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main
/ˈmeɪn/
adjective
being the most important or the largest thing among other things of the same kind
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chief
/ˈtʃif/
adjective
most significant or important
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characteristic
/ˌkɛɹəktɝˈɪstɪk/
adjective
describing something that is very typical of something or a person's character
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trait
/ˈtɹeɪt/
noun
something that is considered typical of a person, place, or thing and identifies them
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evidence
/ˈɛvədəns/
noun
anything that proves the truth or validity of something, such as facts, objects, or signs
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trace
/ˈtɹeɪs/
noun
an indication or evidence of the former presence or existence of something
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achievement
/əˈtʃivmənt/
noun
the process or act of achieving something
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feat
/ˈfit/
noun
an impressive or remarkable achievement or accomplishment, often requiring great skill or strength
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perplexing
/pɝˈpɫɛksɪŋ/
adjective
causing confusion or bewilderment due to its complexity, ambiguity, or lack of clarity
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puzzling
/ˈpəzəɫɪŋ/, /ˈpəzɫɪŋ/
adjective
confusing or difficult to understand, requiring extensive thought and analysis to make sense of the situation or problem at hand
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forbear
/fˈɔːɹbɛɹ/
noun
an ancestor or a person from whom one is descended, typically one more remote than a grandparent
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ancestor
/ˈænˌsɛstɝ/
noun
a blood relative who lived a long time ago, usually before one's grandparents
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desire
/dɪˈzaɪɝ/
noun
a very strong feeling of wanting to do or have something
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urge
/ˈɝdʒ/
noun
a strong desire or impulse to do something
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to thrive
/ˈθɹaɪv/
verb
to grow and develop exceptionally well
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to flourish
/ˈfɫɝɪʃ/
verb
to quickly grow in a successful way
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bond
/ˈbɑnd/
noun
a relationship formed between people or groups based on mutual experiences, ideas, feelings, etc.
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tie
/ˈtaɪ/
noun
a bond or connection between people, organizations, etc.
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to inhabit
/ˌɪnˈhæbət/
verb
to live or dwell in a place, especially as a permanent resident
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to live in
/lˈaɪv ˈɪn/
verb
to reside at the place where one works or studies, usually in provided accommodation on the premises
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function
/ˈfəŋkʃən/
noun
a particular activity of a person or thing or their purpose
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cruise
/ˈkɹuz/
noun
a journey taken by a ship for pleasure, especially one involving several destinations
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insomnia
/ˌɪnˈsɑmniə/
noun
a disorder in which one is unable to sleep or stay asleep
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satchel
/sˈætʃəl/
noun
a type of bag, often made of leather or canvas, with a strap that is worn over one shoulder and across the bo
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playdate
/plˈeɪdeɪt/
noun
a prearranged time for children to get together and play, typically with a parent or caregiver present
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sleepover
/ˈsɫiˌpoʊvɝ/
noun
an event, typically for children or teenagers, where one or more people stay overnight at the home of a friend, usually for socializing, entertainment, and shared activities
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memory loss
/mˈɛmɚɹi lˈɔs/
noun
the condition of forgetting or being unable to recall past events or information, ranging from minor forgetfulness to more severe forms, such as dementia or amnesia
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nappy
/nˈæpi/
noun
an absorbent garment worn by infants and young children to contain and absorb urine and feces
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to crawl
/ˈkɹɔɫ/
verb
to move slowly with the body near the ground or on the hands and knees
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to settle down
/sˈɛɾəl dˈaʊn/
verb
to find a place to live and embrace a more stable and routine way of life
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to play truant
phrase
to skip school or work without permission or without a valid reason
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infant
/ˈɪnfənt/
noun
a very young baby or child
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schoolboy
/ˈskuɫˌbɔɪ/
noun
a boy attending school
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lover
/ˈlʌvər/
noun
one of the partners in a marriage who is in a sexual relationship outside their marriage
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soldier
/ˈsoʊɫdʒɝ/
noun
someone who serves in an army, particularly a person who is not an officer
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justice
/ˈdʒəstəs/, /ˈdʒəstɪs/
noun
the principle of moral or legal righteousness, equity, and impartiality
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childishness
/tʃˈaɪldɪʃnəs/
noun
referring to the behavior or attitudes that are typical of children, such as immaturity, impulsivity, and a lack of emotional self-control
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stage
/ˈsteɪdʒ/
noun
one of the separate parts in which a process or event is divided into
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to graze
/ˈɡɹeɪz/
verb
to cause injury to the surface of one's skin by rubbing it against something rough
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mortgage
/ˈmɔɹɡədʒ/, /ˈmɔɹɡɪdʒ/
noun
an official contract or arrangement by which a bank gives money to someone as a loan to buy a house and the person must return the money with interest at monthly intervals
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buggy
/ˈbəɡi/
noun
a light, horse-drawn carriage with four wheels, typically used for leisurely rides
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date
/ˈdeɪt/
noun
a time that is arranged to meet a person with whom one is in a relationship or is likely to be in the future
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to promote
/pɹəˈmoʊt/
verb
to move to a higher position or rank
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sensible
/ˈsɛnsəbəɫ/
adjective
possessing or displaying good judgment and practicality
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glasses
/ˈɡɫæsəz/, /ˈɡɫæsɪz/
noun
a pair of lenses set in a frame that rests on the nose and ears, which we wear to see more clearly
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to work out
/wˈɜːk ˈaʊt/
verb
to exercise in order to get healthier or stronger
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ache
/ˈeɪk/
noun
a continuous, but dull (not acute) feeling of pain in a part of the body
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pain
/ˈpeɪn/
noun
the unpleasant feeling caused by an illness or injury
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to color in
/kˈʌlɚɹ ˈɪn/
verb
to fill in a black and white outline or picture with colors using crayons, markers, or other coloring materials
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lie-in
/lˈaɪˈɪn/
noun
a period of time spent resting or sleeping in bed beyond one's usual waking time, often done for the purpose of getting additional rest or relaxation
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divorced
/dɪˈvɔɹst/
adjective
no longer married to someone because the marriage has been legally ended
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tantrum
/ˈtæntɹəm/
noun
an emotional outburst, usually associated with anger or frustration, that involves screaming, crying, kicking, and sometimes even physical aggression
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potbelly
/pˈɑːtbɛli/
noun
a cast-iron stove that is round or cylindrical in shape, with a bulging belly-like protrusion in the middle that serves as a combustion chamber
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bald
/ˈbɔɫd/
adjective
having little or no hair on the head
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to swot
/swˈɑːt/
verb
to study hard and quickly, especially before an exam
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clubbing
/ˈkɫəbɪŋ/
noun
the act or activity of frequently hanging out in nightclubs
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to teeter
/ˈtitɝ/
verb
to stand or move in an unsteady or unstable manner, as if about to lose balance or topple over
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to take a nap
phrase
to rest or sleep for a short period of time during the day
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to watch
/ˈwɑtʃ/, /ˈwɔtʃ/
verb
to look at a thing or person and pay attention to it for some time
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to fancy oneself
phrase
to have an excessive or exaggerated opinion of one's own abilities, attractiveness, importance, or value
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to put oneself down
phrase
to speak negatively or critically about oneself
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to look after
/lˈʊk ˈæftɚ/
verb
to take care of someone or something and attend to their needs, well-being, or safety
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to think for oneself
phrase
to rely on no one in making decisions or forming opinions
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to think of
/θˈɪŋk ʌv/
verb
to consider something while deciding what to do
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to flatter oneself
phrase
to overestimate one's own abilities, accomplishments, or appearance
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to kick oneself
phrase
to feel regret or disappointment in oneself for a past mistake or missed opportunity
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gray
/ˈɡɹeɪ/
adjective
(of a person) having gray hair as a sign of aging
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to please oneself
phrase
to do what one wants or desires, without worrying about the opinions or desires of others
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