Vocabulary lesson 50

Definitions and samples

  • approach (v.) come near or nearer to

- As I approached the house, I noticed a light on upstairs.

  • detect (v.) find out; discover

- From her voice it was easy to detect that Ellen was frightened.

  • defect (n.) fault; that which is wrong

- The villain was caught because his plan had many defects.

  • employee (n.) a person who works for pay

- Joey wanted to go into business for himself and stop being an employee.

  • neglect (v.) give too little care or attention to

- I'm afraid I've rather neglected my studies this week.

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