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4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 27: Pizarro and the Inca Gold

4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 27: Pizarro and the Inca Gold

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  • acknowledge [əkˈnɒlɪdʒ] v. 

If you acknowledge something, you accept that it is true or that it exists.

 The teacher acknowledged that the young student was hungry.

  • ambassador [æmˈbæsədər] n. 

An ambassador is a government worker who works in another country.

 The ambassador from Korea was in charge ofthe conference.

  • blonde [blɒnd] adj. 

If someone is a blonde, they have light-colored hair.

 My cousin is different from me. She is a blonde with blue eyes.

  • conquer [ˈkɒŋkər] v. 

To conquer a country means to attack and take control of it.

 The soldiers were trying to conquer the world.

  • drag [dræg] v. 

To drag something means to pull it across the ground.

 The dog was dragging his owner down the street.

  • exaggerate [ɪgˈzædʒəreɪt] v. 

To exaggerate is to say that something is bigger or better than it really is.

 Jimmy wasn’t exaggerating about the seriousness of his injury.

  • heritage [ˈherɪtɪdʒ] n. 

Heritage is the collection of features of a society, such as language and religion.

 Teepees are part ofthe heritage of the American Indians of the plains.

  • insult [ˈɪnsʌlt] v. 

To insult someone is to say things that will hurt their feelings.

 The girls insulted each other all afternoon.

  • meanwhile [ˈmiːnhwaɪl] adv. 

Meanwhile means until something happens or while something is happening.

 He wants to be a doctor in the future, but meanwhile, he works a regular job.

  • necklace [ˈneklɪs] n. 

necklace is a piece of jewelry that people wear around their necks.

 Joyce received a lovely pearl necklace for her wedding anniversary.

  • noble [ˈnoubəl] n. 

noble is a rich and powerful person.

 The Queen invited a noble from a nearby country to dinner.

  • precious [ˈpreʃəs] adj. 

When something is precious, it is valuable and important.

 In a desert, water can be more precious than money.

  • prejudice [ˈpredʒudɪs] n. 

prejudice is an unfair opinion about someone before you get to know them.

 The company’s rules against gender prejudice must be enforced.

  • rumor [ˈruːmə:r] n. 

rumor is a story that may not be true.

 Carla was spreading rumors around the office.

  • sin [sin] n. 

sin is something that is wrong for religious reasons.

 Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is a sin.

  • spectacle [ˈspektəkəl] n. 

spectacle is an amazing sight.

 Niagara Falls is quite a spectacle.

  • stack [stæk] n. 

stack is a pile of different things.

 There was a stack of paperwork on his desk to complete.

  • suspicious [səsˈpɪʃəs] adj. 

If someone is suspicious of someone else, they do not trust that person.

 Dad was suspicious ofthe caller on the line.

  • tin [tɪn] n. 

Tin is a cheap white metal.

 Soup is a common food that is often sold in tin cans.

  • vase [veis] n. 

vase is an attractive container where people keep flowers.

 The vase was filled with such lovely flowers.

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