What is this episode about?
In this episode from English Plus Podcast, you are going to build your vocabulary by adding 20 new words to your arsenal. We will start with the meaning of each word and then we will see how this word is used in an easy-to-understand example, and that’s not everything, we will add more to our vocabulary by mentioning the synonyms and antonyms of these 20 words.
After you listen to the episode, it is essential that you practice the words you learned or you will forget it as fast as you have learned them, but don’t worry, I got you covered. I have created a worksheet you can download for free as a PDF. In this worksheet, you will find a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a couple of more exercises that will help you nail the spelling and the meaning of these 20 new words. You can find the link to download below.
If you are not a fan of PDFs and printing exercises on paper and do them by hand, I have something for you as well. You will find below the list of words in Quizlet where you can practice the words by using flashcards, games and more activities, and there are an electronic crossword puzzle and a word search activity you do anywhere on any device you have available.
Vocabulary Builder 4 Audio
The Word List
|acquit||(v.) to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself|
|deem||(v.) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion|
|devastate||(v.) to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins|
|discredit||(v.) to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; to damage in reputation; (n.) a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation|
|elusive||(adj.) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand|
|generate||(v.) to bring into existence; to be the cause of|
|idolize||(v.) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much|
|ingratitude||(n.) a lack of thankfulness|
|keepsake||(n.) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir|
|mortal||(n.) a being that must eventually die; (adj.) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable|
|ovation||(n.) an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause|
|petty||(adj.) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor|
|plight||(n.) a sorry condition or state; (v.) to pledge, promise solemnly|
|repent||(v.) to feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do|
|reverie||(n.) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought|
|revocation||(n.) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation|
|scan||(v.) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem; (n.) an examination|
|strand||(n.) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; (v.) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position|
|strife||(n.) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle|
|topple||(v.) to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of|