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Flashcards in ESL Essential Words5 Deck (44):
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Addict

n. or vt.One who cannot break away from a habit or practice

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Wary

Adj. On one's guard against danger or trickery, cautious

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Aware

Adj. Knowing, realizing

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Misfortune

N. Bad luck

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Avoid

V. Keep away from, keep out of the way of

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Wretched

Adj. Very unsatisfactory, miserable

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Keg

N. a Small barrel, usually holding less than ten gallons

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Nourish

Vt. Make or keep alive and well, with food, feed, develop an attitude

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Harsh

Adj. Rough to the touch, taste, eye, or ear, sharp

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Quantity

N. Amount

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Opt

Vi. Choose or favor, select

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Tragedy

N. A very sad or terrible happening, a sad play

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Pedestrian

Adj. n. Person who goes on foot, walker

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Glance

N. or v. To look at quickly, a quick look

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Budget

V. Or n. Estimate of the a,out of money that fan be spent for different purposes in a given time

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Nimble

Adj. Active and sure-footed, quick moving, light and quick

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Manipulate

V. Handle or treat skillfully

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Reckless

Adj. Careless, heedless, wild

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Horrid

Adj. Terrible, frightful

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Rave

N. Talk wildly

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Economical

Adj. Not wasting money or time

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Lubricate

V. Make ( machinery) smooth and easy to work by putting on oil, grease, or a similar substance

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Ingenious

Adj. Having great mental ability, clever

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Harvest

N. or v.Gathering in of grain or other food crops

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Abundant

Adj. More than enough, very plentiful

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Uneasy

Adj. Restless, disturbed, anxious

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Estimate

N. or v. Form a judgment or opinion about, guess

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Morsel

N. A small nice, mouthful,tiny amount

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Quota

N. Share of a total due from or to a particular state, district, person, ect.

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Threat

N. Sign or cause of possible evil or harm

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Ban

V. Or n.Prohibit, forbid.

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Panic

N. adj. or v. Unreasoning fear, fear spreading through a group of people do that they lose control of themselves

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Appropriate

Adj. Fit, v. set apart for some special use

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Emerge

V. Come out, come up, come into view

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Jagged

Adj. or v. With sharp points sticking out, unevenly cut or torn

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Linger

V. Stay on, go slowly as if unwilling to leave

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Ambush

N. or v. A trap in which soldiers or other enemy hide to make a surprise attack

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Crafty

Adj. Skillful in receiving others, sly, tricky

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Defiant

Adj. Openly resisting, challenging

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Vigor

N. Active strength or force

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Perish

V. Be destroyed, die

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Fragile

Adj. Easily broken, damaged, or destroyed. Delicate

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Captive

Adj. or n.Prisoner

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Devour

V. Ear hungrily, absorb completely, take on greedily