4000 Essential English Words 2 Unit 11: Dinosaur Drawings
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- admission [ədˈmɪʃən] n.
Admission is the act of allowing to enter a place.
→ The admission ticket to the movie was $5.
- astronomy [əsˈtrɒnəmɪ] n.
Astronomy is the study of the stars and planets.
→ Harold loved watching the stars, so he decided to study astronomy.
- blame [bleɪm] v.
To blame someone for something bad is to say they did it.
→ My mom blamed me for something I didn’t do.
- chemistry [ˈkemɪstrɪ] n.
Chemistry the study of and reaction to substances.
→ In chemistry class, the professor taught us about chemical reactions.
- despite [dɪsˈpaɪt] prep.
If something happens despite what you do, it happens anyway.
→ We still played the game despite the cold weather.
- dinosaur [ˈdaɪnəsɔːr] n.
A dinosaur is a very big animal that lived millions of years ago.
→ I like to see the dinosaur bones at the museum.
- exhibit [ɪgˈzɪbɪt] n.
An exhibit is a display of interesting things.
→ There was an animal exhibit at the fair.
- fame [feɪm] n.
Fame is reputation one has gained among the public.
→ He had fame and fortune, but he was not happy.
- forecast [ˈfɔrˌkæst] n.
A forecast is an idea about what the weather will be like in the future.
→ The forecast says that it will rain all week.
- genius [ˈdʒiːnjəs] n.
A genius is a very smart person.
→ Since she was a genius, she easily passed all of her school exams.
- gentle [ˈdʒentl] adj.
Someone who is gentle is kind and calm.
→ He is very gentle with the baby.
- geography [dʒɪˈɒgrəfɪ] n.
Geography is the study of where things are.
→ I had to draw a map for geography
- interfere [ˌɪntəˈfɪər] v.
To interfere is to cause problems and keep something from happening.
→ My little sister always interferes when I’m trying to study.
- lightly [ˈlaɪtlɪ] adv.
To do something lightly is to not push very hard.
→ Draw lightly so you do not tear your paper.
- principal [ˈprɪnsəpəl] n.
A principal is a person in charge of a school.
→ My school’s principal can be very strict with the rules.
- row [rou] n.
A row is a line of things.
→ James put all of his toy soldiers into neat rows.
- shelf [ʃelf] n.
A shelf is a place on a wall where you put things.
→ I keep my clothes on a shelf in my closet.
- spite [spaɪt] n.
If you do something out of spite, you want to be mean.
→ He snuck into his sister’s room and stole her bag out of spite.
- super [ˈsuːpər] adj.
Super means really good.
→ My dad said I did a super Job cleaning the house.
- wet [wet] adj.
If something is wet, it has water on it.
→ Since my dog was wet, he tried to shake all the water off his body.