These words have two parts. They all mean different things if you say them with your voice going up or down! 😮
Here is one — the word record.
- If you say RE-cord, it is a noun. >> The world REcord for the 100m run is 9.58 seconds.
- If you say re-CORD, it is a verb. >> Can I reCORD you when you sing?
Here are some more words like this.
|Word||Noun : HIGH - low||Verb : low - HIGH|
|conflict||An argument, or a war >> The Civil War was a CONflict between the states.||To disagree >> I hope we do not conFLICT.|
|contest||A sports match >> Who won the football CONtest?||To battle or argue >> I hope nobody conTESTS my decision.|
|contrast||A difference >> There is a lot of CONtrast between black and white.||To find or talk about differences >> Please conTRAST these two songs.|
|extract||Something you get out of something else >> Vanilla EXtract comes from a bean.||To get something out of something else >> Please exTRACT this stick from my arm. It hurts.|
|incense||It smells nice when you burn it >> INsense makes smoke when it burns.||To get mad >> I was inSENSED when I got a ticket for going 37 mph!|
|increase||Something that goes up >> I worked hard and got a pay INcrease.||To make something go up >> I hope you can inCREASE my pay.|
|insult||A bad thing you say about somebody >> Hey! I do not like that INsult!||To say something bad about somebody >> Do not inSULT me!|
|invite||A message about coming to visit >> I am having a party. Did you get my INvite?||To ask someone to visit >> I will inVITE all my friends to my party.|
|perfect||[this can happen with adjectives too]|
Describes something very good >> I got a PERfect score on my test!
|To make something very good >> I worked hard to perFECT my accent.|
|permit||A piece of paper that says you can do something >> I got my driving PERmit!||To say it is OK to do something >> Will you perMIT me to speak now?|
|rebel||A person who does not agree with rules >> He does not listen to his mother! He is a REbel!||To disagree with rules >> His children are reBELLing. They never do what he asks!|
|record||Something that is written or saved >> I forgot my password, and I don't have a REcord of it!||To write or save something >> Can you reCORD this song on your phone?|
|reject||Something that is not good enough, and you throw away >> We need to send these shoes back! Put them in the REject box.||To decide, or say, that something is not good enough >> He tried to be nice, but she reJECTed him|
|suspect||Someone who maybe did something bad, but you are not sure >> She was not home when all the ice cream was eaten, so she is not a SUSpect.||To think someone did something bad, but you are not sure >> Hmmm... he has chocolate all over his face. I susPECT he ate all the ice cream.|
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I went for a walk today.
It was very cold ( 9°F, or -13°C ), but it was sunny.
I thought the cold air was invigorating.
This is a picture of me:
What does invigorating mean?
It comes from the word vigor. Vigor means energy, strength, or power. 💪
Vigor is a noun.
Invigorate is a verb. It means “to give energy”.
Invigorating is an adjective. It describes something that gives you energy, or makes you feel like you have energy.
The walk in the cold weather was invigorating!
There is another adjective: vigorous. It means “powerful”.
Vigorous exercise will make you sweat. 😅
Vigorous describes that something has strength.
Invigorating describes that gives you strength.
A vigorous walk every day is good for your health. << The walk has energy!
I would not say
Coffee is vigorous. 😫
NO! I would say
Coffee is invigorating! 🤩
And like many words, we can add -ly to make an adjective:
He is stirring his coffee vigorously! He must have a lot of sugar in it!
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It is a noun and a verb! 😮
NOUN: A vacuum is for cleaning floors.
VERB: You can vacuum the carpet.
grow and growth
Will water make this money grow? I do not think so! 🙄 <<< grow is a verb
I see growth! The money is going up! <<< growth is a noun
Single is an adjective (like old, young, big, small). It means One.
There is a single person at the table.
It also can mean Not Married.
Are you married 👫 or are you single 👨💼?
Do you want to make a house? 💭 + ✏ = 🏠
An architect can help you.
A mason is a person.
A mason builds with bricks, stones, and cement.
Pronunciation via forvo.com