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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words 4 Deck (43):
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Journalist

N. One who writes for, edits, manages, or produced a newspapaer or magazine

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Famine

N. Starvation, great shortage

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Revive

V. Bring back or come back to live or consciousness

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Commence

V. Begin, start

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Observant

Adj. QuickTime notice, watchful

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Identify

V. Recognize as being. Or show to be, a certain person or thing, prove to be the same

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Migrate

V. Move from one place to another

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Vessel

N. A ship, a hollow(empty) container, tube containing body flood

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Persist

V. Continue firmly, refuse to stop to go be changed

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Hazy

Adj. Misty, smoky, unclear

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Gleam

Adj. A slash or beam of light

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Unruly

Adj. Hard to rule or control, lawless

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Rival

N. adj. or v. Person who wants and tries to get the same things another, one who tries to equal or do better than another

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Brutal

Adj. Coarse and savage, like a brute, cruel
Coarse: in low or inferior quality or value
Savage: wild and menacing
Brute: a cruelly rapacious person

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Opponent

N. Person who is on the other side of a fight

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Brawl

V. A noisy quarrel or fight
Quarrel: an angry dispute

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Duplicate

N. or v. An exact copy, make an exact copy of, repeat exactly

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Vicious

Adj. Evil, wicked, savage

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Whirling

V. Whirl
N. Or adj. Turning or swinging round and round, spinning

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Underdog

N. Person having the worst of any struggle, one who is expect to lose

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Thrust

V. Push with force

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Bewildered

V. Bewilder
Adj. Confused completely, puzzled

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Expand

V. Increase in size, enlarge, swell

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Alter

V. Make different, change, vary

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Mature

Adj. Ripe(for fruit), fully grown or developed

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Revise

V. Change, alter, bring up to date

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Pledge

N. And v. Promise

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Casual

Adj. Happening by chance, not planned or expect

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Pursue

V. Follow, proceed something

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Unanimous

Adj. In complete agreement

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Fortunate

Adj. Having good luck, lucky

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Pioneer

N. or v. One who goes first or prepares a way for others

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Innovative

Adj. Fresh, clever, having new ideas

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Slender

Adj. Long and thin, Limited, slight

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Surpass

V. Do better than, be greater than, excel

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Vast

Adj. or n. Very great, enormous

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Doubt

V. Or n. Not believe, not be sure of, freak uncertain about, lack of certainty

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Capacity

N. Amount of room or space inside, largest amount that can be held by a container

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Penetrate

V. Get into or through

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Pierce

V. Go into, through, penetrate

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Microscope

N. Instrument with a lens for making objects larger so that one can see things more clearly

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Grateful

Adj. Feeling gratitude(a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation), thankful

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Cautious

Adj. Very careful, never taking chances