abandon - əˈbændən = to leave somebody, especially somebody you are responsible for, with no intention of returning.
abnormal - æbˈnɔːrml = different from what is usual or expected, especially in a way that is worrying, harmful or not wanted.
abolish – əˈbɑːlɪʃ = to officially end a law, a system or an institution.
abortion – əˈbɔːrʃn = the deliberate ending of a pregnancy at an early stage.
abrupt – əˈbrʌpt = sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way.
absence – ˈæbsəns = the fact of somebody being away from a place where they are usually expected to be; the occasion or period of time when somebody is away.
absorb – əbˈsɔː= to take in a liquid, gas or other substance from the surface or space around.
abstract – ˈæbstrækt = based on general ideas and not on any particular real person, thing or situation.
absurd – əbˈsɜːrd = completely ridiculous; not logical and sensible.
abundance – əˈbʌndəns = a large quantity that is more than enough.
abundant – əˈbʌndənt = existing in large quantities; more than enough.
abuse – əˈbjuːs = the use of something in a way that is wrong or harmful.
academic – ˌækəˈdemɪk = connected with education, especially studying in schools and universities.
accelerate – əkˈseləreɪt = to happen or to make something happen faster or earlier than expected.
acceptance – əkˈseptəns = the act of accepting a gift, an invitation, an offer, etc.
access – ˈækses = a way of entering or reaching a place.
accessory – əkˈsesəri = an extra piece of equipment that is useful but not essential or that can be added to something else as a decoration.
accident – ˈæksɪdənt = an unpleasant event, especially in a vehicle, that happens unexpectedly and causes injury or damage.
accommodate – əˈkɑːmədeɪt = to provide somebody with a room or place to sleep, live or sit.
accommodation – əˌkɑːməˈdeɪʃn = a place to live, work or stay in.
accompany – əˈkʌmpəni = to travel or go somewhere with somebody.
accomplish – əˈkɑːmplɪʃ = to succeed in doing or completing something.
accord – əˈkɔːrd = To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony. *from another dictionary.
in accordance with something – əˈkɔːrdns = according to a rule or the way that somebody says that something should be done.
account – əˈkaʊnt = an arrangement that somebody has with a bank, etc. to keep money there, take some out, etc.
accumulate – əˈkjuːmjəleɪt = to gradually get more and more of something over a period of time.
accurate – ˈækjərət = correct and true in every detail.
accuse – əˈkjuːz = to say that somebody has done something wrong or is guilty of something.
accustomed – əˈkʌstəmd = familiar with something and accepting it as normal or usual.
achievement – əˈtʃiːvmənt = a thing that somebody has done successfully, especially using their own effort and skill.
acid – ˈæsɪd = a chemical, usually a liquid, that contains hydrogen and has a pH of less than seven.The hydrogen can be replaced by a metal to form a salt.Acids are usually sour and can often burn holes in or damage things they touch.
acknowledge – əkˈnɑːlɪdʒ = to accept that something is true.
acquaint – əˈkweɪnt = to make somebody/yourself familiar with or aware of something.
acquaintance – əˈkweɪntəns = a person that you know but who is not a close friend.
acquire – əˈkwaɪər = to gain something by your own efforts, ability or behaviour.
activate – ˈæktɪveɪt = to make something such as a device or chemical process start working.
acute – əˈkjuːt = very serious or severe.
adapt – əˈdæpt = to change something in order to make it suitable for a new use or situation.
addict – ˈædɪkt = a person who is very interested in something and spends a lot of their free time on it.
addition – əˈdɪʃn = the process of adding two or more numbers together to find their total.
additional – əˈdɪʃənl = more than was first mentioned or is usual.
adequate – ˈædɪkwət = enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need.
adhere – ədˈhɪr = to stick firmly to something.
adjacent – əˈdʒeɪsnt = next to or near something.
adjoin – əˈdʒɔɪn = to be next to or joined to something.
adjust – əˈdʒʌst = to change something slightly to make it more suitable for a new set of conditions or to make it work better.
administration – ədˌmɪnɪˈstreɪʃn = the activities that are done in order to plan, organize and run a business, school or other institution.
admit – ədˈmɪt = to agree, often unwillingly, that something is true.
adolecent – ˌædəˈlesnt = a young person who is developing from a child into an adult.
adopt – əˈdɑːpt = to take somebody else's child into your family and become its legal parent(s).
adore – əˈdɔːr = to love somebody very much.
advantage – ədˈvæntɪdʒ = a thing that helps you to be better or more successful than other people.
adverse – ˈædvɜːrs = negative and unpleasant; not likely to produce a good result.
advisable – ədˈvaɪzəbl = sensible and a good idea in order to achieve something.
advocate – ˈædvəkeɪt = to support something publicly.
aerial – ˈeriəl = a piece of equipment made of wire or long straight pieces of metal for receiving or sending radio and television signals.
aesthetic – esˈθetɪk = concerned with beauty and art and the understanding of beautiful things.
affection – əˈfekʃn = the feeling of liking or loving somebody/something very much and caring about them.
affiliate – əˈfɪlieɪt = to link a group, a company or an organization very closely with another, larger one.
affirm – əˈfɜːrm = to state firmly or publicly that something is true or that you support something strongly.
afflict – əˈflɪkt = to affect somebody/something in an unpleasant or harmful way.
afford – əˈfɔːrd = (usually used with can, could or be able to, especially in negative sentences or questions)to have enough money or time to be able to buy or to do something.
agenda – əˈdʒendə = a list of items to be discussed at a meeting.
agent – ˈeɪdʒənt = a person whose job is to act for, or manage the affairs of, other people in business, politics, etc.
aggravate – ˈæɡrəveɪt = to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse.
aggregate – ˈæɡrɪɡət = a total number or amount made up of smaller amounts that are collected together.
aggressive – əˈɡresɪv = angry, and behaving in a threatening way; ready to attack
agony – ˈæɡəni = extreme physical or mental pain.
agreeable – əˈɡriːəbl = pleasant and easy to like
aid – eɪd = money, food, etc. that is sent to help countries in difficult situations.
air conditioning = a system that cools and dries the air in a building or car.
aisle – aɪl = a passage between rows of seats in a church, theatre, train, etc, or between rows of shelves in a supermarket.
alarm – əˈlɑːrm = fear and anxiety that somebody feels when something dangerous or unpleasant might happen.
album – ˈælbəm = a book in which you keep photographs, stamps, etc.
alcohol – ˈælkəhɑːl = drinks such as beer, wine, etc. that can make people drunk.
alert – əˈlɜːrt = able to think quickly; quick to notice things/alert to something aware of something, especially a problem or danger.
alien – ˈeɪliən = strange and frightening; different from what you are used to.
alienate – ˈeɪliəneɪt = to make somebody less friendly or sympathetic towards you.
allege – əˈledʒ = to state something as a fact but without giving proof.
alleviate – əˈliːvieɪt = to make something less severe.
alliance – əˈlaɪəns = an agreement between countries, political parties, etc. to work together in order to achieve something that they all want.
allocate – ˈæləkeɪt = to give something officially to somebody/something for a particular purpose.
allowance – əˈlaʊəns = an amount of money that is given to somebody regularly or for a particular purpose.
alloy – ˈælɔɪ = a metal that is formed by mixing two types of metal together, or by mixing metal with another substance.
alter – ˈɔːltər = to become different; to make somebody/something different.
alternate – ˈɔːltərnət = happening or following one after the other regularly.
alternative – ɔːlˈtɜːrnətɪv = a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities.
ambiguous – æmˈbɪɡjuəs = that can be understood in more than one way; having different meanings.
ambition – æmˈbɪʃn = something that you want to do or achieve very much.
ambitious – æmˈbɪʃəs = determined to be successful, rich, powerful, etc.
amend – əˈmend = to change a law, document, statement, etc. slightly in order to correct a mistake or to improve it.
ammunition – ˌæmjuˈnɪʃn = a supply of bullets, etc. to be fired from guns.
amplify – ˈæmplɪfaɪ = to increase something in strength, especially sound.
analogous – əˈnæləɡəs = similar in some way to another thing or situation and therefore able to be compared with it.
analogy – əˈnælədʒi = a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar.
analyse – ˈænəlaɪz = to examine the nature or structure of something, especially by separating it into its parts, in order to understand or explain it.
analysis – əˈnæləsɪs = the detailed study or examination of something in order to understand more about it; the result of the study.
ancestor – ˈænsestər = a person in your family who lived a long time ago.
ancient – ˈeɪnʃənt = belonging to a period of history that is thousands of years in the past.
anniversary – ˌænɪˈvɜːrsəri = a date that is an exact number of years after the date of an important or special event.
annoy – əˈnɔɪ = to make somebody slightly angry.
annual – ˈænjuəl = happening or done once every year.
anonymous – əˈnɑːnɪməs - with a name that is not known or that is not made public.
anticipate – ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt = to expect something.
antique – ænˈtiːk = old and often valuable.
anxiety – æŋˈzaɪəti = the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen.
apartment – əˈpɑːrtmənt = a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a building.
apology – əˈpɑːlədʒi = a word or statement saying sorry for something that has been done wrong or that causes a problem.
apparatus – ˌæpəˈrætəs = the tools or other pieces of equipment that are needed for a particular activity or task.
appeal – əˈpiːl = a formal request to a court or to somebody in authority for a judgement or a decision to be changed.
appearance – əˈpɪrəns = the way that somebody/something looks on the outside; what somebody/something seems to be.
appease – əˈpiːz = to make somebody calmer or less angry by giving them what they want.
appendix – əˈpendɪks = a section giving extra information at the end of a book or document.
applaud – əˈplɔːd = to show your approval of somebody/something by clapping your hands.
appliance – əˈplaɪəns = a machine that is designed to do a particular thing in the home, such as preparing food, heating or cleaning.
application – ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃn = a formal (often written) request for something, such as a job, permission to do something or a place at a college or university.
apply – əˈplaɪ = to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a place at college, university, etc.
appraisal – əˈpreɪzl = a judgement of the value, performance or nature of somebody/something.
approach – əˈproʊtʃ = to come near to somebody/something in distance or time.
appropriate – əˈproʊpriət = suitable, acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances.
approval – əˈpruːvl = the feeling that somebody/something is good or acceptable; a positive opinion of somebody/something.
approve – əˈpruːv = to think that somebody/something is good, acceptable or suitable.
apt – æpt = suitable or appropriate in the circumstances.
arbitrary – ˈɑːrbətreri = not seeming to be based on a reason, system or plan and sometimes seeming unfair.
arc – ɑːrk = part of a circle or a curved line.
arena – əˈriːnə = a place with a flat open area in the middle and seats around it where people can watch sports and entertainment.
argue – ˈɑːrɡjuː = to speak angrily to somebody because you disagree with them.
armor = covered with sheets of metal to provide protection against bullets, etc.
arouse – əˈraʊz = to make somebody have a particular feeling or attitude.
arrange – əˈreɪndʒ = to plan or organize something in advance.
arrangement – əˈreɪndʒmənt = a plan or preparation that you make so that something can happen.
array – əˈreɪ = a group or collection of things or people, often one that is large or impressive.a set of numbers, signs or values arranged in rows and columns.
arrest – - əˈrest = if the police arrest somebody, the person is taken to a police station and kept there because the police believe they may be guilty of a crime.
arrogant – ˈærəɡənt = behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people.
artery – ˈɑːrtəri = any of the tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body.
articulate – ɑːrˈtɪkjuleɪt = to express or explain your thoughts or feelings clearly in words.
artificial – ˌɑːrtɪˈfɪʃl = made or produced to copy something natural; not real.
artillery – ɑːrˈtɪləri = large, heavy guns which are often moved on wheels.
ascend – əˈsend = to rise; to go up; to climb up.
ascertain – ˌæsərˈteɪn = to find out the true or correct information about something.
ascribe – əˈskraɪb = to consider that something is caused by a particular thing or person.
aspect – ˈæspekt = a particular part or feature of a situation, an idea, a problem, etc; a way in which it may be considered.
aspiration – ˌæspəˈreɪʃn = a strong desire to have or do something.
assassinate – əˈsæsəneɪt = to murder an important or famous person, especially for political reasons.
assault – əˈsɔːlt = the crime of attacking somebody physically.
assemble – əˈsembl = to come together as a group; to bring people or things together as a group.
assert – əˈsɜːrt = to state clearly and firmly that something is true.
assertive – əˈsɜːrtɪv = expressing opinions or desires strongly and with confidence, so that people take notice.
assess – əˈses = to make a judgement about the nature or quality of somebody/something.
asset – ˈæset = a person or thing that is valuable or useful to somebody/something.
assign – əˈsaɪn = to give somebody something that they can use, or some work or responsibility.
assignment – əˈsaɪnmənt = a task or piece of work that somebody is given to do, usually as part of their job or studies.
assimilate – əˈsɪməleɪt = to fully understand an idea or some information so that you are able to use it yourself.
assistance – əˈsɪstəns = help or support.
associate – əˈsoʊʃieɪt = to make a connection between people or things in your mind.
association – əˌsoʊʃiˈeɪʃn = an official group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose.
assume – əˈsuːm = to think or accept that something is true but without having proof of it.
assumption – əˈsʌmpʃn = a belief or feeling that something is true or that something will happen, although there is no proof.
assurance – əˈʃʊrəns = a statement that something will certainly be true or will certainly happen, particularly when there has been doubt about it.
assure - to tell somebody that something is definitely true or is definitely going to happen, especially when they have doubts about it.
athlete – ˈæθliːt = a person who competes in sports.
atlas – ˈætləs = a book of maps.
atmosphere – ˈætməsfɪr = the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth.
attach – əˈtætʃ = to fasten or join one thing to another.
attack – əˈtæk = an act of using violence to try to hurt or kill somebody.
attain – əˈteɪn = to succeed in getting something, usually after a lot of effort.
attempt – əˈtempt = an act of trying to do something, especially something difficult, often with no success.
attendant – əˈtendənt = a person whose job is to serve or help people in a public place.
attitude – ˈætɪtuːd = the way that you think and feel about somebody/something; the way that you behave towards somebody/something that shows how you think and feel.
attract – əˈtrækt = if you are attracted by something, it interests you and makes you want it; if you are attracted by somebody, you like or admire them.
attractive – əˈtræktɪv = (of a person) pleasant to look at, especially in a sexual way.
attribute – əˈtrɪbjuːt = to say or believe that something is the result of a particular thing.
auction – ˈɔːkʃn = a public event at which things are sold to the person who offers the most money for them.
audience – ˈɔːdiəns = the group of people who have gathered to watch or listen to something (a play, concert, somebody speaking, etc.)
authentic – ɔːˈθentɪk = known to be real and genuine and not a copy.
author – ˈɔːθər = a person who writes books or the person who wrote a particular book.
authoritative – əˈθɔːrəteɪtɪv = showing that you expect people to obey and respect you.
authority – əˈθɔːrəti = the power to give orders to people.
authorize – ˈɔːθəraɪz = to give official permission for something, or for somebody to do something.
automatic – ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk = having controls that work without needing a person to operate them.
autonomous – ɔːˈtɑːnəməs = able to govern itself or control its own affairs.
autonomy – ɔːˈtɑːnəmi = the freedom for a country, a region or an organization to govern itself independently.
avail – əˈveɪl = IDIOMS:to little/no avail (formal) with little or no success.
available – əˈveɪləbl = that you can get, buy or find.
avert – əˈvɜːrt = to prevent something bad or dangerous from happening.
aviation – ˌeɪviˈeɪʃn = the designing, building and flying of aircraft.
avoid – əˈvɔɪd = to prevent something bad from happening.
award – əˈwɔːrd = a prize such as money, etc. for something that somebody has done.
aware – əˈwer = knowing or realizing something.
awkward – ˈɔːkwərd = making you feel embarrassed.
aware – əˈwer = knowing or realizing something.
axis – ˈæksɪs = an imaginary line through the centre of an object, around which the object turns.
background – ˈbækɡraʊnd = the details of a person's family, education, experience, etc.
bacteria – bækˈtɪriə = the simplest and smallest forms of life.Bacteria exist in large numbers in air, water and soil, and also in living and dead creatures and plants, and are often a cause of disease.
ballet – ˈbæleɪ = a style of dancing that tells a dramatic story with music but no talking or singing.
bamboo – ˌbæmˈbuː = a tall tropical plant that is a member of the grass family and has hard hollow stems that are used for making furniture, poles, etc.
band – bænd = a small group of musicians who play popular music together, often with a singer or singers.
bandage – ˈbændɪdʒ = a strip of cloth used for tying around a part of the body that has been hurt in order to protect or support it.
bang – bæŋ = to hit something in a way that makes a loud noise.
banquet – ˈbæŋkwɪt = a formal meal for a large number of people, usually for a special occasion, at which speeches are often made.
barely – ˈberli = in a way that is just possible but only with difficulty.
bargain – ˈbɑːrɡən = a thing bought for less than the usual price.
barren – ˈbærən = not good enough for plants to grow on it.
barricade – ˌbærɪˈkeɪd = a line of objects placed across a road, etc. to stop people from getting past.
barrier – ˈbæriər = an object like a fence that prevents people from moving forward from one place to another.
basis – ˈbeɪsɪs = the reason why people take a particular action.
batch – bætʃ = a number of people or things that are dealt with as a group.
batter – ˈbætər = to hit somebody/something hard many times, especially in a way that causes serious damage.
beam – biːm = a long piece of wood, metal, etc. used to support weight, especially as part of the roof in a building.
beforehand – bɪˈfɔːrhænd = earlier; before something else happens or is done.
behave – bɪˈheɪv = to do things in a particular way.
belly – ˈbeli = the part of the body below the chest.
beneficial – ˌbenɪˈfɪʃl = improving a situation; having a helpful or useful effect.
benefit = ˈbenɪfɪt = an advantage that something gives you; a helpful and useful effect that something has.
betray – bɪˈtreɪ = to give information about somebody/something to an enemy.
beverage – ˈbevərɪdʒ = any type of drink except water.
bewilder – bɪˈwɪldər = to confuse somebody.
beyond – bɪˈjɑːnd = on or to the further side of something.
bibliography – ˌbɪbliˈɑːɡrəfi = a list of books or articles about a particular subject or by a particular author; the list of books, etc. that have been used by somebody writing an article, etc.
biography – baɪˈɑːɡrəfi = the story of a person's life written by somebody else; this type of writing.
bizarre – bɪˈzɑːr = very strange or unusual.
blank – blæŋk = empty, with nothing written, printed or recorded on it.
blaze – bleɪz = to burn brightly and strongly.
bleed – bliːd = to lose blood, especially from a wound or an injury.
blink – blɪŋk = when you blink or blink your eyes or your eyes blink, you shut and open your eyes quickly.
blossom – ˈblɑːsəm = a flower or a mass of flowers, especially on a fruit tree or bushcherry/orange/apple blossom.
blunder – ˈblʌndər = a stupid or careless mistake.
blunt – blʌnt = without a sharp edge or point.
blur – blɜːr = a shape that you cannot see clearly, often because it is moving too fast.
blush – blʌʃ = to become red in the face because you are embarrassed or ashamed.
bonus – ˈboʊnəs = an extra amount of money that is added to a payment, especially to somebody's wages as a reward.
booklet – ˈbʊklət = a small thin book with a paper cover that contains information about a particular subject.
boom – buːm = a sudden increase in trade and economic activity; a period of wealth and success.
boost – buːst = to make something increase, or become better or more successful.
booth – buːθ = a small confined place where you can do something privately, for example make a telephone call, or vote.
border – ˈbɔːrdər = the line that divides two countries or areas; the land near this line.
boring – ˈbɔːrɪŋ = not interesting; making you feel tired and impatient.
bounce – baʊns = if something bounces or you bounce it, it moves quickly away from a surface it has just hit or you make it do this.
bound – baʊnd =forced to do something by law, duty or a particular situation.
bowel – ˈbaʊəl = 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.
boycott – ˈbɔɪkɑːt = to refuse to buy, use or take part in something as a way of protesting.
brace – breɪs = a device that holds things firmly together or holds and supports them in position.
bracket – ˈbrækɪt = either of a pair of marks, ( ) placed around extra information in a piece of writing or part of a problem in mathematics.
brand – brænd = a type of product made by a particular company.
breach – briːtʃ = a failure to do something that must be done by law.
breakdown – ˈbreɪkdaʊn = an occasion when a vehicle or machine stops working.
breed – briːd = to have sex and produce young.
brew – bruː = to make beer.
bribe – braɪb = a sum of money or something valuable that you give or offer to somebody to persuade them to help you, especially by doing something dishonest.
brief – briːf = lasting only a short time; short.
briefcase – ˈbriːfkeɪs = a flat case used for carrying papers and documents.
brilliant – ˈbrɪliənt = extremely clever or impressive.
brink – brɪŋk = the extreme edge of land, for example at the top of a cliff or by a river.
brisk – brɪsk = quick; busy.
brochure – broʊˈʃʊr = a small magazine or book containing pictures and information about something or advertising something.
bronze – brɑːnz = a dark reddish-brown metal made by mixing copper and tin.
brood – bruːd = to think a lot about something that makes you annoyed, anxious or upset.
= if a bird broods, or broods its eggs, it sits on the eggs in order to hatch them.
bruise – bruːz = to develop a bruise, or make a bruise or bruises appear on the skin of somebody/something.
brutal – ˈbruːtl = violent and cruel.
bubble – ˈbʌbl = a ball of air or gas in a liquid, or a ball of air inside a solid substance such as glass.
buck – bʌk = a US, Australian or New Zealand dollar; a South African rand; an Indian rupee.
bud – bʌd = a small lump that grows on a plant and from which a flower, leaf or stem develops.
budget – ˈbʌdʒɪt = the money that is available to a person or an organization and a plan of how it will be spent over a period of time.
bug – bʌɡ = any small insect.
bulk – bʌlk = the (large) size or quantity of something.
bull - the male of any animal in the cow family.
bulletin – ˈbʊlətɪn = a short news report on the radio or television.
bully – ˈbʊli = a person who uses their strength or power to frighten or hurt weaker people.
bump – bʌmp = to hit somebody/something by accident.
burden – ˈbɜːrdn = a duty, responsibility, etc. that causes worry, difficulty or hard work.
bureaucracy – bjʊˈrɑːkrəsi = the system of official rules and ways of doing things that a government or an organization has, especially when these seem to be too complicated.
burial – ˈberiəl = the act or ceremony of burying a dead body.
bust – bʌst = to break something.
buzz – bʌz = to make a continuous low sound.
bypass – ˈbaɪpɑːs = a road that passes around a town or city rather than through the centre.
cabin – ˈkæbɪn = a small room on a ship in which you live or sleep.
cabinet – ˈkæbɪnət = a group of chosen members of a government, which is responsible for advising and deciding on government policy.
cable – ˈkeɪbl = a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber, that carries electricity, telephone signals, etc
cafeteria – ˌkæfəˈtɪriə = a restaurant where you choose and pay for your meal at a counter and carry it to a table.Cafeterias are often found in factories, colleges, hospitals, etc.
calcium – ˈkælsiəm = a chemical element.Calcium is a soft silver-white metal that is found in bones, teeth and chalk.
calculate – ˈkælkjuleɪt = to use numbers to find out a total number, amount, distance, etc.
calorie – ˈkæləri = a unit for measuring how much energy food will produce.
cancel – ˈkænsl = to decide that something that has been arranged will not now take place.
cancer – ˈkænsər = a serious disease in which growths of cells, also called cancers, form in the body and kill normal body cells. The disease often causes death.
candidate – kændɪdeɪt = a person who is trying to be elected or is applying for a job.
cane – keɪn = the hard hollow stem of some plants, for example bamboo or sugar.
cannon – ˈkænən = an old type of large heavy gun, usually on wheels, that fires solid metal or stone balls.
canvas – ˈkænvəs = a strong heavy rough material used for making tents, sails, etc. and by artists for painting on.
capable – ˈkeɪpəbl = having the ability or qualities necessary for doing something.
capacity – kəˈpæsəti = the number of things or people that a container or space can hold.
cape – keɪp = a loose outer piece of clothing that has no sleeves, fastens at the neck and hangs from the shoulders, like a cloak but shorter.
capsule – ˈkæpsjuːl = a small container which has a measured amount of a medicine inside and which dissolves when you swallow it.
caption – ˈkæpʃn = words that are printed underneath a picture, cartoon, etc. that explain or describe it.
captive – ˈkæptɪv = kept as a prisoner or in a confined space; unable to escape.
cardinal – ˈkɑːrdɪnl = a priest of the highest rank in the Roman Catholic Church.Cardinals elect and advise thePope.
carve – kɑːrv = to make objects, patterns, etc. by cutting away material from wood or stone.
cast – kæst = to throw somebody/something somewhere, especially using force.
casual – ˈkæʒuəl = not showing much care or thought; seeming not to be worried; not wanting to show that something is important to you.
casualty – ˈkæʒuəlti = a person who is killed or injured in war or in an accident.
catastrophe – kəˈtæstrəfi = a sudden event that causes many people to suffer.
cater – ˈkeɪtər = to provide food and drinks for a social event.
cathedral – kəˈθiːdrəl = the main church of a district, under the care of a bishop (= a priest of high rank).
catholic – ˈkæθlɪk = a member of the part of the Christian Church that has the Pope as its leader.
caution – ˈkɔːʃn = care that you take in order to avoid danger or mistakes; not taking any risks.
cautious – ˈkɔːʃəs = being careful about what you say or do, especially to avoid danger or mistakes; not taking any risks.
cavity – ˈkævəti = a hole or empty space inside something solid.
cellar – ˈselər = an underground room often used for storing things.
cemetery – ˈseməteri = an area of land used for burying dead people, especially one that is not beside a church.
Census – ˈsensəs = the process of officially counting something, especially a country's population, and recording various facts.
Ceramic – səˈræmɪk = a pot or other object made of clay that has been made permanently hard by heat.
Cereal – ˈsɪriəl = one of various types of grass that produce grains that can be eaten or are used to make flour or bread. Wheat, barley and rye are all cereals.
Certainty – ˈsɜːrtnti = a thing that is certain.
Certify – ˈsɜːrtɪfaɪ = to state officially, especially in writing, that something is true.
Challenge – ˈtʃælɪndʒ = a new or difficult task that tests somebody's ability and skill.
Champagne – ʃæmˈpeɪn = a French sparkling white wine (= one with bubbles) that is drunk on special occasions.
Champion – ˈtʃæmpiən = a person, team, etc. that has won a competition, especially in a sport.
Chant – tʃænt = words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again.
Chapel – ˈtʃæpl = a small building or room used for Christian worship in a school, prison, large private house, etc.