4000 Essential English Words 1 Unit 16: Adams County’s Gold
- academy [əˈkadəmi] n.
An academy is a special type of school.
→ There are many courses taught at the academy that I go to.
- ancient [ˈeɪnʃ(ə)nt] adj.
If something is ancient, it is very old.
→ I want to see the ancient buildings in Rome.
- board [bɔːd] n.
A board is a flat piece of wood.
→ The sign was made of a few wooden boards.
- century [ˈsɛntʃʊri] n.
A century is one hundred years.
→ Our company is celebrating a century of business in London.
- clue [kluː] n.
A clue is a fact or object that helps solve a mystery or crime.
→ The detective found some clues on the sidewalk.
- concert [kənˈsəːt] n.
A concert is an event where you listen to people play music.
→ I enjoyed the concert last night. The band was very good.
- county [ˈkaʊnti] n.
A county is the largest political division of a state in the US.
→ He wanted to represent the citizens of his county.
- dictionary [ˈdɪkʃ(ə)n(ə)ri] n.
A dictionary is a book that tells you what words mean.
→ I use the dictionary to learn new words.
- exist [ɪɡˈzɪst] v.
To exist is to be real.
→ Do you really think that unicorns ever existed?
- flat [flat] adj.
Flat describes something that is level and smooth with no curved parts.
→ My parents bought a new flat screen TV over the weekend.
- gentleman [ˈdʒɛnt(ə)lmən] n.
A gentleman is a nice man.
→ My grandfather is a kind and helpful gentleman.
- hidden [ˈhɪdn] adj.
Hidden means to be not easily noticed or too hard to find.
→ The hidden camera recorded everything in the parking lot.
- maybe [ˈmeɪbi] adv.
Maybe is used to show that something is possible or may be true.
→ If I focus hard enough, maybe I can come up with the right answer.
- officer [ˈɒfɪsə] n.
An officer is a leader in the army.
→ The soldiers followed the orders of the officer.
- original [əˈrɪdʒɪn(ə)l] adj.
If something is original, it is the first one of that thing.
→ This is the original painting of the Mona Lisa.
- pound [paʊnd] v.
To pound something is to hit it many times with a lot of force.
→ He pounded the nail with the hammer.
- process [prəˈsɛs] n.
A process is the steps to take to do something.
→ Making a cake is a long process.
- publish [ˈpʌblɪʃ] v.
To publish a book is to get it printed and ready to sell.
→ That company publishes daily newspapers.
- theater [ˈθɪətə] n.
A theater is a building where you watch plays, shows, and movies.
→ We went to the theater to see a play.
- wealth [wɛlθ] n.
Wealth is a large amount of money.
→ One of the most important things to some people is wealth.