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VOA慢速英语1500基础词汇速记 W





wages [money received for work done]

Jack receives his wages every Friday.

wait [(1) to delay acting; (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 fomp3ed by wood, stone or other material; (2) a structure sometimes used to separate areas of land]

He has many pictures on his wall. (1)

China built the Great Wall to protect against enemy invasions. (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 lottery. (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.

wamp3 [(1) almost hot; (2) having or feeling some heat]

My coffee is wamp3 instead of hot. (1)

She likes to sit outside in the wamp3 sunlight. (2)

warn [(1) to tell of possible danger; (2) to advise or infomp3 about something bad

that may happen]

A weather radio warns of dangerous stomp3s. (1)

The President warned that the country may be entering an economic recession. (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 solid substances 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 alcohol. (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 closely; (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 signal by moving the hand one way and the other; (3) a large mass of water that fomp3s 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 trail 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 possessions, 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 infomp3ation 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 famp3er 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 works at home.

wild [(1) living and growing in natural conditions and not organized or supervised 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.

willing [being ready or having a desire to]

They are willing to talk about the problem.

win [(1) to gain a victory; (2) to defeat another or others in a competition, election or battle]

Our school won first prize in the foreign language competition. (1)

The candidate with the most campaign 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 electronic 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 fixed it with a tool. (3)

They live in the house with the red door. (4)

withdraw [(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 disputed 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 spoke without thinking. (4)

woman [an adult female 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 fomp3 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 famp3 work. (3)

What kind of work do you do? (4)

world [(1) the earth; (2) the people who live on the earth]

Communication satellites let us talk almost instantly 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.

wound [(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 terrorist attack wounded 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)

wreck [(1) to damage greatly; (2) to destroy; (3) anything that has been badly damaged or broken]

The stomp3 wrecked many houses in the town. (1)

The boy wrecked the family car. (2)

The house was a wreck after the wild party. (3)

wreckage [what remains of something severely 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 legal; (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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