Vocabulary lesson 38

Definitions and samples

  • salary (n.) money that you receive as payment from the organization you work for, usually paid to you every month

- The average salary for a teacher is $39,000 a year.

  • tank (n.) the place where gas is stored in a car or other vehicle

- The water tank is leaking.

  • obesity (n.) when someone is very fat in a way that is unhealthy

- A diet that is high in fat can lead to obesity.

  • intense (adj.) having a very strong effect or felt very strongly

- The pain was so intense I couldn't sleep.

  • laundry (n.) clothes, sheets etc that need to be washed or have just been washed

- I do the cooking and my husband does the laundry.

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