Endanger, accustom, don’t mind, detest: Level 2 Group 1 new vocabulary – 22nd March 2016

endanger verb [T]

UK   /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒər/  US   /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒɚ/

to put someone or something at ​risk or in ​danger of being ​harmed, ​damaged, or ​destroyed:He would never do anything to endanger the ​lives of his ​children.We must be ​careful not to do anything that might endanger the ​economicrecovery.

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per preposition

UK   strong /pɜːr/ weak /r/  US   /pɝː/  //

A2 used when ​expressingrates, ​prices, or ​measurements to ​mean “for each”:The ​meal will ​cost $20 per ​person.The ​car was ​travelling at 70 ​miles per ​hour (70 ​mph).There are more ​cafés per ​squaremile here than ​anywhereelse in the ​country.

accustom yourself to sth

phrasal verb with accustom UK   /əˈkʌs.təm/  US  /əˈkʌs.təm/ verb

to make yourself ​familiar with new ​conditions:It’ll take ​time for me to accustom myself to the ​changes.

get through sth

phrasal verb with get UK   /ɡet/  US   /ɡet/ verb(present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or USusually gotten)

B2 to ​succeed in an ​exam or ​competition:She got through her ​exams without too much ​trouble.

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  • (FINISH)

C2 to ​finish something:I can get through a lot more ​work when I’m on my own.We’ve got a lot to get through today.


appreciate verb

  • appreciate verb (VALUE)

B2 to ​recognize how good someone or something is and to ​value him, her, or it:There’s no ​pointbuying him ​expensivewines – he doesn’t appreciate them.C2 [T] to ​understand a ​situation and ​realize that it is ​important:We appreciate the need for ​immediateaction.[+ that] I appreciate that it’s a ​difficultdecision for you to make.

detest verb [T not continuous]

to ​hate someone or something very much:I detest any ​kind of ​cruelty.[+ -ing verb] I detest having to get up when it’s ​darkoutside.her detested ​olderbrother

  • mind verb (BE ANNOYED)

A2 [I or T] (used in ​questions and ​negatives) to be ​annoyed or ​worried by something:Do you ​think he’d mind if I ​borrowed his ​book?[+ -ing verb] I don’t mind having a ​dog in the ​house so ​long as it’s ​clean.informal I wouldn’t mind (= I would like) something to ​eat, if that’s OK.Would you mind ​turning (= ​pleaseturn)yourradio down a little ​please?Do you mind if I (= may I) put the TV on?[+ obj + -ing verb ] Do you mind me smoking?[+ question word] I don’t mind what you ​wear so ​long as it’s not that ​awfulpinkshirt.I’d ​ratherstay in ​tonight, if you don’t mind.mainly UK “Would you like ​tea or ​coffee?” “I don’t mind – either.”
  • admit verb (ACCEPT)

B1 [T or I] to ​agree that something is ​true, ​especiallyunwillingly:He admitted his ​guilt/​mistake.[+ (that)] She admitted (that) she had made a ​mistake.[+ -ing verb] She admitted making a ​mistake.At first he ​deniedstealing the ​money but he ​later admitted (to) it.I wasn’t ​entirelyhonest with him, I admit.[+ to infinitive] The new ​law was ​generally admitted to be ​difficultto ​enforce.

avoid verb [T]

B1 to ​stay away from someone or something:I ​try to avoid ​supermarkets on Saturdays – they’re always so ​busy.I’m anxious to avoid the ​motorway at ​rushhour.Do you ​think Lukas is avoiding me? I haven’t ​seen him all ​day.

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