI'dIkt@b@l                            As the comedian got older his act became repetitive and his jokes predictable.
3   presumably                   prI'zju:m@bli                           Presumably, you've heard the news by now.
3   provoke                      pr@'v@Uk                                She hit him, but he provoked her into it.
3   rant                         r{nt                                    My father, as usual, was ranting on about young people.
3   rave                         reIv                                    He was still ranting and raving the next morning.
3   react                        ri'{kt                                  The audience reacted by shouting and booing.
3   reasonable                   'ri:z@n@b@l                             good furniture at reasonable prices
3   reassure                     "ri:@'SU@                               Teachers reassured anxious parents.
3   reassuring                   "ri:@'SU@rIÎ                            a reassuring smile
3   relaxed                      rI'l{kst                                Gail was lying in the sun looking very relaxed and happy.
3   remain                       rI'meIn                                 The Communist Party remained in power.
3   right                        raIt                                    I think he's right. We should have set out earlier.
3   right-wing                   "raIt 'wIÎ                              a right-wing newspaper
3   rubbish                      'röbIS                                  That's rubbish!
3   sensitive                    'sens@tIv                               a sensitive and caring person
3   shield                       Si:ld                                   police carrying riot shields
3   since                        sIns                                    Since you are unable to answer, perhaps we should ask someone else.
3   slob                         slÁb                                    The guy is a total slob.
3   small talk                   'smO:l tO:k                             He's not very good at making small talk.
3   soap                         s@Up                                    TV soaps
3   space cadet                  'speIs k@"det                           Suzie is a real space cadet - I don't think she even knows what day it is.
3   spite                        spaIt                                   She loved him in spite of the fact that he drank too much.
3   spoil                        spOIl                                   My sister's very spoilt; she always does what she wants.
3   spot-on                      "spÁt 'Án                               Your calculations were spot-on.
3   stand                        st{nd                                   He became a hero for standing up to the local gangs.
3   stem                         stem                                    The problem stems from poor management in the company.
3   sticker                      'stIk@                                  Children get stickers for good work.
3   strange                      streIndZ                                I had a strange dream last night.
3   sulk                         sölk                                    Stop sulking - you can go out and play later.
3   superior                     su:'pI@ri@                              He loves making fun of women. It makes him feel superior.
3   suppose                      s@'p@Uz                                 How old is she?' 'She's about 50, I suppose.'
3   sympathise                   'sImp@TaIz                              I sympathise with her husband.
3   taboo                        t@'bu:                                  There are taboos against appearing naked in public places.
3   temper                       'temp@                                  I lost my temper and slammed the door.
3   tense                        tens                                    Marion spoke, eager to break the tense silence.
3   therefore                    'De@fO:                                 The car is smaller and therefore cheaper to run.
3   though                       D@U                                     She wouldn't go onto the ski slope, even though Tom offered to help her.
3   toothpaste                   'tu:TpeIst                              I don't like the taste of the new toothpaste you bought.
3   totally                      't@Utlœi                                I totally agree with you.
3   touch                        tötS                                    The government is out of touch with public opinion on this issue.
3   traditional                  tr@'dIS@n@l                             traditional Irish music
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3   trait                        treI                                      Jealousy is one of his worst traits.
3   treatment                    'tri:tm@nt                                complaints about the treatment of political prisoners
3   turn                         tÆ:n                                      Danny turned up late as usual.
3   unapproachable               "ön@'pr@UtS@b@l                           I find him really unapproachable.
3   uncertain                    ön'sÆ:tn                                  I was uncertain about what to do next.
3   unique                       ju:'ni:k                                  a unique opportunity
3   unpredictable                "önprI'dIkt@b@l                           unpredictable weather
3   unreliable                   "önrI'laI@b@l                             The old machines were notoriously unreliable and slow.
3   unwanted                     ön'wÁnt@d                                 an unwanted gift
3   valid                        'v{l@d                                    valid criticism
3   walk                         wO:k                                      She lets those kids walk all over her.
3   wavelength                   'weIvleÎT                                 Dad is just on a different wavelength from me.
3   wet blanket                  "wet 'bl{ÎkIt                             Wet blankets are negative and critical.
3   while                        waIl                                      While there was no conclusive evidence, most people thought he was guilty.
3   whole                        h@Ul                                      On the whole, life was much quieter after John left.
3   worrying                     'wöriI࠺ Î                                 I've just had a rather worrying phonecall from Emma.
4   amaze                        @'meIz                                    Kay amazed her friends by saying she was getting married.
4   amazement                    @'meIzm@nt                                To everyone's amazement, the accused was found guilty.
4   amazing                      @'meIzIÎ                                  He's an amazing player to watch.
4   appreciate                   @'pri:SieIt                               All the bad weather here makes me appreciate home.
4   astonish                     @'stÁnIS                                  Martina's speed and agility astonished her opponent.
4   athlete                      '{Tli:t                                   a professional athlete
4   attribute                    @'trIbju:t                                a saying usually attributed to Confucius
4   audience                     'O:di@ns                                  The audience began clapping and cheering.
4   autobiography                "O:t@baI'Ágr@fi                           Michael Palin's autobiography
4   bizarre                      b@'zA:                                    a bizarre coincidence
4   boat                         b@Ut                                      fishing boats
4   bodily                       'bÁd@li                                   bodily changes
4   bolt                         b@Ult                                     There's not much left of his house after it was struck by a bolt of lightning.
4   boost                        bu:st                                     The win boosted the team's confidence.
4   brainless                    'breInl@s                                 What a brainless thing to do!
4   brainstorm                   'breInstO:m                               Kirby had a sudden brainstorm.
4   brainwash                    'breInwÁS                                 People are brainwashed into believing that being fat is some kind of crime.
4   brainwave                    'breInweIv                                I've had a brainwave! Let's go this weekend instead.
4   brainy                       'breIni                                   He always was the brainy one.
4   brilliance                   'brIlj@ns                                 He is also respected for his brilliance as an artist.
4   brush                        bröS                                      There were cans of paint and brushes all over the place.
4   calculator                   'k{lkj@leIt@                              Brad likes to work with calculators and computers.
4   call                         kO:l                                      I'm coming!' Paula called down the stairs.
4   categorise                   'k{t@g@raIz                               We've categorised the students by age.
4   china                        'tSaIn@                                   china teacups
4   consistent                   k@n'sIst@nt                               Joe's work has shown consistent improvement this term.
4   coordination                 k@U"O:d@'neIS@n                           Computer games can help develop hand-to-eye coordination.
4   council                      'kaUns@l                                  Los Angeles City Council
4   crossing                     'krÁsIÎ                                   The crossing was rough.
4   cry                          kraI                                      Stop!' she cried.
4   curious                      'kjU@ri@s                                 Mandy was curious to know what happened.
4   dancer                       'dA:ns@                                   Margot Fonteyn, the famous British ballet dancer
4   deafen                       'def@n                                    We were deafened by the noise of the engines.
4   death                        deT                                       Marioni lived in Miami until his death.
4   designer                     dI'zaIn@                                  a fashion designer
4   desperation                  "desp@'reIS@n                             In desperation, we had to borrow the money.
4   development                  dI'vel@pm@nt                              Vitamins are necessary for a child's growth and development.
4   diagram                      'daI@gr{m                                 to draw a diagram
4   direction                    d@'rekS@n                                 Suddenly the conversation changed direction.
4   disguise                     dIs'gaIz                                  The glasses were part of his disguise.
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4   dismay                       dIs'meI                                     They were filled with dismay by the news.
4   edge                         edZ                                         Just leave it on the edge of your plate.
4   effective                    I'fektIv                                    a very effective treatment for headaches
4   empress                      'empr@s                                     the Austrian empress
4   end                          end                                         I always end up paying the bill.
4   exceptional                  Ik'sepS@n@l                                 an exceptional student
4   excited                      Ik'saIt@d                                   I'm so excited - Steve's coming home tomorrow.
4   exclaim                      Ik'skleIm                                   Wow!' exclaimed Bobby. 'Look at that car!'
4   exhausted                    Ig'zO:st@d                                  Jill lay in the grass, exhausted after her long run.
4   extraordinary                Ik'strO:d@n@ri                              Ellington had an extraordinary musical talent.
4   fishing                      'fISIÎ                                      Terry's going fishing at Lake Arrowhead next weekend.
4   fly                          flaI                                        The door flew open and a child rushed out.
4   following                    'fÁl@UIÎ                                    Neil arrived on Friday, and his wife came the following day.
4   following                    'fÁl@UIÎ                                    The following have been chosen to play in tomorrow's match: Ferguson, Williams,...
4   fourth                       fO:T                                        her fourth birthday
4   frequent                     'fri:kw@nt                                  Her teacher is worried about her frequent absences from class.
4   funfair                      'fönfe@                                     I enjoy the most thrilling rides at the funfair.
4   furious                      'fjU@ri@s                                   Her daughter was furious when she found out they'd been reading her private letters.
4   gift                         gIft                                        a gift for languages
4   ground                       graUnd                                      The ground was covered in autumn leaves.
4   half                         hA:f                                        The wall is half a mile long.
4   head                         hed                                         He turned his head to look at her.
4   horrify                      'hÁr@faI                                    I was horrified when I found out how much the repairs were going to cost.
4   household                    'haUsh@Uld                                  Coca Cola is a household name around the world.
4   hum                          höm                                         If you don't know the words, just hum.
4   humanitarian                 hju:"m{n@'te@ri@n                           Humanitarian aid is being sent to the refugees.
4   hurry                        'höri                                       I can't talk now - I'm in a hurry.
4   hurry                        'höri                                       You'll catch the train if you hurry.
4   illness                      'Iln@s                                      mental illness
4   impact                       'Imp{kt                                     the environmental impact of car use
4   influence                    'Influ@ns                                   I don't want to influence your decision.
4   inspect                      In'spekt                                    Sara inspected her reflection in the mirror.
4   instruction                  In'strökS@n                                 Wait here until I give you further instructions.
4   interpersonal                "Int@'pÆ:s@n@l                              interpersonal skills
4   intolerant                   In'tÁl@r@nt                                 people who are intolerant of other people's political beliefs
4   introspective                "Intr@'spektIv                              a shy and introspective person
4   just                         dZöst                                       Just then Mrs Robovitch appeared at the bedroom door.
4   kinaesthetic                 "kIn@s'TetIk                                bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence
4   kiosk                        'ki:Ásk                                     I bought a drink from a kiosk.
4   kite                         kaIt                                        a colourful kite
4   lie                          laI                                         Millie lay down on the floor.
4   lightning                    'laItnIÎ                                    The tree was struck by lightning.
4   limp                         lImp                                        He limped to the chair and sat down.
4   linguistic                   lIÎ'gwIstIk                                 a child's linguistic development
4   logic                        'lÁdZIk                                     There is no logic in releasing criminals just because prisons are crowded.
4   long                         lÁÎ                                         I used to long for a baby sister.
4   maker                        'meIk@                                      healthcare administrators and policy makers
4   master                       'mA:st@                                     a master of kung fu
4   mathematical                 "m{T@'m{tIk@l                               a mathematical genius
4   mechanism                    'mek@nIz@m                                  a car's steering mechanism
4   membership                   'memb@SIp                                   membership fees
4   million                      'mIlj@n                                     $350 million
4   multiple                     'mölt@p@l                                   He suffered multiple injuries to his legs.
4   multiply                     'mölt@plaI                                  Four multiplied by five is 20.
4   musical                      'mju:zIk@l                                  musical instruments
4   navigate                     'n{v@geIt                                   The river is too dangerous to navigate.
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4   nervous                      'nÆ:v@s                                                                         Sam's very nervous about his driving test.
4   nonstop                      "nÁn 'stÁp                                                                      Dan worked nonstop for 12 hours.
4   odd                          Ád                                                                              Jake's an odd guy.
4   path                         pA:T                                                                            a path through the woods
4   physicist                    'fIz@sIst                                                                       Albert Einstein, one of the greatest physicists of all time
4   pick                         pIk                                                                             I've got a problem with my computer - can I pick your brains?
4   ponder                       'pÁnd@                                                                          She pondered her answer for a long time.
4   praise                       preIz                                                                           Jane was praised by her teacher.
4   pray                         preI                                                                            Let us pray for peace.
4   preference                   'pref@r@ns                                                                      She has her own personal preferences and tastes, like everyone else.
4   prodigy                      'prÁdIdZi                                                                       Mozart was a child prodigy.
4   profession                   pr@'feS@n                                                                       to pursue a profession
4   prolific                     pr@'lIfIk                                                                       Agatha Christie was a prolific writer.
4   psychoanalyst                saIk@U'{n@lœ@st% someone who treats mental illness using psychoanalysis%Freud was a psychoanalyst.
4   railing                      'reIlIÎ                                                                         a little garden with a railing around it
4   ranger                       'reIndZ@                                                                        a forest ranger
4   reach                        ri:tS                                                                           It took four days for the letter to reach me.
4   reference                    'ref@r@ns                                                                       There is no direct reference to her own childhood in the novel.
4   reflect                      rI'flekt                                                                        He had time to reflect on his successes and failures.
4   relevance                    'rel@v@ns                                                                       He needs to categorise and group things in order to see their relevance.
4   relief                       rI'li:f                                                                         a medicine for pain relief
4   relieved                     rI'li:vd                                                                        She'll be very relieved that she won't have to go to court.
4   reluctant                    rI'lökt@nt                                                                      She gave a reluctant smile.
4   restless                     'restl@s                                                                        The children are getting restless.
4   rhyme                        raIm                                                                            a collection of traditional rhymes with illustrations
4   role                         r@Ul                                                                            Parents play an important role in their child's learning.
4   royalty                      'rOI@lti                                                                        the royalties from his latest book
4   sail                         seIl                                                                            We sailed along the coast of Alaska.
4   sand                         s{nd                                                                            I have sand in my shoe.
4   sandcastle                   's{nd"kA:s@l                                                                    The children built a sandcastle on the beach.
4   seek                         si:k                                                                            Our mission is to seek out the enemy and destroy them.
4   sense                        sens                                                                            Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell.
4   shoulder                     'S@Uld@                                                                         Andy put his arm around his wife's shoulder.
4   shut                         Söt                                                                             Is the door shut?
4   significant                  sIg'nIfIk@nt                                                                    There has been a significant change in people's attitudes since the 1950s.
4   similarity                   "sIm@'l{r@ti                                                                    English has many similarities with German.
4   sixth                        sIksT                                                                           his sixth birthday
4   skilful                      'skIlf@l                                                                        her skilful handling of the situation
4   slam                         sl{m                                                                            He slammed the door shut.
4   slip                         slIp                                                                            Ben slipped quietly out of the room.
4   solo                         's@Ul@U                                                                         his first solo flight
4   span                         sp{n                                                                            Mozart lived only a little over half of Beethoven's life span, but he was amazingly prolific.
4   spatial                      'speIS@l                                                                        spatial imagination
4   spiral                       'spaIr@l                                                                        a spiral staircase
4   spout                        spaUt                                                                           a teapot with a chipped spout
4   spring                       sprIÎ                                                                           The door sprang open.
4   stage                        steIdZ                                                                          Larry's always wanted to go on the stage.
4   staircase                    'ste@keIs                                                                       a spiral staircase
4   stem                         stem                                                                            the stem of a toadstool
4   stick                        stIk                                                                            He's not very good-looking. His front teeth stick out.
4   still                        stIl                                                                            We stood still and watched as the deer came closer.
4   strike                       straIk                                                                          He survived two lightning strikes.
4   strike                       straIk                                                                          He was struck on the head by a falling rock.
4   stroll                       str@Ul                                                                          We strolled along the beach.
4   stumble                      'stömb@l                                                                        She stumbled and grabbed hold of the handrail.
4   success                      s@k'ses                                                                         Her success is due to hard work.
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4   sunbathe                     'sönbeID                                    Her mother was sunbathing in the back garden.
4   sunscreen                    'sönskri:n                                  Sunscreen reduces sunburn and other skin damage.
4   surprised                    s@'praIzd                                   She was surprised at how much it cost.
4   swimming trunks              swImIÎ tröÎkz                               a pair of swimming trunks
4   swing                        swIÎ                                        The heavy door swung shut.
4   symphony                     'sImf@ni                                    Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
4   teapot                       'ti:pÁt                                     a china teapot
4   thrill                       TrIl                                        The magic of his music continues to thrill audiences.
4   toadstool                    't@Udstu:l                                  A toadstool can be poisonous.
4   trip                         trIp                                        He tripped and fell downstairs.
4   truck                        trök                                        to drive a truck
4   trunk                        tröÎk                                       He left his bicycle leaning against a tree trunk.
4   tune                         tju:n                                       Sadie sings out of tune.
4   turning point                'tÆ:nIÎ pOInt                               The film marks a turning point in Kubrick's career.
4   unconscious                  ön'kÁnS@s                                   The driver was knocked unconscious.
4   uncoordinated                "önk@U'O:dIneItId                           I'm not a good dancer - I'm completely uncoordinated.
4   variety                      v@'raI@ti                                   The college offers a wide variety of language courses.
4   visual                       'vIZu@l                                     The movie has a strong visual impact.
4   vivid                        'vIv@d                                      a vivid description of her childhood in Cornwall
4   wander                       'wÁnd@                                      We spent the morning wandering around the old part of the city.
4   water skiing                 'wO:t@ "ski:IÎ                              I did some water skiing this summer.
4   welcome                      'welk@m                                     His colleagues gave him a very warm welcome when he returned to work.
4   wonder                       'wönd@                                      the wonders of modern technology
4   wonder                       'wönd@                                      I sometimes wonder why I married her.
4   work                         'wÆ:k                                       Have you worked out how much we owe them?
4   wrap                         r{p                                         I haven't wrapped her present yet.
4   yell                         jel                                         He yelled at her to stop.
5   across                       @'krÁs                                      The posters appeared across the country.
5   addict                       '{dIkt                                      a coffee addict
5   addiction                    @'dIkS@n                                    I'm trying to beat my television addiction.
5   addictive                    @'dIktIv                                    It started as a hobby, but it got so addictive I had to keep on doing it.
5   allergy                      '{l@dZi                                     I have an allergy to cats.
5   anaesthetic                  "{n@s'TetIk                                 Eye surgery is often performed using a local anaesthetic.
5   anti-                        {ntI                                        anti-allergy drugs
5   ashamed                      @'SeImd                                     Mike felt ashamed of his old clothes.
5   attempt                      @'tempt                                     Marsh was accused of attempting to import the drugs illegally.
5   aware                        @'we@                                       The children are aware of the danger of taking drugs.
5   badminton                    'b{dmInt@n                                  a badminton match
5   bank account                 'b{Îk e"kaUnt                               to open a bank account
5   barefoot                     'be@fUt                                     walking barefoot in the sand
5   bedtime                      'bedtaIm                                    It's way past your bedtime!
5   bend                         bend                                        Bend your knees slightly.
5   bite                         baIt                                        The dog's been badly bitten by fleas.
5   blind                        blaInd                                      She was born blind.
5   blood                        blöd                                        blood flowing from an open wound
5   blood pressure               'blöd "preS@                                a special diet for people with high blood pressure
5   bone                         b@Un                                        Sam broke a bone in his foot.
5   brunette                     bru:'net                                    She's a tall brunette.
5   bug                          bög                                         They've all been bitten by the football bug.
5   butterfly                    'böt@flaI                                   I always get butterflies in my stomach before an exam.
5   cheer                        tSI@                                        She took him out to dinner to cheer him up.
5   cheesecake                   'tSi:zkeIk
5   cheque                       tSek                                        Can I pay by cheque?
5   chopstick                    'tSÁpœstIk                                  It's important to use chopsticks properly when you eat Japanese food.
5   clinic                       'klInIk                                     a dental clinic
5   colleague                    'kÁli:g                                     my colleague at the university
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5   come                         köm                                                They still haven't come up with a name for the baby.
5   companion                    k@m'p{nj@n                                         She became his close friend and constant companion.
5   compensate                   'kÁmp@nseIt                                        Because my left eye is so weak, my right eye has to work harder to compensate.
5   compulsive                   k@m'pölsIv                                         compulsive eating
5   couch potato                 'kaUtS p@"teIt@U                                   Experts believe couch potato lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking.
5   counsellor                   'kaUns@l@                                          a marriage counsellor
5   credit card                  'kred@t kA:d                                       We accept all major credit cards.
5   curb                         kÆ:b                                               Max tried hard to curb his temper.
5   cure                         kjU@                                               There is still no cure for AIDS.
5   deadline                     'dedlaIn                                           Friday's deadline is going to be very difficult to meet.
5   debt                         det                                                He finally has enough money to pay off his debts.
5   disciplinary                 'dIs@plIn@ri, “dIs@'plI-                           The investigation led to disciplinary action against two officers.
5   disrupt                      dIs'röpt                                           Traffic will be severely disrupted by road works.
5   distract                     dI'str{kt                                          Don't distract me while I'm driving!
5   do                           du:                                                The government are planning to do away with this tax altogether.
5   dose                         d@Us                                               One dose of this should get rid of the problem.
5   enhance                      In'hA:ns                                           Adding lemon juice will enhance the flavour.
5   entertaining                 "ent@'teInIÎ                                       an entertaining book
5   estimate                     'est@meIt                                          The cost of repairs has been estimated at $1500.
5   existence                    Ig'zIst@ns                                         a terrible existence
5   expect                       Ik'spekt                                           We expect the meeting will finish about 5 o'clock.
5   extreme                      Ik'stri:m                                          In one extreme case a child of ten was imprisoned.
5   extreme                      Ik'stri:m                                          Problems only occur when this attitude is taken to extremes.
5   fad                          f{d                                                His interest in photography was just a passing fad.
5   fix                          fIks                                               I need my fix of caffeine in the morning or I can't think.
5   force                        fO:s                                               I had to force myself to get up this morning.
5   fur                          fÆ:                                                shiny fur
5   furry                        'fÆ:ri                                             small furry animals
5   gain                         geIn                                               Carrie's gained a lot of weight recently.
5   gamble                       'g{mb@l                                            Their religion forbids them to drink or gamble.
5   gene                         dZi:n                                              human genes
5   gentle                       'dZentl                                            Arthur was a very gentle, caring person.
5   give                         gIv                                                Vlad has given up trying to teach me Russian.
5   gory                         'gO:ri                                             a gory film
5   graph                        gr{f                                               a graph showing population growth over 50 years
5   hay fever                    'heI "fI:v@                                        In spring I always get hay fever.
5   head                         hed                                                I'm heading off now.
5   health farm                  'helT fA:m                                         She regularly spends her holidays at health farms.
5   heel                         hi:l                                               boots with three-inch heels
5   high heels                   "haI 'hi:lz                                        foot problems associated with high heels
5   hobby                        'hÁbi                                              Tricia's hobby is gardening.
5   homeopathy                   "h@Umi'Áp@Ti                                       Not everyone believes in homeopathy.
5   hooked                       hUkt                                               I got hooked on TV when I was sick.
5   increasingly                 In'kri:sIÎli                                       It's becoming increasingly difficult to find employment.
5   inevitable                   I'nev@t@b@l                                        Death is inevitable.
5   informative                  In'fO:m@tIv                                        a very informative book
5   ingredient                   In'gri:di@nt                                       Flour, water, and eggs are the most important ingredients.
5   injection                    In'dZekS@n                                         The nurse gave him an injection against typhoid.
5   insight                      'InsaIt                                            The article gives us a real insight into the causes of the present economic crisis.
5   internal                     In'tÆ:nl                                           internal bleeding
5   kick                         kIk                                                The scheme helps smokers to kick the habit.
5   kindness                     'kaIndn@s                                          Sam never forgot her kindness.
5   lie-in                       'laI In                                            I usually have a lie-in on Sunday morning.
5   listener                     'lIs@n@                                            Tell me all about it; I'm a good listener.
5   make                         meIk                                               When Mike lost his job, we could barely make ends meet.
5   matter                       'm{t@                                              Learning to drive is a matter of using your common sense.
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5   matter                       'm{t@                                        Money is the only thing that matters to him.
5   midnight                     'mIdnaIt                                     We close at midnight.
5   myth                         mIT                                          the myth that America is a free and open society
5   nicotine                     'nIk@ti:n                                    How much nicotine is there in an average pack of cigarettes?
5   nicotine patch               'nIk@ti:n "p{tS                              A lot of smokers nowadays are using nicotine patches to help them give up the habit.
5   note                         n@Ut                                         We must always take note of our customers' views.
5   obesity                      @U'bi:s@ti                                   to fight obesity
5   obsess                       @b'ses                                       William is obsessed with making money.
5   overeat                      "@Uv@r'i:t                                   Some people can overeat without putting on much weight.
5   overweight                   "@Uv@'weIt                                   I'm ten pounds overweight.
5   overwhelming                 "@Uv@'welmIÎ                                 Shari felt an overwhelming urge to cry.
5   parsley                      'pA:sli                                      I often use parsley as decoration on food.
5   part                         pA:t                                         I hate to part with these boots, but they're worn out.
5   particularly                 p@'tIkj@l@li                                 We're particularly worried about the increase in violent crime.
5   pig                          pIg                                          We pigged out on ice cream last night.
5   plastic surgery              "pl{stIk 'sÆ:dZ@ri                           to undergo plastic surgery
5   plummet                      'plöm@t                                      House prices have plummeted over the past year.
5   pollen                       'pÁl@n                                       pollen allergy
5   pollen count                 'pÁl@n kaUnt                                 The pollen count was high yesterday.
5   prevent                      prI'vent                                     His back injury may prevent him from playing in tomorrow's game.
5   psychiatrist                 saI'kaI@tr@st                                He's being treated by a psychiatrist.
5   put                          pUt                                          Jill put on a lot of weight.
5   quarter                      'kwO:t@                                      roughly one quarter of the city's population
5   question                     'kwestS@n                                    She questioned him about his past.
5   reassurance                  "ri:@'SU@r@ns                                She's not very confident about her schoolwork - she needs plenty of reassurance.
5   redhead                      'redhed                                      famous redheads like Cleopatra
5   regime                       reI'Zi:m                                     a dietary regime
5   remedy                       'rem@di                                      herbal remedies
5   remove                       rI'mu:v                                      The police will remove any illegally parked cars.
5   response                     rI'spÁns                                     There was still no response from him.
5   retail                       'ri:teIl                                     retail industry
5   rid                          rId                                          Do you want to get rid of these old shirts?
5   run                          rön                                          We ran up a huge phone bill.
5   sacrifice                    's{krIfaIs                                   He sacrificed a promising career to look after his kids.
5   salt                         sO:lt                                        Add a pinch of salt to the mixture.
5   scribble                     'skrIb@l                                     I scribbled his address on the back of an envelope.
5   serviette                    "sÆ:vi'et                                    a paper serviette
5   severe                       s@'vI@                                       severe head injuries
5   shopaholic                   "SÁp@'hÁlIk                                  Amanda is a shopaholic.
5   sleepwalker                  'sli:p"wO:k@                                 Waking a sleepwalker is difficult, but not dangerous.
5   slippery                     'slIp@ri                                     a slippery mountain path
5   slope                        sl@Up                                        a ski slope
5   spine                        spaIn                                        Bob injured his spine in a skiing accident.
5   spree                        spri:                                        a shopping spree
5   squander                     'skwÁnd@                                     They squandered the profits on expensive cars.
5   squash                       skwÁS                                        a squash court
5   store                        stO:                                         a book store
5   strategy                     'str{t@dZi                                   the President's long-term economic strategy
5   strengthen                   'streÎT@n                                    an exercise to strengthen your arms
5   subscriber                   s@b'skraIb@                                  cable television subscribers
5   surgery                      'sÆ:dZ@ri                                    plastic surgery
5   sweaty                       'sweti                                       I was hot and sweaty from working in the sun.
5   symptom                      'sImpt@m                                     The symptoms are a fever, sore throat and headache.
5   target                       'tA:gIt                                      welfare programmes targeted at the unemployed
5   therapeutic                  "Ter@'pju:tIk                                Long walks can be therapeutic.
5   thought-provoking            'TO:t pr@"v@UkIÎ                             a thought-provoking article
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5   threatening                  'TretnœIÎ                                 a threatening gesture
5   tip                          tIp                                       He gave me some useful tips on how to take good pictures.
5   toll                         t@Ul                                      Years of smoking have taken their toll on his health.
5   track                        tr{k                                      We're still on track for 10% growth.
5   trauma                       'trO:m@                                   Children often have trouble coping with the trauma of divorce.
5   trial                        'traI@l                                   clinical trials of a new drug
5   trigger                      'trIg@                                    Certain forms of mental illness can be triggered by food allergies.
5   unavoidable                  "ön@'vOId@b@l                             an unavoidable delay
5   underlying                   "önd@'laIœIÎ                              the underlying causes of her depression
5   understatement               "önd@'steItm@nt                           To say I'm pleased would be an understatement.
5   unwilling                    ön'wIlIÎ                                  He's unwilling to admit he was wrong.
5   up                           öp                                        He keeps looking behind him. I'm sure he's up to something.
5   wage                         weIdZ                                     Wages keep going up.
5   waiting room                 'weItIÎ ru:m                              I sat in the waiting room for two hours.
5   wear                         we@                                       The drug was starting to wear off.
5   weight                       weIt                                      Your weight is about right.
5   workaholic                   "wÆ:k@'hÁlIk                              Jake's become a real workaholic.
5   workout                      'wÆ:kaUt                                  a daily workout in the gym
6   absurd                       @b'sÆ:d                                   an absurd situation
6   alchemy                      '{lk@mi                                   alchemy as a philosophical and spiritual discipline
6   animal rights                "{nIm@l 'raIts                            Bill has been involved in the animal rights movement for years.
6   announce                     @'naUns                                   'I'm not going to their party,' Maggie announced.
6   attentive                    @'tentIv                                  an attentive host
6   avenue                       '{v@nju:                                  Fifth Avenue
6   average                      '{v@rIdZ                                  Each person raised an average of £60 to plant an acre of trees.
6   beehive                      'bi:haIv                                  a wooden beehive
6   believable                   b@'li:v@b@l                               a believable story
6   bitterly                     'bIt@li                                   Winters are often bitterly cold here.
6   bond                         bÁnd                                      Time must be given for the mother to bond with her baby.
6   bookseller                   'bUk"sel@                                 antiquarian booksellers
6   bound                        baUnd                                     Madeleine's such a nice girl - she's bound to make friends.
6   boundless                    baUndl@s                                  boundless energy
6   bridge                       brIdZ                                     the bridge over the Mississippi
6   brotherhood                  'bröD@hUd                                 the Franciscan brotherhood
6   brutal                       'bru:tl                                   a brutal attack
6   bureaucrat                   'bjU@r@kr{t                               absurd bureaucrats
6   caress                       k@'res                                    Waves caressed the shore.
6   carve                        kA:v                                      carved wooden chairs
6   cemetery                     'sem@tri                                  The general is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
6   centre                       'sent@                                    His whole life centres around his job.
6   character                    'k{r@kt@                                  The book's main character is a young student.
6   clever                       'klev@                                    a clever lawyer
6   code name                    'k@Ud neIm                                What's the code name of the operation?
6   confide                      k@n'faId                                  I don't trust her enough to confide in her.
6   constant                     'kÁnst@nt                                 The children must be kept under constant supervision.
6   corridor                     'kÁr@dO:                                  We had to wait outside in the corridor until our names were called.
6   courageous                   k@'reIdZ@s                                a courageous decision
6   criticism                    'krIt@sIz@m                               She made several criticisms of my argument.
6   cruelty                      'kru:@lti                                 Would you like to sign a petition against cruelty to animals?
6   crusade                      kru:'seId                                 a crusade against violence
6   cynic                        'sInIk                                    Even hardened cynics believe the meeting is a step towards peace.
6   dagger                       'd{g@                                     I jumped to one side, and the dagger went deep into my shoulder
6   debate                       dI'beIt                                   The issue will be debated on Tuesday.
6   detect                       dI'tekt                                   Small quantities of poison were detected in the dead man's stomach.
6   dimension                    daI'menS@n                                His coaching has added another dimension to my game.
6   discreet                     dI'skri:t                                 It wasn't very discreet of you to call me at the office.
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6   diver                        'daIv@                                  a scuba diver
6   dome                         d@Um                                    a high glass dome
6   dust                         döst                                    The truck drove off in a cloud of dust.
6   elect                        I'lekt                                  Clinton was elected President in 1992.
6   eventually                   I'ventSu@li                             He worked so hard that eventually he made himself ill.
6   extensive                    Ik'stensIv                              Extensive research is being done into the connection between the disease and poor living conditions.
6   fiction                      'fIkS@n                                 A. A. Milne was a popular writer of children's fiction.
6   figure                       'fIg@                                   an important political figure
6   forbid                       f@'bId                                  He was forbidden to leave the house, as a punishment.
6   fraternity                   fr@'tÆ:n@ti                             I belonged to a fraternity at Yale.
6   funny                        'föni                                   Luckily, when I explained the situation, he saw the funny side (recognised that it was partly funny).
6   gaze                         geIz                                    Judith tried to avoid his gaze.
6   geometry                     dZi'Ám@tri
6   glance                       glA:ns                                  He gave her a quick glance and smiled.
6   gleam                        gli:m                                   The Rolls Royce gleamed in the moonlight.
6   greed                        gri:d                                   Burning the rainforest is motivated by greed.
6   greet                        gri:t                                   The children came rushing out to greet me.
6   guardian                     'gA:di@n                                The UN is the guardian of peace in the area.
6   guide dog                    'gaId dÁg                               Jess is going to need a guide dog.
6   happily                      'h{p@li                                 Happily, no one was hurt in the fire.
6   heartbreaking                'hA:t"breIkIÎ                           heartbreaking pictures of starving children
6   heartless                    'hA:tl@s                                This was a heartless and insensitive way to treat an elderly woman.
6   heroic                       hI'r@UIk                                a heroic act of bravery
6   heroine                      'her@UIn                                Myra, the fictional heroine of The Women's Room
6   hilarious                    hI'le@ri@s                              She thinks his jokes are hilarious.
6   humorous                     'hju:m@r@s                              a humorous account of her trip to Egypt
6   hundred                      'höndr@d                                Hundreds of people joined in the march.
6   hushed                       höSt                                    people speaking in hushed voices
6   idealistic                   aI"dI@'lIstIk                           idealistic young doctors
6   identify                     aI'dent@faI                             Can you identify the man who robbed you?
6   immense                      I'mens                                  An immense amount of money has been spent on research.
6   incredible                   In'kred@b@l                             It's incredible how much you remind me of your father.
6   initiation                   I"nISi'eIS@n                            initiation rituals for young boys at puberty
6   kneel                        ni:l                                    She knelt down and began to pray.
6   labyrinth                    'l{b@rInT                               a labyrinth of passageways
6   lamp                         l{mp                                    a desk lamp
6   landmine                     'l{ndmaIn                               a global ban on landmines
6   leaf                         li:f                                    She picked up the magazine and leafed through it.
6   liberate                     'lIb@reIt                               For the first time, she was liberated from her parents' strict rules.
6   likely                       'laIkli                                 Snow showers are likely tomorrow.
6   make                         meIk                                    He could just make out a dark shape moving towards him.
6   manage                       'm{nIdZ                                 Do you think we'll manage to finish the work by Friday?
6   marine                       m@'ri:n                                 marine life
6   mark                         mA:k                                    The police had marked out the route for the race.
6   messenger                    'mesIndZ@                               Pigeons were extensively used as messengers in the two World Wars.
6   mine                         maIn                                    The ship struck a mine and sank.
6   mysterious                   mI'stI@ri@s                             a mysterious smile
6   mystery                      'mIst@ri                                The location of the stolen money remains a mystery.
6   navy                         'neIvi                                  My dad was 20 when he joined the navy.
6   oblige                       @'blaIdZ                                The minister was obliged to report at least once every six months.
6   occur                        @'kÆ:                                   Did it never occur to you to phone?
6   palatial                     p@'leIS@l                               a palatial five-star hotel
6   pass                         pA:s                                    She felt that life was passing her by.
6   passageway                   'p{sIdZweI                              He led me down a narrow passageway.
6   passionate                   'p{S@n@t                                a passionate speech
6   permit                       p@'mIt                                  The visa permits you to stay for three weeks.
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6   pharmaceutical               "fA:m@'sju:tIk@l                            large pharmaceutical companies
6   pierce                       pI@s                                        The lights from the boat pierced the fog.
6   pigeon                       'pIdZ@n                                     London has lots of problems with pigeons.
6   pledge                       pledZ                                       The chosen students were invited to pledge to the fraternity.
6   plot                         plÁt                                        I didn't really understand the plot.
6   point                        pOInt                                       We're going to lose anyway, so I can't see the point of playing.
6   port                         pO:t                                        the port of Dover
6   potential                    p@'tenS@l                                   She was told she had great potential as a singer.
6   precise                      prI'saIs                                    She gave a precise description of her attacker.
6   preserve                     prI'zÆ:v                                    All the old buildings had been very well preserved.
6   profound                     pr@'faUnd                                   Her death was a profound shock to all of us.
6   red                          red                                         The thought of Pierre with Nicole had made her see red.
6   reformer                     rI'fO:m@                                    a passionate reformer
6   reluctant                    rI'lökt@nt                                  I was reluctant to let her go there by herself, but finally I did.
6   require                      rI'kwaI@                                    Pets require a lot of care.
6   rite                         raIt                                        funeral rites
6   ritual                       'rItSu@l                                    church rituals
6   sanctuary                    's{ÎktSu@ri                                 The rebel leader took sanctuary in the French embassy.
6   scratch                      skr{tS                                      a dog scratching at the door to be let in
6   sea lion                     'si: "laI@n                                 the famous sea lions of San Francisco
6   search                       sÆ:tS                                       Mark went in search of water.
6   secret                       'si:kr@t                                    a secret admirer
6   secret agent                 "sI:kr@t 'eIdZ@nt                           an MI6 secret agent
6   shadow                       'S{d@U                                      As the sun set, the shadows became longer.
6   shake                        SeIk                                        When asked if he wanted anything else, he just shook his head.
6   sinister                     'sIn@st@                                    There's something sinister about the whole thing.
6   smell                        smel                                        What a lovely smell!
6   smell                        smel                                        I can smell something burning!
6   snowstorm                    'sn@UstO:m                                  a terrible snowstorm
6   soldier                      's@UldZ@                                    A British soldier was wounded in the fighting.
6   sorority                     s@'rÁr@ti                                   Gamma Phi Beta is a famous university sorority.
6   soul                         s@Ul                                        She's dead, but her soul's in heaven.
6   specify                      'spes@faI                                   The plan didn't specify how the money should be spent.
6   spirit                       'spIr@t                                     Although Laurie is dead, I can feel his spirit with me.
6   street                       stri:t                                      What street do you live on?
6   stunned                      stönd                                       He looked completely stunned.
6   subsequently                 'söbsIkw@ntli                               The book was subsequently translated into 15 languages.
6   succeed                      s@k'si:d                                    Did you succeed in finding a place to stay?
6   summit                       'söm@t                                      Many people have now reached the summit of Mount Everest.
6   suspense                     s@'spens                                    a suspense book
6   tendency                     'tend@nsi                                   He has a tendency to talk too much.
6   thousand                     'TaUz@nd                                    Steve's had thousands of girlfriends.
6   timid                        'tImId                                      I was a timid child.
6   undergraduate                "önd@'gr{dZu@t                              second-year undergraduates
6   underwater                   "önd@'wO:t@                                 underwater photography
6   universe                     'ju:n@vÆ:s                                  everything in the universe
6   upset                        "öp'set                                     When I told him he'd failed, he got very upset.
6   villager                     'vIlIdZ@                                    African villagers
6   watercolour                  'wO:t@"köl@                                 Margaret began experimenting with watercolour.
6   wink                         wIÎk                                        Don't tell Dad,' he said, winking at her.
6   wonderful                    'wönd@f@l                                   Congratulations! That's wonderful news!
6   zone                         z@Un                                        a no-parking zone
7   abstract                     '{bstr{kt                                   an exhibition of abstract art
7   acclaimed                    @'kleImd                                    His work was critically acclaimed.
7   accompany                    @'kömp@ni                                   Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
7   admit                        @d'mIt                                      He was wrong, but he won't admit it.
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7   amusing                      @'mju:zIÎ                                   a highly amusing story
7   annual                       '{nju@l                                     the annual conference
7   appeal                       @'pi:l                                      The traditional rural lifestyle has lost none of its appeal.
7   appeal                       @'pi:l                                      The new programme should appeal to our younger viewers.
7   applaud                      @'plO:d                                     I applaud the decision to install more security cameras.
7   arty                         'A:ti                                       an arty film student
7   associate                    @'s@USieIt                                  the health problems that are associated with smoking
7   attract                      @'tr{kt                                     I was attracted by the idea of living on a desert island.
7   audition                     O:'dIS@n                                    to attend an audition
7   backstage                    "b{k'steIdZ                                 There was great excitement backstage.
7   balletomane                  b@'let@UmeIn                                the Balletomane Society
7   ballroom dancing             "bO:lrUm 'dA:nsIÎ                           graceful ballroom dancers
7   bear                         be@                                         Bear in mind that some children will need help.
7   benefit                      'ben@fIt                                    There are obvious benefits for computer users.
7   blow                         bl@U                                        It just blows me away, the way everyone's so friendly round here.
7   box office                   'bÁks "ÁfIs                                 Collect your tickets at the box office.
7   buff                         böf                                         I'm not much of an opera buff.
7   capoeira                     "k{p@U'e@r@                                 a capoeira school
7   cast                         kA:st                                       an all-star cast
7   choreography                 "kÁri'Ágr@fi                                brilliantly inventive choreography
7   circulation                  "sÆ:kj@'leIS@n                              a magazine with a circulation of 400,000
7   clubbing                     'klöbIÎ                                     She always goes clubbing when she's in New York.
7   clumsy                       'klömzi                                     At 13, she was clumsy and shy.
7   comic                        'kÁmIk                                      What's your favourite comic?
7   composer                     k@m'p@Uz@                                   a well-known composer
7   concert                      'kÁns@t                                     I've managed to get tickets for the Oasis concert.
7   conductor                    k@n'dökt@                                   Herbert von Karajan, one of the most prominent conductors of the post-war period
7   confession                   k@n'feS@n                                   At 3 a.m. Higgins broke down and made a full confession.
7   congratulate                 k@n'gr{tS@leIt                              She congratulated me warmly on my exam results.
7   contrast                     'kÁntrA:st                                  While there are similarities in the two cultures, there are also great contrasts.
7   courteous                    'kÆ:ti@s                                    a very courteous young man
7   craze                        kreIz                                       the latest craze to hit New York
7   culture                      'költS@                                     Lilly's a real culture vulture - every weekend out at galleries and theatres.
7   definitive                   dI'fIn@tIv                                  There is no definitive answer to the problem.
7   delight                      dI'laIt                                     She delights in shocking people.
7   depressing                   dI'presIÎ                                   The whole experience was very depressing.
7   disturbing                   dI'stÆ:bIÎ                                  a disturbing increase in violent crime
7   drag                         dr{g                                        Can you drag yourself away from the TV for a minute?
7   drama                        'drA:m@                                     a new drama series for Saturday nights
7   drawing                      'drO:IÎ                                     She showed us a drawing of the house.
7   dress rehearsal              'dres rI"hÆ:s@l                             Don't be late for the dress rehearsal tomorrow.
7   dressing room                'dresIÎ ru:m                                Miss Palladino is in her dressing room.
7   duet                         dju'et                                      a piano duet
7   embarrassment                Im'b{r@sm@nt                                Billy looked down and tried to hide his embarrassment.
7   energetic                    "en@'dZetIk                                 America needs a young, strong, energetic leader.
7   engaging                     In'geIdZIÎ                                  an engaging personality
7   eternal                      I'tÆ:n@l                                    eternal love
7   exhibition                   "eks@'bIS@n                                 an impressive exhibition of athletic skill
7   exhilarating                 Ig'zIl@reItIÎ                               The balloon ride was exhilarating.
7   far-fetched                  "fA: 'fetSt                                 I thought her story was pretty far-fetched.
7   fiery                        'faI@ri                                     a fiery speech
7   fish finger                  "fIS 'fIÎg@                                 frozen fish fingers
7   flamenco                     fl@'meÎk@U                                  to dance flamenco
7   flop                         flÁp                                        The show's first series was a complete flop.
7   force                        fO:s                                        The police used force to break up the demonstration.
7   formality                    fO:'m{l@ti                                  He greeted his guests with great formality.
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    English headword             Pronunciation     Translation             Example sentences
7   fusion                       'fju:Z@n                                  Her work is a fusion of several different styles.
7   glorious                     'glO:ri@s                                 a glorious achievement
7   graceful                     'greIsf@l                                 a graceful dancer
7   guidance                     'gaId@ns                                  Parental guidance is needed for children under 12.
7   gypsy                        'dZIpsi                                   A gypsy caravan was parked in the field.
7   haiku                        'haIku:                                   It's easy to write a haiku.
7   harmony                      'hA:m@ni                                  People of many races live here in harmony.
7   hit                          hIt                                       She had a big hit with her first album.
7   hypnotic                     hIp'nÁtIk                                 hypnotic music
7   inhibition                   "Inh@'bIS@n                               She soon loses her inhibitions when she's had a few glasses of wine.
7   insist                       In'sIst                                   She always insisted on her innocence.
7   instinct                     'InstIÎkt                                 Instinct told me that something was wrong.
7   intoxicating                 In'tÁksIkeItIÎ                            the intoxicating combination of her beauty and wit
7   jig                          dZIg                                      Irish jig
7   journal                      'dZÆ:nl                                   a scientific journal
7   landscape                    'l{ndskeIp                                English landscape artists
7   leading                      'li:dIÎ                                   Julia Roberts plays the leading role in the film.
7   let                          let                                       For goodness sake, Peter, why don't you just let yourself go for once?
7   life                         laIf                                      Our volunteers include people from all walks of life.
7   mambo                        'm{mb@U                                   Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms, like mambo or rumba
7   monotonous                   m@'nÁt@n@s                                monotonous work
7   novel                        'nÁv@l                                    the novels of Jane Austen
7   novelist                     'nÁv@l@st                                 John Fowles, the famous novelist
7   object                       @b'dZekt                                  Ron's too tired to drive,' Steve objected.
7   originate                    @'rIdZ@neIt                               The custom of having a Christmas tree originated in Germany.
7   passion                      'p{S@n                                    He spoke with great passion about his country.
7   peaceful                     'pi:sf@l                                  a peaceful day in the country
7   percussion                   p@'köS@n                                  Tonight we have Paul Duke on percussion.
7   performance                  p@'fO:m@ns                                The next performance is at 8 o'clock.
7   performance art              p@'fO:m@ns “A:t                           a performance art festival
7   philistine                   'fIl@staIn                                When it comes to art, the man's a philistine.
7   philosophy                   f@'lÁs@fi                                 She's studying Philosophy at university.
7   playwright                   'pleIraIt                                 Tennessee Williams, the famous playwright
7   portrait                     'pO:tr@t                                  a portrait of the queen
7   preview                      'pri:vju:                                 The band will preview their new album on 2nd March.
7   pride                        praId                                     It's a matter of pride for some men that their wives don't have to work.
7   primal                       'praIm@l                                  the primal instinct for survival
7   production                   pr@'dökS@n                                a modern production of Romeo and Juliet
7   rating                       'reItIÎ                                   Some people think the 12A film rating is not always strict enough.
7   rave                         reIv                                      Everybody raved about the movie, but I hated it.
7   recommend                    "rek@'mend                                Police are recommending that women should avoid the area at night.
7   rehearsal                    rI'hÆ:s@l                                 She was late for the rehearsal again.
7   relaxing                     rI'l{ksIÎ                                 a relaxing afternoon in the garden
7   remind                       rI'maInd                                  Mrs Welland reminded her son that they still had several people to see.
7   retain                       rI'teIn                                   The town had retained much of its old charm.
7   rhythm                       'rID@m                                    complicated dance rhythms
7   rhythmic                     'rIDmIk                                   the rhythmic thud of the bass drum
7   ritual                       'rItSu@l                                  ritual dancing
7   rumba                        'römb@                                    Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms, like mambo or rumba
7   ruthless                     'ru:Tl@s                                  a ruthless dictator
7   salsa                        's{ls@                                    a salsa club
7   scary                        'ske@ri                                   a scary movie
7   score                        skO:                                      Who wrote the score for the movie?
7   sculpture                    'skölptS@                                 a bronze sculpture by Peter Helzer
7   selection                    s@'lekS@n                                 These drawings represent a selection from a larger exhibition.
7   sensual                      'senSu@l                                  sensual music
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7   set                          set                                        OK everybody, quiet on the set!
7   shy                          SaI                                        a shy smile
7   silly                        'sIli                                      Don't be silly; we can't afford a new car.
7   smash hit                    'sm{S hIt                                  This song's definitely going to be a smash hit.
7   snowflake                    'sn@UfleIk                                 What are the chances of two snowflakes being exactly alike?
7   soloist                      's@Ul@U@st                                 cello soloist Yo Yo Ma
7   sonata                       s@'nA:t@                                   a piano sonata
7   soporific                    "sÁp@'rIfIk                                a soporific drug
7   spice                        spaIs                                      Travel adds spice to your life.
7   stall                        stO:l                                      a good seat in the front row of the stalls
7   stamp                        st{mp                                      I find it exhilarating to stamp out passionate rhythms.
7   still life                   "stIl 'laIf                                the still life was hung in the gallery
7   stressed                     strest                                     You look really stressed out. What's the matter?
7   string                       strIÎ                                      a ball of string
7   stunt                        stönt                                      Not many actors do their own stunts.
7   suitcase                     'su:tkeIs                                  to pack a suitcase
7   supporting                   s@'pO:tIÎ                                  Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Morgan Freeman for 'Million Dollar Baby'
7   take                         teIk                                       What's your take on this issue?
7   tango                        't{Îg@U                                    There are many tango dance styles.
7   theatregoer                  'TI@t@"g@U@                                an actress well-known to all theatregoers
7   truth                        tru:T                                      I'm sure she's telling the truth.
7   ultimate                     'ölt@m@t                                   The Orient-Express is the ultimate in luxury.
7   understudy                   'önd@"stödi                                The understudy took Hillary's part.
7   universal                    "ju:n@'vÆ:s@l                              a universal ban on nuclear weapons
7   uplifting                    öp'lIftIÎ                                  an uplifting experience
7   upsetting                    öp'setIÎ                                   an upsetting experience
7   uptight                      'öptaIt                                    You shouldn't get so uptight about it.
7   vitality                     vaI't{l@ti                                 Even though she's in her 80s, she's still full of vitality.
7   vulture                      völtS@                                     Lilly's a real culture vulture - every weekend out at galleries and theatres.
7   walk                         wO:k                                       Our volunteers include people from all walks of life.
7   waltz                        wO:ls                                      Why don't you learn to dance the waltz?
7   warn                         wO:n                                       We tried to warn her, but she wouldn't listen.
8   absent-minded                "{bs@nt 'maInd@d                           Grandad's been getting rather absent-minded lately.
8   activate                     '{kt@veIt                                  This switch activates the alarm.
8   aerial                       'e@ri@l                                    aerial photographs
8   alarm                        @'lA:m                                     a burglar alarm
8   all                          O:l                                        All in all, I think the festival was a big success.
8   analyst                      '{n@l@st                                   a financial analyst
8   automatic                    "O:t@'m{tIk                                an automatic camera
8   avalanche                    '{v@lA:nS                                  Two skiers were killed in the avalanche.
8   battery                      'b{t@ri                                    I need some new batteries for my Walkman.
8   beam                         bi:m                                       The signal is beamed up to a satellite.
8   beat                         bi:t                                       Her husband went crazy and beat her up.
8   begin                        bI'gIn                                     To begin with, you mustn't take the car without asking.
8   big-headed                   "bIg'hedId                                 Trisha is so big-headed!
8   boarding card                'bO:dIÎ kA:d                               Check in your luggage and get your boarding card.
8   breathtaking                 'breT"teIkIÎ                               a breathtaking view
8   burglar                      'bÆ:gl@                                    The police finally caught the burglar.
8   burglar alarm                'bÆ:gl@ @"lA:m                             We had a burglar alarm installed.
8   carbonated                   'kA:b@neIt@d                               carbonated water
8   cater                        'keIt@                                     a holiday company catering for the elderly
8   chef                         Sef                                        Drew is one of the top chefs in Texas.
8   choke                        tS@Uk                                      He choked on a piece of bread.
8   compensation                 "kÁmp@n'seIS@n                             Dr Hawkins received £15,000 in compensation.
8   compulsory                   k@m'pöls@ri                                compulsory military service
8   considerable                 k@n'sId@r@b@l                              a considerable amount of money
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    English headword             Pronunciation            Translation             Example sentences
8   consume                      k@n'sju:m                                        Alcohol may not be consumed on the premises.
8   consumer durables            k@n"sju:m@ 'djU@r@b@lz                           the consumer durables sector
8   contestant                   k@n'test@nt                                      Who is our next contestant?
8   continuous                   k@n'tInju@s                                      These plants need a continuous supply of fresh water.
8   convincing                   k@n'vInsIÎ                                       a convincing argument
8   correction fluid             k@'rekS@n “flu:Id                                You can use correction fluid to correct this mistake.
8   cut                          köt                                              In winter, the town is often cut off by snow.
8   decrease                     dI'kri:s                                         The number of people who smoke has continued to decrease.
8   deep-rooted                  "di:p 'ru:tId                                    a deep-rooted suspicion of lawyers
8   destructive                  dI'ströktIv                                      the destructive power of modern weapons
8   dilute                       daI'lu:t                                         diluted fruit juice
8   dirt                         dÆ:t                                             The walls were black with age and dirt.
8   dishwasher                   'dIS"wÁS@                                        Will you help me load the dishwasher?
8   double                       'döb@l                                           They offered to double my salary if I stayed with the company.
8   electric shock               I"lektrIk 'SÁk                                   The washing machine gave me an electric shock.
8   empty-handed                 "empti 'h{nd@d                                   The thieves fled the building empty-handed.
8   empty-headed                 "empti 'hed@d                                    empty-headed cartoons
8   emulate                      'emj@leIt                                        Children naturally emulate their heroes.
8   enclose                      In'kl@Uz                                         A high wall enclosed the garden.
8   endanger                     In'deIndZ@                                       Smoking seriously endangers your health.
8   energy                       'en@dZi                                          energy-saving tips
8   estate agent                 I'steIt "eIdZ@nt                                 Find out what your rights are when you're buying and selling a property through an estate agent.
8   external                     Ik'stÆ:nl                                        external examiners
8   fabric                       'f{brIk                                          heavy woollen fabric
8   fluid                        'flu:@d                                          My doctor told me to rest and drink plenty of fluids.
8   frozen                       'fr@Uz@n                                         frozen peas
8   globalisation                "gl@Ub@laI'zeIS@n                                the increasing globalisation of world trade
8   glue                         glu:                                             Cut out the pieces and glue the edges together.
8   gradual                      'gr{dZu@l                                        a gradual increase in the number of jobs available
8   gradually                    'gr{dZu@li                                       Gradually, my ankle got better.
8   groundbreaking               'graUnd"breIkIÎ                                  groundbreaking research in physics
8   guided tour                  "gaIdId 'tU@                                     You will be taken on a guided tour of the palace.
8   halve                        hA:v                                             Food production was almost halved during the war.
8   hand                         h{nd                                             On the one hand, they work slowly, but on the other hand they always finish the job.
8   headquarters                 'hed"kwO:t@z                                     police headquarters
8   high-powered                 "haI 'paU@d                                      a high-powered speedboat
8   host                         h@Ust                                            Which country is hosting the next World Cup?
8   impoverish                   Im'pÁv@rIS                                       families impoverished by debt
8   increase                     'IÎkri:s                                         Crime in the city is on the increase.
8   increase                     In'kri:s                                         The population of this town has increased dramatically.
8   inherent                     In'hI@r@nt, œ'herœ                               I'm afraid the problems you mention are inherent in the system.
8   instance                     'Inst@ns                                         She's totally unreliable - for instance, she often leaves the children alone in the house.
8   ironing board                'aI@nIÎ "bO:d                                    Amir took the ironing board out of the cupboard.
8   irrelevant                   I'rel@v@nt                                       His age is irrelevant if he can do the job.
8   isolation                    "aIs@'leIS@n                                     Because of its isolation, the island developed its own culture.
8   kingdom                      'kIÎd@m                                          the Kingdom of Nepal
8   labour-saving                'leIb@ “seIvIÎ                                   a labour-saving device
8   latter                       'l{t@                                            Where unemployment and crime are high, it can be assumed that the latter is due to the former.
8   launch                       lO:ntS                                           the launch of a new women's magazine
8   launch                       lO:ntS                                           Jaguar is planning to launch a new sports car.
8   lawn mower                   'lO:n “m@U@                                      an electric lawn mower
8   left-handed                  "left 'h{nd@d                                    My youngest son is left-handed.
8   length                       leÎT                                             She went to great lengths to help us.
8   level-headed                 "lev@l 'hedId                                    level-headed behaviour
8   life insurance               laIf in"SU@r@ns                                  a life insurance policy
8   loudspeaker                  "laUd'spi:k@                                     Where shall we put the loudspeakers?
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8   majority                     m@'dZÁr@ti                                    The majority of adult smokers want to give up the habit.
8   medicinal                    m@'dIs@n@l                                    Cough syrup should be used for medicinal purposes only.
8   mind                         maInd                                         The Internet, to my mind, represents information exchange at its best.
8   minority                     maI'nÁr@ti                                    Only a minority of students get a first-class degree.
8   modernise                    'mÁd@naIz                                     They need more funds to modernise the country's telephone system.
8   mouth-watering               'maUT "wO:trIÎ                                a mouth-watering aroma coming from the kitchen
8   narrow-minded                "n{r@U 'maInd@d                               He's very narrow-minded.
8   nestle                       'nes@l                                        The little cat nestled in his arms.
8   never-ending                 "nev@r 'endIÎ                                 Keeping the house neat and clean is a never-ending battle.
8   open-minded                  "@Up@n 'maInd@d                               My doctor isn't very open-minded about new treatments.
8   outsider                     aUt'saId@                                     Sometimes I feel like an outsider in my own family.
8   overriding                   "@Uv@'raIdIÎ                                  Security is of overriding importance.
8   package tour                 'p{kIdZ tU@                                   a cheap package tour to Tenerife
8   pain                         peIn                                          Roy was at pains to point out that English was the only exam he'd ever failed.
8   pained                       peInd                                         He had a pained expression on his face.
8   pay                          peI                                           Many of the workers are very badly paid.
8   pencil                       'pens@l                                       The note was written in pencil.
8   pharmacist                   'fA:m@s@st                                    You should ask your pharmacist about the side effects of this drug.
8   pose                         p@Uz                                          Nuclear waste poses a threat to the environment.
8   powered                      'paU@d                                        a solar-powered lamp
8   prearranged                  "pri:@'reIndZd                                At a prearranged signal, everyone stood up.
8   premise                      'prem@s                                       Schools may earn extra money by renting out their premises.
8   profound                     pr@'faUnd                                     Her death was a profound shock to all of us.
8   protection                   pr@'tekS@n                                    evidence that vitamin C gives protection from cancer
8   radio-controlled             "reIdi@U k@n'tr@Uld                           a radio-controlled toy car
8   rapid                        'r{p@d                                        rapid political changes
8   remarkable                   rI'mA:k@b@l                                   He called Gorbachev 'one of the most remarkable men in history'.
8   remote                       rI'm@Ut                                       a remote planet
8   restricted                   rI'strIkt@d                                   a restricted diet
8   right-handed                 "raIt 'h{ndId                                 All of my children are right-handed.
8   rinse                        rIns                                          Rinse the lettuce in cold water.
8   robe                         r@Ub                                          a judge's robe
8   rubber                       'röb@                                         The tyres were smooth where the rubber had completely worn away.
8   running                      'rönIÎ                                        running shoes
8   rustic                       'röstIk                                       a rustic mountain cabin
8   scenery                      'si:n@ri                                      You should visit Norway - the scenery is magnificent!
8   scratch                      skr{tS                                        Where did this scratch on the car come from?
8   sewing machine               's@UIÎ m@"Si:n                                He had just bought a sewing machine.
8   slight                       slaIt                                         There has been a slight change of plan.
8   soak                         s@Uk                                          Leave that dish in the sink to soak.
8   spark                        spA:k                                         The speech sparked riots throughout the city.
8   sparse                       spA:s                                         sparse vegetation
8   spectre                      'spekt@                                       The spectre of war lingered over the talks.
8   spicy                        'spaIsi                                       spicy meatballs
8   split                        splIt                                         We'll split up into three work groups.
8   spokeswoman                  'sp@Uks"wUm@n                                 the company's spokeswoman
8   stream                       stri:m                                        a stream of traffic
8   synthetic                    sIn'TetIk                                     synthetic fabrics like acrylic
8   syrup                        'sIr@p                                        a medicinal syrup
8   terrain                      te'reIn                                       mountainous terrain
8   threat                       Tret                                          pollution that is a major threat to the environment
8   time-saving                  'taIm “seIvIÎ                                 a time-saving device
8   transmitter                  tr{nz'mIt@
8   trend                        trend                                         There's a trend toward more part-time employment.
8   two-faced                    "tu: 'feIst                                   He's a two-faced liar.
8   undeniable                   "öndI'naI@b@l                                 undeniable proof
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8   victory                      'vIkt@ri                                    Napoleon's armies won a great victory.
8   wake                         weIk                                        People are now waking up to the fact that cars cause more problems than they are worth.
8   what                         wÁt                                         Gas is a very efficient fuel. And what's more, it's clean.
8   wrestling                    'reslIÎ                                     a wrestling match
8   writing paper                'raItIÎ “peIp@                              There's some writing paper in the lounge.
9   access                       '{kses                                      Access to the papers is restricted to senior management.
9   account                      @'kaUnt                                     He couldn't remember his account number.
9   accountant                   @'kaUnt@nt                                  a certified accountant
9   airline                      'e@laIn                                     an airline pilot
9   amused                       @'mju:zd                                    an amused grin
9   apologise                    @'pÁl@dZaIz                                 Apologise to your sister now!
9   assume                       @'sju:m                                     Over five years, he assumed several false identities.
9   attorney general             @"tÆ:ni 'dZen@r@l                           the state attorney general's office
9   authenticity                 "O:T@n'tIs@ti                               Archaeological evidence may help to establish the authenticity of the statue.
9   bankrupt                     'b{Îkröpt                                   The firm went bankrupt before the building work was completed.
9   bar                          bA:                                         He managed to pass the bar exam of Louisiana, which enabled him to get a job in a state attorney general's office.
9   bet                          bet                                         She bet all her money on a horse that came last.
9   bill                         bIl                                         Everything, including your food and lodging, will be billed to our company.
9   blackmail                    'bl{kmeIl                                   The blackmailer was sent to prison.
9   blank                        bl{Îk                                       Leave the last page blank.
9   borrow                       'bÁr@U                                      Could I borrow your dictionary for a moment?
9   broke                        br@Uk                                       I can't pay you now - I'm broke.
9   catch                        k{tS                                        I had to run to catch up with her.
9   claim                        kleIm                                       Ask Louie; he claims to be an expert.
9   client                       'klaI@nt                                    I have a meeting with an important client.
9   come                         köm                                         How did you come by these pictures?
9   con                          kÁn                                         The advertisement says they're offering free holidays, but it's all a big con.
9   confess                      k@n'fes                                     It didn't take long for her to confess.
9   confidence trick             'kÁnfId@ns “trIk                            I realised that the man wasn't a real insurance expert and that he had played a clever confidence trick on me.
9   consultancy                  k@n'sölt@nsi                                He started his own consultancy company.
9   convince                     k@n'vIns                                    Shaw had convinced the jury of his innocence.
9   counter                      'kaUnt@                                     There was a long queue and only two girls working behind the counter.
9   crash helmet                 'kr{S "helm@t                               If he hadn't worn a crash helmet, his injuries would have been much worse.
9   credentials                  krI'denS@lz                                 The security guards asked the reporter to show his press credentials.
9   debt                         det                                         Nearly half the students said they were in debt.
9   defraud                      dI'frO:d                                    He attempted to defraud the bank of thousands of dollars.
9   deposit                      dI'pÁz@t                                    I'd like to make a deposit please.
9   deposit                      dI'pÁzIt                                    How much would you like to deposit?
9   diploma                      d@'pl@Um@                                   a high school diploma
9   disintegrate                 dIs'Int@greIt                               The whole plane just disintegrated in mid-air.
9   donate                       d@U'neIt                                    Our school donated £500 to the Red Cross.
9   dot-com                      "dÁt 'kÁm                                   a dot-com company
9   driving licence              'draIvIÎ "laIs@ms                           Do you have a driving licence?
9   embezzle                     Im'bez@l                                    Two managers were charged with embezzling $400,000.
9   enable                       I'neIb@l                                    The money from her aunt enabled Jan to buy the house.
9   engagement                   In'geIdZm@nt                                They announced their engagement at Christmas.
9   escapade                     'esk@peId                                   their dangerous escapades in the Great War
9   even                         'i:v@n                                      We're hoping that we'll at least break even, and perhaps make a small profit.
9   financial                    f@'n{nS@l                                   a financial adviser
9   flip                         flIp                                        He flipped the paper over and started writing on the back.
9   forge                        fO:dZ                                       a forged passport
9   forgery                      'fO:dZ@ri                                   forgery, embezzlement and other forms of white-collar crime
9   fraud                        frO:d                                       The police arrested him for tax fraud.
9   genuine                      'dZenju@n                                   a genuine diamond
9   get                          get                                         He only earns just enough to get by.
9   handful                      'h{ndfUl                                    The boy picked up a handful of stones and started throwing them at us.
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    English headword             Pronunciation      Translation              Example sentences
9   hijack                       'haIdZ{k                                   to hijack a plane/bus
9   hostage                      'hÁstIdZ                                   a family taken hostage at gunpoint
9   identity                     aI'dent@ti                                 The identity of the killer is still unknown.
9   identity theft               aI'dent@ti “Teft                           I'm a victim of identity theft.
9   impersonate                  Im'pÆ:s@neIt                               Do you know it is a very serious offence to impersonate a police officer?
9   impress                      Im'pres                                    She dresses like that to impress people.
9   impulse                      'Impöls                                    I bought this dress on impulse, and I'm not sure if I like it now.
9   ingenious                    In'dZi:ni@s                                What an ingenious gadget!
9   inherit                      In'her@t                                   I inherited the house from my uncle.
9   ink                          Iîk                                        a cheque printed in magnetic ink
9   insurance                    In'SU@r@ns                                 an insurance policy
9   insure                       In'SU@                                     Many companies won't insure young drivers.
9   interest rate                'Intr@st “reIt                             a savings account with a high interest rate
9   invest                       In'vest                                    She invests a lot of time and energy in her work.
9   investment                   In'vestm@nt                                a £500,000 investment
9   issue                        'ISu:                                      a statement issued by the White House
9   law enforcement              'lO: In"fO:sm@nt
9   legitimate                   l@'dZIt@m@t                                legitimate business activities
9   loan                         l@Un                                       I'll get a bank loan if necessary.
9   lodging                      'lÁdZIÎ                                    It's £90 a week for board and lodging.
9   logo                         'l@Ug@U                                    the Coca-Cola logo
9   make                         meIk                                       They made a profit of £140 million.
9   malicious                    m@'lIS@s                                   malicious gossip
9   market research              "mA:k@t rI'sÆ:tS                           to do market research
9   masquerade                   "m{sk@'reId                                He masqueraded as a doctor.
9   opportunist                  "Áp@'tju:n@st                              Voters dislike opportunists - politicians who change their policies according to opinion polls.
9   outline                      'aUtlaIn                                   a speech outlining his work in refugee camps
9   owe                          @U                                         Bob owes me $20.
9   paediatrician                "pi:di@'trIS@n                             The doctor recommended they take their son to a paediatrician.
9   parachute                    'p{r@Su:t                                  to go parachuting
9   parasailing                  'p{r@"seIlIÎ                               I broke my arm when I went parasailing.
9   pay                          peI                                        Can I borrow $10? I'll pay you back tomorrow.
9   perpetrate                   'pÆ:p@treIt                                crimes perpetrated by young people
9   pile                         paIl                                       a pile of books
9   portray                      pO:'treI                                   a film that portrays the life of Charlie Chaplin
9   power                        'paU@                                      Never move a computer while it is powered up.
9   procedure                    pr@'si:dZ@                                 All schools have disciplinary procedures they must follow.
9   profit                       'prÁf@t                                    The property company made a huge profit on the deal.
9   proof                        pru:f                                      You've got no real proof that he's having an affair.
9   raffle                       'r{f@l                                     a raffle ticket
9   receipt                      rI'si:t                                    Remember to keep your receipt in case you want to change the goods.
9   reckless                     'rekl@s                                    reckless driving
9   release                      rI'li:s                                    Three hostages were released this morning.
9   repay                        rI'peI                                     How long will it take to repay the loan?
9   research                     rI'sÆ:tS                                   He is doing research for a book on the Middle Ages.
9   ring                         rIÎ                                        an engagement ring
9   risky                        'rIski                                     a risky financial investment
9   root                         ru:t                                       You can do it - I'm rooting for you.
9   run                          rön                                        The criminal has been on the run for nearly two months.
9   sample                       'sA:mp@l                                   Do you have a sample of your work?
9   savings account              'seIvIÎz @"kaUnt                           a savings account with a high interest rate
9   scam                         sk{m                                       He got involved in a credit card scam.
9   sceptical                    'skeptIk@l                                 I'm sceptical about this.
9   scheme                       ski:m                                      another of his crazy schemes for making money
9   seasick                      'si:"sIk                                   I got seasick immediately after we'd left the harbour.
9   sentence                     'sent@ns                                   He was sentenced to six years in prison.
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 9   serve                        sÆ:v                                     Baxter served a five-year sentence for theft.
 9   signature                    'sIgn@tS@                                Someone's forged my signature on this letter.
 9   skid                         skId                                     The car skidded on ice.
 9   slam                         sl{m                                     Baxter left the room, slamming the door.
 9   slip                         slIp                                     He wrote his address down on a slip of paper.
 9   sociology                    "s@Usi'Ál@dZi                            My sister teaches Sociology at Yale.
 9   spare                        spe@                                     a spare bedroom
 9   specialise                   'speS@laIz                               What does your company specialise in?
 9   spend                        spend                                    More money should be spent on education.
 9   steal                        sti:l                                    to steal someone's identity
 9   stockbroker                  'stÁk"br@Uk@                             A stockbroker buys and sells stocks on behalf of someone else.
 9   swindle                      'swIndl                                  a businessman who swindled investors out of millions of pounds
 9   takeaway                     'teIk@weI                                Let's have a takeaway tonight.
 9   tempt                        tempt                                    I was tempted to tell him what his girlfriend had been saying about him.
 9   transfer                     'tr{nsfÆ:                                electronic data transfer
 9   unsatisfying                 ön's{tIsfaIœIÎ                           an unsatisfying job
 9   warrant                      'wÁr@nt                                  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
 9   well-off                     "wel 'Áf                                 Her family are quite well-off.
 9   white-collar                 "waIt 'kÁl@                              white-collar jobs
 9   willing                      'wIlIÎ                                   I soon had an army of willing helpers.
10   abundant                     @'bönd@nt                                an abundant supply of fresh fruit
10   airy                         'e@ri                                    Is the room airy?
10   alluring                     @'ljU@rIÎ                                an alluring smile
10   anarchic                     @'nA:kIk                                 an anarchic sense of humour
10   annoying                     @'nOIœIÎ                                 an annoying habit of interrupting people
10   anonymous                    @'nÁn@m@s                                The person concerned wishes to remain anonymous.
10   apprehensive                 "{prI'hensIv                             We'd been a little apprehensive about their visit.
10   architecture                 'A:k@tektS@                              medieval architecture
10   arrow                        '{r@U                                    a bow and arrow
10   attractive                   @'tr{ktIv                                a political movement that is attractive to young people
10   autonomy                     O:'tÁn@mi                                Teachers are given considerable individual autonomy.
10   awkward                      'O:kw@d                                  an awkward silence
10   back                         b{k                                      The houses back onto a busy road.
10   balcony                      'b{lk@ni                                 a nice flat with a small balcony
10   basement                     'beIsm@nt                                The house has a loft and a huge basement.
10   bed linen                    'bed “lIn@n                              All our cabins are fully equipped with bed linen, crockery, cooking utensils, etc.
10   blind                        blaInd                                   The blinds were drawn to protect the new furniture from the sun.
10   bliss                        blIs                                     Two weeks lazing on a Greek island - what perfect bliss!
10   block                        blÁk                                     an apartment block
10   bored                        bO:d                                     He looked bored and kept yawning loudly.
10   bow                          b@U                                      a bow and arrow
10   burrow                       'bör@U                                   Rabbits construct complex burrows.
10   bustling                     'böslIÎ                                  bustling streets
10   cabin                        'k{b@n                                   a mountain cabin
10   cabinet                      'k{b@n@t                                 the medicine cabinet
10   cage                         keIdZ                                    a bird in a cage
10   carpet                       'kA:p@t                                  a woollen carpet
10   cave                         keIv                                     the entrance to a cave
10   chop                         tSÁp                                     Greta was out chopping wood for the fire.
10   chuck                        tSök                                     Chuck that magazine over here, would you?
10   claim                        kleIm                                    The town's claim to fame is that it has the largest car park in the country.
10   clownfish                    'klaUnfIS
10   coastline                    'k@UstlaIn                               a rocky coastline
10   communal                     k@'mju:nl                                a communal bathroom
10   compel                       k@m'pel                                  She felt compelled to resign because of the scandal.
10   condescending                "kÁndI'sendIÎ                            He was laughing at her in that condescending way he had.
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10   conservatory                 k@n'sÆ:v@t@ri                             What are the costs of building a small conservatory?
10   considerate                  k@n'sId@r@t                               It was very considerate of you to let us know earlier.
10   constraint                   k@n'streInt                               Financial constraints limited our choice of housing.
10   convert                      k@n'vÆ:t                                  They converted the spare bedroom into an office.
10   cosy                         'k@Uzi                                    a cosy room
10   countless                    'kaUntl@s                                 a drug that has saved countless lives
10   cramped                      kr{mpt                                    The kitchen was small and cramped.
10   crockery                     'krÁk@ri                                  Students need to provide their own crockery and cutlery.
10   crowded                      'kraUd@d                                  a crowded room
10   curtain                      'kÆ:tn                                    Ella drew the curtains and switched the light on.
10   curve                        kÆ:v                                      a curve on a graph
10   cutlery                      'kötl@ri                                  Students need to provide their own crockery and cutlery.
10   damp                         d{mp                                      The basement was cold and damp.
10   dangerous                    'deIndZ@r@s                               a dangerous criminal
10   daunting                     'dO:ntIÎ                                  The trip seemed rather daunting for a young girl.
10   dawn                         dO:n                                      It suddenly dawned on me that he was lying.
10   dining room                  'daInIÎ ru:m                              We eat our meals in the dining room.
10   distinctive                  dI'stIÎktIv                               Chris has a very distinctive laugh.
10   do                           du:                                       They've done up the old house beautifully.
10   draughty                     'drA:fti                                  a draughty old house
10   dreamlike                    'dri:mlaIk                                The film had a dreamlike quality.
10   dressing table               'dresIÎ "teIb@l                           She sat at the dressing table.
10   dune                         dju:n                                     sand dunes
10   dutiful                      'dju:tIf@l                                Dutiful applause greeted his speech.
10   elated                       I'leIt@d                                  I was elated when Mary told me she was pregnant.
10   enthusiast                   In'Tju:zi{st                              a sailing enthusiast
10   exposed                      Ik'sp@Uzd                                 All exposed skin should be covered with protective cream.
10   fame                         feIm                                      The town's claim to fame is that it has the largest car park in the country.
10   fantasise                    'f{nt@saIz                                Sometimes she fantasised about buying a boat and sailing around the world.
10   field                        fi:ld                                     fields of wheat
10   fling                        flIÎ                                      He sighed and flung himself down on the chair.
10   floor                        flO:                                      She was sweeping the kitchen floor.
10   flour                        flaU@                                     wheat flour
10   gear                         gI@                                       camping gear
10   grime                        graIm                                     The walls were black with grime.
10   grind                        graInd                                    to grind flour
10   hall                         hO:l                                      The bathroom's just down the hall on the right.
10   harangue                     h@'r{Î                                    He stood on the street corner, haranguing passers-by about the stupidity of the forthcoming war.
10   haven                        'heIv@n                                   St Ives, a haven for artists and hippies
10   hive                         haIv                                      a wooden hive
10   huge                         hju:dZ                                    huge sums of money
10   hut                          höt                                       a wooden hut
10   iceberg                      'aIsbÆ:g                                  When the Titanic struck the iceberg, six of its 16 watertight compartments were damaged.
10   imposing                     Im'p@UzIÎ                                 an imposing building
10   impromptu                    Im'prÁmptju:                              an impromptu party
10   inconceivable                "Ink@n'si:v@b@l                           It is inconceivable that a man in such a powerful position could act so unwisely.
10   incorporate                  In'kO:p@reIt                              We've incorporated many environmentally friendly features into the design of the building.
10   indignant                    In'dIgn@nt                                Indignant parents said the school cared more about money than education.
10   infinite                     'InfIn@t                                  an infinite universe
10   inverted                     In'vÆ:tId                                 I covered the pot with an inverted plate.
10   isolated                     'aIs@leIt@d                               an isolated farmhouse
10   jump                         dZömp                                     Ruth jumped at the chance to study in Paris.
10   justify                      'dZöst@faI                                How can you justify spending so much money on a coat?
10   kennel                       'kenl                                     a dog kennel
10   kitchen                      'kItS@n                                   a comfortable kitchen
10   landscape                    'l{ndskeIp                                The area around the millpond has also been landscaped.
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     English headword             Pronunciation            Translation             Example sentences
10   lawless                      'lO:l@s                                          These border areas are among the most lawless regions in the world.
10   lawn                         lO:n                                             a carefully tended lawn
10   learning curve               'lÆ:nIÎ kÆ:v                                     Everyone in the centre has been through a very steep learning curve (they had to learn very quickly).
10   lino                         'laIn@U                                          a very poorly made lino floor
10   literally                    'lIt@r@li                                        The Olympic Games were watched by literally billions of people.
10   loft                         lÁft                                             Our neighbours have just done a loft conversion.
10   lonely                       'l@Unli                                          a lonely country road
10   lush                         löS                                              lush green fields
10   magnificent                  m{g'nIf@s@nt                                     a magnificent painting
10   mansion                      'm{nS@n                                          a beautiful country mansion
10   mantelpiece                  'm{ntlpi:s                                       The clock on the mantelpiece struck 10.
10   marble                       'mA:b@l                                          The columns were of white marble.
10   master bedroom               "mA:st@ 'bedrUm, œru:m                           How big is the master bedroom?
10   medieval                     "medi'i:v@l                                      medieval poetry
10   mole                         m@Ul                                             Rats, moles and houshold pets were implicated.
10   mood                         mu:d                                             Astrology is a hobby of mine that I follow when the mood takes me.
10   mundane                      mön'deIn                                         a mundane job
10   nest                         nest                                             a hornets' nest
10   net                          net                                              net curtains
10   notorious                    n@U'tO:ri@s                                      a judge notorious for his cruelty and corruption
10   novelty                      'nÁv@lti                                         It was fun for a while, but the novelty wore off.
10   optimistic                   "Ápt@'mIstIk                                     I feel optimistic about the future.
10   ornament                     'O:n@m@nt                                        china ornaments
10   overcapacity                 "@Uv@k@'p{s@ti                                   We are in an overcapacitated industry.
10   overlook                     "@Uv@'lUk                                        room overlooking the beach
10   overreact                    "@Uv@ri'{kt                                      You always overreact to criticism.
10   painstaking                  'peInz"teIkIÎ                                    painstaking research
10   panorama                     "p{n@'rA:m@                                      The tower offers a panorama of the city.
10   patronising                  'p{tr@naIzIÎ                                     He has such a patronising attitude!
10   peckish                      'pekIS                                           She was feeling a bit peckish.
10   pessimistic                  "pes@'mIstIk                                     Jonathan is pessimistic about his chances of winning.
10   plough                       plaU                                             newly ploughed fields
10   pond                         pÁnd                                             fish swimming in the pond
10   precisely                    prI'saIsli                                       That's precisely what I mean.
10   prestigious                  pre'stIdZ@s                                      a prestigious award
10   prop                         prÁp                                             He propped his bike against the fence.
10   reef                         ri:f                                             a proposal to protect several miles of thousand-year-old coral reef
10   refurbish                    "ri:'fÆ:bIS                                      The Grand Hotel has been completely refurbished.
10   renovate                     'ren@veIt                                        The hotel has been renovated and redecorated.
10   residence                    'rez@d@ns                                        a private residence
10   reverse                      rI'vÆ:s                                          Our roles as child and guardian had now been reversed.
10   roof                         ru:f                                             The storm ripped the roof off our house.
10   rope                         r@Up                                             Miss McGinley will show you the ropes and answer any questions.
10   run-down                     "rön 'daUn                                       He's been feeling run-down lately.
10   sand dune                    's{nd dju:n                                      We sat on the sand dunes and looked out to sea.
10   sarcastic                    sA:'k{stIk                                       Do you have to be so sarcastic?
10   scenic                       'si:nIk                                          If you have time, take the scenic coastal route.
10   scratchy                     'skr{tSi                                         a scratchy pair of wool socks
10   secluded                     sI'klu:d@d                                       a relaxing vacation on a secluded island
10   self-pity                    "self 'pIti                                      a note of self-pity in her voice
10   shed                         Sed                                              a tool shed
10   short-lived                  "SO:t 'lIvd                                      a short-lived fashion
10   shutter                      'Söt@                                            The house has got shutters.
10   sideboard                    'saIdbO:d                                        the plates on the sideboard
10   spacious                     'speIS@s                                         a spacious living area
10   spectacular                  spek't{kj@l@                                     a spectacular view of the Grand Canyon
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     English headword             Pronunciation           Translation             Example sentences
10   spell                        spel                                            I fell under the spell of her charm.
10   spontaneous                  spÁn'teIni@s                                    a spontaneous decision
10   squalor                      'skwÁl@                                         people living in squalor
10   steep                        sti:p                                           a steep hill
10   storey                       'stO:ri                                         a five-storey house
10   struggle                     'strög@l                                        The airline is struggling with high costs.
10   studio                       'stju:di@U                                      a tiny studio
10   study                        'stödi                                          Dad's in his study.
10   stuffy                       'stöfi                                          a stuffy room
10   surrealistic                 s@"rI@'lIstIk                                   Gaudi's surrealistic architecture
10   suspicious                   s@'spIS@s                                       He has a suspicious mind.
10   terrace                      'ter@s                                          a sunny terrace
10   thatch                       T{tS                                            a thatched cottage
10   thrill                       TrIl                                            the thrill of driving a fast car
10   thrilled                     TrIld                                           We were so thrilled to hear about the baby.
10   tile                         taIl                                            bathroom tiles
10   tile                         taIl                                            a tiled floor
10   tiresome                     'taI@s@m                                        a tiresome younger sister
10   tolerant                     'tÁl@r@nt                                       My parents were very tolerant when I was a teenager.
10   tool                         tu:l                                            I don't have the right tools to start fiddling around with the engine.
10   uncomfortable                ön'kömft@b@l                                    There was an uncomfortable silence.
10   unconventional               "önk@n'venS@n@l                                 unconventional teaching methods
10   undulating                   'öndj@leItIÎ                                    undulating countryside
10   unthinkable                  ön'TIÎk@b@l                                     It seemed unthinkable that a woman would run for President.
10   utensil                      ju:'tens@l                                      kitchen utensils
10   utility room                 ju:'tIl@ti “ru:m, rUm                           storage solutions for in the utility room
10   vacuum                       'v{kju@m                                        His death left a vacuum in her life.
10   vaguely                      'veIgli                                         I vaguely remember a woman in a red dress standing outside the door.
10   vegetation                   "vedZ@'teIS@n                                   dense vegetation
10   verandah                     v@'r{nd@                                        the flowers on the verandah
10   wardrobe                     'wO:dr@Ub                                       Can you hang these in the wardrobe, please?
10   weave                        wi:v                                            basket-weaving
10   windowsill                   'wInd@U"sIl                                     Place the plant on the windowsill in a sunny room.
11   agnostic                     {g'nÁstIk
11   allege                       @'ledZ                                          The water is alleged to be polluted with mercury.
11   ancestor                     '{ns@st@                                        His ancestors came from Italy.
11   approach                     @'pr@UtS                                        We watched as their car approached.
11   argumentative                "A:gj@'ment@tIv                                 He quickly becomes argumentative after a few drinks.
11   assumption                   @'sömpS@n                                       We're working on the assumption that prices will continue to rise.
11   astute                       @'stju:t                                        an astute politician
11   bloodstain                   'blödsteIn                                      A coat with bloodstains has been found not far from the scene of the crime.
11   body                         'bÁdi                                           the human body
11   cell                         sel                                             brain cells
11   cellular                     'selj@l@                                        cellular memory
11   challenge                    'tS{l@ndZ                                       She is challenging the decision made by the court.
11   chance                       tSA:ns                                          a chance meeting
11   chance                       tSA:ns                                          I bumped into her quite by chance in Oxford Street.
11   charismatic                  "k{rIz'm{tIk                                    Martin Luther King was a very charismatic speaker.
11   charming                     'tSA:mIÎ                                        What a charming house!
11   coincidence                  k@U'Ins@d@ns                                    What a coincidence! I hadn't expected to meet you here.
11   concede                      k@n'si:d                                        'That's the only possible solution.' 'Yes, I suppose so,' Charles conceded.
11   concession                   k@n'seS@n                                       The British were not prepared to make any concessions.
11   conclude                     k@n'klu:d                                       The report concluded that the school should be closed immediately.
11   conclusion                   k@n'klu:Z@n                                     These are the report's main conclusions.
11   conclusive                   k@n'klu:sIv                                     The investigation failed to provide any conclusive evidence.
11   conversationalist            "kÁnv@'seIS@n@lIst                              Danielle is a charming conversationalist.
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11   cross                        krÁs                                    It never crossed my mind that she might be right.
11   curiosity                    "kjU@ri'Ás@ti                           Just out of curiosity, how old are you?
11   curl                         kÆ:l                                    Her lip curled in contempt.
11   custody                      'köst@di                                A man is being held in police custody in connection with the murder.
11   damage                       'd{mIdZ                                 The storm damaged the tobacco crop.
11   dead                         ded                                     It's a crazy idea.' 'You're dead right!'
11   donor                        'd@Un@                                  a blood/kidney donor
11   draw                         drO:                                    We should use the demonstration as an opportunity to draw more supporters in.
11   encounter                    In'kaUnt@                               The engineers encountered more problems when the rainy season began.
11   ensure                       In'SU@                                  facilities to ensure the safety of cyclists
11   entertain                    "ent@'teIn                              A museum should aim to entertain as well as educate.
11   extract                      Ik'str{kt                               Oils are extracted from the plants.
11   fake                         feIk                                    fake fur
11   fake                         feIk                                    I thought he was really hurt but he was faking it.
11   fate                         feIt                                    No one knows what the fate of the refugees will be.
11   forensic                     f@'rensIk                               a career in forensic science
11   genetic                      dZ@'netIk                               genetic engineering
11   hit-and-run                  "hIt @nd 'rön                           It was a hit and run accident.
11   hitch                        hItS                                    a technical hitch
11   impostor                     Im'pÁst@                                The nurse was soon discovered to be an impostor.
11   imprint                      Im'prInt                                The sight of Joe's dead body was imprinted on his mind forever.
11   inability                    "In@'bIl@ti                             his inability to make friends
11   incredulous                  In'kredj@l@s                            They don't have a TV?' asked one incredulous woman.
11   innovative                   'In@v@tIv                               an innovative design team
11   inquiry                      In'kwaI@ri                              There will be an official inquiry into the incident.
11   inscrutable                  In'skru:t@b@l                           an inscrutable smile
11   insult                       In'sölt                                 How dare you insult my wife like that!
11   interrupt                    "Int@'röpt                              'What exactly do you mean?' Barker interrupted.
11   judge                        dZödZ                                   Judge Hart gave Scott an 18-month prison sentence.
11   judgemental                  dZödZ'mentl                             Don't be so judgemental.
11   judgment                     'dZödZm@nt                              In my judgment, we should accept his offer.
11   kidnap                       'kIdn{p                                 Police appealed for witnesses after a woman was kidnapped at gunpoint.
11   knock                        nÁk                                     Tracy was knocked down by a car on her way home from school.
11   large                        lA:dZ                                   When you see him performing, he truly is larger than life.
11   lead                         led                                     lead poisoning
11   manipulative                 m@'nIpj@l@tIv                           Gina was charming, sly, and manipulative.
11   murder                       'mÆ:d@                                  He murdered his wife in a jealous rage.
11   obituary                     @'bItSu@ri                              today's obituaries placed by family members
11   oblivion                     @'blIvi@n                               He spent the night drinking himself into oblivion.
11   oblivious                    @'blIvi@s                               He seemed oblivious of the fact that he had hurt her.
11   open                         '@Up@n                                  It's important to keep an open mind as you study the topic.
11   origin                       'Ár@dZ@n                                The word is of Latin origin.
11   outspoken                    aUt'sp@Uk@n                             an outspoken critic of the government's economic policy
11   parrot                       'p{r@t                                  There were brightly coloured parrots in the aviary.
11   pitfall                      'pItfO:l                                the pitfalls of buying an old car
11   poisoning                    'pOIz@nIÎ                               lead poisoning
11   possibility                  "pÁs@'bIl@ti                            We refused to entertain the possibility of letting him go.
11   proximity                    prÁk'sIm@ti                             We chose this house because of its proximity to the school.
11   punch                        pöntS                                   a glass of hot punch
11   pursue                       p@'sju:                                 Janet did not dare pursue the matter further.
11   quick-witted                 "kwIk 'wItId                            Toby was quick-witted and entertaining.
11   radical                      'r{dIk@l                                radical legal reforms
11   rationale                    "r{S@'nA:l                              What's the rationale behind the President's decision?
11   recover                      rI'köv@                                 The police managed to recover the stolen goods.
11   recovery                     rI'köv@ri                               Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
11   regret                       rI'gret                                 He regrets that he never went to college.
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11   resist                       rI'zIst                                      I just can't resist chocolate.
11   retort                       rI'tO:t                                      It's easy for you to say that!' he retorted.
11   revolve                      rI'vÁlv                                      The wheels began to revolve slowly.
11   riddle                       'rIdl                                        I can't solve this riddle.
11   scepticism                   'skept@sIz@m                                 scepticism about claims that there may be life on one of Saturn's moons
11   sheltered                    'Selt@d                                      Gina had a sheltered childhood.
11   short-tempered               "SO:t 'temp@d                                She gets short-tempered when she's tired.
11   shrug                        Srög                                         Dan shrugged and went back to what he was doing.
11   skeleton                     'skel@t@n                                    the human skeleton
11   speeding                     'spi:dIÎ                                     I got a ticket for speeding.
11   spit                         spIt                                         She's become the spitting image of her mother.
11   stab                         st{b                                         He was stabbed to death in a fight.
11   strangle                     'str{Îg@l                                    The victim had been strangled with a belt.
11   strong-willed                "strÁÎ 'wIld                                 a strong-willed child
11   suicide                      'su:@saId                                    There's been a rise in the number of suicides among young men.
11   tired                        taI@d                                        You look tired. Do you want to lie down?
11   transplant                   'tr{nsplA:nt                                 a heart transplant
11   transplant                   tr{ns'plA:nt                                 the transplanted heart
11   trap                         tr{p                                         Julia felt trapped in her role of wife and mother.
11   tried                        traId                                        tried and trusted methods
11   twinge                       twIndZ                                       She felt a slight twinge of fear.
11   two                          tu:                                          I saw him leaving her house and I put two and two together.
11   unfamiliar                   "önf@'mIli@                                  an unfamiliar face
11   versatile                    'vÆ:s@taIl                                   The potato is an extremely versatile vegetable.
11   verve                        vÆ:v                                         Cziffra played the Hungarian dances with great verve.
11   well-intentioned             "wel In'tenS@nd                              well-intentioned grandparents who interfere between parents and children
11   witty                        'wIti                                        a witty response
12   accident-prone               '{ks@d@nt "pr@Un                             an accident-prone child
12   acoustics                    @'ku:stIks                                   The acoustics of the theatre are very good.
12   alternate                    'O:lt@neIt                                   Periods of depression alternate with excited behaviour.
12   anachronism                  @'n{kr@nIz@m                                 The film is full of anachronisms.
12   applause                     @'plO:z                                      The thunderous applause continued for over a minute.
12   audience                     'O:di@ns                                     The audience began clapping and cheering.
12   barbecue                     'bA:bIkju:                                   barbecued chicken
12   belongings                   bI'lÁÎIÎz                                    She lost all her belongings in the fire.
12   biblical                     'bIblIk@l                                    The disease dates back to biblical times.
12   billiards                    'bIlj@dz                                     We played billiards all evening.
12   blunder                      'blönd@                                      a terrible political blunder
12   capture                      'k{ptS@                                      These photographs capture the essence of working-class life at the turn of the century.
12   chase                        tSeIs                                        a car chase
12   classified ad                "kl{sIfaId '{d                               For more information on placing a classified ad, please contact our helpline.
12   close-up                     'kl@Us öp                                    a close-up of an old woman's face
12   coal                         k@Ul                                         red-hot coals
12   cobra                        'k@Ubr@                                      I saw a king cobra over there.
12   column                       'kÁl@m                                       an advice column
12   combination                  "kÁmb@'neIS@n                                a combination of colours
12   command                      k@'mA:nd                                     Philip was a remarkable teacher, able to command instant respect.
12   confront                     k@n'frönt                                    Opening the door, I was confronted by two men demanding money.
12   congratulations              k@n"gr{tS@'leIS@nz                           Give Oscar my congratulations.
12   costume                      'kÁstjUm                                     He designed the costumes for 'Swan Lake'.
12   courage                      'körIdZ                                      She showed great courage throughout her long illness.
12   cover                        'köv@                                        She was sent to Harare to cover the crisis in Rwanda.
12   crew                         kru:                                         the movie's cast and crew
12   crowd                        kraUd                                        A crowd gathered to watch the parade.
12   curse                        kÆ:s                                         a witch's curse
12   deliberate                   dI'lIb@r@t                                   a deliberate attempt to deceive the public
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     English headword             Pronunciation                              Translation                                Example sentences
12   diamond                      'daI@m@nd                                                                             a diamond ring
12   director                     d@'rekt@                                                                              film director Ken Russell
12   discomfort                   dIs'kömf@t                                                                            Your injury isn't serious, but it may cause some discomfort.
12   eagle-eyed                   "I:g@l 'aId                                                                           An eagle-eyed customer spotted the mistake.
12   earnings                     'Æ:nIÎz                                                                               Average earnings in Europe have risen by 3
12   entertainment                "ent@'teInm@nt                                                                        the entertainment industry
12   enthusiasm                   In'Tju:zi{z@m                                                                         Gillian and Darren greeted the speakers with great enthusiasm.
12   escapism                     I'skeIpIz@m                                                                           Books were a form of escapism from the real world.
12   factual                      'f{ktSu@l                                                                             factual information
12   fallible                     'f{l@b@l                                                                              We're all fallible, you know.
12   feast                        fi:st                                                                                 a wedding feast
12   feature                      'fi:tS@                                                                               Have you read the feature on Johnny Depp in today's paper?
12   feature                      'fi:tS@                                                                               The exhibition features paintings by Picasso.
12   ferret                       'fer@t                                                                                The ferret was hunting rats.
12   finding                      'faIndIÎ                                                                              Surveys conducted in other countries reported similar findings.
12   footage                      'fUtIdZ                                                                               footage of the 1936 Olympics
12   freelance                    'fri:lA:ns                                                                            a freelance journalist
12   gaffe                        g{f                                                                                   The consul's comments were a major diplomatic gaffe.
12   gear stick                   'gI@ stIk                                                                             The gear stick was in 'park'.
12   glamour                      'gl{m@                                                                                the glamour of a Caribbean cruise
12   glaring                      'gle@rIÎ                                                                              glaring mistakes
12   goof                         gu:f                                                                                  The goof could cost the city $5 million.
12   gossip                       'gÁsIp                                                                                People love hearing gossip about film stars.
12   grand                        gr{nd                                                                                 You could add the £15,000 Bonus to the First Prize and win a grand total of £125,000!
12   horoscope                    'hÁr@sk@Up                                                                            Lee thinks horoscopes are silly.
12   human                        'hju:m@n                                                                              the human voice
12   incidentally                 "Ins@'dent@li                                                                         Incidentally, Jenny's coming over tonight.
12   infallible                   In'f{l@b@l                                                                            Many small children believe their parents are infallible.
12   infinity                     In'fIn@ti                                                                             the infinity of space
12   intact                       In't{kt                                                                               The package arrived intact.
12   jigsaw                       'dZIgsO:                                                                              electronic jigsaws for use on your desktop
12   journalism                   'dZÆ:n@lIz@m                                                                          a career in journalism
12   lead                         li:d                                                                                  After the story was written, she went back and wrote the lead.
12   lens                         lenz                                                                                  glasses with thick lenses
12   lifeboat                     'laIfb@Ut                                                                             How many lifeboats are there on the ship?
12   limitation                   "lIm@'teIS@n                                                                          Itss a good little car, but it has its limitations.
12   location                     l@U'keIS@n                                                                            Most of the movie was shot on location in Africa.
12   maid                         meId                                                                                  a kitchen maid
12   mass media                   "m{s 'mi:di@                                                                          The crime received heavy coverage in the mass media.
12   maverick                     'm{v@rIk                                                                              a political maverick
12   mirror                       'mIr@                                                                                 Check your wing mirror before overtaking.
12   mistress                     'mIstr@s                                                                              The maid looked nervously at her mistress.
12   mythical                     'mITIk@l                                                                              mythical creatures such as the Minotaur
12   national                     'n{S@n@l                                                                              the national news
12   news                         nju:z                                                                                 national and local news
12   newsworthy                   'nju:z"wÆ:Di                                                                          newsworthy events
12   orchestra                    'O:k@str@                                                                             the school orchestra
12   overview                     '@Uv@vju:                                                                             an overview of the history of the region
12   page                         peIdZ                                                                                 He picked up the newspaper and turned to the sports pages.
12   pearl                        pÆ:l                                                                                  a pearl necklace
12   projection                   pr@'dZekS@n                                                                           Orson Welles did not have enough money to film on location, so he had to shoot the scene in the studio, using back projection.
12   prone                        pr@Un                                                                                 mistake-prone
12   protagonist                  pr@U't{g@n@st                                                                         The protagonist is killed at the end of the story.
12   pterodactyl                  ter@'d{ktIl% a large flying animal that lived many millions of years ago%
12   puzzle                       'pöz@l                                                                                a child's wooden puzzle
12   pyramid                      'pIr@mId                                                                              Egyptian pyramids
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12   red-hot                      "red 'hÁt                                  red-hot metal
12   reflection                   rI'flekS@n                                 We looked at our reflections in the pool.
12   refreshments                 rI'freSm@nts                               Refreshments will be served after the meeting.
12   remake                       'ri:meIk                                   a remake of 'The Wizard of Oz'
12   reputed                      rI'pju:t@d                                 She is reputed to be extremely wealthy.
12   resilient                    rI'zIli@nt                                 Small babies can be remarkably resilient.
12   respondent                   rI'spÁnd@nt                                Only 62 percent of respondents said they were satisfied.
12   safety                       'seIfti                                    laminated safety glass
12   scabrous                     'skeIbr@s, 'sk{bœ                          He kept itching his scabrous skin.
12   scene                        si:n                                       She comes on in Act 2, Scene 3.
12   seafaring                    'si:"fe@rIÎ                                a seafaring nation
12   section                      'sekS@n                                    the entertainment section of the newspaper
12   secure                       sI'kjU@                                    a treaty that will secure peace
12   shatter                      'S{t@                                      An injury shattered his dreams of a baseball career.
12   shoot                        Su:t                                       Spielberg is shooting on location.
12   shot                         SÁt                                        a beautiful shot of the countryside around Prague
12   speedometer                  spI'dÁm@t@                                 The speedometer of my car was showing 100 kph.
12   spiritual                    'spIr@tSu@l                                spiritual health and well-being
12   spit                         spIt                                       Spits are formed by the movement of sand.
12   staff                        stA:f                                      The hotel staff were on strike.
12   stick                        stIk                                       the gear stick
12   stickler                     'stIkl@                                    a stickler for accuracy
12   surroundings                 s@'raUndIÎz                                It took me a few weeks to get used to my new surroundings.
12   survey                       'sÆ:veI                                    a survey of people's eating habits
12   thunderous                   'Tönd@r@s                                  thunderous applause
12   total                        't@Utl                                     The city spent a total of two million dollars on the library.
12   unblemished                  ön'blemISt                                 her smooth unblemished skin
12   untie                        ön'taI                                     Mommy, can you untie my shoelaces?
12   warmer                       'wO:m@                                     a plate warmer
12   whim                         wIm                                        I went to visit her on a whim.

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