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April 8, 2013

Vocabulary: Unit 2

Filed under: vocabulary — richardlstansfield @ 12:26 am

bookworm (noun): someone who enjoys reading very much

celebrity (noun): a famous person

crochet (verb): to make clothes and other items using wool and a special needle with a hook at one end

daredevil (noun): someone who enjoys doing dangerous things

enthusiastic (adjective): having a lot of interest in something and wanting very much like to be involved in it

freak (noun): someone who is very interested in a particular subject or activity (informal)

genre (noun): a type of art or writing with a particular style

handyman (noun): someone who is good at making things or repairing them

journalism (noun): the work of writing articles for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio

knit (verb): to make clothes using wool and two long needles to join the wool into rows

local (adjective): relating to an area near you

martial art (noun): traditional skills of fighting, especially from East Asia

meditate (verb): to think calm thoughts for a long period in order to relax or as a religious activity

novel(noun): a book that tells a story about imaginary people and events

pool(noun): a game in which two people use long, thin sticks to hit coloured balls into holes around the edge of a table

recipe (noun): a list of foods and a set of instructions telling you how to cook something

sew (verb): to join things together with a needle and thread

skill(noun): the ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you have practised it


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