KCL English

  1. abuse
    • cruel, violent, or unfair treatment, especially of someone who does not have the power to prevent it
    • cruel: someone who is cruel enjoys causing pain to other people or animals, or enjoys amking them unhappy or upsetthe use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  2. acquaint
    to give someone information about something
  3. afford
    • if you can afford something, you have enough money to be able to pay for it
    • if you can afford something you can do it without having to worry about it causing problems for you

    Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford
  4. alienate
    • to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you
    • to make someone feel that they do ot belong in a place or group
  5. attire
    the clothes that someone is wearing
  6. audacious
    done with extream confidence, despite difficulties, risks, or the negative attitudes of other people
  7. bias
    • an attitude that you have that makes treat someone in a way that is unfair or different from the way you treat other people
    • the edge of a piece of cloth cut at a slight angle to the fibres
  8. bore
    to make someone feel impatient or dissatisfied, especially by talking to them about things that are not very interesting
  9. brisk
    • moving or acting quickly
    • if it is brisk, the weather is fairly cold and a fairly strong wind is blowing
  10. burden
    • a serious or difficult responsibility that you have to deal with
    • a negative feeling that is difficult to deal with and that you cannot get rid of
  11. burglar
    someone who enters a building illegally in order to syeal things
  12. charity
    • an organization to which you give money so that it can give money and help to people who are poor or ill, or who need advice and support
    • kindness that you show towards other people by not judging them or criticizing them too severely
  13. cherish
    • to keep something pleasant in your mind for a long time
    • to look after someone or something because you love them very much
    • to think that something is very important and to wish to keep it

    Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
  14. convertible
    something that is convertible can be changed from one form, use, or system into another
  15. critic
    • someone who dose not like something and states their opinion about it
    • someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, films, or plays
  16. daisy
    • a type of small white flower with a yellow centre
    • deprive to take something away from someone
  17. dire
    • serious
    • severe and extreme
  18. discipline
    • the practice of making people obey rules of behaviour and purnishing them if they do not
    • a subject that people study, especially at a university

    Hug children after you discipline them.
  19. discrimination
    • unfair treatment of someone because of their religion, race, or other personal feature
    • the ability to judge whether or not something is good or suitable
  20. distruptive technology
    산업계를 교란 시키고 결국에는 시장을 대부분 점령하는 새로운 제품이나 서비스
  21. edge technology
    최첨단 기술
  22. empathy
    • the ability to understand how someone feels because you can imagine what it is like to be them
    • 감정이입
  23. enthusiastic
    very interested in something or excited by it
  24. envy
    the unhappy feeling that you have when you want very much to do something that someone else done or to have something that they have
  25. faucet
    a water tap on a bath or sink
  26. fireplace
    a place in a room where a fire burns

    Never buy a house without fireplace
  27. generous
    • giving people more of your time or money than is usual or expected
    • a generous amount is larger than is usual or necessary
  28. grieve
    • to feel extremely sad because someone has died
    • to upset someone
  29. impeccable
    perfect in every way
  30. inattentive
    not giving much attention to someone or something
  31. insatiably
    always wanting more and never feeling satisfied
  32. insist
    • to say very firmly that something must happen or must be done
    • to keep saying very firmly that something is true when other people will not believe you
  33. integrity
    • the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you
    • the quality of being complete or whole, whitout any missing parts
  34. jaywalking
    a dangerous or illegal way of crossing a street at a place where cars do not usually stop
  35. Jonese
  36. lawsuit
    a case that a court of law is asked to decide involving a disagreement between two people or organizations
  37. matrimony
    relating to marriage and types of marriage
  38. nag
    to frequently ask someone to do something that they do not want to do
  39. obedience
    "the practice of doing what someone tells you to do, or obeying a law or rule"
  40. overhear
    to hear what people are saying during a conversation that you are not involving in
  41. pew
    a long wooden chair in church
  42. plumber
    someone whose job is to fit and repair pipes, water tanks, and oher equipment used for supplying and storing water
  43. posture
    • the position that your body is in when you sit, stand, or walk
    • an attitude, or the way that someone behaves towards other people
  44. prejudice
    an unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially the feeling of not liking a paticular group of people
  45. profanity
    a word or language that is offensive because it is rude, or shows a lack of respect for God or people's religious beliefs
  46. promptly
    • immediately
    • at exactly a particular time
  47. provoke
    • to deliberately try to make someone angry
    • to cause reaction, especially angry one
  48. punctual
    arriving or happening at the time agreed on
  49. refrain
    to stop yourself from doing something
  50. rein
    • a long narrow piece of leather fastened to a horse's head that the ride uses to control the horse
    • a set of bands fastened around a small child that an adult holds so that chile can walk alone but cannot run away
    • control of a company, government, or organization
  51. relish
    to get great pleasure or satisfaction from something
  52. rude
    • not polite
    • used about things that happen suddenly and have a strong effect on you
  53. sarcastic
    • using sarcasm to upset someone or to show anger
    • sarcasm: the activity of saying or writing the opposite of what: you mean, or of speaking in a way intended to make someone else feel stupid or show them that you are angry
  54. scrimp
    to spend money only on what is necessary and to save as much as you can
  55. solemn
    • involving serious behaviour or serious attitudes
    • used about things such as promises that express serious intentions
  56. strive
    to make a lot of effort to achieve something
  57. suspicious
    • believing that someone has probably done something wrong
    • making you believe that something is wrong, dangerous, or illegal
  58. tactful
    someone who is tactful is very careful in the way that they speak and behave so that they do not upset other people
  59. temper
    • a tendency to get angry very quickly
    • a particular emotional state or mood
  60. tipsy
    slightly drunk
  61. whine
    • to complain in a way that annoys other people
    • annoy: to make someone feel slightly angry or impatient
    • if a dog whines, it makes a high noise, usually because it wants something
  62. rekindle
    • to make you start feeling or thinking about something that you have not felt ot thought about for long time
    • to start a friendship or relationship again with someone
  63. exclamation
    something that you say suddenly and loudly because you are surprised, impressed, anger etc
  64. spluge
    • to spend a lot of money. especially on something special as a way of making yourself fell good
    • to eat a lot of nice food
  65. wary
    careful or nervous about someone or something because you think they might cause a problem
  66. epitaph
    a short piece of writing that honours a dead person, especially one written on their grave
  67. quarrel
    • an argument, especially one about something unimportant between people who know each other well
    • a reason for not being friendly or for not agreeing with someone
  68. bold
    • involving a risk
    • confident and not afraid of people
    • very bright, clear, or strong in color and therefore easy to notice
  69. thesaurus
    a book that contains lists of words that have similar meanings
  70. decisive
    • makingthe final result of a situation completely cirtain
    • a decisive victory ordefeat is one in which the winner does much better than the loser
    • able to make choices or decide what to do quickly and confidently
  71. urinal
    a toilet fixed on a wall for men to use in a public building, or a room containing several toilets of this type
  72. acquire
    • to get something , for example by buying it or being given it
    • to get new knowledge or a new skill by learning it
    • to get a particular reputation, position, or name
    • to get a disease, illness, or infection
    • infection: the process of becoming infected with a disease
    • to gradually develop or learn something
  73. refrain
    • to stop yourself from doing something
    • a phrase or an idea that is often repeated
  74. enthusiastic
    very interested in something or excited by it
  75. insure
    to regularly pay an insurance company an amount money of so that they will give you money if something that you own is damaged, lost, or stolen, or if you die or are ill or injured
  76. possession
    • something that you own
    • a situation in which you have or own something
  77. prestige
    • the high reputation and respect that someone or something has earned, based on their impressive achievements, quality etc
    • a prestige job or position involves dealing with important people and making important decisions
  78. kitten
    a young cat
  79. weird
    strange and unusual, sometimes in a way that upsets you
  80. intimidated
    feeling nervous or frightened of someone or something
  81. in favor of
    • something that you do for someone in order to help them
    • support or admiration from people
    • be haviour that helps someone and gives them an advantage in an unfair way
  82. wage
    • an amount money that you earn for working
    • to start and to continue a war or a fight
  83. inferior
    • not as good as someone or something else
    • lower in status or rank than someone or something else
  84. procrastinate
    to delay doing something until later, usually something that you do not want to do
  85. tailgate
    • a door at the back of a car, van, or truck
    • to drive very close to the vehicle in foront of you
  86. peel
    • to remove the skin from a fruit or vegetable
    • to remove something from the surface of something else, especially by taking one end or side and pulling it up
    • if something peels, small pieces of it or of something covering it start to become seperated from it
  87. compromise
    a way of solving a problem or ending an argument in which both people or groups accept that they cannot have everything they want
  88. integrity
    • the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect snd trust you
    • the quality of being complete or whole, without any missing parts
  89. trivial
    not very important, serious, or valueable
  90. billfold
    a wallet
  91. disguise
    • to hide something such as your feelings or intensions
    • to make changes in the way that someone looks so that other people will not recognize them
    • something that you wear to change the way that you look so that people will not recognize you
    • something that hides what something really is, especially by making it seem better than is
  92. slick
    • done in a very impressive way that seems to need very little effort
    • a slick persons clever and good at persuading people but probably not honest or sincere
    • persuade: to make someone believe that something is true
    • smooth and shiny or wet
    • to make something, especially hair, flat and shiny by putting water or oil on it
  93. admit
    to agree that something is true, especially when you are unhappy, sorry, or surprised about it
  94. sled
    • a sledge: a vehiclethat you sit on to travel over snow
    • to ride on a sledge
  95. decent
    • good or good enough
    • behaving towards other people in an honest, fair, and nice way
    • considered by most people to be moral, good, or reasonable
  96. reconcile
    • to find a way to make ideas, beliefs, needs etc that are opposed to each other capable of exising together
    • to make someone accept a situation even though they do not like it
  97. reconvene
    to start meeting again
  98. rake
    • to use a rake to make an area of soil level or to remove leaves from the ground
    • soil: the substance of the Earth in which plants grow
    • substance: a particular type of liquid, solid, or gas
    • to pull your finger through or along something, for example your hair or skin
    • to use a tools to seperate the pieces of burning coal or wood in a fire
    • to move a gun slowly across a wide area when firinf it
  99. conceal
    • to prevent someone from seeing or knowing your feelings
    • to hide something so that it cannot be found
  100. reckless
    • not thinking about the possible bad effects of your action
    • recklessly: not showing careful thought or good judgement
  101. curb
    • to control or limit something that is harmful
    • a rule or control that stops or limits something
    • a kerb at the edge of a road
    • kerb: the edge of a pavement that is nearest to the road
  102. betray
    • to be cruel or unkind to someone
    • cruel: someone who is cruel enjoys causing pain to other people or animals, or enjoys making them unhappy or upset
    • to cause problems for someone or something
    • to change your opinion, attitudes, or behaviour
    • to be a sign or symbol of something
  103. drapes
    curtains made of heavy cloth
  104. prematuturely
    early and ahead of time
  105. punishment
    • a way in which someone is punished
    • the process of punishing someone, or of being punished
    • punish: to make someone suffer because they have done something against the law or against the rules
  106. dispute
    • to argu
    • arguments and arguing
    • to try to show that an idea or belief is wrong
  107. injure
    • to hurt someone and cause damage to their body
    • to cause harm to someone or something
  108. distress
    • a feeling that you havewhen you are very unhappt, worried, or upset
    • great pain
  109. neat
    • carefully arranged and looking nice
    • producing a result in a simple but intelligent way
  110. messy
    • very untidy or dirty
    • a tidy place: looks nice because everything is in correct place or arranged, or is organized properly
    • a tidy person: always puts their things away in the correct place
    • complicated, difficult, and unpleasant deal with
  111. imperfection
    • a fault, or a bad quality
    • a make on something that spoils is appearance
  112. realistic
    • able to understand and accept things as they really are
    • based on fact and situations as they really are
  113. attain
    • to succeed in achieving something, especially after a lot of effort
    • to reach a particular age, amount, or level
  114. persuade
    • to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why thet should
    • to make someone believe that something is true
  115. mow
    to cut grass using a machine or tool with blades
  116. inspire
    • to give someone the enthusiasm to do or create something
    • to give people a particular feeling
  117. darn
    • to repair a piece of clothing by sewing stitches across the hole
    • ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angry
    • annoy: to make someone feel slightly angry or impatient
  118. flea
    a small jumping insect
  119. intuition
    an ability to know or understand something through your feelings, rather than by considering facts or evidence
  120. eccentric
    • someone who is eccentric often behaves in slightly or unusual ways
    • used about actions, decisions, or things that people make that are strange or unusual
  121. bladder
    • a part inside your body that is like a bag where urine collects before being passed from body
    • urine: liquid from a person's or animal's body
    • a soft bag that holds air or water, for example inside a football
  122. dismiss
    • to refuse to accept that something might be true or important
    • to force someone to leave their job
    • to officially tell people that they can leave a place
  123. boast
    • to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you
    • to have something good, often an attractive feature that other people admire
  124. sermon
    • a speech made by a priest or religious leader, especially as part of a religious ceremony
    • a talk in which someone tells you how to behave in a morally correct way, although you do not want to hear it
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