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worship

/ˈwərʃɪp/ (v)

Pray and show respect to a god.

Example:

A mosque is the place where Muslims worship.

woeful

/ˈwəʊfəl/ (adj)

Very serious or bad.

Example:

The world economy has been woeful since November 2008.

whiff

/wɪf/ (n)

A smell of something that is not strong.

Example:

It is nice to get a whiff of a woman’s perfume when she walks past you.

wary

/ˈwɛri/ (adj)

Being worried about, or careful of, a dangerous situation.

Example:

People must be wary of the swine flu that is moving around the world.

wallet

/ˈwɒlɪt/ (n)

A small object you keep your money in – usually made of leather.

Example:

My wallet was stolen from the car yesterday. I lost $80 and all my credit cards.

whim

/wɪm/ (n)

A sudden desire for something.

Example:

I bought that dress on a whim, but I really can’t afford it!

watershed

/ˈwɔtərˌʃɛd/ (n)

The moment when an important change happens.

Example:

The discovery of penicillin was a watershed in medicine.

wrapper

/ˈræpər/ (n)

Plastic that covers/protects food or candy.

Example:

Johnny just put a piece of gum in his mouth with the wrapper still on it!

wobbly

/ˈwɑbəˌli/ (adj)

Moving from side to side.

Example:

That chair is wobbly. I don’t want to sit on it.

withhold

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To refuse to give something to somebody.

Examples:

You must withhold the money or Bob will spend it all.

It is not a good idea to withhold information from the police.

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