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Many —– Numerous (n): nhiều
- There are too many mistakes in this essay.
- He has been late on numerous occasions.
Misery —– Distress/ Hardship (n): sự gian khổ
- Fame brought her nothing but misery.
- The charity aims to relieve poverty and distress caused by natural disasters.
- People suffered many hardships during that long winter.
Mistake —– Error (n): lỗi
- It would be a mistake to ignore his opinion.
- I think you have made an error in calculating the total.
Mix —– Stir/ Mingle/ Blend (v): trộn
- Oil does not mix with water.
- The vegetables are stirred into the rice while it is hot.
- He felt a kind of happiness mingled with regret.
- Blend the flour with the milk to make a smooth paste.
Mother —– Mom (n): mẹ
- I want to buy a present for my mother and father.
- My mom says I have to stay home tonight.
Naughty —– Mischievous (adj): nghịch ngợm
- He is a naughty boy.
- She looked slightly mischievous.
Nearly —– Almost (adv): hầu hết
- The bottle’s nearly empty.
- The story is almost certainly false.
Neat —– Tidy (adj): sạch, gọn
- She was wearing a neat black suit.
- She keeps her flat very tidy.
Occur —– Happen (v): xảy ra
- When exactly did the incident occur?
- You’ll never guess what’s happened!
Odd —– Strange/ Queer/ Weird (adj): kì cục, kì lạ
- The odd thing was that he didn’t recognize me.
- A strange thing happened this morning.
- She had a queer feeling that she was being watched.
- It’s really weird seeing yourself on television.
Old —– Ancient (adj): cũ, cổ kính
- He always gives the same old excuses.
- That’s an ancient oak tree!
Opportunity —– Chance (n): cơ hội
- You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions at the end.
- Please give me a chance to explain.
Outside —– Exterior (n): bên ngoài
- You can’t open the door from the outside.
- The exterior of the house needs painting.
Page —– Sheet (n): trang, giấy
- Someone has torn a page out of this book.
- Start each answer on a fresh sheet.
Particular —– Specific (adj): cụ thể
- There is one particular patient I’d like you to see.
- The money was collected for a specific purpose.
Pastime —– Hobby (n): sở thích
- Watching television now seems to be the most popular national pastime.
- I only play jazz as a hobby.
Pause —– Hesitate (v): dừng, ngập ngừng
- Anita paused for a moment, then said: ‘All right’.
- He seemed to hesitate a second.
Perform —– Act/ Carry out (v); thể hiện, tiến hành
- She performs an important role in our organization.
- Can you act as interpreter?
- Extensive tests have been carried out on the patient.
Place —– Put (v): đặt
- He placed his hand on her shoulder.
- Did you put sugar in my coffee?
Play —– Frolic
- You’ll have to play inside today.
- Lambs frolicked in the next field.
Polite —– Courteous
- Please be polite to our guests.
- The hotel staffs are friendly and courteous.
Popular —– Favorite
- This is one of our most popular designs.
- It’s one of my favorite movies.
Precarious —– Uncertain/ Insecure
- The museum is in a financially precarious position.
- They’re both uncertain about what to do.
- Insecure doors and windows make life easy for burglars.
Pretty —– Beautiful
- She is a pretty girl.
- She looked stunningly beautiful that night.
Prompt —– Immediate/ Instant
- Prompt payment of the invoice would be appreciated.
- Our immediate response to the attack was sheer horror.
- This account gives you instant access to your money.
Pull —– Tug
- Pull the chair nearer the table.
- She tried to escape but he tugged her back.
Push —– Shove
- She pushed at the door but it wouldn’t budge.
- The door wouldn’t open no matter how hard she shoved.
Quake —– Tremble
- They are quaking in their boots at the prospect of tomorrow’s game.
- He opened the letter with trembling hands.
Quiet —– Peaceful
- I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home.
- He had a peaceful life.
Quiet —– Silent
- “Be quiet,” said the teacher.
- “Keep silent, please!”
Quite —– Fairly/ Pretty
- He plays quite well.
- I know him fairly well, but I wouldn’t say we were really close friends.
- I’m pretty sure I’ll be going.
Raise —– Lift
- She raised the gun and fired.
- I lifted the lid of the box and peered in.
Real —– Genuine/ True
- Are those real flowers?
- Is the painting a genuine Picasso?
- The novel is based on a true story.
Receive —– Get
- He received an award for bravery from the police service.
- I got a letter from Dave this morning.
Regret —– Remorse
- She expressed her regret at the decision.
- She felt no remorse at leaving them without notice.
Reject —– Deny/ Refuse
- The prime minister rejected any idea of reforming the system.
- She denied all knowledge of the incident.
- I politely refused their invitation.
Reliable —– Dependable/ Trustworthy
- We are looking for someone who is reliable and hardworking.
- She is a dependable man.
- If you want your mom to trust you, you have to be a trustworthy person.
Remark —– Comment
- The judges remarked on the high standard of entries for the competition.
- I don’t feel I can comment on their decision.
Renew —– Resume
- The army renewed its assault on the capital.
- She resumed her career after an interval of six years.
Rescue —– Save
- He rescued a child from drowning.
- Doctors were unable to save her.
Respect —– Honor
- I have the greatest respect for your brother.
- They stood in silence as a mark of honor to her.
Respond —– Reply/ Answer
- I asked him his name, but he didn’t respond.
- He never replied to any of my letters.
- I repeated the question, but she didn’t answer.
Rest —– Relax
- The doctor told me to rest.
- Just relax and enjoy the movie.
Right —– Correct/ Proper/ True
- You were quite right to criticize him.
- Please check that these details are correct.
- We should have had a proper discussion before voting.
- I think it would be true to say that the show was a success.
Rich —– Wealthy
- Nobody gets rich from writing nowadays.
- They live in a wealthy suburb of Chicago.
Round —– Circular
- The child was watching it all with big round eyes.
- The crater was two miles across and roughly circular.
Rug —– Carpet
- There were several brightly colored rugs scattered around.
- My bedroom carpet is green.
Rule —– Law
- The 1972 act imposed direct rule from Westminster.
- The reforms have recently become law.
Sack —– Bag
- We need about a sack of rice.
- She is holding a plastic bag.
Sad —– Unhappy
- We are very sad to hear that you are leaving.
- I was unhappy that she had to go.
Say —– Tell/ Talk/ Speak
- Be quiet, I have something to say.
- Tell me where you live.
- Stop talking and listen!
- The President refused to speak to the waiting journalists.
Scared —– Terrified/ Frightened/ Afraid
- She is scared of going out alone.
- I’m terrified of losing you.
- I’m frightened of walking home alone in the dark.
- I started to feel afraid of going out alone at night.
Shop —– Store
- There’s a little gift shop around the corner.
- She worked in a grocery store before going to college.
Shout —– Scream/ Yell
- I shouted for help but nobody came.
- He screamed at me to stop.
- She yelled at the child to get down from the wall.
Shy —– Bashful/ Timid/ Embarrassed
- She was too shy to ask anyone for help.
- She looked bashful when he asked her what she wanted.
- He stopped in the doorway, too timid to go in.
- He felt embarrassed at being the centre of attention.
Sick —– Ill
- Her mother’s very sick.
- Her father is seriously ill in St Luke’s hospital.
Sincere —– Honest
- He seemed sincere enough when he said he wanted to help.
- Give me your honest opinion.
Slim —– Slender/ Thin
- She was tall and slim.
- She is slender and stylish.
- She was looking pale and thin.
Small —– Little/ Tiny/ Diminutive
- They’re having a relatively small wedding.
- She gave a little laugh.
- Only a tiny minority hold such extreme views.
- She was a diminutive figure beside her husband.
Smart —– Brilliant/ Intelligent/ Clever/ Bright
- She’s smarter than her brother.
- She has one of the most brilliant minds in the country.
- She asked a lot of intelligent questions.
- He’s too clever by half, if you ask me.
- She’s probably the brightest student in the class.
Smile —– Grin
- He smiled with relief.
- They grinned with delight when they heard our news.
Sniff —– Smell
- The dog sniffed at my shoes.
- I could smell alcohol on his breath.
Sordid —– Dirty
- These were the urban poor, living in the sordid back streets and alleys of prosperous Victorian cities.
- She circled the bedroom, picking up dirty clothes.
Speech —– Lecture
- He made the announcement in a speech on television.
- He regularly gives lectures on modern French literature.
Split —– Divide
- She split the class into groups of four.
- A sentence can be divided up into meaningful segments.
Spooky —– Scary/ Creepy
- It got a bit spooky when James started telling ghost stories.
- It was a really scary moment.
- It’s kind of creepy down in the cellar!
Sprint —– Run
- Three runners sprinted past.
- I had to run to catch the bus.
Stone —– Rock
- The floors are made of stone.
- To build the tunnel, they had to cut through 500 feet of solid rock.
Story —– Tale
- He read the children a story.
- His latest book is a delightful children’s tale about talking animals.
Street —– Highway
- The bank is just across the street.
- He took highway 314 heading north.
Suggest —– Propose
- May I suggest a white wine with this dish, Sir?
- The government proposed changes to the voting system.
Sundown —– Sunset
- The celebration begins at sundown.
- Every evening at sunset the flag was lowered.
Sure —– Certain
- You don’t sound very sure.
- She looks certain to win an Oscar.
Talkative —– Communicative
- She was in a talkative mood.
- He wasn’t very communicative and kept things to himself.
Taxi —– Cab
- We’d better take a taxi.
- I took a cab to the airport.
Temper —– Mood
- He must learn to control his temper.
- He’s always in a bad mood.
Thankful —– Grateful
- I was thankful to see they’d all arrived safely.
- I am extremely grateful to all the teachers for their help.
Think —– Ponder/ Consider
- I didn’t think you liked sports.
- The senator pondered the question for a moment.
- She considered her options.
Toss —– Throw
- She tossed her jacket onto the bed.
- Some kids were throwing stones at the window.
Total —– Entire/ Whole
- This bought the total number of accidents so far this year to 113.
- The entire village was destroyed.
- He spent the whole day writing.
Transform —– Convert
- The photochemical reactions transform the light into electrical impulses.
- The hotel is going to be converted into a nursing home.
Trip —– Journey
- We went on a trip to the mountains.
- They went on a long train journey across India.
Trust —– Believe
- You can trust me not to tell anyone.
- I believed his lies for years.
Try —– Attempt
- I don’t know if I can come but I’ll try.
- I will attempt to answer all your questions.
Trivial —– Unimportant
- I know it sounds trivial, but I’m worried about it.
- I was just a young girl from a small town and I felt very unimportant.
Uncommon —– Unusual
- Side effects from the drug are uncommon.
- She has a very unusual name.
Uncooked —– Raw
- The steak was uncooked in the middle.
- These fish are often eaten raw.
Uneasy —– Restless/ Concerned/ Nervous/ Anxious
- His presence made her feel uneasy.
- After five years in the job, he was beginning to feel restless.
- The President is deeply concerned about this issue.
- I felt really nervous before the interview.
- He seemed anxious about the meeting.
Unfortunate —– Unlucky
- He was unfortunate to lose in the final round.
- He was very unlucky not to win.
Unlawful —– Illegal
- The jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
- It’s illegal to drive through a red light.
Unmarried —– Single
- She was sent away to a home for unmarried mothers.
- The apartments are ideal for single people living alone.
Usually —– Generally
- I’m usually home by 6 o’clock.
- I generally get up at six.
Value —– Worth
- The winner will receive a prize to the value of £1 000.
- He has a personal net worth of $10 million.
Very —– Extremely
- The new building has been very much admired.
- This issue is extremely complicated.
Walk —– Stroll
- He walked slowly away from her.
- People were strolling along the beach.
Want —– Desire
- She’s always wanted a large family.
- We all desire health and happiness.
Weak —– Feeble
- She is still weak after her illness.
- The heartbeat was feeble and irregular.
Winner —– Victor
- The winners of the competition will be announced next month.
- There are no victors in a divorce.
Woman —– Lady
- I prefer to see a woman doctor.
- He was with an attractive young lady.
Wonderful —– Amazing
- It’s wonderful what you can do when you have to.
- It’s amazing the difference a few polite words make.
Word —– Expression
- Could I have a quick word with you?
- Her writing is full of colorful expressions.
Write —– Record
- Write your name at the top of the paper.
- The band is back in the US recording their new album.
Writer —– Author
- She’s one of my favorite writers.
- He was the author of two books on China.
Wrong —– Incorrect
- He was driving on the wrong side of the road
- His version of what happened is incorrect.
Yearly —– Annually
- The magazine is issued twice yearly.
- The exhibition is held annually.