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5 assess [ases] v. To assess something means to judge the structure, purpose, or quality of it. -* She assessed the condition of the toy car before buying it.

astonish [astamj]


To astonish someone means to greatly surprise them. —► The amount of people that came to her party astonished her.

commence [kamens] v. To commence something means to begin it. -* His speech commenced with a “thankyou” to all who had helped him succeed.

essence [essns] n. The essence of something is its important qualities or basic characteristics. —► The essence of the argument was that both sides felt they had lost money. e x t r a c t [ikstraekt]


To extract something means to remove it. —► The dentist extracted the woman’s damaged tooth and put in a fake one.




If something is fabulous, it is extremely good. —► This strawberry is the best I’ve ever had. It’s fabulous.

haste [heist] n. Haste is speed in movement or action. —►In order to get to the meeting in time, he proceeds with haste.

impulse [impAls] n. An impulse is a sudden thoughtless urge to do something. —►Because of the scary noise, she had an impulse to run somewhere and hide.

latter [Isetair] adj. Latter describes something last in a series orthe second choice of two things. —►In the latter minutes of the game, the visitors scored the winning goal.




A molecule is the smallest basic unit that makes up a physical substance. —►A tiny drop of water is made up of thousands of molecules of water.

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