4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 18: The Knight’s Plan
- armor [ˈaːrmər] n.
Armor is metal worn by soldiers to protect the body.
→ The soldier wore armor to protect his body.
- blaze [bleɪz] v.
To blaze means to burn brightly or powerfully.
→ The small fire soon blazed into a large dangerous one.
- boom [buːm] v.
To boom means to make a loud, deep sound.
→ The firecrackers made a loud boom when they exploded.
- cliff [klɪf] n.
A cliff is a high and often flat wall of rock.
→ The wolf stood at the cliff and howled.
- flame [fleɪm] n.
A flame is part of fire.
→ The torch was filled with yellow and orange flames.
- independence [indiˈpendənt] adj.
Independence is the state of being free from the control of others.
→ After leaving home, Sophia had a great feeling of independence.
- invasion [ɪnˈveɪʒən] n.
An invasion is an attack by a group from another country.
→ In Korea, walls were built around cities to protect them from invasions.
- knight [nait] n.
A knight is a soldier of high rank and skill who usually serves a king.
→ He was the best soldier, so the king made him a knight.
- lightning [ˈlaɪtnɪŋ] n.
Lightning is the bright light seen during a storm.
→ The lightning flashed above the water.
- rebel [ˈrebəl] n.
A rebel is a person who fights the government in order to change it.
→ The rebel had enough of the government’s unfair polices.
- retreat [rɪˈtriːt] v.
To retreat means to run away because you have been beaten in a fight.
→ The army retreated because they were losing the battle.
- revolution [revəˈluːʃən] n.
A revolution is a change to the political system by a group of people.
→ The revolution in Russia led to the creation of the Soviet Union.
- spear [spɪə:r] n.
A spear is a long stick with a blade on one end that is used as a weapon.
→ The soldier was holding a spear in his hand.
- steep [stiːp] adj.
If something is steep, then its slope or angle rises or falls sharply.
→ He rode his bike up the steep hill to reach the top.
- summit [ˈsʌmɪt] n.
A summit is the highest part of a hill or mountain.
→ Snow covered the summit of the mountain even during the summer.
- thunder [ˈθʌndə:r] n.
Thunder is the loud noise heard during a storm.
→ The sound of the thunder startled me.
- troops [truːps] n.
Troops are soldiers that fight in groups in a battle.
→ The troops were all prepared to go into battle.
- warrior [ˈwɔ(:)riə:r] n.
A warrior is a brave soldier or fighter.
→ The samurai were some of the most skilled warriors in the ancient world.
- withdraw [wɪθˈdrɔː] v.
To withdraw means to leave a place, usually during war.
→ After losing the battle, the enemy withdrew back to its own country.
- yield [jiːld] v.
To yield something means to give up control of it or to give it away.
→ He had to yield his turn because he was in checkmate.