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VOA慢速英语1500基础单词例句w

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    (单词翻译:双击或拖选)
wages [money received for work done]
Jack1 receives his wages every Friday.

wait [(1) to delay2 acting3; (2) to postpone]
Wait for me. (1)
We will wait until next Tuesday to discuss the problem. (2)

walk [to move by putting one foot in front of the other]
She walks two miles every day.
*one mile = 1.6 kilometers

wall [(1) the side of a room or building formed by wood, stone or other material; (2) a structure4 sometimes used to separate5 areas of land]
He has many pictures on his wall. (1)
China built the Great Wall to protect against enemy invasions6. (2)

want [(1) to desire; (2) to wish for; (3) to need]
He wants to see her more often. (1)
She wants to win a lot of money in the lottery7. (2)
They want to eat now. (3)

war [fighting between nations, or groups in a nation, using weapons]
The world's last major war, World War II, ended in 1945.

warm [(1) almost hot; (2) having or feeling some heat]
My coffee is warm instead of hot. (1)
She likes to sit outside in the warm sunlight8. (2)

warn9 [(1) to tell of possible danger; (2) to advise or inform about something bad
that may happen]
A weather radio warns10 of dangerous storms. (1)
The President warned11 that the country may be entering an economic recession12. (2)

wash [to make clean, usually with water]
Tommy says that he will wash the car today.

waste [(1) to spend or use without need or care; (2) to make bad use of; (3) a spending of money, time or effort with no value gained or returned; (4) something thrown away as having no value; (5) the liquid and solid13 substances14 that result from body processes and are passed out of the body]
Do not waste your money by buying video games. (1)
He wasted his life by using drugs and alcohol15. (2)
Watching television is a waste of time. (3)
Chemical wastes pollute our water supplies. (4)
How do astronauts deal with the problem of wastes from their bodies? (5)

watch [(1) to look at; (2) to observe closely16; (3) to look and wait for]
Did you watch the football game on television? (1)
Watch every move he makes. (2)
I will watch for her train to arrive. (3)

water [the liquid that falls from the sky as rain or is found in lakes, rivers and oceans]
May I have some water, please?

wave [(1) to move or cause to move one way and the other, as a flag in the wind; (2) to signal17 by moving the hand one way and the other; (3) a large mass of water that forms and moves on the surface of a lake or ocean]
The flag is waving in the wind. (1)
She waved at me. (2)
The waves are especially large today. (3)

way [(1) a path on land or sea or in the air; (2) how something is done; (3) method]
This trail18 is the way to our camp. (1)
She says I should drive the way that she does. (2)
Show me the way to hit the ball. (3)

we [two or more people, including the speaker or writer]
He and I will go together, and we will return together.

weak [(1) having little power; (2) easily broken, damaged or destroyed; (3) opposite strong]He was weak from hunger. (1)
We are worried about crossing the weak bridge. (2)
You need a strong rope, not a weak one, to tie the boat to the tree. (3)

wealth [a large amount of possessions19, money or other things of value]
His wealth comes from his rich grandfather.

weapon [anything used to cause injury or to kill during an attack, fight or war]
Police could not find the weapon used in the murder.

wear [to have on the body, as clothes]What will you wear to the party?

weather [the condition of the atmosphere resulting from sun, wind, rain, heat or cold]
We will have more cold weather tomorrow.

week [a period of time equal to seven days]
She will be gone for two weeks.

weigh [to measure how heavy someone or something is]
The ticket agent will weigh your bag at the airport.

welcome [to express happiness or pleasure when someone arrives or something develops]
We welcomed the sun after a week of rain.

well [(1) in a way that is good or pleasing; (2) in good health; (3) a hole in the ground where water, gas or oil can be found]
She is doing well at school. (1)
He was sick, but he is well now. (2)
We may see more oil wells in Alaska soon. (3)

west [the direction in which the sun goes down]
They live in a town 50 miles west of Chicago.
* one mile = 1.6 kilometers

wet [(1) covered with water or other liquid; (2) not dry]
It rained just enough to make the streets wet. (1)
My clothing got wet in the rain. (2)

what [(1) used to ask about something or to ask for information about ; (2) which or which kind]
What is this? (1)
He wants to know what you would like to drink. (2)

wheat [(1) a grain used to make bread; (2) the plant that produces the grain]
We like bread made from whole wheat. (1)
The farmer grows wheat in most of his fields. (2)

wheel [a round structure that turns around a center]
The wheel on his bicycle came off.

when [(1) at what time; (2) at any time; (3) during or at the time]
When does the train leave? (1)
When will she come home? (2)
I studied hard when I was in school. (3)

where [(1) at, to or in what place; (2) place in which]
Where is his house? (1)
The house where he lives is in the old part of the city. (2)

which [used to ask about what one or what ones of a group of things or people]
Which program do you like best? (1)
Which students will take the test? (2)

while [(1) a space of time; (2) at or during the same time]
Please come to my house for a while. (1)
It may not be a good idea to eat while you are driving. (2) 

white [having the color like that of milk or snow]
She calls her cat Snowball because it is white.

who [(1) what or which person or persons that; (2) the person or persons]
Who wants to go? (1)
They are the ones who want to go. (2)

whole [(1) the complete amount; (2) all together; (3) not divided; (4) not cut into pieces]
He paid the whole cost of the dinner. (1)
The whole group is invited. (2)
The whole country celebrates Independence Day. (3)
The boy ate the whole cake. (4)

why [(1) for what cause or reason; (2) the reason for which]
Why did she do it? (1)
I do not know why she did it. (2)

wide [(1) having a great distance from one side to the other; (2) not limited]
The flood covered a wide area along the river. (1)
The new store offered a wide choice of products. (2)

wife [a woman who is married]
His wife works20 at home.

wild [(1) living and growing in natural conditions and not organized or supervised21 by humans; (2) angry; (3) uncontrolled]
Many kinds of wild animals live in America's National Forests. (1)
The man was wild with anger. (2)
Police broke up the wild party. (3)

will [a word used with action words to show future action]
They will hold talks tomorrow.

willing22 [being ready or having a desire to]
They are willing to talk about the problem.

win [(1) to gain a victory23; (2) to defeat another or others in a competition, election24 or battle]
Our school won first prize in the foreign language competition. (1)
The candidate25 with the most campaign26 money usually wins the election. (2)

wind [a strong movement of air]
In some areas, wind is used to produce electricity.

window [an opening in a wall to let in light and air, usually filled with glass]
The glass is broken in many of the windows of the old house.

winter [the coldest time of year, between autumn and spring]
Winter lasts for a long time in the mountains.

wire [a long, thin piece of metal used to hang objects or to carry electricity or electronic27 communications from one place to another]
Most electric wires in our town are buried in the ground.

wise [(1) having much knowledge and understanding; (2) able to use knowledge and understanding to make good or correct decisions]
She is a wise woman. (1)
The President is a wise leader. (2)

wish [(1) to want; (2) to express a desire for]
I wish to have Japanese food tonight. (1)
She wishes that her friend will call her. (2)

with [(1) along or by the side of; (2) together; (3) using; (4) having]
She walked with her friend. (1)
She is here with me. (2)
He fixed28 it with a tool. (3)
They live in the house with the red door. (4)

withdraw29 [(1) to take or move out, away or back; (2) to remove]
He said he will withdraw from the presidential race. (1)
The company says it will withdraw the disputed30 product from stores. (2)

without [(1) with no; (2) not having or using; (3) free from; (4) not doing]
He grew up without a father. (1)
We were without electricity for four hours. (2)
They said goodbye without tears. (3)
He spoke31 without thinking. (4)

woman [an adult female32 human]
The woman with him was his mother.

wonder [(1) to ask oneself; (2) to question; (3) a feeling of surprise]
I wonder why she did that. (1)
She wonders if it is true. (2)
The child's eyes were wide with wonder at the fireworks. (3)

wonderful [(1) causing wonder; (2) especially good]
Astronauts on the moon took some wonderful pictures of the Earth. (1)
It is a wonderful day. (2)

wood [the solid material of which trees are made]His stove burns wood.

word [one or more connected sounds that form a single part of a language]
The Word Book is a list of words used in VOA Special English radio programs.

work [(1) to use physical or mental effort to make or do something; (2) the effort used to make or to do something; (3) that which needs effort; (4) the job one does to earn money]
She works as an airline pilot. (1)
This old house requires a lot of work. (2)
You need a strong back to do farm work. (3)
What kind of work do you do? (4)

world [(1) the earth; (2) the people who live on the earth]
Communication satellites33 let us talk almost instantly34 to people in any part of the world. (1)
Most of the world wants an end to nuclear weapons. (2)

worry [(1) to be concerned; (2) to continue thinking that something, possibly bad, can happen]
They worry that taxes are too high. (1)
Others worry that the government will not provide the services they need. (2)

worse [more bad than]
Air pollution is worse today than it was yesterday.

worth [value measured in money]
The new house is worth almost one million dollars.

wound35 [(1) to injure; (2) to hurt; (3) to cause physical damage to a person or animal; (4) an injury to the body of a human or animal in which the skin is usually cut or broken]
The terrorist36 attack wounded37 twelve people. (1)
Her feelings were wounded by him. (2)
Many were wounded by glass from broken windows. (3)
Blood was pouring from the wound in his leg. (4)

wreck38 [(1) to damage greatly; (2) to destroy; (3) anything that has been badly damaged or broken]
The storm wrecked39 many houses in the town. (1)
The boy wrecked the family car. (2)
The house was a wreck after the wild party. (3)

wreckage40 [what remains41 of something severely42 damaged or destroyed]
Searchers found the wreckage of the airplane high on a mountain.

write [to use an instrument to make words appear on a surface, such as paper]
Please write a note to me with your new address.

wrong [(1) not correct; (2) bad; (3) not legal43; (4) opposite right]
His answer is wrong. (1)
He made the wrong decision. (2)
It is wrong to steal her money. (3)
She knew the difference between right and wrong. (4)

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1 jack 53Hxp     
n.插座,千斤顶,男人;v.抬起,提醒,扛举;n.(Jake)杰克
参考例句:
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
2 delay UxixO     
v./ n.拖延,延误,延迟,延期;耽搁
参考例句:
  • The strike caused a great delay in the delivery of the mail.这次罢工严重地延误了邮件的投递。
  • I couldn't judge whether the delay was good or bad.我不能断定这样延迟是好还是坏。
3 acting czRzoc     
n.演戏,行为,假装;adj.代理的,临时的,演出用的
参考例句:
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
4 structure PtNw5     
n.结构,构造,建筑物;v.构成;
参考例句:
  • Doctors study the structure of the human body.医生研究人体构造。
  • A flower has quite a complicated structure.一朵花的结构相当复杂。
5 separate hzewa     
n.分开,抽印本;adj.分开的,各自的,单独的;v.分开,隔开,分居
参考例句:
  • Are they joined together or separate?它们是合在一起还是分开的?
  • Separate the white clothes from the dark clothes before laundering.洗衣前应当把浅色衣服和深色衣服分开。
6 invasions 9cf3a1868e389c68ec3176f45a393f51     
n.武装入侵( invasion的名词复数 );(尤指烦扰的)涌入;侵犯;干预
参考例句:
  • barbarian invasions of the fifth century 五世纪时野蛮人的入侵
  • The result of these invasions was the near obliteration of ancient Egypt. 这几次入侵使古代埃及几遭毁灭。 来自辞典例句
7 lottery 43MyV     
n.抽彩;碰运气的事,难于算计的事
参考例句:
  • He won no less than £5000 in the lottery.他居然中了5000英镑的奖券。
  • They thought themselves lucky in the lottery of life.他们认为自己是变幻莫测的人生中的幸运者。
8 sunlight ts3wM     
n.日光,阳光,日照
参考例句:
  • The room was flooded with warm and golden sunlight.房间充满着温暖、金色的阳光。
  • In the bright sunlight she had to narrow her eyes.在强烈阳光下她必须眯着双眼。
9 warn bg0wx     
vt.警告,注意,远离;vi.提醒
参考例句:
  • I must warn you that my patience is almost at an end.我必须警告你我已经没有耐心了。
  • If you warn me in advance,I will have your order ready for you.你若预先通知我,我就能给您准备好了。
10 warns 2bfcdc53f4fa7c68bdbba3ec2431df54     
v.警告( warn的第三人称单数 );提醒;告诫;预先通知
参考例句:
  • He warns that there are some important safety rules for paragliding. 他提醒说滑翔运动里有一些非常重要的安全规则。 来自超越目标英语 第2册
  • Cancer expert Barrie Cassileth warns that alternative treatments may pose serious dangers. 癌症专家巴瑞 - 卡西莱斯警告,一些替代性的治疗方法可能导致严重的危险。 来自英汉非文学 - 生命科学 - 癌症与艾滋病
11 warned 47ff9951b01a6b094431ff82dc68e266     
v.警告( warn的过去式和过去分词 );提醒;告诫;预先通知
参考例句:
  • Motorists have been warned to beware of icy roads. 已经提醒开车的人当心冰封的路面。
  • I've warned her countless times. 我警告过她无数次了。
12 recession GAozC     
n.(工商业的)衷退(期),萧条(期)
参考例句:
  • Manufacturing fell sharply under the impact of the recession.受到经济萧条的影响,制造业急剧衰退。
  • A rise in interest rates plunged Britain deeper into recession.利率的提高导致英国经济更加萧条。
13 solid QF2za     
adj.固体的,结实的,可靠的,实心的;n.固体,实心;adv. 一致地
参考例句:
  • Water may change from a liquid to a solid.水可以由液体变为固体。
  • I know that James is a solid type of person.我知道詹姆斯是个可信赖的人。
14 substances c7b2b74f0acdfc0c827c1e00cfbd794f     
n.物质( substance的名词复数 );实质;物体;[哲学]1)。 本质
参考例句:
  • substances with high levels of toxicity 毒性大的物质
  • Many highly corrosive substances are used in the nuclear industry. 核工业使用许多腐蚀性很强的物质。 来自《简明英汉词典》
15 alcohol AxCzB     
n.酒精,乙醇;含酒精的饮料
参考例句:
  • The law forbids shops to sell alcohol to minors.法律禁止商店向未成年者出售含酒精的饮料。
  • The alcohol is industrial.这些酒精是供工业用的。
16 closely XwNzIh     
adv.紧密地;严密地,密切地
参考例句:
  • We shall follow closely the development of the situation.我们将密切注意形势的发展。
  • The two companies are closely tied up with each other.这两家公司之间有密切联系。
17 signal tyWwG     
n.信号,暗号
参考例句:
  • This is a signal failure.这是明显的失败。
  • A train must not pass a signal that is at danger.火车切不可越过危险信号。
18 trail Cncw1     
n.踪迹,痕迹,一串,尾部,小径,尾,持枪姿势;vt.拖,尾随,追踪,落后于
参考例句:
  • The car raised a trail of dust.汽车掀起了一股尘土。
  • The hound found the trail of the rabbit.猎狗发现了兔子的踪迹。
19 possessions ylozMR     
n.[法]财产;占有( possession的名词复数 );领地;个人财产;持有违禁物
参考例句:
  • The group forswears all worldly possessions. 这个团体放弃一切尘世财物。
  • I lost some of my most prized possessions in the fire. 大火吞噬了我的一些最珍贵的物品。
20 works ieuzIh     
n.作品,著作;工厂,活动部件,机件
参考例句:
  • We expect writers to produce more and better works.我们期望作家们写出更多更好的作品。
  • The novel is regarded as one of the classic works.这篇小说被公认为是最优秀的作品之一。
21 supervised cec2158311659e4fa817f25aad310c2f     
v.监督,管理( supervise的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The architect supervised the building of the house. 建筑工程师监督房子的施工。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He supervised and trained more than 400 volunteers. 他指导和培训了400多名志愿者。 来自辞典例句
22 willing 1gwwV     
adj.愿意的,自愿的,乐意的,心甘情愿的
参考例句:
  • We never lack food and clothing if we're willing to work.如果我们愿意工作,就不会缺吃少穿。
  • He's quite willing to pay the price I ask.他很愿意照我的要价付钱。
23 victory Th6wv     
n.胜利,成功
参考例句:
  • Victory will never come if we only wait for it.如果我们光是等待,胜利永远不会到来。
  • It can't be questioned that we will win the final victory.我们将最终取得胜利,这是确定无疑的。
24 election ujezm     
n.选举,选择权;当选
参考例句:
  • There is no doubt but that he will win the election.毫无疑问,他将在竞选中获胜。
  • The government will probably fall at the coming election.在即将到来的大选中,该政府很可能要垮台。
25 candidate csfzT     
n.候选人;候补者;投考者,申请求职者
参考例句:
  • Voters like a candidate who has the common touch. 投票者喜欢那些平易近人的候选人。
  • The local newspapers dressed up the candidate as a boxer.当地报纸把那个候选人描绘成一个拳击手。
26 campaign LTxyl     
n.运动;竞选活动;战役;vi.参加运动;进行竞选;作战
参考例句:
  • The election campaign heated up in that state.该州竞选运动激烈起来了。
  • The campaign had begun during his absence.在他不在期间运动已经开始了。
27 electronic cqmxA     
adj.电子的;n.[-s]电子学,电子设备
参考例句:
  • It is an electronic device with many uses.这是一部具有多种用途的电子仪器。
  • Father needs a new electronic shaver.爸爸需要一个新的电子剃须刀。
28 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。
29 withdraw 1fgwr     
vt.收回,撤消,撤退;vi.缩回,退出,撤退
参考例句:
  • I want to withdraw a statement I made earlier.我想收回我早些时候发表的一项声明。
  • The general decided to withdraw his soldiers.那位将军决定撤军。
30 disputed 818cfe38f7c02218c38cd8adc2d049d3     
v.辩论,争论( dispute的过去式和过去分词 );争夺;阻止;就…进行辩论adj.有争议的
参考例句:
  • They disputed over how to get the best results. 他们争论着如何能得到最好的结果。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The soldiers disputed every inch of ground when the enemy attacked. 敌人进犯,战士们寸土必争。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
31 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
32 female 3kSxf     
adj.雌的,女(性)的;n.雌性的动物,女子
参考例句:
  • We only employ female workers.我们只雇用女工。
  • The animal in the picture was a female elephant.照片上的动物是头母象。
33 satellites 2db8c39a74e44ef5e087a2db922e7bc5     
n.卫星( satellite的名词复数 );人造卫星;卫星国;附庸国
参考例句:
  • Many countries have sent up man-made satellites to circle the earth. 许多国家已经发射人造卫星围绕地球运转。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The previously unidentified objects have now been definitely ascertained as being satellites. 原来所说的不明飞行物现在已证实是卫星。 来自《简明英汉词典》
34 instantly S6CxP     
adv.立即,立刻
参考例句:
  • She was used to having her orders instantly obeyed.她习惯了让人即刻服从她的命令。
  • Though he slept soundly,he awoke instantly.他虽然睡得很香,但是马上就醒了。
35 wound 3erzJ5     
n.创伤,伤口,伤疤,伤害,痛苦;vt.伤害,损害,使受伤;vi.打伤,伤害;wind的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • There was a gush of blood from the wound.血从伤口流出。
  • The nurse gently mopped the blood from the wound.护士轻轻地抹去伤口上的血。
36 terrorist 9Iaz2     
n.恐怖主义者,恐怖分子
参考例句:
  • Without the gun,I'm a sitting duck for any terrorist.没有这支枪,我就成了恐怖分子下手的目标了。
  • The district was put on red alert during a terrorist's bomb scare.这个地区在得到恐怖分子炸弹恐吓后作了应急准备。
37 wounded 2egzJV     
adj.受伤的;n.伤员
参考例句:
  • The wounded man let out a cry of pain.伤员发出一阵痛苦的叫喊声。
  • She attended on the wounded soldier day and night.她日夜护理着负伤的战士。
38 wreck QMjzE     
n.失事,遇难;沉船;vt.(船等)失事,遇难
参考例句:
  • Weather may have been a factor in the wreck.天气可能是造成这次失事的原因之一。
  • No one can wreck the friendship between us.没有人能够破坏我们之间的友谊。
39 wrecked ze0zKI     
adj.失事的,遇难的
参考例句:
  • the hulk of a wrecked ship 遇难轮船的残骸
  • the salvage of the wrecked tanker 对失事油轮的打捞
40 wreckage nMhzF     
n.(失事飞机等的)残骸,破坏,毁坏
参考例句:
  • They hauled him clear of the wreckage.他们把他从形骸中拖出来。
  • New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.新生国家从老殖民帝国的废墟中诞生。
41 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
42 severely SiCzmk     
adv.严格地;严厉地;非常恶劣地
参考例句:
  • He was severely criticized and removed from his post.他受到了严厉的批评并且被撤了职。
  • He is severely put down for his careless work.他因工作上的粗心大意而受到了严厉的批评。
43 legal k3jy2     
adj.法律的,依照法律的,合法的,法定的,正当的
参考例句:
  • He is my legal adviser.他是我的法律顾问。
  • This is partly a political and partly a legal question.这个问题部分是政治问题,部分是法律问题。
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