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Learning English via Movies English Songs by Whitney Data Sources: 1.Wen Shin’s New English-English (English-Chinese) Dictionary. 2.Cobuild English Dictionary Word Bank
When you believe
miracle (n.) an event ascribed to a supernatural cause Christ performed many miracles, such as turning water into wine. It was a miracle that he was not hurt in the car accident.
swiftly (adv.) quickly The floods rose swiftly. swift (a.) 1.moving or able to move very fast 2.coming, happening, or done quickly He was swift to deny those accusations
frail (a.) 1.weak and delicate She lay in bed looking particularly frail. 2.easily broken or damaged The frail craft rocked as he clambered in.
resilient (a.) strong and not easily damaged by being hit, stretched or squeezed Cotton is more resilient to being squashed.
I have nothing
farther (adv.) 1.at or to a greater distance I can’t go any farther. 2.at or to a great extent I am farther into the book than you are. (a.) more distant He waved at me on the farther shore.
passion (n.) a very strong feeling Bob is often controlled by his passions. Verb + passion arouse (excite, inflame, stir up) one’s passion curb ( restrain) one’s passion get (fly, fall) into a passion Adj + passion burning (ardent) passion a foolish passion tender passion
survive (v.i) continue to live or exist Many people died in the earthquake, but he survived. (vt.) live longer than The old woman survived all her children. live or last through Few plants survived the frost..
I’m every woman
spell (n.) 1.a word or group of words supposed to have magic power The old woman cast (put) a spell on the prince and turned him into a beast. 2.a period of time The cold spell lasted two weeks. spellbinding (=fascinating, enchanting) spellbound (=fascinated, enchanted)
groove (n.) a line cut into a surface Running water has made a groove in the rock.
instantly (adv.) immediately, at once All passengers were killed instantly in the crash. instant (a.) 1.immediate That movie was an instant success. 2.capable of being prepared quickly (instant +N) instant soup (coffee, food) instant (n.) a very short moment At that instant I fell.
Play with Words
Play with words Instance In most instances this medicine has no bad side effects.
Play with words fall The snow was falling. She stumbled and fell. The maple leaves turn red in fall. fell The boxer felled his opponent. They are felling all the trees in that area.
Play with words find I cannot find time to read this novel. The police found him dead when they arrive at the accident. found He founded a new firm. The movie is founded on real life. founder (=creator, builder) foundation (= establishment, basis, groundwork)