action /ˈækʃn/ (n) the process of doing something in order to make something happen or to deal with a situation Example: What is the best course of action in the circumstances?
adequate /ˈædɪkwət/ (adj) enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need Example: There is a lack of adequate provision for disabled students.
aid /eɪd/ (n) money, food, etc. that is sent to help countries in difficult situations Example: aid agencies(= organizations that provide help)
bear /beə(r)/ (v) to be able to accept and deal with something unpleasant Example: I can't bear having cats in the house.
beginning /bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/ (n) the time when something starts; the first part of an event, a story, etc. Example: Let's start again from the beginning.
bridge /brɪdʒ/ (n) a structure that is built over a road, railway, river, etc. so that people, vehicles, etc. can cross from one side to the other Example: We crossed the bridge over the River Windrush.
clearly /ˈklɪəli/ (adj) in a way that is easy to see or hear Example: Please speak clearly after the tone.
cream /kriːm/ (adj) the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid that rises to the top of milk, used in cooking or as a type of sauce to put on fruit, etc. Example: a cream linen suit
damage /ˈdæmɪdʒ/ (v) physical harm caused to something which makes it less attractive, useful or valuable Example: The allegations are likely to damage his political career.
decrease /dɪˈkriːs/ (v) to become smaller in size, number, etc.; to make something smaller in size, number, etc. Example: People should decrease the amount of fat they eat.
deposit /dɪˈpɒzɪt/ (n) a sum of money that is given as the first part of a larger payment Example: We've put down a 5% deposit on the house.
description /dɪˈskrɪpʃn/ (n) a piece of writing or speech that says what somebody/something is like; the act of writing or saying in words what somebody/something is like Example: Police have issued a description of the gunman.
entertainer /ˌentəˈteɪnə(r)/ (n) a person whose job is to sing, dance or perform for people so that they enjoy themselves Example: a street entertainer
enthusiastic /ɪnˌθjuːziˈæstɪk/ (adj) feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/something Example: She was even less enthusiastic about going to Spain.
even /ˈiːvn/ (adj) used to emphasize something unexpected or surprising Example: He never even opened the letter (= so he certainly didn't read it).