Vocabulary lesson 59

Definitions and samples

  • spice (n.) a substance made from a plant, which is used to give a special flavor to food

- Spices are widely used in South Asian cooking.

  • fitness (n.) when you are healthy and strong enough to do hard work or play sports

- Running marathons requires a high level of physical fitness.

  • facility (n.) a building with a particular purpose

- The hotel has its own pool and leisure facilities.

  • headline (n.) the title of a newspaper article, written in large letters. Headlines are important news stories

- The news of his death was splashed in headlines across all the newspapers.

  • hostage (n.) someone who has been taken, and held, against his or her will, in order to help someone else get what he or she wants

- She was taken hostage by the gunmen.

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