abandoned /əˈbændənd/ (adj) left and no longer wanted, used or needed Example: There was an abandoned supermarket trolley in the middle of the road.
absent /ˈæbsənt/ (adj) not in a place because of illness, etc. Example: to be absent from work
answer /ˈɑːnsə(r)/ (v) something that you say, write or do to react to a question or situation Example: He refused to answer the charges against him.
believe /bɪˈliːv/ (v) to feel certain that something is true or that somebody is telling you the truth Example: People used to believe (that) the earth was flat.
college /ˈkɒlɪdʒ/ (n) (in the UK) a place where students go to study or to receive training after they have left school Example: a college course/library/student
colour /ˈkʌlə(r)/ (n) the appearance that things have that results from the way in which they reflect light. Red, orange and green are colours . Example: The garden was a mass of colour.
disapproval /ˌdɪsəˈpruːvl/ (n) a feeling that you do not like an idea, an action or somebody’s behaviour because you think it is bad, not suitable or going to have a bad effect on somebody else Example: disapproval of his methods
disaster /dɪˈzɑːstə(r)/ (n) an unexpected event, such as a very bad accident, a flood or a fire, that kills a lot of people or causes a lot of damage Example: environmental disasters
disease /dɪˈziːz/ (n) an illness affecting humans, animals or plants, often caused by infection Example: health measures to prevent the spread of disease
finance /ˈfaɪnæns/ (v) money used to run a business, an activity or a project Example: He took a job to finance his stay in Germany.
gate /ɡeɪt/ (n) a barrier like a door that is used to close an opening in a fence or a wall outside a building Example: the gates of the city
historical /hɪˈstɒrɪkl/ (adj) connected with the past Example: Women are not allowed to enter the monastery for historical reasons.
imaginary /ɪˈmædʒɪnəri/ (adj) existing only in your mind or imagination Example: imaginary fears
leg /leɡ/ (n) one of the long parts that connect the feet to the rest of the body Example: a wooden leg
occasion /əˈkeɪʒn/ (n) a particular time when something happens Example: He used the occasion to announce further tax cuts.