ENGLISH WORDS | Learn how To Use English Words In Real Life

In this lesson, you will learn new English words and how to use them in real life. These English words are used by native English speakers and will help you speak English more fluently.


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Vocabulary / Expressions

  1. Provoke
  2. Rave
  3. Reflect
  4. Squeamish
  5. Substantial

Definitions, Example Sentences, and Patterns

  1. Provoke
    1. “Stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one)”
      1. Dairy products may provoke allergic reactions in some people.
      2. Such a decision may provoke a backlash from their supporters.
      3. The article was intended to provoke thought.
  2. Rave
    1. “Talk wildly or incoherently, as if one were delirious or insane”
      1. Now I understand why travelers rave about Bali.
      2. Her performance at Madison Square won rave reviews from the critics.
      3. The movie received rave reviews on all social media blogs.
  3. Reflect
    1. “Think deeply or carefully about”
      1. You have to reflect on how to answer his questions before you get home.
      2. For those who went the distance, it was time to reflect on their achievements.
      3. The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on the many achievements of the past.
  4. Squeamish
    1. “(Of a person) easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, especially by unpleasant images, such as the sight of blood”
      1. She’s really squeamish and can’t stand the sight of blood.
      2. Many amateur chefs are squeamish about adding live shellfish into the boiling water.
      3. I was squeamish about seeing the terrible accident on the bridge.


  5. Substantial
    1. “Of considerate importance, size, or worth”
      1. Best of all, she could save a substantial amount of money for a down payment on her own place.
      2. Only people who have made substantial contributions will be considered.
      3. At the end of the year, the bills, totaling to a substantial amount, could be donated to charity.


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