American Headway 3
Unit 3 Vocabulary
almost always used with the verbs commit or attempt
He attempted suicide after his firm had gone bankrupt.
adj. a member of a group having common characteristics.
They are my fellow students in the College of Management.
N. a man or a boy
John is a really nice fellow.
It's no use quarrelling about it with me.
to move by sliding or to fall down because you have lost your footing on something slippery – like ice or a wet floor She slipped on the ice.
spring from ph.
to appear suddenly and unexpectedly from a particular place
Where on earth did you spring from?
to ask sb for sth especially in an anxious way because you want or need it very much They begged him for help.
feeling ill/sick or unhappy; making you feel sympathy or pity I felt wretched about the way things had turned out.
the quality of being physically strong
He pushed against the rock with all his strength.
They embraced each other warmly.
very, very sad
He distinguished himself as a tragic actor.
The mother went mad with grief after the child died.
She felt her dislike rapidly deepening to hatred.
to be awkward; to often drop or spill things or bump into or trip over things; not graceful The clumsy boy bumped into the table.
to announce openly or strongly
He declared that he was honest.
1. to give or send refusal
He declined to answer.
2. to fall to a lower level; decrease
Unemployment declined to 4 percent last month.
to say good-bye
Farewell! I hope we meet in New York next week.
the state of being crazy; craziness; insaneness
There is method in his madness.
1. to defeat; to cover or swallow up completely
The defense was overwhelmed by superior numbers.
2. to be too much to handle or to do
I was overwhelmed by the sadness at the end of this tragic story. 19.
mental strain; pressure; stress
He is suffering from nervous tension.
to bear witness; to say what you think is true or what you saw or belive The witness was in danger after agreeing to testify that he had seen the gangster kill a man. 21.
upside down adv.
to have what should be on the top at the bottom
Everything in the room was turned upside down.
without beginning or end; forever
The eternal motion of the stars fascinated him.
crazy; be not sane; mad
It’s completely insane to fly in this weather.
a serious play having an unhappy ending
Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of best known tragedies.
shocked or surprised
John was stunned by the beautiful waterfall.
frightened, terrified; disgusted
We were horrified by what we saw.
To exclude, to bar, to eliminate, to expel.
The plan was rejected.
(n.) ingredients, things
I've got quite a lot of stuff to read
(v.) to fill, to load, to pack, to gorge
He stuffed the suitcase with his clothes.
A man of noble rank.
Prince Charles is a nobleman in England.
warring (adj.) 交戰的;相爭的
war (n.) 戰鬥
(adj.) opposed, conflicting.
John and Peter are warring because both of them loved the same girl. There was a war between the U.S.A. and Iraq.
To repay, to pay back
You will be reciprocated for giving others joy and blessing
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