or an [() one; (2) any; (3) each] Would you give mesheetpaper? () A triangle has three sides. (2) He comesseegrandmother onceweek. (3)
able [havingpowerdo something] Are you ablespeak English?
about [() almost; (2)or havingrelation to] He completed about halfhis work. () We talk aboutweather. (2)
above [athigher place] His head was abovewater.
accept [to agreereceive] Please accept my thanks.
accident [() something that happens by chance or mistake; (2) an unplanned event] She was injuredthe accident. () We met again by accident after seventeen years had passed. (2)
accuse [()saypersonresponsiblean act or crime; (2)makestatement against someone] Her friend accused herbreakingheart. () The lawyer accusedsuspectlying. (2)
across [() from sideside; (2)the other side] The box was ten centimeters across. () The dog ran acrossroad. (2)
act [to do something] He acted immediatelystopfight.
activist [one who seeks change through action] The activist worked hardchangelaw.
actor [someone actinga play or show] That actor frightened me.
add [()put (something) with anothermakelarger; (2)say more] Please add my namethe list. () She told himleave, but added that she would likesee him again. (2)
administration [the executive parta government, usually headed bypresident or prime minister] The new administration starts workJanuary.
admit [()accept; (2)express one's guilt or responsibility] When wascountry admittedthe United Nations? () He admitted that what he did was wrong. (2)
adult [a grown person] Only an adult can signdocument.
advise [to help with information, knowledge or ideasmakingdecision] Did you advise himleave?
affect [()to influence；(2)to produce an effect on] A lacksleep affectedsinger's performance. () Mr. Nutley's beliefmy talent greatly affected my life. (2)
afraid [feeling fear] I am afraidguns.
after [()later; (2)behind] She arrived afterlesson started. () Inalphabet, Bafter A. (2)
again [() another time; (2) as before] Sam playedsong again. () I found my bookthe same place again. (2)
against [() opposed to; (2) not agreeing with something] They marched againstwar. () He agreedmostthe plan, but was against startingnow. (2)
age [how oldperson or thing is] The legal agevotingeighteen.
agency [an organization thatparta larger group] UNICEFan agencythe United Nations.
aggression [() an attack againstperson or country; (2)violationa country's borders] The surprise attack was an actaggression. () The country committed aggression whencrossedborderthe other country. (2)
ago [()time past; (2) before now] He was my friend long ago. () I saw her two years ago. (2)
agree [()havesame belief as someone; (2)be willingdo something] We agree about politics. () Both sides agreemeet again next week. (2)
agriculture [farming] John studied agriculture because he wantedbefarmer.
aid [()help; (2)support; (3) help, assistance] He offeredaidvictimsthe fire. () Did you give moneyaidDemocratic orRepublican candidate? (2) Congress votedprovide aidthe flood victims. (3)
aim [()pointgun at; (2)goal or purpose] You cannot hittarget if you do not aimgun. () The aimthe reformersto improve government. (2)
air [the mixturegases aroundearth, mostly nitrogenoxygen, that we breathe] The aircleanthe mountains.
air force [a military organization using airplanes] The air force wants more airplanesmissiles.
airplane [a vehicle with wings that flies] I flew homean airplane.
airport [a place where airplanes take offland] The airplane landed atairportWashington.
album [a collectionrecorded music] He recordedsong from an old record album.
alcohol [a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used asdrug orindustrial products] The man fell because he drank too much alcohol.
alive [() having life; (2) not dead] The flowers become alivethe spring. () The accident victim was seriously injured butstill alive. (2)
all [() everything; (2) everyone; (3)complete amount] She ate all that she wanted. () All were invitedspeakthe proposal. (2) She spent all her money fornew car. (3)
ally [a nation or person joined with another forspecial purpose] Britaina military allythe United States.
almost [a little less than completely] My dogalmost five years old.
alone [separated from others] Some people enjoy eating alone.
along [near or on] We walked alongroad.
already [() before now; (2) even now] She was already there when we arrived. () Italready too latetaketrain. (2)
also [() added to; (2) too] Please bring mefish dinnercoffee,also some water. () She said she also wantedgo home. (2)
although [even if ittrue that] Although he was tired, he kept walking.
always [() at all times; (2) every time] This streetalways busy. () We always study together. (2)
ambassador [a nation's highest diplomatic representative (to another government)] Foreign ambassadors livethe capital city.
amend [to addorchange (a proposal or law)] The committee refusedamend its proposal.
ammunition [the bullets or shells fired from guns] They could not fight without ammunition.
among [in or part(a group)] She was amongstudents who leftschool.
amount [the number, size or weightanything] The doctor gave him onlysmall amountmedicine.
anarchy [()lackorder; (2) lawlessness] The peaceful protests blockedstreetsproduced anarchy. () Anarchy resulted whencity could not stopriots. (2)
ancestor [a family member frompast] My ancestors came from Switzerland742.
ancient [() very old; (2) long ago] Scientists discoveredancient knifea cave. () They readIliad while studying ancient Greece. (2)
and [() also; (2)addition to; (3) with] My dog likesrunjump. () Fivethree equal eight. (2) Do you like riceblack beans? (3)
anger [a strong emotion against someone or something] The protester's voice was fullanger.
animal [a living creature that moves, such asdog or cat] The kangarooa strange animal.
anniversary [a yearly celebration or observancean event that happenedthe past] Whenyour wedding anniversary?
announce [()make known publicly; (2)declare officially] Who announcedVOA news last night? () The president announcedtax cut. (2)
another [() one more;（2）a different one] Mayhave another kiss? () Let's do this another way. (2)
answer [()statement produced byquestion; (2)makestatement after being askedquestion] That was my final answer. () She answeredquestion withsmile. (2)
any [one or moreno special kind] I do not have any plansleave town.
apologize [to express regret formistake or accidentwhich one accepts responsibility] Do not apologizesomeone else's mistake.
appeal [()takea higher court, person or group fordecision; (2)callsomebodyhelp] I have appealeddecisiona higher court. () The aid organization appealedmore foodwaterflood victims. (2)
appear [()show oneself; (2)come into sight; (3)seem] The actor appearedtelevisionthe first time. () The ship appeared asfog lifted. (2) The farmer appearedbe very tired. (3)
appoint [()name; (2)choose] The owner appointed Johnheadnew business. () The president can appointjudgethe new court. (2)
approve [()agree with; (2)agreesupport] The bank approved my loan. () I approveyour proposal. (2)
archeology [the scientific studypast human lifeactivities] He studied archeologycollege.
area [any place or partit] My friend livesthis area.
argue [()offer reasonsor against something; (2)dispute; (3)disagree] The President arguedmore aidschools. () They argued all day but could not find agreement. (2) GeorgeAl loveargue about politics. (3)
arms [() military equipment; (2) weapons] The rebels got mosttheir arms by taking them from soldiers. () We are very concerned aboutspreadnuclear arms. (2)
army [military ground forces] The army fightsthe ground.
around [on every side (of)] She drove aroundher new car.
arrest [()seizepersonlegal action; (2)take asprisoner] The judge ordered policearrest him because he refusedcomecourt. () The police arrestedviolent demonstrators. (2)
arrive [to comea place, especially atenda trip] The president arrivedTokyoan official visit.
art [expressions or creations by humans, such as paintings, music, writing or statues] Muchthe art included paintings stolen during World War II.
as [() equally; (2) when; (3) while] The wild fire spread as fast aswind behind it. () As he heardgunshot, he looked atwatchsawwas almost five o'clock. (2) He watchedanimal asran acrossfield. (3)
ash [the part left after something burns] Only ashes were left whenfire passed.
ask [()question; (2)say somethingwanted] We askteacher questions every day. () The candidate askedpeopletheir votes. (2)
assist [to help] The doctor askedmedical studentassist him.
astronaut [a person who travelsspace] Astronaut Neil Armstrong wasfirst manwalkthe moon.
astronomy [the scientific studystarsthe universe] I study astronomy becauselikelook at stars.
asylum [political protection given bygovernmenta person from another country] The refugee askedpolitical asylum.
at [()or near; (2) where; (3) when] She sawbear atedgethe forest. () Look atbear. (2) We must go home at noon. (3)
atmosphere [the gases surrounding any star or planet] The atmosphereVenusmostly watercarbon dioxide.
attach [()tie together; (2)connect] Please attach this name cardyour coat. () He attached himselfour group. (2)
attack [()violent attemptdamage, injure or kill; (2)startfight] The war started withrebel attackgovernment troops at Charleston, South Carolina. () Several men attacked himthe street. (2)
attempt [()work toward something; (2)try; (3)make an effort] He attemptedchangelife one step attime. () Do not attemptdrive throughflood waters. (2) You will never write your book if you do not attempt it. (3)
attend [to be present at] The president will attendmeeting.
automobile [()vehicle with wheels usedcarry people; (2)car] Isbus an automobile? () Who inventedautomobile? (2)
autumn [the timethe year between summerwinter] The treesautumn are bright redyellow.
average [() something (a number) representingmiddle; (2) common; (3) normal] The averagedaily high temperaturesWashingtonJanuaryzero degrees, Celsius. () The average amount spentlunch was two dollars. (2) Johnan average student. (3)