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accurate /ˈækjərət/
(adj) correct and true in every detail
Example: The police are trying to obtain a more accurate picture of crime levels.

appoint /əˈpɔɪnt/
(v) to choose somebody for a job or position of responsibility
Example: They appointed him (as) captain of the English team.

before /bɪˈfɔː(r)/
(adj) earlier than somebody/something
Example: That had happened long before (= a long time earlier).

contrast /ˈkɒntrɑːst/
(v) a difference between two or more people or things that you can see clearly when they are compared or put close together; the fact of comparing two or more things in order to show the differences between them
Example: It is interesting to contrast the British legal system with the American one.

credit /ˈkredɪt/
(n) an arrangement that you make, with a shop for example, to pay later for something you buy
Example: Your credit limit is now £2000.

curious /ˈkjʊəriəs/
(adj) having a strong desire to know about something
Example: I was curious to find out what she had said.

dangerous /ˈdeɪndʒərəs/
(adj) likely to injure or harm somebody, or to damage or destroy something
Example: It would be dangerous for you to stay here.

depressing /dɪˈpresɪŋ/
(adj) making you feel very sad and without enthusiasm
Example: a depressing sight/thought/experience

fish /fɪʃ/
(n) a creature that lives in water, breathes through gills , and uses fins and a tail for swimming
Example: tropical/marine/freshwater fish

gram /ɡræm/
(n) a unit for measuring weight. There are 1 000 grams in one kilogram .
Example: One object that may 500 grams is a bottle of water that is 16.9 ounces

he /hi/
(adv) a male person or animal that has already been mentioned or is easily identified
Example: Everyone liked my father—he was the perfect gentleman.

itself /ɪtˈself/
(adv) used when the animal or thing that does an action is also affected by it
Example: Does the computer turn itself off?

journey /ˈdʒɜːni/
(n) an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart
Example: The journey will take four weeks and we'll visit four countries.

legal /ˈliːɡl/
(adj) connected with the law
Example: to take/seek legal advice

lip /lɪp/
(n) either of the two soft edges at the opening to the mouth
Example: She kissed him on the lips.