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Pastor noun /ˈpɑːstə(r)/ /ˈpæstər/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a priest; a man of a church He told his pastor that he won. And he told his pastor to keep it. You look like a pastor. He was ordained a pastor in the church. Read more


Crux noun /krʌks/ /krʌks/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 the most important or difficult part of a problem or an issue The idea of exclusiveness of being the only one in the world able to claim ownership of a distinct product is the crux upon which the human history of collecting any art rests. Read more


Envision verb /ɪnˈvɪʒn/ /ɪnˈvɪʒn/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 imagine a future possibility He envisions that it will take about three years to get the first hamburger on the market. They envision an equal society, free of poverty and disease. Read more


Prairie noun /ˈpreəri/ /ˈpreri/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a large area in North America where grass grows Farmers grow plants in North American prairies. Only about 5 per cent of native prairie is left in Kansas. The North American prairie was once the world's largest grassland. Read more


Asteroid noun /ˈæstərɔɪd/ /ˈæstərɔɪd/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 any one of the many small planets that go around the sun The asteroid belt is a place with many asteroids in space. The asteroid crash caused siderophobia amongst the people. Read more


Statue noun /ˈstætʃuː/ /ˈstætʃuː/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a figure of a person or an animal in stone, metal, etc., usually the same size as in real life or larger The artist makes the statue from scrap metal. Read more


Blanket noun adjective verb /ˈblæŋkɪt/ /ˈblæŋkɪt/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a large piece of material which keeps a person warm in bed Spiderweb looks like white blankets. The baby was wrapped in a blanket. A blanket of something such as snow is a continuous layer of it which hides what is below or beyond it. Read more


Racial adjective /ˈreɪʃl/ /ˈreɪʃl/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 happening or existing between people of different races They have pledged to end racial discrimination in areas such as employment. Racial strife is tearing our country apart. connected with a person’s race Read more


Optimal adjective /ˈɒptɪməl/ /ˈɑːptɪməl/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 the best possible; producing the best possible results seeking the optimal solution This smart washing machine will dispense an optimal amount of water for the load. This region has optimal conditions for rafting. Read more


Lawmaker noun /ˈlɔːmeɪkə(r)/ /ˈlɔːmeɪkər/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a politician who helps make the laws of a country After that, he was an active lawmaker in the 15th and 16th National Assembly. Lawmakers in countries all over the world warned about bitcoin in the past because its value can change very quickly and because it can be used for illegal activities. Read more


Hail verb /heɪl/ /heɪl/ noun /heɪl/ /heɪl/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 to describe somebody/something as being very good or special, especially in newspapers, etc. Patient advocates and doctors are hailing the drug, while others said that the clinical trials were inconsistent. Read more


Fine adjective /faɪn/ /faɪn/ adverb noun verb youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a very fine performance ‘How are you?’ ‘Fine, thanks.’ ‘I’ll leave this here, OK?’ ‘Fine.’ Don’t worry. Your speech was fine. a fine view fine bone china Read more


Bowel noun /ˈbaʊəl/ /ˈbaʊəl/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 the tube along which food passes after it has been through the stomach, especially the end where waste is collected before it is passed out of the body Patients are asked to report any change in bowel habit. Read more


Evacuate verb /ɪˈvækjueɪt/ /ɪˈvækjueɪt/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 to move people from a place of danger to a safer place Families were evacuated to safer parts of the city. Children were evacuated from London to escape the bombing. Read more


Tolerate verb /ˈtɒləreɪt/ /ˈtɑːləreɪt/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 Personal insult will not be tolerated. to allow somebody to do something that you do not agree with or like This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated. to accept somebody/something that is annoying, unpleasant, etc. Read more


Insult noun /ˈɪnsʌlt/ /ˈɪnsʌlt/ verb /ɪnˈsʌlt/ /ɪnˈsʌlt/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a remark or an action that is said or done in order to offend somebody The questions were an insult to our intelligence. Personal insult will not be tolerated. Read more


Hierarchy noun /ˈhaɪərɑːki/ /ˈhaɪərɑːrki/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a system, especially in a society or an organization, in which people are organized into different levels of importance from highest to lowest She's quite high up in the management hierarchy. Read more


Protest noun /ˈprəʊtest/ /ˈprəʊtest/ verb /prəˈtest/ /prəˈtest/, /ˈprəʊtest/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 the expression of strong dislike of or opposition to something; a statement or an action that shows this People protest in 200 Brazilian cities and towns. Read more


Copper noun /ˈkɒpə(r)/ /ˈkɑːpər/ youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 a chemical element. Copper is a soft red-brown metal used for making electric wires, pipes and coins. He wore a copper bracelet on his wrist. One of the most important materials is copper, and it tells us about the situation for businesses. Read more


Census noun /ˈsensəs/ /ˈsensəs/ (plural censuses) youglish.com 🔉 yarn.co 🔉 ​the process of officially counting something, especially a country’s population, and recording various facts The government has annually taken a census. to take a census The census figures illustrate how the nation has grown. Read more