Practice Words: w


wages
noun
money received for work done.

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waist
noun
part of the body; see spotlight_body_diagram.png
wait
verb
to delay acting; to postpone
walk
verb
to move by putting one foot in front of the other
walk
noun
a journey made by walking
wall
noun
the side of a room or building formed by wood, stone or other material; a structure sometimes used to separate areas of land
want
verb
to desire; to wish for; to need
war
noun
fighting between nations, or groups in a nation, using weapons
warm
adjective
almost hot; having or feeling some heat; friendly or positive emotion (“They gave him a warm welcome.”)
warn
verb
to tell of possible danger; to advise or inform about something bad that may happen
wash
verb
to make clean, usually with water
waste
verb
to spend or use without need or care; to make bad use of
waste
noun
a spending of money, time or effort with no value gained or returned; something thrown away as having no value; the liquid and solid substances that result from body processes and are passed out of the body
watch
verb
to look at; to observe closely; to look and wait for
watch
noun
a device that shows the time and is small enough to wear or carry
water
noun
the liquid that falls from the sky as rain or is found in lakes, rivers and oceans
wave
verb
to move or cause to move one way and the other, as a flag in the wind; to signal by moving the hand one way and the other
wave
noun
a large mass of water that forms and moves on the surface of a lake or ocean

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way
noun
a path on land or sea or in the air; how something is done; method; the way correct or only path or method (“Do you know the way home?”)
we
pronoun
two or more people, including the speaker or writer (“He and I will go together, and we will return together.”)
weak
adjective
having little power; easily broken, damaged or destroyed; opposite strong
wealth
noun
a large amount of possessions, money or other things of value
weapon
noun
anything used to cause injury or to kill during an attack, fight or war
wear
verb
to have on the body, as clothes
weather
noun
the condition of the atmosphere resulting from sun, wind, rain, heat or cold
Wednesday
week
noun
a period of time equal to seven days
weigh
verb
to measure how heavy someone or something is; to have a measured weight (“The vegetables weigh three kilograms.”)
welcome
verb
to express happiness or pleasure when someone arrives or something develops
well
adjective
in a way that is good or pleasing or complete ; in good health
well
noun
a hole in the ground where water, gas or oil can be found
west
noun
the direction in which the sun goes down
wet
adjective
covered with water or other liquid; not dry
what
pronoun
used to ask about something or to ask for information about something (“What is this?”)
what
adverb
which or which kind (“He wants to know what you would like to drink.”)
wheat
noun
a grain used to make bread; the plant that produces the grain
wheel
noun
a round structure that turns around a center
when
adverb
at what time; at any time (“When will she come home?”)
when
conjunction
during or at the time (“I studied hard when I was in school.”)
where
adverb
at, to or in what place (“Where is his house?”)
where
conjunction
at, to or in what place (“The house where he lives is in the old part of the city.”)
which
pronoun
used to ask about what one or what ones of a group of things or people (“Which program do you like best?” “Which students will take the test?”)
while
noun
a space of time (“Please come to my house for a while.”)
while
conjunction
at or during the same time (“It may not be a good idea to eat while you are running.”)
white
adjective
having the color like that of milk or snow
who
pronoun
what or which person or persons that (“Who wants to go?”); the person or persons (“They are the ones who want to go.”)
whole
adjective
the complete amount; all together; not divided; not cut into pieces
why
adverb
for what cause or reason (“Why did she do it?”)
why
conjunction
the reason for which (“I do not know why she did it.”)
wide
adjective
having a great distance from one side to the other; not limited
wife
noun
a woman who is married
wild
adjective
living and growing in natural conditions and not organized or supervised by humans; angry; uncontrolled
will
verb
a word used with action words to show future action (“They will hold talks tomorrow.”)
will
noun
what a person wishes, [religious] what God wishes (“The will of God...”)
willing
adverb
being ready or having a desire to (“They are willing to talk about the problem.”)
win
verb
to gain a victory; to defeat another or others in a competition, election or battle
wind
noun
a strong movement of air
window
noun
an opening in a wall to let in light and air, usually filled with glass
wine
noun
an alcoholic drink made from crushed grapes
wing
noun
the part on the side of a bird (or an airplane) which makes it fly
winter
noun
the coldest time of year, between autumn and spring
wire
noun
a long, thin piece of metal used to hang objects or to carry electricity or electronic communications from one place to another
wise
adjective
having much knowledge and understanding; able to use knowledge and understanding to make good or correct decisions
wish
verb
to want; to express a desire for
with
preposition
along or by the side of; together; using (“He fixed it with a tool.”); having (“the house with the red door”); concerning (“Be careful with those eggs.”)
withdraw
verb
to take or move out, away or back; to remove
without
preposition
with no; not having or using; free from; not doing
witness
noun
a person who sees an event and tells what he/she saw
woman
noun
an adult female human
wonder
verb
to ask oneself; to question (“She wonders if it is true.”)
wonder
noun
a feeling of surprise
wood
noun
the solid material of which trees are made
word
noun
one or more connected sounds that form a single part of a language
work
verb
to use physical or mental effort to make or do something; to operate (“The TV is not working.”)
work
noun
the effort used to make or to do something; that which needs effort; the job one does to earn money
world
noun
the earth; the people who live on the earth
worry
verb
to be concerned; to continue thinking that something, possibly bad, can happen; to cause this concern in someone else
worse
adjective
more bad than
worship
verb
to honor and thank God by prayer and/or singing
worship
noun
the act of worshipping
worth
noun
value measured in money or in importance to someone
wound
verb
to injure; to hurt; to cause physical damage to a person or animal
wound
noun
an injury to the body of a human or animal in which the skin is usually cut or broken
wreck
verb
to damage greatly; to destroy
wreck
noun
anything that has been badly damaged or broken
wreckage
noun
what remains of something severely damaged or destroyed
write
verb
to form letters or numbers on a surface, using a pen, pencil, etc...; to produce or create a new book, poem, piece of music, or computer program by writing words or symbols on a paper or on a computer
wrong
adjective
not correct; bad; not legal; opposite right