aboard prep. & adv. 在（船/车/飞机等）上；上（船/车/飞 机等）
He was already aboard the plane.
The plane crashed, killing all 200 people aboard.
abroad adv. 在国外；到国外
He was famous, both at home and abroad.
accept v. 接受
I don't think they would accept that view.
concept n. 概念；观念
He can't grasp the basic concepts of mathematics.
except conj. & prep. 除外
We work every day except Sunday.
access n. 通路；机会
The only access to the farmhouse is across the fields.
assess v. 评价
Many of the adults were assessed as having learning difficulties.
accident n. 事故；意外遭遇
Sam had an accident at work and had to go to hospital.
incident n. 事件
There was a shooting incident near here last night.
adapt v. （使）适应；改编；改写
The children are finding it hard to adapt to the new school.
Three of her novels have been adapted for television.
adopt v. 收养；釆用
She was forced to have her baby adopted.
All three teams adopted different approaches to the problem.
adventure n. 冒险
Do you like adventure in your life?
event n. 重大事件；（发生的）事情
It is easy to be wise after the event.
eventually adv. 最终；终于
You will succeed eventually.
invent v. 发明；创造
In 1930, German scientists invented the tape we use today.
prevent v. 阻止；防止
In this way we prevented the spread of this disease.
admit v. 容许进入；承认
Only ticket-holders will be admitted to/into the stadium.
I had to admit （to） being nervous about the test.
permit v. 许可 准许
Mobile phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the library.
affect v. 影响
You opinion will not affect my decision.
affection n. 喜爱；钟爱
She was held in deep affection by all her students.
effect n. 影响；作用
We don't know the long-term effects of pollution.
effort n. 努力；力气
It's a long climb to the top, but well worth the effort.
angel n. 天使
Thank you a thousand times, you're an angel.
angle n. 角度
Thanks to the angle at which he stood, he could just see the sunset.
appoint v. 任命；约定
Sam has been appointed manager of the engineering department to take the place of George.
We appointed a day in June for celebration.
disappoint v. 使失望
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I can't come after all.
approve v. 批准；认可；赞成；同意
Do you approve of my idea?
approval n. 赞成；同意
I was always trying to win my father's approval.
improve v. 改善；提高
I thought the best way to improve my French was to live in France.
prove v. 证明；证实
Just give me a chance and I'll prove it to you.
aspect n. 方面
Dealing with people is the most important aspect of my work.
expect v. 预料；预计
I expect to be back within a week.
inspect v. 仔细检査
Make sure you inspect the goods before signing for them.
suspect v. 怀疑
I suspected that there was something wrong with the engine.
awake adj. 醒着的
How do you stay awake during boring lectures?
aware adj. 知道的；意识到的
Everyone should be made aware of the risks involved.
breath n. 呼吸；气息
We had to stop for breath before we got to the top.
breathe v. 呼吸
The air was so cold we could hardly breathe.
board n. 公告牌；布告牌
Can I put this notice on the board?
broad adj. 宽的；阔的
He gave her a broad smile.
compete v. 竞争
Young children will usually compete for their mother's attention.
complete ① v. 完成；结束；② adj. 完全的；彻底的:
① She completed her degree in two years.
② The news came as a complete surprise.
complex adj. 复杂的
It is a complex system, but it certainly makes a change.
flexible adj. 可变通的；灵活的
Our plans need to be flexible enough to cater for the needs of every one.
reflect v. 反映；反思
The drop in consumer spending reflects concern about the economy.
We should all give ourselves time to reflect.
conclude v. 断定；推断出
He concluded from their remarks that they were not in favor of the plan.
include v. 包括；包含
Your duties include typing letters and answering the phone.
confuse v. 使糊涂；使迷惑
His directions really confused me.
refuse v. 拒绝；回绝
She refused to accept that there was a problem.
complain v. 抱怨
She complained that no one had been at the airport to meet her.
explain v. 解释;说明
Not every judge, however, has the ability to explain the law in simple words.
consist v. 由构成
Life consists of not only sunshine but also hard times.
insist v. 坚持；坚决要求；坚持认为
He insisted on walking me to the station to see me off.
He insisted on his innocence.
resist v. 抵制；抵抗
We found the apple pie too good to resist.
contain v. 包含 含有
The drink doesn't contain any alcohol.
maintain v. 维持；保持
The two countries have always maintained close relations.
obtain v. 获得；得到
In the second experiment they obtained a very clear result.