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4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 16: The History of Parachutes

4000 Essential English Words 5 Unit 16: The History of Parachutes

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  • addict [ˈædikt] n. 

An addict is a person who cannot stop doing or having something.

 She was a coffee addict. She had more than three cups each day.

  • archeological [ˌɑːrkiəˈlɒdʒikəl] adj. 

When something is archeological, it relates to archeology.

 They found archeological evidence that proved an ancient species of man.

  • archeology [ˌɑːrkiˈɒlədʒi] n. 

Archeology is the study of ancient people through their artifacts.

 He studied archeology to learn more about ancient Egyptian culture.

  • brainstorm [ˈbreinstɔːrm] v. 

To brainstorm is to have a lot of ideas about a certain topic.

 The students met after school to brainstorm ideas for their assignment.

  • budget [ˈbʌdʒit] n. 

budget is the amount of money available to spend on something.

 His budget for food was very tight.

  • chaotic [keiˈɒtik] adj. 

When something is chaotic, it is crazy, confused, and hectic.

 The first day of school can be chaotic for a new student.

  • cite [sait] v. 

To cite something is to mention it as an example or as proof of something.

 She cited six reasons that the school needed to build new classrooms.

  • correspond [ˌkɔ:rəsˈpɒnd] v. 

To correspond is to match or to be similar to something.

 The boy’s story didn’t correspond with his mother’s version.

  • courtyard [ˈkɔːrtjɑːrd] n. 

courtyard is an outdoor area that is surrounded by the walls of a building.

 During the summer, the courtyard is a nice place to have lunch.

  • estate [isˈteit] n. 

An estate is a large area of land owned by a family or organization.

 He lived on his father’s estate in the country.

  • fraud [frɔːd] n. 

Fraud is the crime of gaining money by lying or by tricking people.

 Experts say that credit card fraud increases around the holidays.

  • hydrogen [ˈhaidrədʒən] n. 

Hydrogen is a gas that has no taste, color, or smell.

 Balloons filled with hydrogen can easily float away if you aren’t careful.

  • integrity [inˈtegrəti] n. 

Integrity is honesty and good morals.

 The principal had a lot of integrity.

  • knit [nit] v. 

To knit is to make fabric by connecting strings together.

 My grandmother knitted me a sweater.

  • outlook [ˈautluk] n. 

An outlook is a person’s opinion or way of thinking about something.

 He changed his outlook about rats after he read a book about them.

  • parachute [ˈpærəʃuːt] n. 

parachute is a device that helps people and things fall to the ground safely.

 They used parachutes dropped from airplanes to send supplies to the civilians.

  • prehistoric [ˈpriːhisˈtɔ:rik] adj. 

When something is prehistoric, it is from a time when there was no written history.

 The scientists found prehistoric pots used by the people in the area.

  • proponent [prəˈpounənt] n. 

proponent is a person who supports an idea or a plan.

 He was a proponent of using environmentally friendly products.

  • refine [riˈfain] v. 

To refine something is to make it better by making changes.

 The principal refined his method of controlling students over the years.

  • restrict [risˈtrikt] v. 

To restrict is to limit something and prevent it from getting bigger.

 The club restricted the amount of members.

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