A: We waded though the river to reach the other side.
B: Why didn’t you swim?
wade through 艰难地通过，费力地做完
A: The dog seems happy to see you.
B: Yes, he is wagging his tail.
v. / n. (左右或前后)摇动，摇摆
A: Mrs. Jones was wailing with grief following the death in the family.
B: Yes, she was very upset.
A: I lost my wallet at the station.
B: Did it have much money in it?
A: I have a walnut tree in my garden.
B: Oh, they are my favourite kind of nuts.
A: In what part of the hospital is your father staying?
B: He is in ward three.
ward off 防止，避开
A: I hate to be a traffic warden .
B: Yes, it would be a terrible job.
A: I have no room left in my wardrobe .
B: You will have to stop buying new clothes!
A: The artist displayed his wares at the gallery.
B: Oh, it is a shame that I didn’t see his work.
ware [注：同音词 where ]
A: The warehouse was set on fire.
B: Were all the goods stored at there damaged?
A: Did you read the news headlines this morning?
B: I see there is more warfare between the nations.
A: The mirror warped with age.
B: Are you sure it is not just because you are looking into it.
A: I have a warrant for your arrest.
B: But I didn’t do anything, officer.
A: My washing machine broke down.
B: Don’t worry, it is still under warranty .
A: I want to be a famous warrior .
B: Oh, I don’t like to fight.
A: The guard gave me a wary look.
B: He must think that you are suspicious.
A: This programme should not be on the TV at this time of the day.
B: I agree, it is not past the watershed yet.
A: This container is leaking.
B: Oh, I thought that it was watertight .
A: The light in this room is dim.
B: What watt is the light bulb?
A: Are you sure that you will not change your mind?
B: I will not waver from my decision.
A: I got a bit lost on my way here.
B: Yes, I suspected that you had gone a bit wayward .
A: I am weary of work.
B: But I am afraid that you can not give it up.
vi. (of) 厌烦，不耐烦
A: Look at the size of that spider’s web .
B: Gosh, it must be a big spider!
A: Would you like some cheese?
B: Just a small wedge , please.
vt. 1. 把…楔牢;2.挤入，插入，塞入
A: Do you understand the movie?
B: No, it was strange and weird .
A: The boat will arrive in the wharf this evening.
B: I will be there to greet its arrival.
A: Do you know Mr. Kelly’s whereabouts ?
B: No, he has been missing for two weeks.
A: I discovered a secret room wherein I found the treasure.
B: Wow, and what was the treasure?
A: The wind whirled up the leaves.
B: Yes, it was a strong wind alright.
A: How would you like your whisky ?
B: With some ice, please.
A: That was a very wholesome meal.
B: Indeed, there were lots of healthy ingredients.
A: Do you like the president?
B: I think he wields too much power.
A: Are you wearing a wig ?
B: No, this is all my natural hair.
A: Aren’t the willow trees beautiful?
B: Yes, they make the river seem all the more complete.
A: Were you winking at me ?
B: No, I just had something in my eye.
wink at 默许，纵容，佯装未看见
A: What are dressing up as?
B: A witch , with a long black coat and a black cat.
A: I need another coffee I am having withdrawal symptoms.
B: You must be addicted.
A: Did your flowers last a long time?
B: No, they withered after three days.
A: The company withheld payment.
B: Why , were the goods that were delivered damaged?
A: Marie cooks a splendid meal.
B: Yes, she is a wizard in the kitchen.
A: He was filled with wrath and anger.
B: I agree, he did not look very happy,
A: I will prepare a wreath for the funeral mass.
B: That will be a kind thing to do.
A: The ship sank just off the coast.
B: Was anything recovered from the wreckage ?
A: The window is jammed.
B: Here is a stick, try to wrench it open.
A: I wrestled with the umbrella but it still would not go up.
B: Yes, the umbrellas sometimes have a mind of their own.
A: That wretched man!
B: Who are you complaining about?
A: I got so wet you could have wrung out my clothes.
B: It must have rained heavily.
A: Sarah is nearly fifty but she has barely a wrinkle.
B: Yes, she is looking well for her age.