/ ə'kjumjəleɪt /
1. [ transitive ] to gradually get more and more money, possessions, knowledge etc over a period of time :
>>It is unjust that a privileged few should continue to accumulate wealth.
2. [ intransitive ] to gradually increase in numbers or amount until there is a large quantity in one place :
>>Fat tends to accumulate around the hips and thighs.
* accumulation / əkjumjə'leɪʃən / noun
/ daɪ'lu:t /
1. To make a liquid weaker by adding water or another liquid → water down :
dilute something with/in something
>>Dilute the paint with a little oil.
2. To make a quality, belief etc weaker or less effective SYN water down :
>>an attempt to dilute the proposals
+ Loãng, pha loãng
— dilution / daɪluʃ ə n / noun [ uncountable and countable ] :
Any dilution of standards must be resisted.
to mix foods, liquids etc
mix to put different substances or liquids together so that they can no longer be separated : Mix yellow and blue paint to make green. | This cake is really easy – you just mix everything together in the bowl. | Concrete is made by mixing gravel with sand, cement, and water.
combine to mix things together so that they form a single substance. Combine is more formal than mix : Combine the flour and the eggs. | Steel is produced by combining iron with carbon.
stir to move a spoon or stick around in a liquid, a pan etc, especially when you are mixing things together : Keep stirring until the sauce becomes thicker. | Stir the sugar into the warm milk. | Stir the paint before you use it.
blend to mix together soft or liquid substances to form a single smooth substance : Blend the yogurt with fresh fruit for a great drink.
beat to mix food together quickly and thoroughly using a fork or kitchen tool – used especially about eggs : Beat the eggs and add them to the milk and flour.
whisk to mix foods that are soft or liquid very quickly so that air is mixed in, using a fork or special tool : Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
dilute to mix a liquid with water in order to make it weaker : Dilute the bleach with two parts water to one part bleach.
/ daɪ'vɜ:s /
very different from each other :
>>subjects as diverse as pop music and archaeology
* diversely adverb
+ Gồm nhiều loại khác nhau, linh tinh
+ Thay đổi khác nhau
/ ɪ'væpəreɪt /
1. If a liquid evaporates, or if heat evaporates it, it changes into a gas :
>>Most of the water had evaporated.
2. If a feeling evaporates, it slowly disappears :
>>Hopes of achieving peace are beginning to evaporate.
* evaporation / ɪvæpə'reɪʃən/ noun
+ Làm bay hơi, bay hơi
/ frɪndʒ /
1. If you have a fringe, your hair is cut so that it hangs down over your forehead SYN bangs:
>>a tall girl with straight brown hair and a fringe
2. a decorative edge of hanging threads on a curtain, piece of clothing etc.
+ Tóc cắt ngan chán, vân, tua
/ 'mɔɪstʃə /
Small amounts of water that are present in the air, in a substance, or on a surface :
>>Plants use their roots to absorb moisture from the soil.
>>Your skin’s moisture content varies according to weather conditions.
+ Hơi ẩm, nước ẩm
/ prə'lɪfɪk /
1. A prolific artist, writer etc produces many works of art, books etc :
>>Handel’s prolific output of opera
2. A prolific sports player produces a lot of runs, goals ...
>>the most prolific goalscorer this decade
3. An animal or plant that is prolific produces many babies or many other plants
4. Existing in large numbers :
>>the prolific bird life
* prolifically / -kli / adverb
+ Thận trong, sắc bénbén, không ngoan
+ Sảo quyệtquyệt, mưu mô
/ rɪ'zɪliənt /
1. Able to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event → tough :
>>Children are often very resilient.
2. Strong and not easily damaged by being pulled, pressed etc :
>>Boots with tough resilient soles
* resiliently adverb
+ sôi nổi, co giãn, đàn hồi
/ spɑ:s /
Existing only in small amounts :
>>his sparse brown hair
>>rural areas with sparse populations
* sparsely adverb :
* sparseness noun
+ Thưa thớt, rải rác
/ swɪŋ /
( past tense and past participle swung)
1. Move from a fixed point
>>Let your arms swing as you walk.
>>She swung her legs from side to side .
2. Move in a curve
>>Swinging her bag over her shoulder, she hurried on.
>>She swung her bag at him.
/ θraɪv /
(past tense thrived or throve / θrəʊv /, past participle thrived)
To become very successful or very strong and healthy :
>>plants that thrive in tropical rain forests
>>a business which managed to thrive during a recession
+ Thịnh vượng, phát đạt
+ Lớn mau, mau lớn
/ 'vaɪələnt /
1. Involving actions that are intended to injure or kill people, by hitting them, shooting them etc :
>>violent clashes between the police and demonstrators
2. Someone who is violent is likely to attack, hurt, or kill other people SYN aggressive :
+ Mãnh liệt, hung giữ, kịch liệt, quá khích, quá đáng