- Magnificent (adj): very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired (đẹp lộng lẫy, tráng lệ, hung vĩ)
Ex: It was a beautiful warm and calm day, and the view of mountains and lakes were magnificent.
- Legend (n): a very old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories, not always true, that people tell about a famous event or person (huyền thoại)
Ex: According to legend, those woods used to be haunted, so people would avoid entering.
- Folk (n): people, especially those of a particular group or type (người)
Ex: But these young folk in the suburbs are in general more consumers than critics when it comes to American capitalism.
- Marvel (v): to show or experience great surprise or admiration (lấy làm kinh ngạc)
Ex: She marveled at Jeffrey’s composure
- Possess (v): to have or own something, or to have a particular quality (sở hữu)
Ex: When TV Licensing officials call round, householders often claim they do not possess a television.
- Perpetual (adj): continuing forever in the same way (vô cùng, vô tận)
Ex: It is the essential nature of work to be perpetual, repetitive, habitual.
- Reputedly (adv): said to be the true situation although this is not known to be certain and may not be likely (được nói là, được kể lại)
Ex: He reputedly gained a £1.2-million settlement at the end of their marriage
- Oddity (adj): someone or something that is strange and unusual (sự kỳ lạ, người kì quái, vật kì quái)
Ex: The oddity of what he wore and what he was doing suited him.
- Reminiscence (n): the act of remembering events and experiences from the past (sự hồi tưởng, sự nhớ lại)
Ex: The website invites an assortment of love letters anything ranging from letters of reminiscence to letters that carry promises of unspoken love.
- Forth (adv): (from a place) out or away, or (from a point in time) forward (nơi chốn : về phía trước, thời gian: từ lúc đó trở đi)
Ex: The plants will bush out, putting forth fresh shoots.
From that day forth he gave me endless friendship.
- Authority (n): the moral or legal right or ability to control (chính quyền, nhà cầm quyền)
Ex: He had absolute authority over his subordinates
- Tend (v): to care for something or someone (chăm sóc, quan tâm)
Ex: Someone had to plant the trees and tend them until the coffee beans reached maturity.
- Queer (adj) : strange, unusual, or not expected (kì lạ, khác thường)
Ex: To me it was much more to do with irony, or some weird twisted queer sense of humour.
- Stranded (adj): unable to leave somewhere because of a problem such as not having any transport or money (bị mắt kẹt ở lại một nơi nào đó)
Ex: The ships were stranded in shallow water
- Deed (n) : an intentional act, especially a very bad or very good one ( 1 việc làm, đặc biệt là làm việc thiện hay việc ác)
Ex: Who can read the heroic deeds of brave men without a feeling of respect and admiration?
- Reckon (v) : to think or believe (nghĩ là hoặc tin là)
Ex: Even if you manage to find a bargain, seasoned gemstone collectors reckon that you may need to hold the stones for as long as ten years to get a decent return.
- Apprentice (n): someone who has agreed to work for a skilled person for a particular period of time and often for low payment, in order to learn that person’s skills (người học việc)
Ex: The apprentice might expect some kind of support and patronage after his term expired.
- Trample (v): to step heavily on something or someone, causing damage or injury (dẫm lên)
Ex: Some were trampled in the rush and others survived the stampede with deep psychic scars.
- Trespass (v): to go onto someone’s land or enter their building without permission (xâm nhập, trà trộn vào )
Ex: That same year, another woman was arrested for trespassing at that same home.
- Outlandish (adj) : strange and unusual and difficult to accept or like (lạ lùng hoặc ngoại quốc)
Ex: Much of it is so ridiculous, so confused and generally outlandish that it often becomes comical.
At any rate, this all seems rather bizarre and outlandish – until you realise where the bodies are buried.
- Wander (v): to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction (đi lang thang)
Ex: He wandered aimlessly through the narrow streets
- Conjure (v): make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly from nowhere as if by magic (làm cái gì đó hiện ra , có khi liên qua đến phép thuật)
Ex: Its glossy pages and colourful pictures conjure up the image of a veritable paradise.
When his mind chose to conjure up images, it presented every possible situation he could ever hate.
- Retort (v): to answer someone quickly in an angry or funny way (đáp trả lại, trả lời lại)
Ex: She opened her mouth to retort but stopped.
- Indeed (adv): really or certainly, often used to emphasise something (thật vậy, quả nhiên)
Ex: It was not expected to last long, and indeed it took less than three weeks
- Nigh (adj): near (gần, gần như)
Ex: I think it is nigh on impossible to remove religious teaching from the classroom (at least for the foreseeable future).
- Laden (adj): carrying or holding a lot of something ((mang vác) nặng nệ, (trái cây) trĩu nặng, đầy tràn)
Ex: And it had a big hole in it laden with black shiny coal–tons and tons of it!
The trees were festooned with grape-vines, which were laden with the richest clusters of the delicious fruit.
- Toil (v) : to move in a particular direction, slowly and with great effort (làm việc cực nhọc)
Ex: Some of the party workers who had been toiling all day, and were still expecting a victory, retired to a nearby pub to enjoy themselves.
- Startle (v): to do something unexpected that surprises and sometimes worries a person or animal (làm giật mình, hoảng hốt)
Ex: A sudden sound in the doorway startled her
- Peer (v): to look carefully or with difficulty (nhìn chăm chú hay nhìn cái gì đó có chút khó khăn)
Ex: She peered around corners and snooped in vacant desks searching for anything that might be deemed incriminating.
- Gape (v): to look in great surprise at someone or something, especially with an open mouth (trừng mắt miệng mở to, vì ngạc nhiên)
Ex: They gaped at her as if she were an alien
- Hobbit (n): an imaginary small creature like a human described in books by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ex: After a few years, he once again splashed back onto the scene as Frodo, the hobbit we’ve all come to know and love, in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Dwarf (n): in stories for children, a creature like a little man with magical powers (người lùn); (v) : cause to seem small or insignificant in comparison (làm nhỏ đi, làm lùn đi)
Ex: The wizard captured the dwarf.
The buildings surround and dwarf All Saints Church.
- Cart (n): a vehicle with either two or four wheels, pulled by a horse and used for carrying goods (xe thồ, xe kéo)
Ex: Through wind and rain he was to be seen pushing his cart through the village, keeping the place spotless.
- Cloak (n): a loose outer piece of clothing without sleeves, that fastens at the neck, and is worn instead of a coat (áo choàng, áo măng tô); (v) to hide from something (giấu, che đậy)
Ex: They are generally very tall, with long hooded cloaks that cover their faces and their entire bodies.
The men ventured another glimpse and saw Aediphus, still cloaked in his torn black robes.
- Bushy (adj): describes hair or fur that is very thick ((tóc, lông) thô, dày)
Ex: Groucho’s trademark greasepaint mustache and bushy eyebrows
- Brim (n): the bottom part of a hat that sticks out all round (vành nón); (v) fill or be full to the point of overflowing (làm đầy tràn)
Ex: As a rule of thumb, if you can stick a whole finger under the brim of the hat, it’s too big.
Then she pulled her hand away, but not before I saw her eyes brim with tears.
- Cargo: the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle (hàng hóa vận chuyển trên phương tiện lớn như tàu bè, máy bay)
Ex: The ship was carrying a cargo of crude oil.
- Elf (n): an imaginary being, often like a small person with pointed ears, in popular stories (yêu tinh)
Ex: There is a group of elves or goblins or aliens or something who show up as I’m drifting off.
- Rune (n): any of the letters of an ancient alphabet cut into stone or wood in the past by the people of northern Europe, or any similar mark with a secret or magic meaning (cổ tự)
Ex: Oddly enough, I memorized the Anglo-Saxon rune alphabet in high school with a friend of mine so we could pass notes in geometry class.
- Wizard (n): a man who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people (thầy phù thủy)
Ex: To do that he requires a rod of dragon control, and hopes to get his hands on the one the Empress uses to control gold dragons, offsetting the magical power of the wizards
- Forthcoming (adj): happening soon (sắp tới)
Ex: Mike from Portumna was launched on the scene at the start of the year and this new song is a track from a forthcoming debut album release.
- Onlooker (n): someone who watches something that is happening in a public place but is not involved in it (người xem, khan giả)
Ex: Watched by a crowd of onlookers three firefighters went into the water and used a canal side crane to hoist the shivering animal out.
- Vain (adj): unsuccessful; of no value (hư không hão huyền)
Ex: We took to channel hopping in the vain hope that something remotely interesting would catch our attention.
- Grumble (v): to complain about someone or something in an annoyed way (càu nhàu)
Ex: The man grumbled angrily as he glared down from atop of his horse.
- Pour (v): to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container, by raising just one side of the container that the substance is in (rót vào)
Ex: She poured a little whiskey into a glass
- Provision (n): supplies of food and other necessary things (khoảng trợ cấp, cung cấp)
Ex: But Standard Life fears that any more confusion in the market place will have an adverse affect on savers, causing more people to spurn making proper financial provision for their future.
- Enthusiastic (adj): showing a feeling of energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it (đam mê, nhiệt huyết, sốt sắng, năng nổ)
Ex: They were enthusiastic supporters of the president.
- Admittance (n): permission to enter a place (sự cho phép để vài 1 nơi nào đó)
Ex: In order to gain admittance into the Milliken or Fairchild Libraries after hours, a student or faculty member must scan their personally assigned access card.
- Seldom (adv): almost never (ít khi, gần như không bao giờ)
Ex: I have seldom been so moved by the reconciliation of the lovers, human and fairy.
- Pavilion (n): a temporary structure, such as a large tent, especially used at public events or for shows (lều, trại, rạp)
Ex: Some 25 football fields would be needed to lay out all the pavilions and exhibition booths.
- Adjoining (adj): near, next to, or touching (gần kề, tiếp giáp)
Ex: I was in an adjoining room and could hear voices
- Intense (adj): extreme and forceful or (of a feeling) very strong (nghiêm trọng, căng thẳng)
Ex: He was an intense young man who was very determined to do well in school.
- Lantern (n): a light inside a container that has a handle for holding it or hanging it up, or the container itself (đèn lồng)
Ex: The hexagonal belfry contains six louvers with pointed arches and is crowned by an octagonal lantern and a copper dome
- Enormous (adj): extremely large (to lớn, khổng lồ)
Ex: We chose not to undertake the project because of the enormous costs involved.
- Promising (adj): something that shows signs that it is going to be successful or enjoyable (có triển vọng, hứa hẹn)
Ex: The future appeared very promising for the bright yellow racer but the plane was badly damaged in a landing accident after the races.
- Erect (v): to build a building, wall, or other structure (xây dựng)
Ex: The guest house was erected in the eighteenth century.
- Inn (n): a pub where you can stay for the night, usually in the countryside (nhà trọ, quán trọ)
Ex: We decided to stay at an inn rather than keep driving all night
- Supplement (v): to add something to something to make it larger or better (bổ xung, bổ khuyết)
Ex: These great performances are supplemented by quite breathtaking visuals of a phenomenal quality.
- Vanished (adj): not now present or existing (biến mất, tiêu thất)
Ex: The pain vanished after he took an aspirin.