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4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 15: The Big Ship

4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 15: The Big Ship

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  • accessory [ækˈsesəri] n. 

An accessory is a thing that is added to another thing to make it look better.

 The store sold colorful accessories like bags, sunglasses, and makeup.

  • acquisition [ˌækwəziʃən] n. 

An acquisition is something that a person buys or gets in some way.

 Marty was happy with his new acquisition: a very fast bicycle.

  • adequate [ˈædikwit] adj. 

When something is adequate, it is good enough for something else.

 Without adequate notice of the road block, they will have to turn around.

  • cardboard [ˈkɑːrdbɔːrd] n. 

Cardboard is a material made out of stiff paper. It is often used to make boxes.

 We packed our things into cardboard boxes and moved to our new home.

  • dilemma [diˈlemə] n. 

dilemma is a difficult situation in which a choice has to be made.

 Choosing either the tastier or healthier drink proved to be quite a dilemma.

  • elaborate [iˈlæbərit] adj. 

When something is elaborate, it contains a lot of details.

 She gave the teacher an elaborate explanation of her project.

  • facilitate [fəˈsiləteit] v. 

To facilitate something is to make it easier.

 To facilitate the meeting, Melissa used a simple computer program.

  • fleet [fliːt] n. 

fleet is a group of ships.

 The fleet of ships spent a few days at the dock.

  • grid [grid] n. 

grid is a pattern of squares with numbers and letters to find places on a map.

 We located our town using the grid.

  • import [ˈimpɔːrt] v. 

To import means to bring in a product from another country.

 Foods that have been imported are usually more expensive.

  • infer [inˈfəːr] v. 

To infer something is to decide it is true based on other information one has.

 By the position of the sun in the sky, she inferred that it was noon.

  • inflate [inˈfleit] v. 

To inflate something means to fill it up with air.

 I helped him inflate the balloons.

  • innate [iˈneit] adj. 

When something is innate, it is something that one is born with, it is not learned.

 He had the innate desire to please his teachers.

  • marble [ˈmɑːrbəl] n. 

Marble is a type of rock that feels cold and is smooth when cut.

 The large house had floors made of marble.

  • mast [mæst] n. 

mast is a long pole on a ship that holds the sail.

 The mast held both sails of the ship upright.

  • nausea [ˈnɔːziə] n. 

Nausea is the feeling of being sick to your stomach.

 The doctor said the medicine would help get rid of her nausea.

  • naval [ˈneivəl] adj. 

When something is naval, it relates to a country’s navy or military ships.

 The country sent all of its naval forces to protect them.

  • pouch [pautʃ] n. 

pouch is a small, flexible bag that is usually made of cloth.

 I keep my money in a small pouch.

  • saturated [ˈsætʃəreitid] adj. 

If something is saturated, it is completely wet.

 Leigh’s hair became saturated in the rain storm.

  • update [ʌpˈdeit] n. 

An update is an act of making something more modern.

 I’m doing an update on my personal phone directory.

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