Learn These Words First (U-V-W-X-Y-Z)

ugly =

un- =

uncle =

under =

understand, understood =

underwear = Clothing that is inside other clothing and touching the surface of your body.

undo, undoes, undid, undone =

unexpected = Something happens that you did not expect.

uniform =

union =

unit =

unite = When two or more things become parts of the same thing.

universal =

universe = All places that exist and all things that exist in these places.

university = School where adult people learn. People can learn in this place four or more years, and after this, they can know more about something than most other people and can help other people learn the same things.

unless =

until =

unusual = This is not like what happens at most times.

up =

upper =

upright =

upset =

upside down = The part of this thing that you expect to be the top is now below all other parts, and the part you expect to be the bottom is now above all other parts.

upstairs = You are inside part of a building above a big flat surface that people can be on top of. Below this, there is a different part of the building that has another big flat surface that people can be on top of.

urge =

urgent = This is something important that you need to do now or a short time after now.

us = (See 11-21).

use, using =

useful = People can use this to make or cause things that they want.

useless = You do not think this can be used to make or cause something you want.

usual, usually = Like what happens at most times.

valley = The ground surface in this long place is below the ground surface on each side of this place. Often water moves through long places like this.

valuable =

value =

variety =

various = There are several kinds, and each is different.

vary =

vegetable =

vehicle = (See 8-04).

verb = (See 12-16).

very = (See 1-19).

victory = When you try to do something difficult and you win.

view =

village = Place where there are several buildings where people live and where people buy things. There are not many buildings here, but more than there are near here.

violence = When someone or something is doing violent things.

violent =

visit = Someone moves to a place to see this place for some time or to see a person in this place for some time and say things to this person and hear what this person says.

voice = The sounds you make when you say something.

vote = When a group chooses what to do like this: Each person says what they want, and the group chooses to do the thing that more people want.

vowel = Several kinds of sounds you make when you say parts of words. When you make these sounds, the shape of your mouth does not stop the air moving through your mouth.

voyage =

wages = For a long time, someone gives you money several times each month because you do work they want. If you do more work or work more time, they will give you more money.

waist = The centre part of your body, between your head and your legs, where the body of many people is more narrow.

wait =

waiter = You work inside a business where people buy and eat food. People tell you what kinds of food they want, and you carry this food, move it to the place where they are sitting, and give it to them to eat.

wake =

walk = To move your body, you move your feet like this many times: You lift and move one foot, and after it touches the ground, you lift and move the other foot.

wall = Long tall solid surface on one side of a place. There can be other long tall solid surfaces like this on the other sides of this place. These solid surfaces can prevent things moving into or out of this place.

wander = You move many different places, but you do not plan where you move.

want = (See 2-09).

war = When countries and soldiers cause many people to die like this: One country uses soldiers to try to make people inside another country do something. The soldiers can cause people to die if they do not do what the soldiers tell them. The people inside this other country do not want to do this, and they try to make the soldiers die to make them stop.

warm = When something feels good for you because it is not cold and not very hot.

warmth = When something feels good for you like something warm.

warn = You tell people that something bad is likely to happen. Because you tell them before this happens, maybe they can do something to prevent this bad thing.

warning = What you tell people when you warn them.

was, were =

wash =

waste =

watch =

water =

wave =

way =

we = (See 11-21).

weak =

wealth = When someone has much money and many things that you cannot buy if you do not have much money.

weapon = This is something you use to try to hurt someone or cause them to die.

wear, wore, worn =

weather = These things that you can know about what is happening in a place that is not inside a building: The air is more or less hot. The air is moving more or less quickly. There is more or less water inside the air and falling towards the ground.

weave, wove, woven =

wedding = When a group of people is in a place to see a man and woman become married.

week = This is a time that is a group of seven days.

weekly = Happening each week.

weigh =

weight =

welcome =

well =

went =

west = Towards the place you can look at to see the sun each day, a short time before the time each day when you cannot see the sun.

western = In a place towards the west.

wet =

what =

whatever =

wheat = Kind of grain that grows less tall than a person. People grow much of this, press its seeds to make very small dry pieces, and use this to make bread. Most bread that people eat each day is made using these seeds.

wheel = (See 10-07).

when =

whenever =

where =

whether =

which =

whichever =

while = At all times that this other thing happens.

whip =

whisper = You breathe air through your mouth to say something that people cannot hear if they are not very near to you. You do not feel this inside part of your body near your head, like you can when you say something loud.

whistle = You make air move quickly through a small hole, and this makes a high loud sound that you can use to make music. You can move air through a small hole in something you make, or you can make your mouth have the shape of a small hole and move air through it.

white = (See 5-26).

who =

whoever =

whole =

whom =

whose =

why =

wicked = Very bad.

wide =

widespread = This happens or is true in many places.

width = Distance between one side and the other side.

wife, wives = The woman that a man is married to.

wild =

will =

willing = You want to do this, and if you know you can, you will choose to do this.

win, won = (See 11-11).

wind, wound =

window =

wine = People press fruit and put the liquid from inside the fruit into a container. After some time, this liquid changes and contains alcohol, and many people enjoy drinking it.

wing =

winter = Three months that are the cold part of a year.

wire = Something metal people make that is long and narrow and thin like string.

wisdom = You learned many important things, and you know what kinds of things can cause something good or bad to happen. Because you think about these things, you are likely to choose to do things that cause something good to happen.

wise = When you decide what to do, you use wisdom and are likely to do something good.

wish =

with =

within =

without =

witness = You were in the same place where something happened, and because of this, you can tell people after this what you saw and heard when it happened.

woman, women = (See 7-11).

wonder =

wood = (See 12-23).

wooden = This thing is made using the hard parts of trees.

wool = Long hair from animals like sheep. People use this hair to make string and cloth and clothing.

woollen, (woolen) = Something people make using wool.

word =

work =

world =

worm = Small animal that does not have legs or arms or bones. Its shape is like a long narrow tube.

worry = You are thinking very often about something you fear, and thinking this feels bad for you, but it is difficult not to think about.

worse =

worship =

worst =

worth =

worthy = You think this thing is worth more than most other things, and you want other people to think it is important.

would =

wound = When something cuts you and damages your body.

wrap =

wreck = Something damages this thing very much, and after this it cannot do what you want.

wrist = The part of your body where your hand is connected to two long arm bones.

write, wrote, written = (See 4-14).

wrong =

wrongdoing = Doing something that is bad to do.

yard =

year = (See 9-09).

yearly = Happening each year.

yellow = (See 9-13).

yes =

yesterday = Not the day happening now, but the day that happened before this and after all other days.

yet =

you =

young = (See 5-15).

your = (See 3-06).

yours = This thing belongs to you.

yourself = You and not others.

youth =

zero = (See 10-08).