Academic Vocabulary List 5

Alphabetical list of words and meanings

Word Definition, meaning
axe instrument used in chopping wood
blade the flat, cutting edge of a knife or tool
cage a structure made of wires or bars for confining animals
cork material from the bark of a tree, often used as toppers for wine bottles
crook a thief, criminal, swindler
dozen a set of twelve
emerald a precious stone of bright green color
eyelid a fold of skin which covers the eyeball
knot formed when two ropes are tied together
leak a hole or crack which allows water to pass thorough
lumber wood which has been sawed into boards
ounce unit of weight, one-sixteenth of a pound
plug part of a machine which is connected to an electrical source
railing a bar which is used for support when climbing stairs
rainbow an arch containing the colors of the spectrum
ribbon a narrow strip of cloth used for decoration
sponge an absorbent material used for washing
thermometer an instrument used for measuring temperature
thunder noise usually followed by a flash of lightning
varnish a substance painted on wood to make it glossy

Note: These are general meanings for the words. You may encounter other definitions depending on context.
Check a dictionary for other meanings.