Most Common Words Challenge 5

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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: administrator, adult, area, cup, customs, dad, differently, drama, fairly, finely, foundation, jet, jury, lap, lid, particularly, physics, pig, popular, qualified, region, rip, sad, safe, satisfy, sea, tape, tea, toast, ton, van, via, wonderful, and yet.

adj. (of an undertaking) secure from risk; free from danger or the risk of harm; having reached a base without being put out; in safekeeping; financially sound; noun: strongbox where valuables can be safely kept; a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests; contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse | adj. (of animals) fully developed; noun: any mature animal; a fully developed person from maturity onward | adj. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people); carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large; regarded with great favour, approval, or affection especially by the general public; representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large | adj. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; of things that make you feel sad; bad; unfortunate | adj. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers | adj. legally qualified; meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task; limited or restricted; not absolute; contingent on something else; having elements or qualities mixed in proper or suitable proportions; especially made less severe; restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man'); holding appropriate documentation and officially on record as qualified to perform a specified function or practice a specified skill | adj. of the blackest black; similar to the colour of jet or coal; noun: an airplane powered by one or more jet engines; the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid); a hard black form of lignite that takes a brilliant polish and is used in jewellery or ornamentation; an artificially produced flow of water; street names for ketamine; verb: issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; fly a jet plane | adj. relating to or characteristic of or occurring on the sea or ships; noun: a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land; turbulent water with swells of considerable size; anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume | adv. in a delicate manner; in an elegant manner; in tiny pieces | adv. in another and different manner | adv. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common; specifically or especially distinguished from others; uniquely or characteristically | adv. up to the present time; to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons; despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession); used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; used after a superlative; within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time | adv. without favouring one party, in a fair even-handed manner; in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; to a moderately sufficient extent or degree | noun: a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law; a committee appointed to judge a competition | noun: a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds; a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds | noun: a crude block of metal (lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace; domestic swine; mould consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman; a person regarded as greedy and pig-like; a coarse obnoxious person; verb: live like a pig, in squalor; give birth; eat greedily | noun: a light mid-afternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water; a reception or party at which tea is served; a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves | noun: a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; a recording made on magnetic tape; measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimetres and used for measuring lengths; the finishing line for a foot race; memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; verb: fasten or attach with tape; register electronically; record on videotape | noun: a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening of a container; headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim; either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye | noun: a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; a subject of study; a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); a particular environment or walk of life | noun: a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; a large metal vessel with two handles that is awarded as a trophy to the winner of a competition; the hole (or metal container in the hole) on a golf green; a punch served in a pitcher instead of a punch bowl; cup-shaped plant organ; a United States liquid unit equal to 8 fluid ounces; the quantity a cup will hold; any cup-shaped concavity; verb: treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin; put into a cup; form into the shape of a cup | noun: a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current; an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; a dissolute man in fashionable society; verb: criticize or abuse strongly and violently; cut (wood) along the grain; move precipitously or violently; tear or be torn violently | noun: a truck with an enclosed cargo space; a camper equipped with living quarters; the leading units moving at the head of an army; any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts) | noun: an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk | noun: lowest support of a structure; education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge; an institution supported by an endowment; the basis on which something is grounded; the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; a woman's undergarment worn to give shape to the contours of the body; the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained | noun: money collected under a tariff | noun: movement once around a course; a flap that lies over another part; the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; an area of control or responsibility; touching with the tongue; verb: take up with the tongue; move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another; wash or flow against; pass the tongue over | noun: slices of bread that have been toasted; a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention; a drink in honour of or to the health of a person or event; a person in desperate straits; someone doomed; verb: propose a toast to; make brown and crisp by heating | noun: someone who manages a government agency or department; the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor; someone who administers a business | noun: the extended spatial location of something; a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'); a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about | noun: the quality of being arresting or highly emotional; the literary genre of works intended for the theatre; an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional; a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage | noun: the science of matter and energy and their interactions | prep: by way of | verb: make happy or satisfied; fulfil the requirements or expectations of; fill or meet a want or need 


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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