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shout
to say sth very loudly
shower
1) a piece of equipment that you stand under to wash your whole body 2) an act of washing your body while standing under a shower
sight
the physical ability to see [= vision]
sign
to write your signature on sth to show that you wrote it, agree with it, or were present
signal
a sound or action that you make in order to give information to someone or tell them to do sth
significant
having an important effect or influence, especially on what will happen in the future
silly
1) not sensible, or showing bad judgment 2) stupid in a childish or embarrassing way
sin
1) an action that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God 2) (informal) sth that you think is very wrong
skill
an ability to do sth well, especially because you have learned and practised it
skin
1) the natural outer layer of a person's or animal's body 2) the natural outer cover of some fruits and vegetables [= peel]
sky
the space above the earth where clouds and the sun and stars appear
sleep
the natural state of resting your mind and body, usually at night
slight
small in degree [≠ big]
slow
not moving, being done, or happening quickly [≠ quick, fast]
smart
1) intelligent or sensible [= clever; ≠ stupid] 2) trying to seem clever in a disrespectful way
smell
1) the quality that people and animals recognize by using their nose 2) an unpleasant smell
smell
1) to notice or recognize a particular smell 2) to have a particular smell
smile
an expression in which your mouth curves upwards, when you are being friendly or are happy or amused
smoke
to suck or breathe in smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc or to do this regularly as a habit
smoking
the activity of breathing in tobacco smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc
snow
soft white pieces of frozen water that fall from the sky in cold weather and cover the ground
soft
1) not hard, firm, or stiff, but easy to press [≠ hard] 2) having a surface that is smooth and pleasant to touch [≠ rough] 3) a * sound, voice, or music is quiet and pleasant to listen to [≠ loud]
solution
1) a way of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation 2) the correct answer to a problem in an exercise or competition [= answer]
solve
to find or provide a way of dealing with a problem
somehow
in some way, or by some means, although you do not know how
source
1) a thing, place, activity etc that you get sth from 2) the cause of sth, especially a problem, or the place where it starts
southern
in or from the south of a country or area
spare
1) If sth is *, it is available to use because it is extra 2) not being used or not needed at the present time
speaker
1) sb who makes a formal speech to a group of people or who speaks a particular language 2) the part of a radio, sound system etc where the sound comes out
specifically
1) relating to or intended for one particular type of person or thing only 2) in a detailed or exact way
speech
1) a talk, especially a formal one about a particular subject, given to a group of people 2) the ability to speak
speed
the rate at which sth moves, travels, happens or is done
spell
to form a word by writing or naming the letters in order
spelling
the act of spelling words correctly, or the ability to do this
spirit
the qualities that make someone live the way they do, and make them different from other people
split
to divide or separate something into different parts or groups, or to be divided into different parts or groups
sport
a physical activity in which people compete against each other
spot
1) a particular place or area, especially a pleasant place where you spend time 2) a usually round area on a surface that is a different colour or is rougher, smoother etc than the rest [= patch] 3) a
spread
if sth *s or is *, it becomes larger or moves so that it affects more people or a larger area
spring
1) the season between winter and summer when leaves and flowers appear 2) sth, usually a twisted piece of metal, that will return to its previous shape after it has been pressed down
square
1) having four straight equal sides and 90o angles at the corners 2) parallel with a straight line (level)
square
1) a shape with four straight equal sides with 90o angles at the corners 2) a large open area in the centre of a town or city, usually in the shape of a square, or the buildings surrounding it
staff
the people who work for an organization
stair
a set of steps built for going from one level of a building to another
stamp
1) (formal) a small piece of paper that you buy and stick onto an envelope or package before posting it 2) a tool for pressing or printing a mark or pattern onto a surface, or the mark made by this tool
standard
the level that is considered to be acceptable, or the level that sb or sth has achieved
standard
1) accepted as normal or usual 2) regular and usual in shape, size, quality etc
star
1) a large ball of burning gas in space that can be seen at night as a point of light in the sky 2) a famous and successful actor, musician, or sports player
statement
1) sth you say or write, especially publicly or officially, to let people know your intentions or opinions, or to record facts 2) a record showing amounts of money paid, received, owed etc
statistics
a set of numbers which represent facts or measurements
step
1) the movement you make when you put one foot in front of or behind the other when walking 2) one of a series of things that you do in order to deal with a problem or to succeed
stock
1) a supply of a particular type of thing that a shop has available to sell 2) the total amount of sth that is available to be used in a particular area
stone
1) a hard solid mineral substance 2) a small piece of rock of any shape, found on the ground 3) a jewel [= precious stone]
stop
1) if a vehicle or an activity comes to a *, it stops moving or happening 2) a place where a bus or train regularly stops for people to get on and off
straight
1) sth that is * does not bend or curve 2) level or upright, and not leaning to one side 3) honest and truthful
strange
unusual or surprising, especially in a way that is difficult to explain or understand [= odd]
stranger
sb that you do not know
strength
the physical power and energy that makes sb strong [≠ weakness]
study
1) a piece of work that is done to find out more about a particular subject or problem, and usually includes a written report 2) when you spend time learning, especially at home or by yourself rather
study
1) to spend time reading, going to classes etc in order to learn about a subject 2) to spend time reading, going to classes etc in order to learn about a subject
style
a particular way of doing, designing, or producing sth, especially one that is typical of a particular place, period of time, or group of people
subject
1) the thing you are talking about or considering in a conversation, discussion, book, film etc 2) an area of knowledge that you study at a school or university
successful
having the effect or result you intended
sudden
happening, coming, or done quickly or when you do not expect it
sufficient
(formal) as much as is needed for a particular purpose [= enough; ≠ insufficient]
sugar
a sweet white or brown substance that is obtained from plants and used to make food and drinks sweet
suit
a set of clothes made of the same material, usually including a jacket with trousers or a skirt
sum
an amount of money
sun
the large bright object in the sky that gives us light and heat, and around which the Earth moves
super
extremely good [= wonderful]
supply
1) an amount of sth that is available to be used 2) food, clothes, and things necessary for daily life or for a particular purpose, especially for a group of people over a period of time
surgery
medical treatment in which a surgeon cuts open your body to repair or remove sth inside
surprised
having a feeling of surprise
survey
a set of questions that you ask a large number of people in order to find out about their opinions or behaviour
survive
to continue to live after an accident, war, or illness:
suspect
to think that sth is probably true, especially something bad
swear
1) to use rude and offensive language 2) to promise that you will do sth
sweet
1) containing or having a taste like sugar 2) kind, gentle, and friendly
sweet
(BE) a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or chocolate [= candy AE]
swimming
the sport of moving yourself through water using your arms and legs
switch
1) to change from doing or using one thing to doing or using another 2) to replace one thing with another, or exchange things [= change]
tail
the part that sticks out at the back of an animal's body, and that it can move
tall
a person, building, tree etc that is tall is a greater height than normal
tank
a large container for storing liquid or gas
target
1) sth that you are trying to achieve, such as a total, an amount, or a time [= goal] 2) an object, person, or place that is deliberately chosen to be attacked
task
a piece of work that must be done, especially one that is difficult or unpleasant or that must be done regularly [= job]
taste
1) the feeling that is produced by a particular food or drink when you put it in your mouth [= flavour] 2) the kind of things that sb likes
taste
1) to have a particular kind of taste 2) to experience or recognize the taste of food or drink
teaching
the work or profession of a teacher
tear
1) to damage sth such as paper or cloth by pulling it hard or letting it touch sth sharp [= rip] 2) to run or drive somewhere very quickly, especially in a dangerous or careless way
technical
connected with knowledge of how machines work
technology
new machines, equipment, and ways of doing things that are based on modern knowledge about science and computers
telly
television
temperature
a measure of how hot or cold a place or thing is
terribly
1) (BE) very [= extremely] 2) very badly [= severely]
text
any written material
text
to send sb a written message on a mobile phone
theatre
a building or place with a stage where plays and shows are performed
theme
the main subject or idea in a piece of writing, speech, film etc
theory
1) an idea or set of ideas that is intended to explain sth about life or the world, especially an idea that has not yet been proved to be true 2) general principles and ideas about a subject