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1 Wordlist 28 Fame in a Foreign Language: Joseph Conrad

2 1. Crest (n.) Definition: the head or top of anything Synonym: peak, pinnacle Example: the crest of a hill/wave Word Family: crest·ed, adjective crest·less, adjective sub·crest, noun un·crest·ed, adjective un·der·crest, noun

3 2. Debt (n.) Definition: something, especially money, that is owed to someone else, or the state of owing something Synonym: arrears, liability Example: He managed to pay off his debts in two years. Word Family: debt·less, adjective su·per·debt, noun

4 3. Draft (v.) Definition: to take or select by draft, especially for military service. Synonym: conscribe, Example: Extra police forces were drafted to control the crowds. Word Family: draft·a·ble, adjective draft·er, noun an·ti·draft, adjective pre·draft, noun, verb (used with object) re·draft, verb (used with object)

5 4. Exile (v.) Definition: to separate from country, home, etc. Synonym: expel, banish, cast out Example: Disagreements exiled him from his family. Word Family: ex·il·a·ble, adjective ex·il·er, noun qua·si-ex·iled, adjective un·ex·iled, adjective

6 5. Get by (v.) Definition: to be able to live or deal with a situation with difficulty, usually by having just enough of something you need, such as money Synonym: cope, manage Example: We don’t earn a huge salary,but we get by. Word Family:

7 6. Immense (adj.) Definition: extremely large in size or degree Synonym: massive, enormous, great, extensive Example: They spent an immense amount of time getting the engine into perfect condition. Word Family: im·mense·ly, adverb im·mense·ness, noun

8 7. Incline (v.) Definition: to (make someone) feel something or want to do something Synonym: prefer, favour Example: The prime minister is believed to be inclining towards an April election. Word Family: in·clin·er, noun o·ver·in·cline, verb, o·ver·in·clined, o·ver·in·clin·ing. re·in·cline, verb, re·in·clined, re·in·clin·ing.

9 8. Intriguing (adj.) Definition: very interesting because of being unusual or mysterious Synonym: interesting, fascinating, absorbing Example: She has a really intriguing personality. Word Family: in·tri·guer, noun in·tri·guing·ly, adverb out·in·trigue, verb (used with object), out·in·trigued, out·in·tri·guing. un·in·trigued, adjective

10 9. Phenomenal (adj.) Definition: extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way Synonym: extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable Example: Her rise to fame was quite phenomenal - in less than two years she was a household name. Word Family: phe·nom·e·nal·i·ty, noun phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb non·phe·nom·e·nal, adjective non·phe·nom·e·nal·ly, adverb sem·i·phe·nom·e·nal, adjective

11 10. Restless (adj.) Definition: unwilling or unable to stay still or to be quiet and calm, because you are worried or bored Synonym: uneasy, restive, apprehensive Example: He's a restless type - he never stays in one country for long. Word Family: rest·less·ly, adverb rest·less·ness, noun

12 11. Sailor (n.) Definition: a person who works on a ship, especially one who is not an officer Synonym: seaman, seafarer Example: I want to be a sailor and go to the sea. Word Family: sail·or·like, adjective sail·or·ly, adjective non·sail·or, noun

13 12. Spine (v.) Definition: to cause to have a particular bias; influence in a certain direction Synonym: Example: His assignment was to spin the reporters after the president's speech. Word Family: spin·na·bil·i·ty, noun spin·na·ble, adjective out·spin, verb (used with object), out·spun, out·spin·ning. un·spin·na·ble, adjective

14 13. Steamer (n.) Definition: a boat or ship that moves by steam power Synonym: steamboat, steamship Example: He was a sailor on a steamer for half of his life. Word Family:

15 14. Vessel (n.) Definition: a large boat or a ship Synonym: boat, watercraft, ship Example: a cargo/fishing/naval/patrol/sailing/supply vessel Word Family:


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