Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 11, 2010

VOCABULARY PAGES 20 & 21

VOCABULARY PAGES 20 & 21

 

DOT: a very small round mark.

TO STEP: to move by lifting your foot and putting it down in a different place, or to put your foot on or in something.

BROAD: including a wide range of things; general.

OUTLOOK: a person’s way of understanding and thinking about something.

MIASMA: a very unpleasant general feeling or character of a situation or place.

MISERY: unhappiness and poverty.

BOARDING SCHOOL: a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught.

TO STARVE: to (cause to) become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat.

ROCKING HORSE: a wooden toy horse that children can make swing backwards and forwards when they are sitting on it.

TO SPRING – SPRANG – SPRUNG: to move quickly and suddenly towards a particular place.

LIABLE: very likely to happen.

TO UNSEAT: If a horse unseats its rider, it throws them from its back.

SPRING: a piece of curved or bent metal that can be pressed into a smaller space but then returns to its usual shape.

GROAN: a deep long sound showing great pain or unhappiness.

SKINNY: very thin.

TO GET STHG OVER WITH: to do or finish an unpleasant but necessary piece of work or duty so that you do not have to worry about it in the future.

TO RUN ABOUT: To be very busy doing many different things.

TO SNIFF: to smell something by taking air in through your nose.

TO DIP: to put something briefly into a liquid.

SWALLOW: Golondrina.

TO RUN AWAY: to escape.

TO SCOLD: to tell off someone of whose behaviour you disapprove.

COD LIVER OIL: oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D. ACEITE DE HÍGADO DE BACALAO.

TEA LADY: a woman in an office or working environment, whose sole job is to provide beverages (chiefly tea) and light snacks during the allocated tea break.

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