English Words for the Story «The Tell-Tale Heart» (advanced level)

English words for the advanced levelThese are three lists of English words for the advanced level to the creepy story by Edgar Allan Poe «The Tell-Tale Heart» (in the original). Try to learn them. But bear in mind, that the words are rather difficult, so if have done your best but couldn’t remember all of them, never mind. Write the most difficult words on the paper and have a look while listening the story. But don’t be nervous if you have missed a word or couldn’t understand something. Listen for the main idea. Try to feel it. Good luck!

Read and listen to the Story «The Tell-Tale Heart» by E. A. Poe (part 1, in the original)

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List of English Words for the advanced level №1

  1. dreadful — terrible
  2. dreadfully nervous — very very nervous
  3. sharp — acute, very distinct, strong
  4. to sharpen my senses — to be very sensitive
  5. sense of acute hearing — being able to hear everything very distinctly
  6. Hearken! — Listen!
  7. to conceive — to come to one’s head
  8. to haunt — to come again and again
  9. to wrong — to do some bad things to
  10. to give an insult — to offend
  11. eye of a vulture — an eye of a bird covered with a film
  12. to get rid myself of the eye — not to see this eye any longer
  13. to proceed — to continue
  14. foresight — precaution
  15. dissimulation — pretence, lie
  16. sufficient for my head — big enough for my head
  17. to thrust in my head — to put my head in
  18. to undid the lantern — to open the crevice (kind of a lid) of a lantern
  19. to vex — to annoy, to make angry
  20. chamber — room
  21. to inquire — to ask
  22. profound  — wise, clever
  23. cautious — careful
  24. sagasity — wisdom
  25. to contain — to keep to myself
  26. to chuckle — to laugh quietly
  27. to startle — to take fright, to be afraid
  28. as black as a pitch — very very dark
  29. to spring up — to sit up quickly
  30. groan — a long sound full of pain or fright
  31. overcharged with awe — to be full of terror
  32. causeless — groundless
  33. to stalk — to follow
  34. mournful — full of sorrow, sorrowful
  35. unperceived — which cannot be felt

Listen to the Story «The Tell-Tale Heart» by E. A. Poe (part 1, in the original)

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List of English Words №2

  1. to resolve — to deside to do smth
  2. crevice — a very small opening
  3. stealthily — very carefully
  4. ray — a thin line of light
  5. shot (from shoot) — light (here)
  6. vulture eye — an eye that looks like an eye of a bird
  7. to gaze — to look
  8. distinctness (from distinct) — clearness
  9. hideous veil — awful covering
  10. to chill — to make smb scared
  11. marrow — the thing that is inside a bone
  12. damned spot — terrible eye (here)
  13. over-acuteness of the sense — sharp sense of hearing
  14. to be enveloped in cotton — be covered with something (some cloth)
  15. drum — a musical instrument with two sticks
  16. courage — bravery
  17. scarcely — hardly
  18. motionless — not moving
  19. to maintain — to keep
  20. meantime — at that time
  21. hellish tattoo — awful sound of a beating heart
  22. instant — moment
  23. extreme — great
  24. dreadful — terrible (from list №1)
  25. uncontrollable terror — a terror that you cannot control
  26. to refrain — to try not to do smth
  27. anxiety — worry
  28. yell — loud cry
  29. to shriek — to cry wildly
  30. muffle sound — low quiet sound
  31. to vex — to annoy  (from list №1)
  32. at lenth — soon
  33. to cease — to stop

Continue listening to the Story «The Tell-Tale Heart» by E. A. Poe (part 2, in the original)

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List of English Words №3

  1. precautions — care
  2. concealment (from to conceal — to hide)
  3. hastily — in a hurry
  4. dismembered — mutilated
  5. planks — boards of the floor
  6. to deposit — to put
  7. scantlings — some stuff which was under the floor
  8. wary — careful
  9. tub — water (here)
  10. labors — work
  11. suavity — politeness
  12. a shriek — a cry
  13. foul play — violence
  14. lodged — reached
  15. deputed — to come
  16. premises — house
  17. bade (from to bid — to offer )
  18. undisturbed — untouched
  19. fatigues — exhaustion, tire
  20. audacity — courage, bravery
  21. reposed the corpse — dead body
  22. singularly — unusually
  23. cheerily — cheerfully
  24. to chat — to talk
  25. to fancy — to imagine, seem to hear
  26. distinct — clear
  27. to gain definiteness — became more clear, loud
  28. a heightened voice — a loud voice
  29. enveloped in cotton — covered by some cloth
  30. vehemently — wildly
  31. to pace the floor to and fro with heavy strides — to walk with heavy steps
  32. to swing the chair — to move the chair on the floor
  33. making a mockery — laughing
  34. derision — mockery, making fun of smb
  35. hypocritical — make-believe, false
  36. dissemble — hide
  37. hideous — aweful (from list №2)

Continue listening to the Story «The Tell-Tale Heart» by E. A. Poe (part 3, in the original)

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List of English Words №1

  1. dreadful
  2. dreadfully nervous
  3. sharp
  4. to sharpen one’s senses
  5. acute hearing
  6. to conceive
  7. to haunt
  8. to wrong
  9. to give an insult
  10. to get rid myself of
  11. to proceed
  12. foresight
  13. dissimulation
  14. sufficient for
  15. to thrust in
  16. to vex
  17. chamber
  18. to inquire
  19. profound
  20. cautious
  21. sagasity
  22. to contain
  23. to chuckle
  24. to startle
  25. as black as a pitch
  26. to spring up
  27. groan
  28. overcharged with awe
  29. causeless
  30. to stalk
  31. mournful
  32. unperceived

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List of English Words №2

  1. to resolve
  2. stealthily
  3. ray
  4. to gaze
  5. distinctness
  6. hideous veil
  7. to chill
  8. to be enveloped
  9. drum
  10. courage
  11. scarcely
  12. motionless
  13. to maintain
  14. instant
  15. extreme
  16. dreadful
  17. uncontrollable
  18. to refrain
  19. anxiety
  20. yell
  21. to shriek
  22. muffle
  23. to vex (from list №1)
  24. to cease

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List of English Words №3

  1. precautions
  2. concealment
  3. hastily
  4. to deposit
  5. wary — careful
  6. labors
  7. suavity
  8. a shriek
  9. premises
  10. undisturbed
  11. fatigue
  12. audacity
  13. cheerily
  14. to chat
  15. to fancy
  16. distinct
  17. to gain
  18. a heightened voice
  19. be enveloped in (from list №2)
  20. vehemently
  21. to pace
  22. to swing
  23. to make a mockery
  24. derision
  25. hypocritical
  26. dissemble
  27. hideous  (from list №2)

This was the list of English Words for the advanced level. Best luck with learning English! See you soon.

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