adapt /əˈdæpt/ (v) to change your behaviour in order to deal more successfully with a new situation Example: These styles can be adapted to suit individual tastes.
adopt /əˈdɒpt/ (v) to take somebody else’s child into your family and become its legal parent(s) Example: a campaign to encourage childless couples to adopt
April /ˈeɪprəl/ (n) the fourth month of the year, between March and May Example: last April's election
army /ˈɑːmi/ (n) a large organized group of soldiers who are trained to fight on land Example: The two opposing armies faced each other across the battlefield.
arrange /əˈreɪndʒ/ (v) to plan or organize something in advance Example: She arranged a loan with the bank.
August /ˈɔːɡəst/ (n) impressive, making you feel respect Example: They got married last August.
barrier /ˈbæriə(r)/ (n) an object like a fence that prevents people from moving forward from one place to another Example: The car crashed into the safety barrier and burst into flames.
collapse /kəˈlæps/ (v) to fall down or fall in suddenly, often after breaking apart Example: The roof collapsed under the weight of snow.
customs /ˈkʌstəmz/ (n) the government department that collects taxes on goods bought and sold and on goods brought into the country, and that checks what is brought in Example: a customs officer
direct /dəˈrekt/ (v) going in the straightest line between two places without stopping or changing direction Example: The machine directs a powerful beam at the affected part of the body.
draft /drɑːft/ (n) a rough written version of something that is not yet in its final form Example: I've made a rough draft of the letter.
emotion /ɪˈməʊʃn/ (n) a strong feeling such as love, fear or anger; the part of a person’s character that consists of feelings Example: The decision was based on emotion rather than rational thought.
etc. /ˌet ˈsetərə/ abbreviation used after a list to show that there are other things that you could have mentioned (the abbreviation for ‘ et cetera’ ) Example: We saw lots of lions, tigers, elephants, etc.
extensive /ɪkˈstensɪv/ (adj) covering a large area; great in amount Example: an extensive range of wines
favour /ˈfeɪvə(r)/ (n) a thing that you do to help somebody Example: I'm going as a favour to Ann, not because I want to.