Most Common Words Challenge 3

Most Common Words Course Challenges | Vocabulary


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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.

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The 34 words in this Challenge are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Can you put your name at the top of the Challenge Leader Board by writing the word for each of the definitions in this Challenge?

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The words used in this Challenge are: afterwards, amazed, arm, atmosphere, atom, conduct, deer, despite, die, dull, ear, end, entrance, era, essay, gain, lorry, mathematics, news, output, pen, possess, powerful, reading, separately, ski, so-called, sue, uncontrolled, user, wheel, wisdom, would, and young.

adj. doubtful or suspect | adj. filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock | adj. not being under control; out of control | adj. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; emitting or reflecting very little light; lacking in liveliness or animation; verb: make dull in appearance | adj. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; having great influence; (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; having great power or force or potency or effect | adj. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; noun: United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877); English poet (1683-1765); adj. not tried or tested by experience | adv. apart from others | adv. happening at a time subsequent to a reference time | noun: (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything; (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element | noun: a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument; written material intended to be read; a particular interpretation or performance; the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments | noun: a final part or section; a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold; one of two places from which people are communicating to each other; either extremity of something that has length | noun: a handwheel that is used for steering; a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines); an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims; forces that provide energy and direction | noun: a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides; a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides | noun: a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods; a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event; (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched | noun: a particular environment or surrounding influence; a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade; the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body; the weather or climate at some place | noun: a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something; a person who takes drugs; a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically | noun: a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement | noun: a tentative attempt; an analytic or interpretive literary composition; verb: make an effort or attempt; put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to | noun: accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment; the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight; the quality of being prudent and sensible; an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC | noun: contemptuous disregard; lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike | noun: distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers | noun: female swan; a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play; a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes; an enclosure for confining livestock | noun: final product; the things produced; what is produced in a given time period; verb: to create or manufacture a specific amount; noun: signal that comes out of an electronic system | noun: French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857); verb: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against | noun: narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow; verb: move along on skis | noun: new information of any kind; information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; a program devoted to news; new information about specific and timely events | noun: the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium; attention to what is said; good hearing; fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn | verb: direct the course of; manage or control; behave in a certain manner; lead musicians in the performance of; noun: (behavioural attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people | verb: have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; enter into and control, as of emotions or ideas; have ownership or possession of | verb: increase in; derive a benefit from; noun: the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input; verb: increase (one's body weight) | verb: past tense of "will" | verb: put into a trance; noun: a movement into or inward; the act of entering; verb: attract; cause to be enamoured | verb: stop operating or functioning; to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player; feel indifferent towards; lose sparkle or bouquet | verb: supply with arms; noun: an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb; the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person 


Most Common Words

Developing your vocabulary is one of the most essential things you can do if you are to really improve your English skills. I have created a database of over 4,000 of the most common English words to help you expand your vocabulary. If you learn these 4,015 British English words, you will be able to understand 90% of normal, everyday conversations in British English, as well as most written media such as newspapers, magazines, and Internet articles. There are several ways to learn these words in the Britlish Library and you will find them in this course.

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The 31 words in this Word Search are taken from the 4,015 most common English words database. If you learn all 4,015 of these English words, you will be able to understand 90% of everyday spoken and written English. Developing your vocabulary is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English skills.

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