Vocabulary lesson 23

Definitions and samples

  • physical (adj.) related to the body; related to materials that can be seen or felt

- He still has to prove he has the physical skills, but he clearly has the brains.

  • peril (n.) serious and immediate danger (v.) expose to danger; threaten

- Add to this young, reckless teenagers, and we are all in peril behind the wheel.

  • redundant (adj.) not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous

- Get rid of any redundant or unwanted items and survey what is left.

  • tolerant (adj.) showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

- Tolerant neighbors are certainly an asset and very much appreciated, Thomas said.

  • vulnerable (adj.) someone who is vulnerable is weak and without protection, with the result that they are easily hurt physically or emotionally.

- Young children are particularly vulnerable to the health impact of passive smoking.

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