Từ Vựng Bài Đọc The Pearl

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Từ Vựng Bài Đọc The Pearl

ancient
/ˈeɪnʧənt/
(adj). Belonging to the very distant past and no longer in existence.
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pearl
/pɜrl/
(noun). a small hard shiny white ball that forms inside the shell of an oysterand is of great value as a jewel
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wealthy
/ˈwɛlθi/
(adj). Having a great deal of money, resources, or assets; rich.
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regard
/rəˈgɑrd/
(verb). consider or think in a certain way
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cultivate
/ˈkʌltəˌveɪt/
(verb). to prepare and use land for growing plants or crops
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several
/ˈsɛvrəl/
(pronoun). More than two but not many.
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irritant
/ˈɪrətənt/
(noun). A thing that is continually annoying or distracting
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deform
/ˌdiˈfɔrm/
(verb). to change or spoil the usual or natural shape of something
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oyster
/ˈɔɪstər/
(noun). a large flat sea creature that lives in a shell, some types of which can be eaten either cooked or uncooked, and other types of which produce pearls
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numerous
/ˈnumərəs/
(adj). Great in number; many.
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complication
/ˌkɑmpləˈkeɪʃən/
(noun). A circumstance that complicates something; a difficulty.
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disease
/dɪˈziz/
(noun). a disorder that produces specific symptom that differs from physical injury
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jewellery
/ˈʤuːəlri/
(noun). decorative objects worn on your clothes or body that are usually made from valuable metals
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mussel
/ˈmʌsəl/
(noun). any of a number of bivalve mollusks with a brown or purplish-black shell
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reject
/ˈriʤɛkt/
(verb). Dismiss as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty.
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factor
/ˈfæktər/
(noun). A circumstance or a fact
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evaluate
/ɪˈvæljuˌeɪt/
(verb). Form an idea of the amount, number, or value of; assess.
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lustre
/ˈlʌstər/
(noun). a gentle sheen or soft glow, especially that of a partly reflective surface.
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imitation
/ˌɪməˈteɪʃən/
(noun). the act of copying sb/sth
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worthless
/ˈwɜrθləs/
(adj). having no real value or use.
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mechanism
/ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm/
(noun). A natural or established process by which something takes place
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distinguish
/dɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃ/
(verb). recognize or treat (someone or something) as different.
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surgical
/ˈsɜrʤɪkəl/
(adj). connected with surgery
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implantation
/ɪmplænˈteɪʃən/
(noun). The action of implanting or state of being implanted.
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gem
/ʤɛm/
(noun). a precious or semiprecious stone, especially when cut and polished or engraved.
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status
/ˈstætəs/
(noun). High rank or social standing
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powder
/ˈpaʊdər/
(noun). Fine, dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance
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epilepsy
/ˈɛpəˌlɛpsi/
(noun). a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
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freshwater
/ˈfrɛˌʃwɔtər/
(adj). of or found in fresh water; not of the sea
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manufacture
/ˌmænjəˈfækʧər/
(verb). mass-produce
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glittery
/ˈglɪtəri/
(adj). reflecting a bright, shimmering light.
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favorable
/ˈfeɪvərəbəl/
(adj). Expressing approval.
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coastline
/ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn/
(noun). The land along a coast.
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glossy
/ˈglɔsi/
(adj). smooth and shiny
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globe
/gloʊb/
(noun). The earth.
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core
/kɔr/
(noun). The tough central part of various fruits, containing the seeds.
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ranking
/ˈræŋkɪŋ/
(noun). a position in a scale of achievement or status; a classification
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cradle
/ˈkreɪdəl/
(noun). A baby's bed or cot, typically one mounted on rockers.
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clam
/klæm/
(noun). A marine bivalve mollusc with shells of equal size.
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mollusc
/ˈmɒləsk/
(noun). any animal that has a soft body, no spine, and is often covered with a shell. Many molluscs live in water
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secrete
/sɪˈkrit/
(verb). produce and discharge (a substance)
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defence
/dɪˈfɛns/
(verb). the action of defending from or resisting attack.
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lustrous
/ˈlʌstrəs/
(adj). Having lustre; shining
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nacre
/ˈneɪkə/
(noun). Mother-of-pearl
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nucleus
/ˈnukliəs/
(adj). The central and most important part of an object,
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durability
/dərəˈbɪlɪti/
(noun). The ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage
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irregular
/ɪˈrɛgjələr/
(adj). Not even or balanced in shape or arrangement.
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merit
/ˈmɛrət/
(noun). the quality of being good and of deserving praise, reward or admiration
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lagoon
/ləˈgun/
(noun). A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
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volcanic
/vɑlˈkænɪk/
(adj). Relating to or produced by a volcano or volcanoes
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atoll
/ˈæˌtɑl/
(noun). an island made of coral and shaped like a ring with a lake of sea water in the middle
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transplant
/trænˈsplænt/
(verb). to take an organ, skin, etc. from one person, animal, part of the body, etc. and put it into or onto another
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graft
/græft/
(noun). a shoot or twig inserted into a slit on the trunk or stem of a living plant, from which it receives sap
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mantle
/ˈmæntəl/
(noun). A loose sleeveless cloak or shawl
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gonad
/ˈgoʊnæd/
(noun). a male sex organ that produces sperm; a female sex organ that produces eggs
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spherical
/ˈsfɛrɪkəl/
(adj). Shaped like a sphere.
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bead
/bid/
(noun). A small piece of glass, stone, or similar material that is threaded
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glide
/glaɪd/
(verb). To move smoothly and quietly, especially as though it takes no effort
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gritty
/ˈgrɪti/
(adj). showing the courage and strength of mind to continue doing something difficult or unpleasant
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lab
/læb/
(noun). a laboratory
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diver
/ˈdaɪvər/
(noun). a person who wears a diving suit to work under water
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reserve
/rɪˈzɜrv/
(noun). a supply of a commodity not needed for immediate use but available if required
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contaminate
/kənˈtæməˌneɪt/
(verb). to make a substance or place dirty
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pristine
/ˈprɪstin/
(adj). In its original condition
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stock
/stɑk/
(noun). The goods or merchandise kept on the premises of a shop
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irony
/ˈaɪrəni/
(noun). the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect; a situation like this
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