Unit 30

appeal [epi:i] v. To appeal to someone is to be interesting or attractive to them. -*■Sleeping all day appeals to me, but I have to go to school. assume lasju-M v. To assume something is to think that it is true, even with no proof. -* I assume you are both familiar with this plan. […]

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Unit 29

a b stra c t [asbstrsekt] adj. If ideas are abstract, they are based on general ways of thinking. -►The idea of beauty is abstract and changes over time. r a n n u a l [aenjusl] adj. If something is annual, it happens once a year. -» The only time I see my aunts […]

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Unit 28

accompany [akAmpeni] v. To accompany other people means to join them or go with them. -*■My brothers accompanied me to the movie. r bare [bear] adj. When something is bare, it is plain. It has no covering. -* He likes to walk around in his bare feet. r branch [braentj] n. A branch is the […]

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Unit 27

a p o lo g y [apalad3i] n. An apology is something someone says to show that they are sorry. —After arguing with her teacher, the girl wrote the teacher an apology. r bold [bould] adj. If someone is bold, they are not afraid of doing something. -*■The bold man climbed the high mountain. r […]

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Unit 26

accuse fekjuizi * To accuse someone of something is to blame them for doing it. -*She accused her brother of breaking her computer. r adjust [9d3ASt] V. To adjust something means to change it so it is better. -» He adjusted the old guitar to make it sound better. r amuse Mu:z] V. To amuse […]

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Unit 25

admit [admit] v. To admit something means to say that it is true. -* I had to admit that I stole his idea. r bin [bin] n. A bin is a container that holds things. —He put his trash in the bin. r bowl [boul] n. A bowl is a deep, round dish that holds […]

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Unit 24

bath [baee] n. A bath is water in a tub. People take a bath to get clean. —•After playing in the dirt, the boy took a bath. r bend [bend] v. To bend is to move something so it is not straight. -* Lee bent over and picked up the paper on the ground. r […]

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Unit 23

alike [alaik] adj. If two things or people are alike, they are similar in some way. -* People often think my sister and I look alike. r annoy fenoo * To annoy someone means to bother them. -* The flies buzzing around John’s head annoyed him very much. r architecture [d:rketektjar] n. Architecture is the […]

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Unit 22

alarm [alarm] n. An alarm is something that warns people of danger. — When the students heard the fire alarm, they left the building. apart [apart] adv. When people or things are apart, they are not close together. -» The couple decided to live apart from each other. arrest [arest] v. To arrest someone means […]

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Unit 21

astronaut [aestranoit] n. An astronaut is a person that goes into outer space. -* The astronaut was walking on the moon. r awake [aweik] adj. When you are awake, you are not asleep. -*■Sometimes I lay awake in bed because I am not tired. r courage [ka:nd3] n. When you have courage, you are not […]

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Unit 20

accomplish [akamplij] v. To accomplish something means to finish it. -* He accomplished his goal of running ten miles. approve [epru:v] v. To approve of something means you like it or are happy about it. -»Her co-workers approved her new plan. approximate [apraksamit] adj. Approximate means to be close to an exact amount, number or […]

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Unit 19

adopt [adapt] v. To adopt someone is to make them as a part of one’s own family. -» The girl was adopted by the couple when she was three. r b e g [beg] v. To beg is to ask for something one really wants. -» The man begged for some money. r beyond [bi/and] […]

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Unit 18

ability [abilati] n. Ability is the quality of a person being able to do something well. -*■His swimming abilities let him cross the entire lake. r agriculture [aegrikAltJar] n. Agriculture is the growing of food and animals. -*•The farmer studied agriculture in college. r cartoon [ka:/iu;n] n. A cartoon is a funny drawing. -»Sometimes, people […]

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Unit 17

aim [eim] n. An aim is a goal someone wants to make happen. -* My aim is to become a helicopter pilot. r attach [atsetj] * To attach is to put two things together. -+I attached the socks to the clothesline to dry. r bet [bet] v. To bet is to risk money on the […]

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Unit 16

chamber [tjeimbar] n. A chamber is an old word for a bedroom. -►The girl was tired. She went to her chamber fora nap. c deny [dinai] v. To deny something is to say it is not true. The boy denied that he broke the window. r document [dakjamant] n. A document is an official piece […]

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Unit 15

absorb [absorb] v. To absorb a liquid means to take it inside. -* He used a sponge to absorb the water on the floor. C bOSS [bo(:)s] n. A boss is a person in charge of other people at work. —My boss is a nice person. r committee [kemfti] n. A committee is a group […]

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Unit 14

apparent [apaerant] adj. If something is apparent, it is easy to see. -» Her happiness was apparent from the smile on her face. r blind [blaind] adj. When people are blind, they cannot see. -*■The blind man didn’t see the hole and almost fell in. r calculate [kaelkjaleit] v. To calculate is to find an […]

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Unit 13

anxiety [aer)zaiati] n. When someone has anxiety, they have a lot of worries and fear. -* When I have to climb to high places, I’m filled with anxiety. r army ia-.rmI take pride in getting good grades. r proof [pru:f] n. Proof is a fact that shows something is real. -» They used his fingerprint […]

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Unit 12

abuse [ebju:z] v. To abuse someone or something means to hurt them on purpose. -►The mean man abused his dog when it barked too loudly. r afford [afoxd] * To afford something means you have enough money to pay for it. -►I’ve been saving my money, so I can afford to buy a new bike. […]

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Unit 11

adm ission [admfjan] n. Admission is the act of allowing to enter a place. -►The admission ticket to the movie was $5. r astronomy [astrdnami] n. Astronomy is the study of the stars and planets. -* Harold loved watching the stars, so he decided to study astronomy. r blame [bleim] v. To blame someone for […]

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Unit 10

citizen [sita z a n ] n. A citizen is someone who lives in a certain town or city. Carlos was born in Spain. He is a Spanish citizen. council [k a u n sa l] n. A council is a group of people who run a city or town. -* The council met to […]

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Unit 9

admire [admaiar] v. To admire someone is to like them for what they do. -»I admire my brother for his hard work. P aid [eid] v. To aid someone is to help them when they need something. -♦The doctor aided the boy after his accident. r attempt [atempt] v. To attempt something is to try […]

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Unit 8

broad tbroid] adj. If something is broad, it is wide. -» The river is very long and broad. bush [bull n. A bush is a plant with many thin branches. It is smallerthan a tree. -*■My dad and I planted some small bushes around the house. r capable [ke ip a b a l] adj. […]

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Unit 7

basis [beisis] n. To do something on time’s basis is how often you do it. -*■My grandfather gets his hearing checked on a yearly basis. r biology [baidled3i] n. Biology is the study of living things. -»We learned about the human heart in biology class. r cage [keid3] n. A cage is something that holds […]

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Unit 6

abroad [abro;d] adv. If someone goes or travels abroad, they go to another country. -»My brother wants to go abroad next year. r anger feogsr] v. To anger someone is to make them mad. -* It angers me when people are rude. r bride [braid] n. A bride is a woman who is getting married […]

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Unit 5

ancestor [aensestar] n. An ancestor is a family member from the past. -* My ancestors came from Germany. r angle [sengl] n. An angle is the direction from which you look at something. -♦The giraffe turned its head to see from another angle. r bOOt lbu:t] n. A boot is a heavy shoe that goes […]

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Unit 4

C h e S t [tjest] n. The chest is the front part of a person’s body under the neck. -* The water in the lake was as high as my chest. confidence [kartfidans] n. If you have confidence about something, you are sure of it. -* I have confidence that I did well on […]

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Unit 3

arrow [aerou] n. An arrow is a thin, straight stick shot from a bow. -►The arrow flew through the air and hit the target. r battle [baetl] n. A battle is a fight between two armies during a war. -»■The battle lasted for many days. C bow [bou] n. A bow is a weapon made […]

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Unit 2

bring [bmi * To bring means to take someone or something to a person or place. -* Oscar will bring in all the boxes. r castle [k&sii n. A castle is a building with strong walls where royalty usually lives. -+ The castle was built many years ago. r command [kamaend] v. To command someone […]

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Unit 1

anxious adj. When a person is anxious, they worry that something bad will happen. →She was anxious about not making her appointment on time. awful adj. When something is awful, it is very bad. →Her performance last night was awful. consist v. To consist of is to be made of parts or things. →Today’s choices […]