4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 15: The Big Ship
- 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.
A 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.
A fleet is a group of ships.
→ The fleet of ships spent a few days at the dock.
- grid [grid] n.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.