4000 Essential English Words 3 Unit 27: Pizarro and the Inca Gold
- 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.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.
A rumor is a story that may not be true.
→ Carla was spreading rumors around the office.
- sin [sin] n.
A sin is something that is wrong for religious reasons.
→ Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is a sin.
- spectacle [ˈspektəkəl] n.
A spectacle is an amazing sight.
→ Niagara Falls is quite a spectacle.
- stack [stæk] n.
A 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.
A vase is an attractive container where people keep flowers.
→ The vase was filled with such lovely flowers.