Voice of america special english (voa) word book 1500 words

VOA Special English Word Book

1,510 Words

n. (noun) — a name word
v. (verb) — an action word
ad. (adjective/adverb) — a describing word
prep. (preposition) — a word used to show a relation
pro. (pronoun) — a word used in place of a noun
conj. (conjunction) — a joining word

a (an) — ad. one; any; each
able — v. having the power to do something
about — ad. almost ("about half"); of or having a relation to ("We talk about the weather.")
above — ad. at a higher place
abuse — n. bad treatment causing harm or injury
accept — v. to agree to receive
accident — n. something that happens by chance or mistake; an unplanned event
accuse — v. to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; to make a statement against someone
across — ad. from side to side; to the other side
act — v. to do something
activist — n. one who seeks change through action
actor — n. someone acting in a play or show
add — v. to put (something) with another to make it larger; to say more
administration — n. the executive part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister
admit — v. to accept ("admitted to the United Nations"); to express one's guilt or responsibility ("He admitted that what he did was wrong.")
adult — n. a grown person
advertise — v. to show or present the qualities of a product to increase sales
advise — v. to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision
affect — v. to produce an effect on; to influence ("A lack of sleep affected the singer's performance.")
afraid — ad. feeling fear
after — ad. later; behind
again — ad. another time; as before
against — ad. opposed to; not agreeing with something
age — n. how old a person or thing is
agency — n. an organization that is part of a larger group ("an agency of the United Nations")
aggression — n. an attack against a person or country; the violation of a country's borders
ago — ad. of time past; before now
agree — v. to have the same belief as someone; to be willing to do something
agriculture — n. farming
aid — v. to help; to support; n. help, assistance
aim — v. to point a gun at; n. a goal or purpose
air — n. the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe
air force — n. a military organization using airplanes
airplane — n. a vehicle with wings that flies
airport — n. a place where airplanes take off and land
album — n. a collection of recorded music
alcohol — n. a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used as a drug or in industrial products
alive — ad. having life; not dead
all — ad. everything; everyone; the complete amount
ally — n. a nation or person joined with another for a special purpose
almost — ad. a little less than completely
alone — ad. separated from others
along — ad. near or on ("along the road")
already — ad. before now; even now
also — ad. added to; too
although — conj. even if it is true that
always — ad. at all times; every time
ambassador — n. a nation's highest diplomatic representative (to another government)
amend — v. to add to or to change (a proposal or law)
ammunition — n. the bullets or shells fired from guns
among — ad. in or part of (a group)
amount — n. the number, size or weight of anything
anarchy — n. a lack of order; lawlessness
ancestor — n. a family member from the past
ancient — ad. very old; long ago
and — conj. also; in addition to; with
anger — n. a strong emotion against someone or something
animal — n. a living creature that moves, such as a dog or cat
anniversary — n.