Voice of america special english (voa) word book 1500 words

VOA Special English Word Book

1,510 Words

N. (noun) – a name word
V. (verb) – an action word
Ad. (adjective/adverb) – a describing word
Prep. (preposition) – a word used to show a relation
Pro. (pronoun) – a word used in place of a noun
Conj. (conjunction) – a joining word

A (an) – ad. one; any; each
Able – v. having the power to do something
About – ad. almost (“about half”); of or having a relation to (“We talk about the weather.”)
Above – ad. at a higher place
Abuse – n. bad treatment causing harm or injury
Accept – v. to agree to receive
Accident – n. something that happens by chance or mistake; an unplanned event
Accuse – v. to say a person is responsible for an act or crime; to make a statement against someone
Across – ad. from side to side; to the other side
Act – v. to do something
Activist – n. one who seeks change through action
Actor – n. someone acting in a play or show
Add – v. to put (something) with another to make it larger; to say more
Administration – n. the executive part of a government, usually headed by a president or prime minister
Admit – v. to accept (“admitted to the United Nations”); to express one’s guilt or responsibility (“He admitted that what he did was wrong.”)
Adult – n. a grown person
Advertise – v. to show or present the qualities of a product to increase sales
Advise – v. to help with information, knowledge or ideas in making a decision
Affect – v. to produce an effect on; to influence (“A lack of sleep affected the singer’s performance.”)
Afraid – ad. feeling fear
After – ad. later; behind
Again – ad. another

time; as before
Against – ad. opposed to; not agreeing with something
Age – n. how old a person or thing is
Agency – n. an organization that is part of a larger group (“an agency of the United Nations”)
Aggression – n. an attack against a person or country; the violation of a country’s borders
Ago – ad. of time past; before now
Agree – v. to have the same belief as someone; to be willing to do something
Agriculture – n. farming
Aid – v. to help; to support; n. help, assistance
Aim – v. to point a gun at; n. a goal or purpose
Air – n. the mixture of gases around the earth, mostly nitrogen and oxygen, that we breathe
Air force – n. a military organization using airplanes
Airplane – n. a vehicle with wings that flies
Airport – n. a place where airplanes take off and land
Album – n. a collection of recorded music
Alcohol – n. a strong, colorless liquid, usually made from grain, used as a drug or in industrial products
Alive – ad. having life; not dead
All – ad. everything; everyone; the complete amount
Ally – n. a nation or person joined with another for a special purpose
Almost – ad. a little less than completely
Alone – ad. separated from others
Along – ad. near or on (“along the road”)
Already – ad. before now; even now
Also – ad. added to; too
Although – conj. even if it is true that
Always – ad. at all times; every time
Ambassador – n. a nation’s highest diplomatic representative (to another government)
Amend – v. to add to or to change (a proposal or law)
Ammunition – n. the bullets or shells fired from guns
Among – ad. in or part of (a group)
Amount – n. the number, size or weight of anything
Anarchy – n. a lack of order; lawlessness
Ancestor – n. a family member from the past
Ancient – ad. very old; long ago
And – conj. also; in addition to; with
Anger – n. a strong emotion against someone or something
Animal – n. a living creature that moves, such as a dog or cat
Anniversary – n.

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Voice of america special english (voa) word book 1500 words