agency /ˈeɪdʒənsi/ (n) a business or an organization that provides a particular service especially when representing other businesses or organizations Example: international aid agencies caring for refugees
beer /bɪə(r)/ (n) an alcoholic drink made from malt with hops added to give it taste. There are many types of beer. Example: a barrel/bottle/glass of beer
birth /bɜːθ/ (n) the time when a baby is born; the process of being born Example: The baby weighed three kilos at birth.
biscuit /ˈbɪskɪt/ (n) a small flat dry cake for one person, usually sweet, and baked until hard Example: The cake has a biscuit base (= one made from crushed biscuits).
called /kɔːld/ (adj) to give somebody/something a particular name; to use a particular name or title when you are talking to somebody Example: I've forgotten what the firm he works for is called.
discovery /dɪˈskʌvəri/ (n) an act or the process of finding somebody/something, or learning about something that was not known about before Example: In 1974 Hawking made the discovery(= he discovered) that black holes give off radiation.
disgust /dɪsˈɡʌst/ (v) a strong feeling of dislike for somebody/something that you feel is unacceptable, or for something that looks, smells, etc. unpleasant Example: The level of violence in the film really disgusted me.
evil /ˈiːvl/ (n) enjoying harming others; morally bad and cruel Example: the eternal struggle between good and evil
exhibition /ˌeksɪˈbɪʃn/ (n) a collection of things, for example works of art, that are shown to the public Example: an exhibition of old photographs
explode /ɪkˈspləʊd/ (v) to burst (= break apart) or make something burst loudly and violently, causing damage Example: Bomb disposal experts exploded the device under controlled conditions.
famous /ˈfeɪməs/ (adj) known about by many people Example: He became internationally famous for his novels.
film /fɪlm/ (v) a series of moving pictures recorded with sound that tells a story, watched at a cinema or on a television or other device Example: It took them six weeks to film the documentary.
formerly /ˈfɔːməli/ (adj) in the past Example: John Marsh, formerly of London Road, Leicester, now living in France
frighten /ˈfraɪtn/ (v) to make somebody suddenly feel afraid Example: Sorry, I didn't mean to frighten you.
imagination /ɪˌmædʒɪˈneɪʃn/ (n) the ability to create pictures in your mind; the part of your mind that does this Example: I won't tell you his reaction— I'll leave that to your imagination.